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 June Ertenberg
Ed Heck +3 John Fulwider
Tom Hostad Kevin Gehring
Loni Jaeger +1 Gary Heath
Loretta Klassen Mark Heier
Greg Ledesma Reeta Huber
Mike Mally +1 Rudy Ibric
Jeff Millikin Paul Johnsen
Dawn Mueller Brenda Johnston
Irene Parker Sandra Kelly
Tim Purman Bob Kirchman
Melissa Richards Bob Klockow +1
Dane Schepp Patricia Knaebe
Ron Schlitt Cheryl Kuhaupt
Nate Schlotthauer Dave LeFeber
Matt Schwechel +1 Ed Majkowski
Mark Smits Roger Moore
John Spielmann +1 Joni Oechsner
John Stellmacher Lisa Olson
Bob Stumpner +7 Donald Radke
Gretchen Vickney Deborah Reinbold
Peter Wilk Tom Robbins
Betsy Wittenberber +1 Dave Rohrer
Fred Wittenberger +13 Andy Safranski
Dave Wolbrink +4 Lyn Schuette
Mike Wollner Brad Traver
Penny Jo Zagel +2 Betty VonGunten
Curt Witte
Matthew Zeman
Dick Zimmerman
 Deceased Members Other Non-Members
 Terry Birkholz Dorothy Algiers
 Paul Bringe Dennis Carroll
 Jerry Gresenz Jim Elder
Greg J Hoffman Jean Elder
Bert Hutchison Ila Fulwider (deceased)
Ron Kinney Pat Gresenz
Gordon Knoke Ted Groves
Leroy Lopas +2 Barb Heck (deceased)
Marcel Matenear Randy Jaeger (deceased)
Jules Matsoff Barbara Klockow
Bob McLean +2 Ruth Knoll
Brian Priestaf Gary Koppelberger
Elmilo Regala Don Lieven (deceased)
John Shinners John Lonergan
Doug Smith Nona Lopas (deceased)
Verlin Wandrey Arthur J Luthi
Gene Wittenberger Kay Mally
Mitzi McLean
Pam Priestaf
Benefactors Barbara Robbins
Fred Wittenberger Adam Schrab
 Penny Jo Zagel Luke Schrab
Sandra Smith
Chuck Steinmetz
Bequest Society Members Sue Stumpner
Penny Jo Zagel Hunter Traver
Mya Traver
Emma Tucscher
Usso Ussui (deceased)
Marge Wittenberger
Rosie Wolbrink +1
Troy Zagel