From left, Saco Bay Rotary Club members Bradley Paul, Joanne Landry, Pam Gallo and Dru Laduke at a recent recognition ceremony at Jimmy the Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach.

From left, Saco Bay Rotary Club members Bradley Paul, Joanne Landry, Pam Gallo and Dru Laduke at a recent recognition ceremony at Jimmy the Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The Rotary Club of Saco Bay recognized several of its members at its weekly meeting in early December at Jimmy the Greek’s.

A Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who made contributions or had a contribution made in his or her name of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Rotary Foundation is dedicated to fighting disease, saving mothers and children, supporting education, promoting peace, providing clean water, and growing local economies through grants and donations.

District 7780 Gov. Sheila Rollins and Past President Dru Laduke introduced the newest Paul Harris Fellows Pamela Gallo, Joanne Landry and Bradley Paul. Jack McAdam, owner of McDougal Orchard in Sanford-Springvale, was also recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his significant assistance as he exemplifies the Rotary International Motto “Service Above Self.”

Kitty Chadburne, Jim Cartier, Uwe Kirchner and Dan Colby were recognized as Multiple Paul Harris Fellows. These milestones (gem stones in sapphire or ruby) added to a Paul Harris Fellow pin, mean that an additional $1,000 has been given to the Rotary Foundation. Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar and Jonas Salk.

In addition, District Gov. Sheila Rollins recognized Jeff Salton and Uwe Kirchner as newly members of the Paul Harris Society for their contribution of $1,000 each year to the annual fund PolioPlus or approved Global Grant. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor individuals for their generosity to the Rotary Foundation.