Reed Received Rotary International Recognition
CORNING, NY — An anonymous donation was received by The Rotary International Foundation to recognize Rotarian Tom Reed for his contributions to the objectives and mission of Rotary International, both in the Southern Tier and in our nation. He will be honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Foundation.
The Paul Harris Fellowship was named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 in appreciation for contributions 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. Rotarians designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of the Rotary Foundation, to build world understanding and peace.
Each Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris Fellow pin, and a medallion. Reed will be presented with the award in person by the Corning Rotary Club at a future date.
Rotary is an international service club with the motto “Service above Self”. Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit rotary.org and endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.