Rotary Club of Lockport
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Lockport - Rotary

Service Above Self

Tuesday @ 12:00 pm except third Tuesday @ 8:00 am
Lockport Town & Country Club
717 East Avenue
Kenan Room
Lockport, NY  14094
United States
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Our recent Rotary Club of Lockport guest speaker was George Fritz, owner of Mills Jewelers​ in Lockport, NY. George is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

George reviewed the 88-year history of Mills Jewelers, from its founding in 1929 until today. George started working at Mills Jewelers at the age of 15 in 1972, later purchasing the store after the second of the two founders passed away. He brought old photos, newspaper articles, and ads, from the walls of the stores that tell the store's history.
Our Rotary Club of Lockport had a visitor last week as the guest of member Paul Lehman.

Ms. Munakdacha Jaleni visited during our breakfast meeting. Muna is from Lagos, Nigeria. She is attending the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. 
Munakdacha Jaleni
Visit our photo album for photos from our 2017 Rotary Club of Lockport Valentine's raffle fundraising event.
2017 Valentine's Raffle Event
The Rotary Club of Lockport inducted new member Ray Geiser, Administrator at Heritage Manor in Lockport, NY, today. Club President Julie Coy, and Past President David Greenfield, presented Ray with his pin and membership package.
Ray Geiser
At the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Lockport, NY, today, Rotary club member Paul McAfee conferred a Paul Harris Fellow recognition award on Gordon Bellinger. 

Gordon served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. He served in the 18th and 20th Engineer Brigades in Vietnam in 1968-1970, earning the Bronze Star award. The Bronze Star is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
Vietnam Veteran Gordon Bellinger Receives Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Our guest speaker this week was Christopher Prucha, Director, Ground Water Protection, Waste Management. 

Our Rotary Club of Lockport members learned about landfills today. The focus of the talk was the Model Cities Landfill in Niagara County.
Model Cities Landfill
At our Rotary Club of Lockport breakfast meeting this morning, Ms. Kim Davidson talked to us about the warning signs of dating violence. Ms. Davidson spoke from the heart, having lost her daughter, Kari Ann Gorman, to dating violence.
January 17, 2017, Rotary Club of Lockport Breakfast

New Officers, 2016-17

(Some of) our new officers for 2016-17: (left to right) Dan Wilson, assistant secretary; Ellen Roth, vice president; David Greenfield, immediate past president; Julie Coy, president; Gene Urban, secretary and Ellen Schratz, president elect. Missing: Carrie Witenzellner, sergent at arms; Bob Shaw, treasurer and Jay Dry, assistant treasurer.


Welcome to our new Rotary Club of Lockport President, Julie Coy.
Thank you to our outgoing President, and now Immediate Past President, David Greenfield.
A new year awaits!
Rotary Serving Humanity.
Julie Coy and David Greenfield.
More photos in our Officer Installation photo album at this link:
Over 100 Lockport Rotarians and guests gathered at the Lockport Town and Country Club on Thursday, May 26th, to celebrate the accomplishments of 3 outstanding volunteers and to present Paul Harris Fellowships to them. Two non-Rotarian community members and one Rotarian were honored.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Lockport is able to designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person or organization who demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of the Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. To be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow is Rotary’s highest honor.
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Rotary Club of Lockport Rotaract Meeting article in today's (4/11/16) Lockport Union Sun & Journal.
Service Above Self
Past President, Jackie Walker (left) and President David Greenfield (right) introduce new member, # 69, Eric Lindquist, at today's Rotary luncheon. We also heard a very poignant autobiographic presentation by Darlene DeCarlo as our speaker. Contact any Rotarian if you'd like to know aout our speakers and about Rotary Club of Lockport's presence in our community.
New Member Eric Lindquist
Three levels of classes made up of Rotarians from District 7090 met at Niagara County Community College on Saturday, March 19th. Third year graduates received certificates from District Governor, Kevin Crosby (far left), including Lockport's Ellen Schratz (2nd from left) and David Greenfield (far right). Sorry I don't have the others' names.
Kevin Crosby, Ellen Schratz
Jackie Davis introduced new member, Joyce Miles, Managing Editor, Lockport Union Sun and Journal several weeks ago (We sort of like to spread these postings out when we have a lot of them). We have not presumed that Joyce will serve on the Public Image Committee...although she would be welcome!

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not for profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

The Rotary Club of Lockport was chartered on May 1, 1919, with Charles A. Upson elected as the first club president and George C. Lewis elected as secretary. The club started with 25 charter members and grew to over 70 members within two years. Currently the club has over 50 members.

February 2017
Tour of the Challenger Learning Center
Feb 28, 2017
160 Washburn
Club Assmebly
Mar 07, 2017
Melinda Sanderson
Mar 14, 2017
Director of the New York State Mentoring Program
David Kinyon @ 8AM
Mar 21, 2017
Lockport Locks Heritage District
Executive Director Kathy Oczek
Mar 28, 2017
Hearts and Hands
Club Assembly
Apr 04, 2017
Rev. Kevin Wing
Apr 11, 2017
The Isaiah 61 Project
Michael Boron
Apr 25, 2017
Making an Impact together: Outreach and YOU!
Club Assembly
May 02, 2017
Deb Brewer
May 09, 2017
Foundation Director Niagara CountyCommunity College
Rotary Club of Lockport
P.O. Box 1199
Lockport, NY  14095