Rotary International established the Paul Harris Fellow recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to the Rotary Foundation.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who have contributed $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation and recognition levels are given for each $1,000 given to the Rotary Foundation.  President Peter was pleased to present Past President Sam Brady with his Paul Harris Fellow +8.  The Rotary Foundation, established in 1917 is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, education and cultural exchange programs.
As well, the Rotary Club of Belleville provides Paul Harris recognition to members who have completed 10 years of active service in the Club.  President Peter Malone was pleased to present Marg Wagner with her Paul Harris Fellow for 10 years of service from 2012 to 2022 to the Rotary Club of Belleville.  Marg graciously agreed to introduce today's speaker, Chief Michael T. Callaghan, having worked with the Chief as a member of the Police Services Board during her tenure of 8 1/2 years.  In fact, Marg was involved in the recruiting team when Chief Callaghan was hired as Deputy Chief in 2016.  Marg was so pleased to be able to perform this task and provide the Chief with a warm Rotary welcome.