Lacey, Nov. 16 - Treacy Duerfeldt, District 5020 Foundation Permanent Fund Chair, told the HPR members today that they have a chance to make zone, district (and maybe national) Rotary history again. HPR was the first club in the District to achieve 100% sustaining members in Paul Harris. HPR has maintained this distinction every year since it was founded.

Now, Duerfeldt challenges HPR to achieve 100% Benefactors and be the first (or one of the first) clubs in the country to do so. We are very close! If we can do this before January 1, 2008, Duerfeldt promises to make sure we are recognized nationally.

Becoming a Benefactor is easy. The only requirement is to pledge at least $1000 to the Rotary permanent fund in your estate planning. See Sherry Jennings or Shawn Lewis for more information.

Treacy Duerfeldt is available to discuss other ways of giving to the Permanent Fund. Treacy joined Rotary at age 26 and was mistaken for an exchange student by his new club! Since then, he's become a Level 4 Bequest Society member, a Benefactor, a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Treacy is a 3rd generation Rotarian. His dad is a Past District Governor and his granddad is a past member of Tacoma #8.

Please become a Benefactor and help Hawks Prairie Rotary set the standard for Rotary clubs across the USA and make Rotary history once again!!