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Article posted: 6/30/2013 6:16 AM

Huntley Rotary awards fellowships to club memebers

Submitted by Huntley Rotary Club

The Huntley Rotary Club awarded five Paul Harris Fellowships on June 25, bringing the Huntley club to 100 percent participation in the program.

New Paul Harris Fellows include Chad Binger, Bill Jorgensen, Scott Mitchell, Thom Palmer, and Leigh Ann Porsch. It is rare that a club has 100 percent of their active members who are classified as esteemed Paul Harris Fellows.

The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International. Its mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, support of education, and alleviation of poverty. Memberships to the society are gained through donations and dedication to the foundation and the furthering of these worthwhile goals.

The fellowships were awarded to members at an annual dinner held for the installation of new officers, and presented by the foundation chairman Warren Higgins.

Rotary International believes in "Service Above Self," and strives to make a difference in the community as well as around the world. Rotary is the oldest service club in the world, and works to address humanitarian issues such as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy and the environment. There are more than 31,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 160 countries.

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