Rotary District Governor, Don Taylor, presented 19 Paul Harris Fellow awards on April 7, at the weekly Rotary meeting.

The Paul Harris recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or have contributions in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.

The Orange Rotary Club would like to congratulate the following Rotarians for achieving this award: Mike Umbenhaur, Charla McNamara, Shawn Sparrow, Rick Kinder, Gracie Henry, Cheryl Ray, Amy Peevey, Heather Montagne, Jennifer Burtsfield, Ray Hancock, Skip Moore, Ray McDowell, Bill Hughes, Hershel Stagner, Terry Ray, T.W. Permenter, Robert Currie, David Frenzel and Buddy Cotton.

Pictured (L to R) Front Row: Mike Umbenhaur, Charla McNamara, Shawn Sparrow, Rick Kinder, Gracie Henry, Cheryl Ray, Amy Peevey and Don Taylor.

Back Row: Heather Montagne, Jennifer Burtsfield, Ray Hancock, Skip Moore, Ray McDowell and Bill Hughes.