(A regular feature of the Rotary Club of Akron Newstead)
Rotary is the world’s first service club organization and is dedicated to humanitarian service advocating goodwill and peace around the world and in local communities. There are 30,000 Rotary clubs worldwide made up of 1.2 million members. The Rotary Club of Akron Newstead is one of those clubs
*Annual Pancake Breakfast – Palm Sunday April 14 – Akron FD to benefit the club’s ACS scholarship program. This program has helped hundreds of ACS students over the years.
*Member Melisa Schrock is nearing the end of her term as Rotary District 7090 District Governor. Since last summer Melisa has provided leadership to over 3,000 Rotarians in 68 clubs throughout WNY and Southern Ontario. Melisa is the first District Governor from our club; quite a milestone. Congratulations Melisa.
*Rotary clubs throughout the world provide not only local support to their communities but also humanitarian assistance to others in the world. For instance, our club has recently helped dig fresh water wells in the Mano area of Sierra Leone, continued to sponsor a Haitian student at a school in Jacmel, Haiti, and a few members and ACS students/ Rotary Interactors traveled to a rural town in the Dominican Republic to help with a variety of projects. These efforts have been hugely successful in helping others around the globe.
*Our ACS Interact Club (Rotary club for high schoolers) have kicked off an exciting program called the “Butterfly Effect” based on the rapid movement of a butterfly’s wings and the energy produced. It says small causes may have large effects. To start, members have been given $50 with the only instruction being “make a difference” with the dollars. Right away creative ideas began to surface. The students will report back later this Spring with their results.