Category: Rotary News

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.

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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.

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shorttermexchange

ACS Rotary Interact Club members proudly display a permanent plaque that commemorates their participation in the Rotary Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) this summer.  STEP is a youth exchange between countries with the purpose advancing a student’s knowledge and world understanding .  The student lives with a foreign family for approximately one month and then both students return to the US where the foreign student lives with the American student’s family for the same period.  ACS STEP Interactors and countries visited are (l to r) Hannah McMahon(Italy), Evelyn Hochreiter(Italy), Shauna Blochwitz(Netherlands) and Julia George(Austria).  Moving forward Rotary Interact STEP participates will be added to the plaque that is in the ACS trophy case.