marthaPHF1Martha Peak, owner of Martha’s Kitchen received a surprise Paul Harris Fellowship. Rotary Club of Franklin Daybreak’s Foundation Chair, Ron Winecoff presented it to her at her Restaurant, Martha’s Kitchen, for her years of service to the club. Martha supervised the setup and serving of our weekly breakfast consistently with good cheer.

The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for our founder Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was founded in his honor in 1957.

The club honored Martha as a Paul Harris Fellow, contributing US$1,000 to our Foundation in her name. These funds will be applied to the amazing work that has distinguished our Rotary Foundation as an organization that provides hope, health, and peace around the world.

So much good begins with these gifts; wells are constructed, children are vaccinated against Polio, senior citizens are afforded meals and services, children and adults are educated and given professional opportunities.

This work is vital to the children, families, and communities who benefit, for it is only when people’s basic needs are met, can they pursue the larger elements of human life including conflict resolution, community building, and peace. Paul Harris Fellows, in a very tangible way, provide stepping stones to a more harmonious world.

Martha also received a PHF pin. We hope she wears it with pride in honor of all the lives that she will touch.