Paul Harris Fellows

The Rotary movement was founded in February 1905, by Paul Harris, a lawyer from Chicago, who recognized the potential of an association of like-minded professional and business people who could meet and share common interests on a regular basis.

In 1957, the Rotary Foundation launched the Paul Harris Fellowship in memory of the founder as an expression of appreciation for those who have contributed to the Foundation’s humanitarian and educational programs.

A contribution of US $1,000.00 is made to the Rotary Foundation in the name of each individual to be honored. The recipients receive a pin, medallion and certificates that identify them as advocates of the Foundation’s goals of world peace and understanding.

After more than forty years, recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow remains a respected and prestigious honour for Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.


  1. 1979 Jack Bright
  2. 1983 George Symons
  3. 1984 Don Allen
  4. 1987 John Parsons
  5. 1987 Bill Rodd
  6. 1988 Bill Ashman
  7. 1988 Tom Glazebrook A.M.
  8. 1988 Bill Hoare
  9. 1989 Frank Budge
  10. 1989 George Ellis
  11. 1994 George Dawson
  12. 1995 Graeme Norris
  13. 1996 Eddie Beer
  14. 1997 Geoff Holland
  15. 1998 Laurie O’Farrell
  16. 1999 Ron Devereaux
  17. 1999 Margaret Roberts
  18. 2001 Ken Briggs
  19. 2002 Gary Pinner
  20. 2003 Max Ellis
  21. 2004 Graham Neivandt
  22. 2004 David Cotton
  23. 2005 Ken Gittins
  24. 2006 Elizabeth Allen
  25. 2007 Ken Briggs (Sapphire)
  26. 2007 Ron Twitt
  27. 2007 Lindsay Jackson
  28. 2008 David Cotton (Sapphire)
  29. 2009 Gary Pinner (Sapphire)
  30. 2009 Greg Noonan
  31. 2010 Ralph Birrell
  32. 2010 Terry Dalwood
  33. 2011 Ian Ellis
  34. 2013 Greg Noonan (Sapphire)
  35. 2013 Maggie Merigan- James
  36. 2014 Erma Hoare
  37. 2014 Bill Ashman (Double Sapphire)
  38. 2014 Verna Ashman
  39. 2017 Anthony Plant