February 6, 2021
The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit recognized the service to the community by the principals of the five local high schools by honoring each of these individuals with a Paul Harris Fellowship.
Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International, a service organization founded in 1905 that has grown to over 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs worldwide. The organization’s motto, “Service Above Self” encapsulates the dedication the principals of the local high schools have to their faculty, staff, students, and community.
In addition to the Paul Harris Fellowship recognitions, Dr. Robert “Bud” Hertzog, a charter member of the Club that was established in 1961, was recognized with a Level 2 Major Donor award for his generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Dr. Hertzog, already a Paul Harris Fellow said, “I am absolutely in support of Rotary and all the good that is done around the world.”
Paul Harris Fellowships are awarded to Rotarians and Friends of Rotary who make a contribution of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International’s funding mechanism for thousands of Rotary projects that are sustainably delivered each year throughout the world. The Rotary Foundation has gained Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 Stars for 12 years in a row.