Congratulations to Monticello Rotary Past President Robert Ernst for earning his Paul Harris Plus 2 honors. President Brad Rutledge assists Rotary District 7210 Governor Larry Palant with the presentation and pinning of this honor.   

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. Many other notable figures have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk.

Plus 2 mean that Bob Ernst has met this accomplishment twice.  He continue to give in his own name and in the name of his wife Eileen who is also a Paul Harris Fellow. 

Congratulations Bob and thank you for all you do on behalf of Rotary.