Posted by Mark Ellis AM
PDG Julie Mason, an amazing speaker in her own right, represented the Rotary Foundation to update and remind the club of the engine room of Rotary. She pointed out her own personal experiences in Cambodia and how she got into the habit of donating to the Foundation. 
Recognised for their personal commitment and contributions to The Rotary Foundation, from left, PP Charles Tran, PP Dr Mark Ellis AM, PP Ian Salek, Peter Moore, Catherine Eagleson, PP Robert Hogan, PDG Julie mason, Geoffrey Widmer and PP Thelma Hutchison
Congratulations to PP Robert Hogan for receiving his Paul Harris Fellow Recognition with one ruby, and to Geoff Widmer for beginning his pledge to the Paul Harris Society. 
Julie pointed out how the various pathways of the Donor Recognition Program worked i.e., the Paul Harris Fellowships, The Paul Harris Society, Centurion (EREY) Program, Bequest Society, as well as opportunities to be major donors. These programs give an individual Rotarian an opportunity to be involved in donating to a Fund which is run by Rotarians for Rotarians, with the idea of keeping administration costs to a minimum.
Every Rotarian Every Year Recognitions