The Paul Harris Society
 The Paul Harris Society
   The Paul Harris Society is a recognition program designed for Rotarians and others who wish to support the Foundation in a more substantial way each year. It recognizes Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who annually contribute $1,000 or more   to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus or an approved Rotary Foundation Grant.
   Joining the Paul Harris Society is a major commitment, and not every Rotarian can donate at this level. However, we ask that each Rotarian who is able, to consider joining the Society. The financial support will be of immense value to the Foundation in its   mission to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
   In the 2016-2017 Rotary Year, 270 District 5170 members donated at least $1,000 each to The Rotary Foundation. They accounted for approximately 1/3 of the total amount donated by District Rotarians to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus and approved grants. With   their gifts they are helping to:
• Bring peace-building seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda
• Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
• Train teachers who are establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa.
• Provide water filters, toilet blocks, hygiene training to prevent fluorsis in a community in India.
• Fund a scholarship for medical professionals to research treatment to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
• Protect children around the world from Polio.
For more information about the Paul Harris Society contact 
Irv Stowers
District 5170 Paul Harris Society Coordinator