The Rotary Foundation is the financial "engine" for Rotarians and Rotary Clubs worldwide. The Foundation, a top-rated charity, supports Rotary's international initiatives like Polio Plus, which has been eradicating polio from the planet since 1985, as well as international and local project grants for Rotary Clubs like Berkeley Heights.

The Foundation is significantly funded by Rotarians themselves, and the members of the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club have played important roles in this for many years.

At a recent club meeting, Governor of Rotary District 7510 Robert Zeglarski, and Club President Jim Ramentol honored club members who have made continuing contributions to the Foundation via Paul Harris Fellowships (Paul Harris was one of the four founders of Rotary, in 1905).

Recognized were (see photo) Bob McManus (daughter Cheri Perez accepting), Pamela Steiner, Gerry Harris, Julianne Simmons (Doris Jow accepting), George Kraemer (son George, Jr. accepting), Dolores Scott Croneberger, Laura Fuhro, Tiffany Escott, Lynn Falanga, and Linda Sausville; they are flanked left and right by Mr. Zeglarski and Mr. Ramentol. Also recognized but not pictured were Michael Shapiro and Michael Del Duca. Other Paul Harris Fellows of the club are Mary Ann Cusack and Hal Daume.