Campbell River Rotary gave out another batch of Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) on Wednesday.
A PHF is one of the highest honours a Rotarian can receive from the club and one of the greatest gifts of recognition the service organization can bestow on a citizen.
Named after Rotary founder Paul Harris, the honour is given to any Rotarian who raises $1,000 for the Rotary Foundation. They then receive another level of PHF for every subsequent $1,000 donated.
But it’s not just about money. PHFs are also awarded by Rotarians who are already fellows to those who share the service club’s values. To be recognized as a PHF by Rotary means you do your part – and then some – to try to make the world a better place.
A total of 16 PHFs were awarded this week, along with nine current fellows attaining a new level of fellowship.
Debra Cunningham, Taylor Creran, Terry DeGagne, Suzanne Thibodeau, Nathan Handel, Derek Marcoux, Eric James Overhoff, Vicky Ryan, Betty Isabel Stright, Carol van Reeuwyk and Everly Rose Medico Wright all received their first level of PHF as Rotarians or family members of Rotarians.
Greg Willett, Morgan Ostler, Chris Perras, Troy Perras and Dr. Dick Patterson were all awarded the honour as citizens.
Jeff King, Amy Stevenson and Marlene Wright were all awarded their PHF+, Kent Moeller and Graham Stewart each earned both their PHF+3 and their PHF+4, Ian Baikie and Gary Thulin earned their PHF+6 and both Cindy Evans and Susie Moscovich earned their PHF+7.