FULTON – Rotarians Lori Greeney and Ken Patrick are smiling because they have just received the coveted Paul Harris Fellowship award.
The award is named after Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, who was one of the founders of Rotary International.
Greeney was chosen for the award because she has just completed a very successful year as president of the Fulton Rotary Club.
Patrick has completed his 32nd year as treasurer of the Rotary Club.
Rotary International is the world’s oldest service organization.
It has more than 1.2 million members and is in more than 200 countries and territories of the world.
The Rotary Foundation, an endowment, is used to support its many local and international activities.
The Paul Harris Fellowship signifies a donation of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
That money is invested for three years and the interest it earns makes it possible to use the full amount donated to be used for service projects.
The eradication of polio is one of the main international projects that Rotary International has been working on for the last 30 years.
There were only 49 cases of polio in the whole world during the last 12 months.
These cases were in countries who were at war.
In our local community, a grant from the Rotary Foundation was presented to the city of Fulton recently to be used for dredging Lake Neatahwanta.
The Fulton Noon Rotary Club meets each Thursday noon at the Tavern on the Lock Restaurant.
Anyone interested in joining a service club can get further information by calling 592-4486.