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Lockport - Rotary

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Lockport Town & Country Club
717 East Avenue
Kenan Room
Lockport, NY  14094
United States
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Dr. Kevin Crosby, District Governor, Rotary District 7090, enthusiastically welcomes Patricia Barrows to membership in the Rotary Club of Lockport.


Rotary Club of Lockport Announces Recipients of $8,000 in College Scholarships

Austin McFall, 2015 graduate of Lockport High School, has been selected this year to receive a Rotary Club of Lockport Academic College Scholarship of $2,000 per year for four years for his studies in business and finance at Niagara University at Niagara University, NY.  He is the son of Michael and Ronda McFall of Lockport.

The Lockport Rotary Club annual college scholarship budget of $10,000 per year is a major commitment of the Lockport NY Rotary Foundation, the tax exempt fundraising and community benefit 501(c)3 corporation established by the Club.  In addition to Austin, several students will continue to receive scholarships awarded in previous years.
Shawn Moore, Lockport High School graduate, will receive his second year of a $2,000 per year four-year Rotary Club of Lockport Academic Scholarship for his studies at SUNY Genesee in Genesee, NY.

Elizabeth Koplas, graduate of Starpoint Central School, will receive her third year of the Rotary Club of Lockport Arthur H. Showalter Memorial Academic Scholarship of $2,000 per year for four years for her studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jacob Dittenhauser, graduate of Canisius High School, will receive his third year of a Rotary Club of Lockport Academic Scholarship of $2,000 per year for three years for his studies at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Rotary Club of Lockport Scholarships are presented in memory of Arthur H. Showalter, Summer G. Evans, Eleanor Depeau, Samuel Selzer, Howard Lehmann and Donald O. Nixon, former Lockport Rotarians who were dedicated to youth and education.
Lockport Rotary Scholarships are awarded to graduating students living in the Lockport, Newfane or Starpoint school districts and attending the district high school or a regional private or parochial high school.  Selection is based on scholastic achievement, character, leadership in school, extra curricular and community activities, and poise and presence in an interview with the scholarship committee.
Austin and his parents were honored at the Lockport Rotary Club luncheon meeting at Lockport Town and Country Club on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.  All Lockport Rotary Club scholars are invited to return to visit club membership meetings throughout their college careers and beyond as their long term relationship continues.
Members of the Rotary Scholarship Committee are Dr. Ryan Schoenfeld, Chair; Dr. Larry Cappiello; and Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore.  The committee noted that each year, surprisingly few students apply for the scholarships until Rotary makes an extra effort to remind schools of the opportunity. Students are welcome to make early inquiry and explore the website: for more information.

Immediate Past President, Jackie Davis (right), was recently interviewed by Marian Hannigan (left) for LCTV's program "Community Forum."  She shared about Rotary, and our  club winning the Presidential Citation, the Lighthouse Award, and the Governor's Trophy.

World Community Service Chair and Vice President Ellen Schratz presented District Governor, Kevin Crosby with a check for $2000, as a result of our "Change for Good" and "Tips for Tanzania" projects.

The Governor's trophy was recently presented to President, Jackie Davis, by Rotary District 7090 Governor, Jack Amico.  Incoming Governor Kevin Crosby (left) joins them for this honor.
Photo by: Marie Bindeman


Tour de Cure riders from Rotary Club of Lockport on June 6, 2015 were (left to right), David Greenfield, Ellen Schratz and supporter, Dr Jeff Schratz.



11th Annual Paul Perna Golf Tournament

Play 9 and Dine at the Historic Lockport Town and Country Club. Thursday June 25, 2014.
3:00 PM - Registration & putting contest
4:30 PM - Play begins with shotgun start
7:30 PM - Afterglow, Awards & Raffle

This year’s event is a four-person scramble.
Three holes with Hole-in-one prizes available

Fee: $100 – includes greens fee, cart, food & paired adult beverages on the course. Desserts / Coffee / Cash bar during Afterglow

Contact: Bill Wincott at: 716-930-2280; OR Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore at: 716-998-9879


Cynthia Cotten, children's author, sits with YWCA youth at Upson Elementary as part of the recent Bushels of Books project.  Over 200 books were donated.

Dave Kinyon, Chair of the Paul Harris Award Committee (right) shakes the hand of Rotarian, Maynard Lowry, Paul Harris Fellow and committed member of the Paul Harris Society ($1000 per year for ten years). While Maynard is quite modest about it, our club is proud to have generous donors to the Rotary Foundation - of which we have several and all members make an annual contribution in support of the range of international and national projects of Rotary.

