Jim Savarino held this ceremony to award a couple of our members as Paul Harris sustaining members. Darlene Daniele and Dennis Sweeney were honored with this prestigious award, for their contributions to the club and the Rotary Foundation. Don't forget to check our "Photo Album" for pictures of the event.

Pictured from left: Jim Savarino, Darlene Daniele, Dennis Sweeney, Trudy Lawler and Maria Bartolone.


The Rotary Foundation is a registered charity that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian educational and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Programs the Rotary Foundation supports include Polio Plus, a program designed to eradicate polio from the world. It supports humanitarian programs, including grants to fund clubs and district service projects, and projects in matching grants for international projects. In our own club, we received multiple fundings to support our endeavors. The Foundation also supports educational programs like ambassadorial scholarships, group study exchange, Rotary grants for universities, teachers, and Rotary world peace scholarships. 

50% of the money that we donate to the Rotary Foundation comes back to our district. 50% goes to the World Fund, which we can apply for. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary over 100 years ago. The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation and recognition for the contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

A Paul Harris fellow is an individual who contributes $1,000 and every Paul Harris receives a pin, a medallion, and a certificate when they become a fellow. This identifies the Paul Harris fellow as an advocate for the Foundation's goal of world peace and international understanding. A sustaining member is an individual who contributes $100 or more annually to the Rotary Foundation.

Our club has multiple sustaining members. In factall of our whole membership are all sustaining members. A multiple Paul Harris fellow is a Paul Harris' fellow who has contributed  an additional $1,000 to the Foundation, and that's why we're here today is to honor these recipients.