Posted by Martin Harrison on Nov 10, 2021
On Tuesday 2nd November Past President Richard Jones one was recognised for his 100% contribution to the Rotary Foundation by being awarded with his Paul Harris Fellow certificate and Pin.
Richard who is one of the Charter Members of the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin in 2010 and served as President in in 2014 to 2015.
Richard was presented with his Paul Harris Award by Immediate Past President Brian Anderson, Assistant Governor Gianni Battistini and President Phil Lawrence.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only programme, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.
The first Paul Harris Fellows included past RI Director Allison G. Brush, who served during the 1937-38 Rotary year, and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions actually made in that inaugural year.
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of former Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to buy a Paul Harris Fellow medallion.    Another story by Scoop Lawrence