Paul Harris Fellows

Paul Harris founded Rotary back in 1905 when he organized the first club “in fellowship and friendship” with three clients and local businessmen, Silvester Schele, Gustavus Loehr, and Hiram Shorey. When Harris was elected as the third president of the Chicago Rotary Club in 1907, the club initiated its first service project, the construction of public toilets in Chicago. This step transformed Rotary into the world’s first Service Club.

Rotarians who have made a significant contribution to the ideals of Rotary service may be honored with a Paul Harris Fellow. Individuals who have more than $1,000 contributed in their name to The Rotary Foundation are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow Recognition. Oftentimes, clubs or individuals will choose to honor someone who has made significant differences in their clubs or communities with the award. Members of the Paul Harris Society are individuals who make a commitment to The Rotary Foundation of $1,000 or more annually.

In 2021, the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie was recognized as a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club, meaning that every member of the club had earned at least one Paul Harris Fellow.

To date, the Club has Awarded a total of 55 Paul Harris fellows. The following individuals have received Paul Harris Fellow recognition from the Lake Wylie Rotary Club.

Paul Harris Society Members
Mark Wilson

Multiple Paul Harris Fellows
Chadwick Neil Bordeaux, PHF +6, 2013-2020
Paul Moran, PHF +5, 2011-2021
Mark Wilson, PHF +5, 2018-2021
Mary Sieck, PHF +3, 2014-2021
Bernie Drahola, PHF +2, 2020-2021
Janet Gaglione PHF +1, 2013-2017
Edward Lukowski, PHF +1, 2016- 2018
Ed Lindsey, PHF +1, 2016-2021
Karen Van Vierssen, PHF +1, 2016-2021
Anne Violanti, PHF +1, 2020-2021

Paul Harris Fellows
John Krenitsky – 2021
Angel Neelands – 2020
Tod Alexander – 2020
Kenny Childers – 2020
Tim Conley – 2020
Brian Dillon – 2020
Mat Burris – 2019
David Redding – 2019
Susan Bromfield – 2019 (Non-Member, Community Leader)
Charles W. Ford – 2018
Keith Allan Gregory – 2018
Amy Lynn Gulig Strong – 2018
Elizabeth Ann Hartley – 2018
Michael Jeffrey Hurst – 2018
Charles David McClure – 2018
Matthew E. McGarity – 2018
Jason Daniel Everson – 2016
Robert Penn Watson – 2014
Pickens N. Freeman, Jr. – 2014

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