Feature Stories


(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 these clubs.

*The Rotary Interact Club at ACS continues to help people such as the
technology program at the Newstead Senior Center. The latest good news is
that Junior Rebecca Higgins has been accepted for Rotary’s Short Term Student
Exchange. This summer Rebecca will reside with a family in another country
which will be determined in the near future. Congratulations Rebecca.

*The club thanks all individuals and corporate sponsors who supported its
community outreach during the Holidays. Forty- three families, sixty- three
adults and one hundred twenty- five children were assisted this past year.

*A Meat Raffle fund raising event will take place on Saturday, March 19 at the
AFD. All are welcome for a fun evening. Watch for details.

*On Thursday morning March 17 Peter Miele, Executive Director of the
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, will be the meeting program using Zoom.
The museum, in Gettysburg’s Lutheran Seminary, was the center of the first
day’s fighting on July 1, 1863. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of
the Civil War for the Union and its site is visited by over one million people
annually. If you’re interested in attending our meeting or Zooming in, contact
Wally Smith at akronwds@hotmail.com.

*Angelina Anzalone of the non-profit Hearts & Hands recently visited the club
and gave an update on the fine work the charity continues to do. Hearts now
serves WNY and was founded here in Akron at our own First United Methodist
Church. Hearts is an interfaith coalition using volunteers to help frail or
vulnerable individuals in underserved communities. If you want to learn more
about services or volunteering, phone (716)406-8311 or at http://www.hnhcares.org

  • A continued thanks to our corporate sponsors who are Bank on Buffalo, Candy
    Apple Café, Cold Spring Construction, County Line Stone, Doyle Security, Empire
    Building Diagnostics, Morluski’s, Niagara Label, Niagara Specialty Metals,
    Perry’s Ice Cream, Whiting and Interweb Technology Group who are always
    there for the club and its community work.

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