Posted on Dec 03, 2021
The Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) enjoys a large number of Paul Harris Fellows in its midst. At its Changing of the Guard ceremony held on June 30, 2021, ERC announced forty-three new Paul Harris Fellow recognitions.  These included six first-time Paul Harris fellows, six presented as gifts from a Rotarian to a spouse or child, and thirty-one additional recognitions of Rotarians who were already Paul Harris Fellows. This number has continued to increase throughout 2021.

The principal reason for the extraordinarily large number is a limited-time Paul Harris matching program instituted by ERC earlier in 2021. Under the club’s matching program, the club matches each donation of $500 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) with a transfer of 500 Foundation recognition points. The TRF points are provided by the club itself and by members who have accumulated a large number of recognition points.

The matching program runs through the end of the current calendar year. The net result of the matching program has been a substantial increase in contributions to The Rotary Foundation and more engagement by the members of Elmbrook Rotary Club. If you have not already done so, do take advantage of this opportunity before December 31. Donations to the "2021 Ride to End Polio" and Polio Plus also count as credits toward Paul Harris Fellow award recognition.