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Paul Harris Fellows

  1. What does PHF mean?
  2. Where can I obtain the club's recognition points total?
  3. Where can I obtain a list of my club's PHFs?
  4. What is the procedure for awarding a Paul Harris Fellow?
  5. Whare can I find a PHF recognition request form?
  6. What regalia is provided with a Paul Harris Fellow?
  7. What levels of Paul Harris Fellows are there?
  8. Are there a criteria for the club/district to follow when selecting a person for a PHF?
  9. How do I obtain a PHF Medallion and ribbon?
  10. Where can I purchase a PHF certificate holder?

1.What does PHF mean?
PHF is the abbreviation for a Paul Harris Fellow.

2. Where can I obtain the club’s recognition points total?
The club’s Foundation Recognition points can be viewed via the Club Recognition Summary report through the Member Access Portal. Simply log into MAP here, select ‘Contribution & Recognition Reports’ from the menu on the left and then select ‘Club Recognition Summary’. The club recognition points are located directly under the heading 'Foundation Recognition Pts Available'. Please note that only club presidents, secretaries and treasurers have the rights to access these details and have these options displayed in their menu selections.

3. Where can I obtain a list of my club’s PHFs?
A list of your club's PHFs can be view via the Club Recognition Summary report through the Member Access Portal. Simply log into MAP here, select ‘Contribution & Recognition Reports’ from the menu on the left and then select ‘Club Recognition Summary’. Please note that only club presidents, secretaries and treasurers have the rights to access these details and have these options displayed in their menu selections.

4. What is the procedure for awarding a Paul Harris Fellow?
PHFs are awarded against club or personal credits obtained when donating to RFUK;
$1 donated = 1 credit
1000 credits = 1 PHF.
Providing the club has enough credits, it can request a PHF by completing the online PHF Recognition form.  Click here to go to the online form. Complete the form, click submit and it will automatically be forwarded to the Operations Department at the RIBI Secretariat for processing and be dispatched in time for the presentation date.

5. Where can I find a PHF recognition form?
The PHF recognition request form is available online only. Click here to go to the online form. Complete the form and click submit and it will automatically be forwarded to the Operations Department at the RIBI Secretariat for processing and it will be dispatched in time for the presentation date.

6. What regalia is provided with a Paul Harris Fellow?
A first time PHF (1000 credits) consists of a certificate, in a presentation folder and a PHF lapel pin. The purchase of a medallion by the club is optional and should be purchased separately through the RI shop. (See ‘ How do I obtain a PHF Medallion and ribbon?’)
For subsequent additional PHFs, known as a Multiple PHF, only the relevant stoned lapel pin is provided (no certificate).  (See ‘What levels of PHF are there?’)

7. What levels of Paul Harris Fellows are there?
After the initial PHF, additional PHFs are known as a Multiple PHF.  A Multiple PHF is recognised with a pin and the appropriate additional stones depending on the level.  Levels are based on the guidelines below:-

 Donation total (US$) 

 Pin level

 1,000 to 1,999 (or 1,000 to 1,999 credits) Pin, no stones, certificate and folder
 2,000 to 2,999 (or 2,000 to 2,999 credits)  One sapphire pin
 3,000 to 3,999 (or 3,000 to 3,999 credits) Two sapphire pin
 4,000 to 4,999 (or 4,000 to 4,999 credits) Three sapphire pin
 5,000 to 5,999 (or 5,000 to 5,999 credits)  Four sapphire pin
 6,000 to 6,999 (or 6,000 to 6,999 credits) Five sapphire pin
 7,000 to 7,999 (or 6,000 to 6,999 credits)  One ruby pin
 8,000 to 8,999 (or 6,000 to 6,999 credits) Two ruby pin
 9,000 to 9,999 (or 6,000 to 6,999 credits)  Three ruby pin

8. Are there criteria for the club/district to follow when selecting a person for a PHF?
There are no set criteria for a club/district to follow when selecting someone for a PHF; this is totally down to the club/district to decide who they feel is a worthy recipient.  Clubs and districts are reminded that a PHF is not an ‘award’ in the usual sense of an award, to recognise excellence in a certain field, but is simply recognition of a monetary donation by an individual, club or district. In the case of an individual, once contributions have been made to the necessary monetary level, the relevant PHF pin is automatically generated from the points attained. With clubs and districts, they can accumulate points from their donations to Foundation and they decide when and to whom to make a PHF award. Within GB&I, a PHF given by the club or district is considered a prestigious award.

9. How do I obtain a PHF Medallion and ribbon?
The PHF medallion is not provided with the certificate and lapel pin regalia. The gold-finish medallion etched with Paul Harris’ profile can be purchased separately, only by ordering direct from the online RI Shop. The product code is PHF and should be entered into the ‘search shop’ field and the current cost will be shown at the time of order. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery from RI.

10. Where can I purchase a PHF certificate holder?
The royal blue, faux-leather certificate holder, with the words ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ in gold foil stamped lettering on the front‘, 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cms) suitable for inserting Rotary PHF certificates can be purchased from the online RI Shop. The product code is PHCEN and should be entered into the ‘search shop’ field and the current cost will be shown at the time of order. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery from RI.

 

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