The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who personally contribute US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus or an approved Foundation grant each year.  
The Paul Harris Society was originally created in 1999 by Past District Governor Wayne Cusick from District 5340.  PDG Cusick realized that giving US$1,000 annually to the Foundation was not possible for every Rotarian, but many could be encouraged to contribute at this level or above.  PDG Wayne introduced the Paul Harris Society program to encourage and recognize these individuals. This idea gained momentum and quickly spread to other districts throughout the world.  While this recognition was originally designed as a district administered program, the Trustees adopted the Paul Harris Society as an official recognition program of The Rotary Foundation effective 1 July 2013.
Our D5400 PHS Committee has set a goal for 2013-14 which is to increase the number of PHS members by 50.  That would put add and astounding $50,000 additional funds into our hands to provide services at home and throughout the world!   Membership is simple and easy, requiring a commitment to give $85 per month or $1000 per year gift to APF, preferably through Rotary Direct. Donations can also be made to PolioPlus, and Direct Grant funding.  Contributions count toward sustaining membership, Paul Harris Fellow, and Major Donor recognition. 
Please help us make this a reality.
Rusty Broughton, Past District Governor
East Idaho Falls Rotary