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The Rotary movement was founded in February 1905, by Paul Harris, a lawyer from Chicago, who recognized the potential of an association of like-minded professional and business people who could meet and share common interests on a regular basis. Today, 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

The Rotary Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Rotary International. Through the Foundation Rotarians advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through humanitarian projects and educational programs. 
In 1957, the Rotary Foundation launched the Paul Harris Fellowship in memory of the founder as an expression of appreciation for those who have contributed $1,000 to the Foundation's humanitarian and educational programs. After more than forty years, recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow remains a respected and prestigious honour for Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.

The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise proudly supports the Rotary Foundation annually with donations of at least $100 per club member and in doing so is able to award a limited number Paul Harris Fellowships to individuals (both Rotarians and Non-Rotarians) recognizing outstanding achievements in the 5 Rotary Avenues of Service.

·        Community Service - encompasses projects and activities that improve life in our community

·        International Service – encompasses humanitarian actions around the globe and promoting world understanding and peace. 

·        New Generations Service – encompasses  leadership development activities and  service projects for and creating international understanding among youth and young adults

·        Vocational Service – is demonstrated by those who adhere to and promote high ethical standards in all business dealings, recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and contribute their professional expertise and skills to addressing societal problems and needs

·        Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of Rotary

Additionally, individuals (Rotarians and Non-Rotarians) who make the Rotary Foundation one of their “charities of choice” are awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship when their cumulative donations reach $1,000.

Norfolk Sunrise is privileged to be able to recognize individuals’ in our community who make a difference with a Paul Harris Fellowship.  Click here to see those who have received this prestigious award.  Click on "RCNS Paul Harris Fellows" to see a listing of Norfolk Sunrise's Paul Harris Recipients.  To propose a new recipient, submit a completed to the Chair, Nominating Committee, Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise,