Paul Harris Fellows

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Who was Paul Harris and how was he involved with Rotary?

The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on February 23rd 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.

In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up "for the purpose of doing good in the world." In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.

The Paul Harris Fellows programme was established in 1957 to express the Foundation's appreciation for contributions to what was then its only programme - International Scholarships.

Paul Harris Fellows are awarded to people for their humanitarian contributions which help to improve the lives of others in communities both at home and abroad. A company or organisation can also be recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow.

Historic - The Rotary Club of Troon holds a Paul P. Harris Award

In 1964/5 an exceptional project known as the Craft Apprenticeship Award Scheme was organised by the Rotary Club of Troon. Applications were invited from persons entering their 5th year of their apprenticeship in 1964, for a short study tour to the Continent or any suitable area in Great Britain.

In recognition of the organisation of this outstanding scheme, the Club was granted the Paul P. Harris award, one of three such awards in the Rotary World at that time, the other two being in Japan and America.

The Paul P. Harris Award was presented to R.I.R. Bill Lantham of Ayr at the Rotary Conference in Denver, Colorado who subsequently handed it over to the Troon Club in 1966.

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Meals were delivered by Rotarians on behalf of the Micah Project which was led by St Meddans Church, Troon.

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Gifts of toiletries and cosmetics were donated to South Ayrshire's Women's Aid from the Troon community.

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Poppy wreath 2020

Rotary remembers them

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Rotarians bring biscuits to share

Biscuits to enjoy when visiting Give a Dog a Bone in Troon

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Collection of toiletries

Donation to Women's Aid gifted by Willis Pharmacy, Troon http://southayrshirewomensaid.org.uk

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Donations; Joint project with Prestwick; Twinning project with France and Germany

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Each month the club donates 200 pounds to an applicant from TROON, LOANS or DUNDONALD. We raise funds and allocate money to be paid out at 200 pounds a month.

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Proceeds to End Polio Now = £1717.

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Our main aim is to enjoy friendship, networking and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others. We meet in the Piersland House Hotel, Troon on a Tuesday from 6pm until 8pm. Visitors are very welcome.

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The concert has been postponed.

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Fundraising for local causes. Proceeds from this fundraiser goes to the monthly award to members of our community. Click on the first photograph and scroll.

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We have contact with many clubs around the world and we participate in International projects and help young people from Troon travel and experience different ways of living.

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For every dollar Rotary raises the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will add two dollars more. Donate today http://www.ribi.org/what-we-do/RIBI-projects/polio-eradication/how-to-donate

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A poem by Kenneth MacLeod, Rotarian in Troon, Ayrshire

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The Rotary Club of Troon celebrated 60 years of service.

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