Rotary club becomes Paul Harris club The club supports Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence and a water well project to provide clean water to children in Uganda.

From Left: Tifton County Foundation member Leon Benefield, Club President Jeremy Campbell and District 6920 Governor Pam Lightsey.
From Left: Tift County Foundation member Leon Benefield, Club President Jeremy Campbell and District 6920 Governor Pam Lightsey.

Rotary Club of Tifton (Georgia, US) was recognised recently after becoming a 100 per cent Paul Harris club.

At the May 10 meeting, Pam Lightsey, District 6920 Governor for 2016-2017, was on hand to both confer the title of Paul Harris Fellow on approximately 40 club members and to recognise the club for its achievement.

The Tifton Rotary Club has a long history of doing good in the world.

The club participates in many local and international projects ranging from support of the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence to a water well project with a Club in Oregon to provide clean water to children in Uganda.

Named after the founder of Rotary, currently there are only a few clubs that are 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow Clubs.

This means that a club has accumulated contributions equal to $1,000 for every club member.

The contributions fund the Rotary Foundation, which was organized as a memorial to Paul Harris following the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta 100 years ago.

The purpose of the Foundation is to “Do good in the world,” and their main project is eradicating polio. 

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