Paul Harris Fellowship
The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth.
From time to time, the Club awards Paul Harris fellowships to people who,
by outstanding service to the local community or to Rotary itself,
are deemed by the Club Members to merit such recognition.