Jacksonville Rotary Club names 13 new Paul Harris Fellows

By Ryne Turke on October 17, 2015 at 9:42am

Thirteen individuals were recently honored for their community service by the Jacksonville Rotary Club.

The Paul Harris Fellowship, named for the founder of Rotary, was created in 1957 as a way to recognize community members who exemplify the humanitarian and educational objects of the Rotary Foundation.

The Jacksonville Rotary Club’s most recent group of Paul Harris Fellows includes Shawn Artis, Bev Coats, the late Roger Ezard, Brittany Henry, Paul Kluge, Sharon Mather, John McCorkle, Tammy Middleton, Steve Ptacek, Sandy Sanders, Nina Wood, Forrest Wood and Leanna Wynn.

Fellowship recipients were presented with a certificate, pin and medallion.

Members of Rotary earn the ability to designate either themselves or others as a Paul Harris Fellow upon making a contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.