October 5, 2020
At the October 5, 2020 regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Aransas Pass, President Juli Blanda presented Meg Reese with a Paul Harris Fellow Award (PHF).   A PHF is presented to any person who donates, or in whose name is donated, $1000.00 to the Rotary Foundation. 
The Paul Harris Foundation is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905.  The Foundation was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of US$1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.  Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations, and shelter for millions of persons.  These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe.
Meg, who was inducted into our Club on September 9, 2019, has personally donated $1000.00 to the Foundation.  She did so by participating in an international project during the COVID-19 pandemic, by donating money through our Club’s Polio Plus Program and by donating to the “Every Rotarian, Every Year” Program.   Meg exemplifies Rotary with her giving of time and money.  Our Club is proud to have her as a member.
Picture:         Juli Blanda 2020-2021 President Rotary Club of Aransas Pass
                       Meg Reese 2020-2021 President Elect Rotary Club of Aransas Pass
Submitted by Karen Gayle, Secretary
Rotary Club of Aransas Pass