On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Princeton Rotary Club hosted three guests at their meeting. Club President Dawnia Green introduced District 6710 Governor Otha Ray Stearman and his wife, Nancy, who were visiting the club as part of their travels to all 55 clubs in the district, and Martha "Marty" Cash Presler, who was invited due to a special presentation being made.
Dr. Duane Miksch and his wife, Pat, had contacted District 6710 Area 2 Assistant Governor Melissa Earnest, a member of the local club, about a Paul Harris Fellow a few weeks ago. Dr. Miksch was a long-time member and past president of the club, moving to Kansas a few years ago but staying active in the local club as an honorary member.
A Paul Harris Fellow represents a minimum donation of $1,000, and for every subsequent thousand dollar gift a "plus" is added as well as a jewel to the PHF pin.
As a PHF, the recipient promotes peace, fights disease, provides clean water, saves mothers and children, supports education and helps with the growth of local economies through The Rotary Foundation. A PHF also provides funds for matching district grants which support projects right here in our own community and in communities throughout District 6710. In conjunction with the gift to honor Presler with a PHF, Dr. Miksch became a PHF+7, and thus is the largest local donor to The Rotary Foundation for the Princeton Rotary Club.
Presler was asked to attend the meeting in her role as the Director for District 1 in the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to share information with the club members about Constitution Month. Instead, Presler was surprised with a Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin, presented by District Governor Stearman.
After the presentation, DG Stearman brought news and information from Rotary International to the club.
The Princeton Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at noon at the Majestic House Restaurant. Visitors are always welcome to attend.