The Lawrence Rotary Club on Monday presented Dolph Simons Jr., editor and publisher of the Journal-World, its highest and most prestigious honor, the Paul Harris Fellowship.
Two other members, Tom Groene and Robert Candlin, also received the honor earlier this month.
The honor, named after the founder of Rotary International, is bestowed on club members who contribute at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation within a 12-month period. Members in whose honor or memory $1,000 is contributed also can be named Paul Harris fellows.
Other qualifying guidelines the club uses state that the member honored "shall have demonstrated in his personal, business and community life during his Rotary membership a definite commitment to the ideals and objectives of Rotary International."
The honoree also must be a member of the Lawrence Rotary Club for at least 15 years, must have attained senior active status within the club and must have served on club committees.
Others who have been named Paul Harris fellows by the local club in the past include Raymond Nichols, Riley Burcham and Arthur Weaver.