New Paul Harris Awards

Rotarians who contribute a total of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation, foundation of Rotary International, receive a commemorative pin called the Paul Harris Award, named after the founder of Rotary. Pins awarded for reaching this contribution level subsequent times have small jewels to distinguish the award level. Several Paul Harris Awards were given today - Thank you and Congratulations to: 
Cheryl Harris
Cheryl Harris 2-yr Rotarian - she received her FIRST Paul Harris! 
Randy Linaman
Randy Linaman - 13-yr Rotarian - he received his FIRST Paul Harris! 
Rob Gelder
Robert Gelder - 15-yr  Rot- arian-- received his Paul Harris +7 
Tom O'Hare
Tom O’Hare - 43-yr Rotarian received his Paul Harris +1
Todd Tidball
Todd Tidball - 20-yr Rotarian – received his Paul Harris +4 
Gaston Peter-Contesse
Gaston Peter-Contesse 11-yr Rotarian - received his Paul Harris +1

Guest Speaker:  William Trilsch, AARP Volunteer/Fraud Watch Division 

William Trilsch, AARP Volunteer/Fraud Watch Division 
Bill came to speak to our club about Cyberfraud and how we can protect ourselves and our loved-ones from cyber-attack. The potential to be defrauded on-line EXISTS. Think of protection as a process - the more steps you take to secure yourself, the safer you’ll be. Huge sums of money are being spent on protecting against cyber fraud by the US Government and AARP as well. What are the steps you can take to protect yourself? 
  • Limit personal information on social media - 
  • Give out only basics of information to establish your accounts. Did you know that photos you take contain metadata that can identify your property as vacant giving criminals an “in” to your home while you’re on vacation 
  • Be aware of “bad areas” in your cyber neighborhood 
  • Be cautious with allowing others using your computers 
  • If you have apps on your devices that you’re not using, delete them! 
  • If you didn’t ask for an app and notice one, remove it! 
  • Change your passwords periodically, once per year is a good rule of thumb.
  • Change your secret questions - things like mom’s maiden name are easy to guess 
  • Strong passwords are complex collection of random upper and lower case characters, special characters and numbers Example - Purpulburd#123 - would take about 200 years to crack New guidance suggests using a phrase that makes sense to you like…. Ai#1iFFiWS! 
  • How do you keep track of all your passwords? Use a password manager (digital) - throw away the black book. Use a very strong master password to access your password manager. Password managers encrypt your passwords 
  • Enable extra security - two factor security 
  • Turn on automatic software updates 
  • Don’t reuse passwords across multiple sites 
Staying safe on Social Media - A few basic precautions: 
  • Only “friend” people you actually know 
  • Be skeptical of unsolicited “friend” requests 
  • Accepting contact simply to increase the size of your network is dangerous 
  • Don’t allow application to use your locations, contacts, etc. 
  • Some sites want you to use Facebook or Google to join their sites. Only join sites directly from that site. 
Online Financial Security 
  • Don’t use public wifi 
  • Strong passwords 
  • Two factor authentication 
  • Monitor your bank accounts 
  • Don’t use remember my password or id 
  • Get your free credit reports only through reputable sites. is free 
  • Use a designated card for on-line purchases (and even a dedicated computer) 
  • Limit or eliminate the use of debit cards 
Phishing - this is the act of attempting to acquire personal information such as usernames, passwords and credit card information by masquerading as a trusted entity in electronic communication. Don’t trust what you don’t know. Hovering the mouse over a URL usually shows where the URL actually leads. So by hovering over the URL, you can see if the site looks suspicious - this only works on computers not smartphones. 
A great on-line resource is 
  • Personal online safety information 
  • Tips for family members 
  • Information on securing devices and home networks 
  • Free cybersecurity tools 
More - whether you’re an AARP member or not, this site will provide information on the latest fraud techniques. 
AARP Fraud Network