The Rotary Club of Parksville AM has welcomed another member to the Paul Harris Society, bringing the Club total to six contributing members.

John O'Brien was the newest member to be welcomed into the Society, receiving his certificate and pin designation from fellow PHS Member, President Bashir El-Khalafawi, with assistance from Incoming President, Bill Rawlins.

The "Group of Six" are pictured following the presentation which took place during a break in the action at the Club's weekly bottle drive fundraiser. Shown are (L to R) Don Luke, Bill Rawlins, John O'Brien, Bashir El-Khalafawi, Deidre Michael, Andrea Manson and Jo Dunn.


The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members who elect to give individual contributions of $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, Polio Plus Fund, or approved Foundation global grants. Those who give at the Paul Harris Society level help provide the financial foundation for Rotary to fund projects where they are most needed.

Rotarians can fulfill their Paul Harris Society giving gradually over the Rotary year.  With a recurring contribution of, $250 Quarterly or $85 per month, Rotarians can fulfill their Paul Harris Society membership easily and regularly, and receive a tax receipt from the Rotary Foundation Canada.