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ROTARY HAPPENINGS 3rd Edition 2019

(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.

*The club’s 30 th Anniversary will be celebrated with the Akron Newstead community during
Cruise Night on Thursday, June 20 th in Russell Park. The main purpose will be to thank the
generous people in Akron Newstead who have supported the club throughout these years.
*A huge Rotary thanks goes out to Jen and Bill, owners of Bistro 93. When the club was in
temporary need of a place to hold its regular Thursday morning meetings, Jen and Bill
accommodated us for five months. Their kindness and customer service were special.
*Recent program speakers included our Erie County Legislator Ed Rath and Flora Randazzo
our Rotary Exchange Student. Flora is from Italy and more specifically the city of Syracuse on
Sicily. She has been attending ACS since last August.
*Some warm weather projects include the installation of a bike repair station near Cedar
Street, repainting the bridge on the bike path between Jackson and Cedar and highway
cleanup from Main Street through the village.
*The club’s Annual Andrew Bonacore Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at Dande
Farms on Friday, August 9 th .
*On July 1 Ron Konieczny, Director and Proprietor of the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral
Home, will become the club’s president. Ron takes over from Julie Klotzbach who has done a
tremendous job in the leading the club over the last year and a half.
*The club supported the recent DWI Education Demos at ACS sponsored by Herm Clouse’s
Allstate Insurance Agency with the purchase of “impairment goggles” worn by students when
driving golf carts. Akron PD and Erie County Sheriffs assisted with the event and course.

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