Paul Harris Fellows

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
Janean Handel +1 Thom Brown
Tom Hostad June Ertenberg
Loni Jaeger +1 Kevin Gehring
Greg Ledesma Gary Heath
Mike Mally +2 Mark Heier
Dawn Mueller Reeta Huber
Irene Parker Rudy Ibric
Tim Purman Paul Johnsen
Dane Schepp Brenda Johnston
Ron Schlitt Sandra Kelly
Nate Schlotthauer Bob Kirchman
Matt Schwechel +1 Patricia Knaebe
Mark Smits Cheryl Kuhaupt
John Spielmann +1 Dave LeFeber
Bob Stumpner +7 Ed Majkowski
Gretchen Vickney Roger Moore
Peter Wilk Joni Oechsner
Betsy Wittenberber +2 Lisa Olson
Fred Wittenberger +14 Donald Radke
Dave Wolbrink +6 Deborah Reinbold
Penny Jo Zagel +2 Tom Robbins
Dave Rohrer
Andy Safranski
Lyn Schuette
Brad Traver
Betty VonGunten
Curt Witte
Matthew Zeman
Dick Zimmerman
David Groves +2
Ed Heck +3
Loretta Klassen
Jeff Millikin
Melissa Richards
John Stellmacher
Mike Wollner
 Deceased Members Other Non-Members
 Terry Birkholz Dorothy Algiers
 Paul Bringe Dennis Carroll
 John Fulwider Jim Elder (deceased)
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