Once again, I would like to share with you that from July 2013, the Paul Harris Society (PHS) has been adopted by the Board of Trustees as an official recognition program that recognizes individuals who make annual contributions of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund and/or approved Foundation grants.

District 3450 has long before been promoting this program; and I am happy to report that on 15 May 2014, The Foundation has officially recognized 62 of our members as Charter Members of the PHS, and has further said that any member who wishes to join before end of June 2014 would also be recognized as such. As a PHS, you would be among the top three percent of Foundation supporters who contribute more than 35 percent of all Annual Fund contributions, which is not a small achievement at all.

I therefore urge every Rotarian of the District, in particular Rotary leaders and Club presidents, to consider joining the PHS and to encourage other members to follow the example set by the 62 members who have already joined the rank. Believe me, the simple pledge of giving will bring you so much joy and peace of mind that would last you for a very long time.

John Wan
Paul Harris Coordinator
District 3450