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Montgomery Rotary Club Recognizes Paul Harris Fellows

 | Published on 2/14/2016

Montgomery Rotary Club Recognizes Paul Harris Fellows


The Montgomery Rotary Club recognized two members as Paul Harris Fellows.  Mr. Duane Tanner and Mr. Matthew Walker both received a pin and a certificate acknowledging their generosity.  Mr. Tanner is retired from the financial services industry and resides in Montgomery with his wife, Lisa.  Mr. Walker is an attorney and partner at the law firm O’Connor and Nakos located in Chicago.  He resides in Montgomery with his wife, Kim.

            The Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the Rotary Foundation’s charitable and educational programs.  A Fellow is an individual who makes a certain financial contribution or in whose name that amount is contributed.  Each Fellow is considered an advocate for the Foundation’s goal of world peace and international understanding.

            Rotary International is a service organization started in Chicago in 1905 that continues today with approximately 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.  Rotary values service above self.  It is a professional, ethical, diverse organization that allows members to make a difference in their own communities as well as the world.  It transcends race, religion, and culture by uniting its members through service.


            The Montgomery Rotary Club meets on the first and third Thursday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00am. Morning meetings are held at the Montgomery Village Hall, 200 North River Street, Montgomery.  In addition, the group also meets for an evening social & networking hour on the fourth Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30pm. The evening meeting is also held at the Montgomery Village Hall.


            Interested members of the public are invited to attend the meetings to learn more about Rotary and the club in Montgomery.  If you will attend, please respond to Theresa Sperling, Membership Chair at 630-430-2181 or  


            For more information on the Rotary Club of Montgomery, please visit