Michael Baughman – Paul Harris Fellow

Shortly after joining the Rotary Club of Tryon, Michael agreed to chair the scholarship committee. Little did he know, this was going to be quite a commitment. During the 5 years that Michael’s chaired the committee, the Rotary Club of Tryon awarded almost $150,000 is college scholarships to Polk County students.

Rotarian Judy Lair presents the Paul Harris Fellowship to Michael Baughman with the assistance of his wife Carolyn Baughman.

In recognition of his commitment to the Scholarship Committee, the Rotary Club of Tryon recently awarded Michael Baughman a Paul Harris Fellowship. The Paul Harris Fellowship is a Rotary International award used to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to their community. Using Club Recognition Points, the Rotary Club of Tryon made a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation in honor of Michael Baughman.

The Rotary Club of Tryon is proud to recognize Michael for his “Service Above Self” on our Scholarship Committee, the St. Luke’s Board, the Thermal Belt Outreach Board and all of the other commitments he has made to make Polk County a better community.

Rotarians Judy Lair & Michael Baughman, Carolyn Baughman