Posted by Vern Anderson on Jan 05, 2015
This week’s speaker was Saira Hasnain from University at Buffalo. The focus of her presentation was Information Technology Infrastructure specifically as it pertains to higher education. The presentation included some facts and figures about UB’s computing infrastructure and services supported by the infrastructure team of the Computing and Information Technology division at UB. As an introduction Saira summarized her education and career journey both prior to and since migrating to USA. Informational video clips about the role of technology in our life and the challenges facing IT leaders in higher education included the following:
Did you know? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrJjfDUzD7M
Did you know with a higher education slant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQXbv7jqKk
Educause Top 10 IT issues 2014: http://vimeo.com/88781096
Posted by Vern Anderson on Dec 01, 2014
Sandy Starks is a graduate of Buffalo State College and has had a varied career. She worked for ten years in the wine and liquor industry in South Florida. She has also been a manager at Wegmans and was WNY Programs Coordinator for Roads Scholar (Formerly Elder Hostel). She has also worked as a tour guide and later became Interpretive Program Director at Forest Lawn Cemetery, a position which she now holds. Sandy coordinates and conducts programs, tours and presentations that highlight the beauty and history of Forest Lawn and Western New York.
Posted by Vern Anderson on Nov 24, 2014
The speakers on Monday night, November 24, 2014 were Dal Giuliani, Executive Director and Charles "Bud" Kopp, President of the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation. (ASCF)
The Mission of the ASCF is to raise and distribute funds to support services and activities that promote the welfare and vitality of senior citizens in the Town Of Amherst.
The ASCF over the past 20 years has provided:
- a new computer lab at the Amherst Senior Center that features six computer station and free WI-FI access , allowing additional seniors to bring in their own laptops to help seniors to learn computer basics
- wired the Amherst Senior Center with free Wi-Fi access throughout the building
- a newly expanded gift shop offering more room for seniors to shop and maneuver while enjoying a wider selection of merchandise
- funding for vans for Amherst Senior transportation
- financial support for Amherst Meals on wheels
Tax deductible donations may be made to:
Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation,Inc.
370 Audubon Parkway
Amherst New York, 14228-1142
Posted by Vern Anderson on Nov 17, 2014
Lee Broad was our speaker on Monday night. Lee is a member of the Williamsville Rotary Club and the author of “The Masada Protocol. He spent the time discussing his book which was published in 2011. However, the story takes place in the year 2014. When reading the book, one cannot help but notice how the events compare to what is happening in world affairs today. The book was self-published and took six months to write. Lee used the internet for much of his research of names and three military friends as advisors.
Lee has used the book as a fund raiser for the Polio Plus eradication program. He has visited numerous Rotary clubs and offered his book for a minimum donation of $15 to be donated to Polio Plus.
Posted by Vern Anderson
Service is the lifeblood of any organization. Everything flows from it, and is nourished by it.
Posted by Vern Anderson on Nov 17, 2014
Bob Klein was inducted into the Williamsville Rotary Club on Monday November 14, 2014. Bob is a Sales (Associate Broker) at Hunt Real Estate. Some of his past experience in service clubs and organizations are:
- Variety Club of Buffalo; Past board member, Treasurer.
- Jewish Center of Greater Buffalo, Board Member.
- Institute of Management Accounts board member, Past President.
- Solar Liberty Foundation, Treasurer.
We welcome Bob to our club.
Posted by Vern Anderson on Nov 10, 2014
- The title of Roger Gross’s presentation “A Glimpse of World War II Activity” was a trip down memory lane to honor our veterans. Roger used a power point presentation of images around historical sites representing significant events of World War II that he and his son had visited some years ago. Of specific mention were events around Omaha Beach and Pegasus Bridge
Posted by Vern Anderson on Nov 03, 2014
Some of David Corrigan’s background is as follows:
Chairman of Launch New York.
1 of 5 Directors of ECHDC.
1 of 9 members of Advisory Committee for Outer Harbor
Past Chairman for Buffalo Olmstead Conservancy.
Past Co-chair of Re-Tree WNY.
Former member of Business Backs Bills
- Buffalo waterfront has 3 zones: Canal side, Outer harbor, Buffalo river/Ohio street
- Canal side is designed to be all walkable. All sorts of parking around for Sabres games etc.
- The Water side of the canal has been activated and there are several points of interest. (Queen City ferry, water ferry, there are potential 8 points to stop via the ferry). Skyway lighting is on the way. Permanent washrooms. There is a Beer Garden, Naval Museum with a restaurant. New restaurant coming up across Marine Drive.
Posted by Vern Anderson on Oct 20, 2014
- Wings-Flights of Hope was founded by Joe DeMarco
- Joe was a co-pilot with Dr. D’Angelo and mason contractor by profession. Once he saw the impact of these flights it was a turnaround moment for him and he gave up his contracting business to focus on wings.
- Wings is run by donations and volunteer pilots.
- Wings has two planes (one courtesy of Ingram Micro) and some of the pilots have their own planes.
Posted by Vern Anderson on Jan 02, 2014