Sue Meister was recently recognized with a Red-Stone Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. 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. 
 
Introduced in 1984, the blue-stone Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin recognizes additional donations up to $5,000. Red-stone Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pins were introduced in 1988 to bridge the gap between the blue five-stone pin and Major Donor recognition levels. Currently, 12 of 16 Rotary Boca Raton Sunset active members are Paul Harris Fellows; seven members have been recognized with blue-stone pins and now we have three recognized with red-stone pins: Sue Meister, John Ross and Steve Laine (who is also an Arch Klumph Society member: over $250,000).
 
Sue regularly donates to The Rotary Foundation in support of one of her favorite causes, Providing Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene that support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. Rotary doesn’t just build wells and walk away; we share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.  During her year as President of Rotary Boca Raton Sunset she encouraged our club to raise awareness in the Boca Raton community as well as supporting a joint project with Rotary clubs in France and Nepal to provide water filters in mountain communities that led to a Global Grant for medical equipment in rural Nepal communities.  She also encouraged our club to support a Global Grant for the HANWASH project in Haiti now a Rotary International model for providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene led by John Smarge a member of the Rotary International Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee.