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Rotary News

Once Again, You Were There When Needed Most …

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Akron Newstead we extend a huge THANK YOU to you, the Akron Newstead community for the terrific support of the recent Andrew Boncore Memorial Fund Raiser Raffle. The raffle took the place of our annual golf tournament that has traditionally been the club’s largest fundraiser; this was due to Covid-19. The success of the raffle, made possible through your spirit of generosity, will enable us to continue to help Akron Newstead citizens and organizations. The purchase of tickets as well as the support of our corporate raffle sponsors(Cold Spring Construction, Jan’s Smoke Shop & Gas Mart, Niagara Specialty Metals, Schrock Metal Products, The Rez Smoke Shop & Gas Mart whose assistance was in memory of Neville Spring, The Stamm Law Firm and Two Eagles Stogie Shack) will make a positive difference in the place we all call home.
Speaking of outstanding corporate citizens, we also salute our Annual Corporate Sponsors who support Rotary and Lions in Akron Newstead: Bank on Buffalo, Cold Spring Construction, County Line Stone, Doyle Security, Empire Building Diagnostics, MGA Research, Niagara Label, Niagara Specialty Metals, Perry’s Ice Cream and Whiting Door Manufacturing.

THE ROTARY REPAIR AND REFRESH STATION FINISHED

Now, when you are at the end of the bike path at Cedar Street
you can fix your bicycle and/or get a refreshing drink thanks
to the Rotary Club of Akron Newstead and WMS Sales in
Clarence Center. The station has been made possible by the
generosity of our local Rotary club and WMS Sales of Clarence
Center and its President Randy Schaefer. Rotary donated the
bicycle repair unit and WMS Sales the state of the art
fountain. WMS is water management specialists supporting
the plumbing, heating and municipal markets. Key to making
the Repair and Refresh Station possible were Rotarians Paul
Muck and Herm Clouse and the Village of Akron.


“The Rotary Club of Akron Newstead President Andy Borden (center) and Treasurer Paul Muck (left) join WMS Sales President Randy Schaefer in dedicating the water fountain on the bike path at Cedar Street.  WMS Sales of Clarence Center generously donated the beautiful fountain.”

ROTARY HAPPENINGS

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.

*A bike repair station was recently donated and installed by the club on the bike path at Cedar Street.

*Speaking of the bike path the bridge just west of Cedar Street received a new coat of paint.
The project was led by long time club member Peter Forrestel.

*In July Andy Borden, an attorney with the Stamm Law Firm in Clarence Hollow, will become the club’s 31 st president. Congratulations Andy!

*The Annual Andrew Bonacore Akron Newstead Rotary Golf Tournament which has been traditionally held in August will not take place this year due to Covid 19. This the largest fundraiser of the club and not holding it could affect the club’s good work. However, a virtual club auction is being worked on for August which has the potential to be a viable substitute for the golf. Our community is invited to participate in this unique event. Specific details will follow.

Rotary Happenings February 2020

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 annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast will be Palm Sunday, April 5 at the Akron
Fire Hall. Proceeds will go to our ACS scholarship program that has helped
hundreds of local students over the years. Make plans now to attend this fun
Spring event.

*The club’s newest members are Leah Bisson of Independent Health and Julie
Pappalardo, founder of “The Newsteader”.

*After a program presentation by Linda McQuiston, local representative of the
non profit organization “Rise Against Hunger”, the club decided it will assist
with their work. “Rise Against Hunger” is an international hunger relief
organization that distributes food and life changing aid to the world’s most
vulnerable.

*We wish Paul Palizay owner of Yogi’s all the best with the expansion into the
Akron House building. At a recent Thursday morning club meeting Paul briefed
members on Yogi’s transition and plans.

Rotary Happenings 11/5

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.

*Thanks to all who attended as well as supported our third annual Oktoberfest held last
month at Akron Acres. It was a fun evening with the proceeds helping the “Blessings in a
Backpack” program at ACS that the club finances. The program addresses the challenge of childhood food security.

*Retired Director of the CD Wright Center Walt Rosonowski visited the club’s most recent
meeting. Walt, who has done so much for the Akron Newstead community through his
leadership at the Center, recognized the club for its support of the facility and the citizens it serves.

*The club and members of the ACS Interact Club recently did their liter cleanup of areas in the community as part of the “Adopt a Highway” program. Our responsibility extends from Buell Street at Main through the Village to Cedar Street.

*Mark your calendars! The Annual Rotary Christmas Auction takes place at the Akron Fire Hall on Friday evening December 6 th . It’s a fun event with proceeds dedicated to helping those in need in our community during the Holiday season.