The Friendswood Rotary Club members congratulates club members Gerry Stacy and Charles Baumgardner. “This is a great honor for our club to have members who serve the Friendswood community with service above self”.
Club President Bill Provenzano presents Gerry and Charles with their new Paul Harris Fellow pins. This honor makes Gerry a three time Paul Harris Fellow and Charles a nine times Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellow is awarded in honor of individuals who have contributed more than $1000 to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows.
Additionally, individual Rotary clubs may from time to time honor individuals as Paul Harris Fellows. These honorees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris. Paul Harris recognition is not limited to Rotarians. A Paul Harris Fellow receives a special certificate and a gold pin. At the discretion of the Fellow’s club, the Fellow may also receive a gold medallion on a blue-and-gold ribbon.
Multiple-time Paul Harris Fellows are recognized as they continue to contribute. Additionally, Paul Harris Fellows receive recognition points which they may contribute towards the recognition of other members as Paul Harris Fellows.