On Monday, the Rotary Club of Ames recognized 15 individuals who made, and are making, extraordinary contributions to our community. We recognized our “Heroes of the Community” with a Paul Harris Fellow.
Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905. From that initial club in Chicago, Rotary has grown to over 46,000 clubs across the globe and 1.4 million members. Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Our club, the Rotary Club of Ames, was founded in 1921. We are in our second century of service.  
Rotary International created Paul Harris Fellow recognitions in memory of our founder. Rotarians earn Paul Harris Fellow “points” by contributing to The Rotary Foundation, which supports humanitarian projects worldwide. It is what we do as Rotarians. 
Rotarians use their Paul Harris Fellow points to convey Paul Harris Fellow recognitions to others who demonstrate Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self.” For some, it is serving others and expecting nothing in return. For others, it can take on different meanings. It is sharing our time and talents with others.    
Please help us congratulate these Heroes of the Community!
  • Jennifer Brekke, Ames Community School District
  • Sarah Buckels, Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Nancy Carroll, Heartland Senior Services of Story County
  • Nancy Franz, Community volunteer in Conservation practices
  • Susan Gwiasda, City of Ames
  • Rich Higgins, Fire Chief, City of Ames
  • Jerilyn Logue, OLLI, Iowa State University 
  • Rebecca Moore, Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Keith Morgan, Story County Emergency Management 
  • Melissa Spencer, Story County Emergency Management
  • John Russell, Banker's Trust
  • Julie Saxton, Ames Police Department, Mental Health Advocate
  • Julie Scebold, Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Nick Toornstra, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Emergency Medical Services
  • Les White, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Hospice Services