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Hamburg, NY 14075
Posted by Barbara Stanley on Nov 23, 2013
The Hamburg Sunrise Rotary honored several of our community’s military veterans including Larry Wilson for the many sacrifices they have committed to help keep the United States of America free from tyranny and protecting our liberty and the American way of life. Larry was a Captain in the US Navy. He was in the Carrier, Air Department serving during World War II. Larry has been a member of the Rotary Club of Hamburg since January 14th, 1942.
This year was the 12th annual Recognition Dinner which was held on November 9th, at the Hamburg VFW Post 1419’s Oakwood Manor. Veterans were presented with a beautiful walnut plaque recognizing their service to us all. Next Year’s 13th Annual Veterans Recognition Dinner will be held On Saturday, November 8, 2014 again at the Oakwood Manor Banquet Facility.
Posted by Barbara Stanley on Nov 09, 2013
Rotary Club of Hamburg needs your help once again to keep kids warm this winter
Program serving children in need kicks off 18th year
As Old Man Winter makes his way to Western New York in fits and starts, swinging from sunshine and mild temperatures to the drizzly cold days of autumn, many local children would go unprepared for cold and snow without the compassion of generous donors who have assisted families in need for almost two decades through the Hamburg-based Warm the Children Program. Through Warm the Children numerous local families throughout the Southtowns will have the opportunity to shop for brand new, warm clothing at Target Department Store in Orchard Park.
In its 18th year, the Warm the Children Program serves children living in Hamburg, Angola, Blasdell, Derby, Boston, Eden, North Collins, Lake View, Evans and Brant. Since 2007, the program has been sponsored and coordinated by the Rotary Club of Hamburg, which collects and distributes donated funds to buy clothing for families who’ve been referred by local schools, churches and social agencies. Each child accepted into the program receives brand new clothing which parents select with the help of volunteer shoppers who accompany them to the Target store. Children age birth to 3 years receive $50 worth of new clothing, while those age 4 to 18 receive $80 worth.
Posted by Barbara Stanley on Aug 25, 2013
Meetings are subject to change depending on events that are scheduled.
November 6th- Regular meeting
November 13 - Regular Meeting
November 20th - Regular meeting
November 27 - Meeting Cancelled
December 3rd - Regular meeting
December 10th - Regular Meeting
December 17th - Regular Meeting
December 24th - Meeting Cancelled
December 31st - Meeting Cancelled
Posted by Donna Banach on Jun 07, 2013
Posted by Donna Banach on Jun 07, 2013
Posted by Donna Banach on Jun 07, 2013
Few Americans think about polio these days; for many it has gone the way of the steam locomotive and black-and-white TV. But this crippling viral disease still threatens children in parts of Africa and Asia. Twenty-five years ago my organization, Rotary International, joined with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try to bring an end to it once and for all. We’re almost there: Last year saw only 223 new cases worldwide. That’s a drop of more than 99% from the 350,000 cases reported annually in the 1980s.
Read more of this story in the Harvard Business Review, June 2013, here: http://hbr.org/2013/06/if-you-want-to-do-something-really-big/ar/1
Posted by Barbara Stanley on May 21, 2013
Article submitted by Eileen Hothos
The Rotary Club of Hamburg donated $2,000 toward the cost of an Ice Ball game to the Village of Hamburg Recreation for use by children at the Youth Center on Prospect Avenue. The funds were raised through the recent Breakfast With the Bunny. Several years ago, the club helped purchase a Bubble Hockey game. Pictured from left are: Nicholas Gallardo, Recreation Leader, and Rotarians Kent Hilton, Patricia Castiglia, Dennis Lalka, President, and Tom Eaton.
Posted by Donna Banach on Apr 18, 2013
By the end of this summer, young baseball players should have a new diamond to hear the phrase “play ball” on thanks to the efforts of the Hamburg Rotary Club and the Town of Hamburg Recreation Department.
In the fall of 2012, the Hamburg Rotary Club began talking with the town about the idea of building a diamond at the Nike Base, said Hamburg Rotary Club member Kent Hilton.
“We were looking for a field,” Hilton said.
What resulted was what was essentially the continuation of a project that began in 1999, when the Rotary Club built the “Rotary 1” field at the Nike Base. That field is a regulation size field that is 60-feet from the pitchers mound to home plate, and 90-feet from home plate to first base.
According to Hilton, it was built with the intention of “two backstops to be completed later.”
Posted by Barbara Stanley on Apr 06, 2013
Written by Pat Castiglia, Breakfast with the Bunny Chairperson
The tenth annual Breakfast with the Bunny sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hamburg was held on March 23, 2013 at the Oakwood Manor on Lakeview Road in the Town of Hamburg. This event is considered to be both a community event and a fund-raiser to begin to celebrate the Easter season.
As in other years, children and parents can have as much food and beverage as they wish.
The children visit with the Easter Bunny who gives them a plastic egg filled with candy. The hall is decorated in a manner that allows several opportunities for photos in addition to photos with the Bunny at no cost. Face painting is available and is provided by the Youth Engaged in Service (YES) club of Hamburg.
Posted by Eileen Hotho on Aug 09, 2012
Rotary Club of Hamburg celebrates 70 years of ‘Service Above Self’
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. This year, the Rotary Club of Hamburg marks its 70th year of service.
Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 when a businessman named Paul Harris formed a club with a unique blend of commerce and social consciousness. It grew to become Rotary International - the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs in 200 countries or geographical areas today.
Our Rotary Club was chartered in 1942 in Hamburg and continues to provide service to the community through projects such as Warm the Children, which provides warm winter clothing for children in need; and funding for not-for-profit organizations such as the Hamburg Counseling Service, the Hamburg Paleontological Society’s Penn Dixie Fossil Site and the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program. Rotary also funds a literacy program for children, provides college scholarships and mentors the next generation of community leaders through RYLA (Rotary’s leadership Program) for college-age young adults and SLAPSHOT for high school students.
Posted by Eileen Hotho on Aug 07, 2012
Rotary Club of Hamburg, Hall of Presidents 1942-43 through 2013-14
1942-43 - W. Howard Vanderhoef
1943-44 - Donald B. Korst
1944-45 - Hugh E. Gates
1945-46 - J. Leo Goodyear
1946-47 - W. Kenneth Eaton
1947-48 - Wilber A. Hillwig
1948-49 - Edward C. Fallon
1949-50 - P. Walter Meisenheimer
1950-51 - Harold E. Harris
1951-52 - William J. Lattimer
1952-53 - Sidney B. McAllister
1953-54 - William A. Fleming
1954-55 - Willard J. Magavern
1955-56 - F. Gilbert Gregory
1956-57 - Spencer W. Ravel
1957-58 - Paul C. Riefler
1958-59 - James S. Merson
1959-60 - Richard C. Van Orsdale
1960-61 - Lyle C. Mertz
1960-61 - Pierce J. Fleming
1961-62 - William J. Gunnell, III
1962-63 - Harry H. Hatten
1963-64 - Dr. Wesley C. Luther
1964-65 - Grover O. Ellwood
1965-66 - Lawrence T. Wilson
1966-67 - Edgar T. Drullard
1967-68 - J. Bruce Forbush
1968-69 - Vincent G. Mansell
1969-70 - Raymond W. Mitchell, M.D.
1970-71 - George V. Dawley
1971-72 - John W. Richardson
1972-73 - Hugh A. Sampson, P.D.G.
1973-74 - William S. Beatty
1974-75 - Richard S. Murray
1975-76 - Richard E. Hauck
1976-77 - Edward B. Kahl
1977-78 - Herbert R. Kusche