Paul Harris in his office
Paul Harris in his office.

Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.


The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

What your giving supports

By giving from your heart each and every year, you’ll support families and change lives. Paul Harris Society gifts have helped provide:

  • Vocational training for teachers establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa
  • Water filters, toilets, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis, diarrhea, and other diseases in India
  • A scholarship for a medical professional in Italy to research treatments that minimize mortality rates among premature babies
  • Peace-building seminars for 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda
  • Treated mosquito nets and medical services that prevent malaria in Mali


Hartford Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellows

Active Members Past Members
Tim Algiers Laurie Barz
Dale Anderson Tom Black
Colleen Baus Bob Brandt
Tom Doubleday Floyd Brenholt
David Groves +2 Thom Brown
Janean Handel +1 June Ertenberg
Ed Heck +3 Kevin Gehring
Tom Hostad Gary Heath
Loni Jaeger +1 Mark Heier
Loretta Klassen Reeta Huber
Greg Ledesma Rudy Ibric
Mike Mally +2 Paul Johnsen
Jeff Millikin Brenda Johnston
Dawn Mueller Sandra Kelly
Irene Parker Bob Kirchman
Tim Purman Patricia Knaebe
Melissa Richards Cheryl Kuhaupt
Dane Schepp Dave LeFeber
Ron Schlitt Ed Majkowski
Nate Schlotthauer Roger Moore
Matt Schwechel +1 Joni Oechsner
Mark Smits Lisa Olson
John Spielmann +1 Donald Radke
John Stellmacher Deborah Reinbold
Bob Stumpner +7 Tom Robbins
Gretchen Vickney Dave Rohrer
Peter Wilk Andy Safranski
Betsy Wittenberber +2 Lyn Schuette
Fred Wittenberger +14 Brad Traver
Dave Wolbrink +6 Betty VonGunten
Mike Wollner Curt Witte
Penny Jo Zagel +2 Matthew Zeman
Dick Zimmerman
 Deceased Members Other Non-Members
 Terry Birkholz Dorothy Algiers
 Paul Bringe Dennis Carroll
 John Fulwider Jim Elder
Jerry Gresenz Jean Elder
Greg J Hoffman Ila Fulwider (deceased)
 Bert Hutchison Pat Gresenz
Ron Kinney Ted Groves
Bob Klockow +1 Barb Heck (deceased)
Gordon Knoke Randy Jaeger (deceased)
Leroy Lopas +2 Barbara Klockow
Marcel Matenear Ruth Knoll
Jules Matsoff Gary Koppelberger
Bob McLean +2 Don Lieven (deceased)
Brian Priestaf John Lonergan
Elmilo Regala Nona Lopas (deceased)
John Shinners Arthur J Luthi
Doug Smith Kay Mally
Verlin Wandrey Mitzi McLean
Gene Wittenberger Pam Priestaf
Barbara Robbins
Adam Schrab
 Benefactors Luke Schrab
Fred Wittenberger Sandra Smith
Penny Jo Zagel Chuck Steinmetz
Sue Stumpner
Hunter Traver
Mya Traver
Emma Tucscher
Bequest Society Members Usso Ussui (deceased)
Penny Jo Zagel Marge Wittenberger (deceased)
Rosie Wolbrink +1
Troy Zagel