The Redwood Falls Rotary Club is pleased to announce the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Jan Craig Nelson of Redwood Falls.

Nelson has contributed more than $9,000 to the Rotary Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905.

The fellowship was established in 1957 in his honor to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 or more to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.

Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, healthcare, immunizations and shelter for millions of people.

These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe. Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize another person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the Rotary objectives and mission of the foundation to build world understanding and peace.

The Redwood Falls Rotary Club meets every Monday at noon at the Redwood Falls American Legion.

The meetings include a meal, short meeting and a speaker on various topics. Those who have interest in helping others, and networking with other like-minded individuals, please join the club at a meeting or contact a Rotarian for more information.