At a recent meeting of the Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club, Mary Allice Stansfield was honored by being named a Paul Harris Fellow for her dedication to the Interact Club at Lely High School for the past five years. Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. This past school year, the Lely Interact Club, under Mary Alice supervision, donated 551.5 hours of volunteerand community involvement. Mary Alice retired after sixteen years of teaching in Collier County schools.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of the Rotary Foundation.