To recognise a significant contribution to Rotary or to the Community by a member, the Club can donate $US1,000 to the Rotary Foundation on behalf of that member, which entitles the member to be called a Paul Harris Fellow.
The member so recognised is presented with a Paul Harris medallion, a Paul Harris lapel badge, and a certificate.  A member’s recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow is a significant occasion for the Club, and the recognition is presented with due ceremony.
If a member is recognised in this way on more than one occasion he/she is presented with a Paul Harris lapel pin with a sapphire mounted in it for each additional recognition up to 5, then with up rubies mounted in it for each recognition from 6 to 8. These are in addition to the original PHF recognition.
In a similar way the Club may donate $US1,000 to the Rotary Foundation on behalf of a non-Rotarian in recognition of that person’s significant contribution to the Community.  Again, this is a significant recognition by the Club, and is presented with suitable ceremony.
Decisions regarding recognising Club members or members of the Community as Paul Harris Fellows are made by the Club’s Board who may choose to consult existing Paul Harris Fellows.
The Recognition is named for Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International.
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
A club member can also be recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow by making a personal contribution of $US1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.