Greene honoured with Paul Harris Fellowship

Rotarian Aernout Kraaijeveld pinning Rotarian Brian Greene with the PHF+2 Award.


PHILIPSBURG–Rotarian Brian Greene of Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotarian Aernout Kraaijeveld this month. Brian and his wife Cathy donated pretty much everything they had on the island to Hurricane Irma victims.

  According to a press release from Rotary Mid- Isle, the couple allowed persons in need to stay in their home and let them use everything they had. Brian also gave away a motorcycle to provide needed transportation even though his car had been totally destroyed.

  Brian was a medical student in St. Maarten at American University of the Caribbean. He has left the island to pursue his internship back in the United States. Brian is a past president of his previous club, Rotary Club of Carson City Sunset in Carson City, Nevada. Mid-Isle Rotarians consider Brian a true Rotarian at heart.

  The Paul Harris Fellowship acknowledges individuals who contribute US $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, or have contributions made in their name. The contribution to The Rotary Foundation can be made in one sum or by cumulative giving over a number of years. An individual can make a personal contribution or the contribution can be from a club, a company or business.

  The Paul Harris Fellowship was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only programme, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

  A person recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow is presented with a certificate signed by the Rotary International President and the Chairman of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and with a lapel pin and a medallion. 

Source: The Daily Herald