Rotarian Dan Wilson (left) was honored with a Paul Harris Award several weeks ago (but no one took his picture). Club Rotary Foundation Chair, David Kinyon, shakes his hand. The Paul Harris Award may be earned for club and community service but additionally for an annual contribution to the Foundation of $1000. 
for 5 years.

Today, we inducted YWCA corporate representatives Courtney LaPoint (left) and Rachel Sandle. Rachel was already working as the host when I arrived. Good to see some young blood, ladies!

Ellen Schratz, Cynthia Cotten and President Davis (missing Marie Bindeman) of the Books for Kids Committee are happy that several bushels of books have been donated for the YWCA program.  If you haven't done so already, consider donating quality children's books by May 2nd.  See the details in the poster below.

(front row): Julie Stalker-Paul, Maria Biano, Sue Lougen and Steve Cotten.  (back row): Brian Smith , Michael Booth, Cynthia Cotten, Phil Penepent, Dick Magrit and  Jose Santiago. 

185 people enjoyed the Annual Rotary Club of Lockport Valentine Raffle at the Terry’s Corner’s Fire 
Hall last week despite the cold weather. Rotary uses this major fundraiser to fund scholarships for 
high school students and additional service programs. Photos: Chairman Mike Norris kicks things 
off; Rotary exchange students with Rotarian Janet Walker helped sell raffle tickets; MC Eric Connor 
charms the audience; District Governor Jack Amico shares a few words and Sheriff Voutour auctions 
off prizes ably assisted by Brian Sibiga.
The 185 attendance figure (203 tickets sold), dollars raised through the basket raffle, split club, and 
auction were all-time records for the Valentine Raffle - nearly $16,000!  Thanks for the hard work and leadership 
(even while stress inducing), Chairman, Norris.  And, thanks to the many others on the 
committee and assisting during the evening.

What an incredible time it is to be a member of the Rotary Club of Lockport!  It is hard to believe how quickly this Rotary year has flown by.  We, as a club have had many successes, and reasons to rejoice.  The last quarter, we witnessed the fruition of some major Rotary funded projects:  the ground breaking ceremony for the Salvation Army’s new additional facilities that included and Rotarians Jose SantiagoDan Wilson, Mayor Anne McCaffrey, and other dignitaries …. the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Culinary Training Center, that included Rotarians Dave Kinyon, of the Town of Lockport IDA, Mayor McCaffrey and myself, as both President of our Lockport Rotary, and as a board member of the YWCA, in addition to several dignitaries and politicians…... It was wonderful to see the glittering new Rotary funded kitchen equipment and to meet some of the participants in the culinary program…..Our club hosted the annual State of the City Address and listened to an excellent presentation from Rotarian Mayor McCaffrey…
Rotary membership, worldwide, seems stuck at 1.2 million, losing members in the US and regaining to this level - where we were in 2003.  Let's not take ourselves for granted, Lockport! We need a self-conscious look at ourselves...even when we are thriving.
The ever-growing Rotary Club of Lockport took a field trip for its December 16th meeting. The new Cornerstone Ice Arena wowed members and guests with its two NHL-sized ice rinks, spectator seating for 620 and its Performance Training Center.
The YWCA Niagara Culinary Program, which Rotary assisted in its capital funding early this year, served an excellent Noon-time meal
The $2 million Capital Campaign underway will complete funding by the Grigg-Lewis Foundation and the State of New York.
Photo: Rotarians Dave Greenfield and Julie Coy (to the left)  were honored, today, with the Multiple Paul Harris Award.  Club Rotary Foundation Chair, David Kinyon and President, Jackie Davis (to the right) pose with them.  The Paul Harris Award may be earned for club and community service but additionally for an annual contribution to the Foundation of $1000.  These two Rotarians have done this for 5 years.
Rotarians Dave Greenfield and Julie Coy (to the left) were honored, today, with the Multiple Paul Harris Award. Club Rotary Foundation Chair, David Kinyon and President, Jackie Davis (to the right) pose with them. The Paul Harris Award may be earned for club and community service but additionally for an annual contribution to the Foundation of $1000. These two Rotarians have done this for 5 years

The Rotary Club of Lockport has had a wonderful first quarter for the 2014-15 Rotary year.  In this past quarter, we inducted two new Rotary Club members as a Business Class membership, and had two new individuals apply for Rotary Club membership. Our Giving Committee arranged for us to purchase the dining room set for the new Homeless Veterans facilities, and we as Club participated in the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise funds for ALS.  Several of our club members sold special edition newspapers on streets throughout the city on “Make a Difference Day” to raise funds for the United Way.  We worked to revitalize our committees, and have nearly 100% of membership signed up for at least one committee.



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.


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Rotary Club of Lockport
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Lockport, NY  14095