Posted on May 24, 2021
Fremont Rotary Club recognized Mrs. Denice Hirt and Mrs. Susan Frye as Paul Harris Fellows for their continuous support, tireless efforts and generous contributions toward Rotary Youth Programs.  Their guidance and advice have ensured the continuous success of our programs under Fremont City Schools.
From Left:
Mrs. Susan Frye, Interventionist at Fremont Ross High School
Mrs. Denice Hirt, Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Staff Dev.
Rotarian Jon Detwiler, Superintendent of Fremont City Schools
Past President Pam Hoesman, Executive Director of Birchard Public Library
President Elect Derek Sprouse

Mrs. Hirt has been supporting our Club's Youth Programs ... through Literacy Program at elementary schools, Rotary 4 Way Test Contests in Middle and High Schools.
Mrs. Frye has been supporting our Club through STRIVE Program, Link/Interact.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus or an approved grant of The Rotary Foundation.  The recognition is not limited to Rotarians.
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. 
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the One million mark in 2006.
A little history about Fremont Rotary Club:
  • Henry M Smith, Past President of 1957-58 became our Club’s First Paul Harris Fellow on January 1, 1974.
  • RI’s record showed 67 Paul Harris Fellow and Multiple PHF, and 1 Benefactor – late Past President Delmar Schulz since March 1, 1993.   *A Benefactor is when you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. 
  • Currently there are 52 members in the Club, we have 21 Paul Harris Fellow including 8 Multiple PHF, and 8 Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member who are on their way to becoming a PHF.
  • Lastly Rotarian Hal Hawk is a Major Donor since December 7, 2014.  **Major Donor is when your cumulative donations reach $10,000 and there are four levels.