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ROTARY HAPPENINGS

(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 Akron Newstead Rotary Scholarship Breakfast that was held in conjunction with the
Akron Airport’s Annual Memorial Day Fly In was a huge success. Over 600 were served, 27
planes flew in and there were 5 static displays. The event was an example of a terrific
community partnership that observed such an important day.
*The ACS Rotary Interact Club recently conducted a food drive for the Akron Newstead Food
Pantry. This drive exceeded collections last Fall. We thank our community for its generosity.
*The Club’s Blood Drive with Connect Life exceeded their goal with 22 donations. Thanks to all
who graciously gave “The Gift of Life”.
*A recent Club meeting program featured local sportswriter and baseball historian Mike Billioni
the author of the book “Seasons of Buffalo Baseball”. Mike talked about the interesting history
of the sport in WNY.
*Three members of the ACS Interact Club, Natalie Ginestre, Sarah Gulczewski and Rebecca
Higgins, attended a recent Club meeting and discussed their experiences with the Rotary
District 7090’s SLAPSHOT Program. SLAPSHOT is a Student Leadership Award Program.
*Current Club President Andy Borden will hand over the reigns to President Elect Cheryl
Johannes on July 1 st , the start of the new Rotary year. We thank Andy for his tremendous
leadership the past year which got us through some difficult times especially with Covid-19 and
wish Cheryl all the best as our new President.

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