In addition to the many projects Rotarians do locally (scholarships, TVs and wheelchairs for the Senior Center, spaghetti supper for Franklin Seniors (sign up will be posted at the Senior Center in late May), town common benches and lights, Youth Leadership training), Rotary is the largest nonprofit service agency in the world, building water and sanitation services in the 3rd world, ambulances and medical supplies in disaster areas, crutches in disease ravaged countries, as well as running Polio Plus, which has recently been enhanced by matching contributions from the Bill Gates Foundation that has Rotary virtually eliminating polio from the face of the Earth.
The major way individual Rotarians support International activities is by becoming Paul Harris Fellows (meaning they contributed $1000 increments to Rotary Foundation (which monitors and supports the projects).
Several local Rotarians were honored by District Governor Jim Fusco recently Pictured receiving their Paul Harris Awards are Bruce Healey (Dean Bank), Frank Cusanno (Bristol Co. Savings Bank) and Joe Paolino (Honeydew Donuts). Presenting the awards were Dr Jeff Morrill and DG Fusco, both Fellows themselves.
|Joe Paolino (Honeydew Donuts)|
|Frank Cusanno (Bristol Co. Savings Bank)|
|Bruce Healey (Dean Bank)|