Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lockport
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.
||Lockport Rotary Club’s leadership for the 2013 “Run for the Roses”scholarship fundraiser pose with a sample of their product at a recent meeting. Left to right: Marie Bindeman, President; Bob Shaw, team captain; Julie Coy, team captain; Kevin Roth, team captain; and Elaine Sobieraski, Rose Sale Chair. Absent: Ryan Schoenfeld and Dan Wilson. 6th team captain (not pictured) is Ann McCaffrey.