Roger Hassler was presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award by Will Koran, club chairman of the Rotary Foundation, in the presence of fellow Medina Sunrise Rotarians, Buckeye Schools Superintendent Kent Morgan and Mallory Severance, at the community room of Carlson's Funeral Home in Medina.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges those individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation 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. The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Clevelander Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.