The Paul Harris Society was instigated by the Rotary Club of San Diego
in 2000. In 2005 Rotary International
allowed Rotary Districts worldwide to adopted the program. Individuals desiring to
participate in the Paul Harris Society voluntarily commit that they will
contribute $1000 or more annually the The Rotary Foundation (TRF).
several ways that a Rotarian may initiate participation in the program.
A check for $1000 may be made out to The Rotary Foundation and given to
the World Community Service (WCS) chair at any club meeting.
Additionally, a contribution of $1000 may be made using the
"Every Rotarian - Every Year" form. The form should be
completed and either mailed directly to the address on the form or given
to the WCS chair. There may be a delay in
acknowledgement of 3 to 4 weeks for forms mailed directly to TRF. Another method of participating is
to complete the
TRF Direct form. This form allows for periodic automatic
payments ($100/month, $250 quarterly or $1000 annually) to the TRF. Make sure you select the "Annual Programs Fund"
in order to accumulate Paul Harris Fellowship recognition points.
Members may also go "on-line"
to make contributions to TRF. If you have not previously done this
you will have to register first. In all instances you will need
the following information. Your Rotary district number is 5100.
Your Rotary club number is 292.