A Magical Start to the New Rotary Year Ellen Roth 2024-07-02 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary District 7090,RotaryClubOfLockport,ServiceAboveSelf,Shelley Asad Unocic
District Governor Visits Lockport Ellen Roth 2023-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Club Welcomes New Members Ellen Roth 2023-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Lockport Student wins District Scholarship Ellen Roth 2023-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Club President Makes 4th Cycling Trip to End Cancer Shelley Unocic 2023-07-26 04:00:00Z 0 550 Miles+ to End Cancer,Rotary Club of Lockport,Shelley Asad Unocic
New Club Leaders Announced 2023-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Pavilion Planned along Erie Canal Ellen Roth 2022-12-27 05:00:00Z 0
Tips & Sips 2022-01-23 05:00:00Z 0 DavisonRoadInn,DrinkResponsiblyTipIrresponsibly,Rotary International,ServiceAboveSelf
Rotary District 7090 Governor Anne Bermingham Paul McAfee 2021-08-11 04:00:00Z 0 Anne Bermingham,Rotary Club of Lockport,Rotary Club of Welland,Rotary District 7090,Rotary International
Rotary Club of Lockport Supports Niagara Hospice Paul McAfee 2021-08-05 04:00:00Z 0 DaleAssociation,NiagaraHospice,Rotary,RotaryClubOfLockport,RotaryInternational
Club Meets at the Historic Palace Theatre 2021-07-20 04:00:00Z 0 Historic Palace Theatre Lockport,Rotary Club of Lockport
Rotary Learns About Backpack Drive Paul McAfee 2021-07-13 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of Lockport,Youth Mentoring Services

Five More Lock Tenders

The Rotary Club of Lockport was well represented today celebrating the addition of five new cast bronze sculptures as part of the Lock Tenders Tribute Monument in the Lockport Locks.
At the least Aaron Carlson, Steve Cotton, and Dave Kinyon, participated. July 3, 2021.
(I was on the bridge looking down and couldn't see all of the attendees - Paul.)
Lockport Locks
Five More Lock Tenders Paul McAfee 2021-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Avery Connor, President, Lockport High School Rotoract Paul McAfee 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Leadership Transition Meeting

At Rotary Club of Lockport's annual transition meeting, June 29th, 2021, members posed for a photo at the end of the meeting at Simply Ems on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport.
: At Rotary Club of Lockport's annual transition meeting, June 29th, 2021, members posed for a photo at the end of the meeting at Simply Ems on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport.
Leadership Transition Meeting Paul McAfee 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

The 2021-2022 Club Leaders

Newly installed president of the Rotary Club of Lockport for 2021-2022, Tracy Farrell installed, in turn, 5 directors: (left to right} Martina Fern, Dave Greenfield (filling a vacant position), Bob Shaw, Vince Davis, and Paul Lehman (filling a vacant position).
The 2021-2022 Club Leaders Paul McAfee 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

The Changing of the Presidents

At Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Lockport transition meeting, outgoing president, Aaron Carlson presented the club gavel to 2021-2022 Rotary President, Tracy Farrell.
The Changing of the Presidents Paul McAfee 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Please Support Area Students Paul McAfee 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Club Treasurer Ellen Schratz Receives Paul Harris Fellow +2 Recognition Award

Today, the Rotary Club of Lockport honored club Treasurer Ellen Kolb Schratz with a Paul Harris Fellow +2 recognition award. Club President Aaron Carlson delivered the award during our lunch meeting at #CornerStoneIceArena. Aaron treated the club to a reading from an entire issue of #TheRotarian magazine*.
"The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
"Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships."
Left: President Aaron Carlson. Right: Treasurer Ellen Schratz - Recipient of Paul Harris Fellow +2 recognition award.
*It may not have been the entire issue. But I had to take Booker out when he got restless so I missed the end of the presentation - Paul McAfee.
Club Treasurer Ellen Schratz Receives Paul Harris Fellow +2 Recognition Award Paul McAfee 2021-06-22 04:00:00Z 0 Ellen Schratz,Paul Harris Fellow,Rotary Club of Lockport, Aaron Carlson

Steve Henshaw, Executive Director of the Lockport Family YMCA

Steve Henshaw, Executive Director of the Lockport Family YMCA, was our guest speaker at the Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Rotary Club of Lockport meeting. Naturally, we held this morning meeting at the Lockport Family YMCA.
The Rotary Club of Lockport meets for lunch at noon on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays each month. We meet for breakfast at 8:00 AM on the 3rd Tuesday.
Steve Henshaw, Lockport Family YMCA
Steve Henshaw, Executive Director of the Lockport Family YMCA Paul McAfee 2021-06-16 04:00:00Z 0

Erika Haley and Tyler Nogle Earn Rotary Club of Lockport Scholarships

Erika Haley and Tyler Nogle been selected this year to receive scholarships from the Rotary Club of Lockport to continue their educational pursuits.

Lockport Rotary Scholarships are awarded to students living in the Lockport school district and graduates of the either the district high school or a regional private or parochial high school.  Selection is based on scholastic achievement, character, leadership, extracurricular and community activities, and poise and presence in an interview with the scholarship committee. 
(L to R):  Dr. Larry Cappiello, Maria Biano, Lisa Haley (mother), Scholarship Recipient Erika Haley, Shawn Haley (father), Steve Cotten (all Rotarians are members of the Scholarship Committee).
(L to R):  Dr. Larry Cappiello, Maria Biano, Lisa Haley (mother), Scholarship Recipient Erika Haley, Shawn Haley (father), Steve Cotten (all Rotarians are members of the Scholarship Committee).
Erika Haley and Tyler Nogle Earn Rotary Club of Lockport Scholarships Paul McAfee 2021-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Larry Cappiello,Lisa Haley,Maria Biano,Rotary Club of Lockport,Scholarships,Shawn Haley,Steve Cotten
Scalzo Park Cleanup - June 5, 2021 Paul McAfee 2021-06-05 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of Lockport,ServiceAboveSelf
Angelina Anzalone Joins the Rotary Club of Lockport Paul McAfee 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of Lockport

Victory Sports Meets Rotary Club of Lockport

On Tuesday, May 25, the Rotary Club of Lockport, NY, had an excellent speaker presentation by Doug Rifenburg, President, Victory Sports Global Outreach, Inc. The Victory Sports Mission is, "To help under-resourced schools, leagues, teams and athletes obtain the equipment they need to play and compete in sports."
Victory Sports Meets Rotary Club of Lockport Paul McAfee 2021-05-25 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of Lockport
Club Member David R. Kinyon in the News Paul McAfee 2021-05-24 04:00:00Z 0 David Kinyon,Flight of Five,Lockport Locks,Lockport Tenders Tribute,Rotary Club of Lockport
New News 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
Participate for Polio 2020 2021-01-19 05:00:00Z 0 District7090,ParticipateForPolio,PolioPlus,ServiceAboveSelf
Rotary Club of Lockport maintains social distancing with Zoom meetings Paul Lehman 2020-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

Dedication of Rotary clock 12.21.19

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After a year of restoring the post clock at Main and Pine, Lockport, thanks to the contributions of many donors matching Rotary's, the dedication of the beautiful work by Chuck Roeser of Pendleton took place on Saturday, December 21st, 2019.
Dedication of Rotary clock 12.21.19 Paul Lehman 2019-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
Lockport Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive Paul Lehman 2019-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
2019 Red kettle collection for Salvation Army Paul Lehman 2019-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Meals of Hope for Feed WNY Paul E. Lehman 2019-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker District Governor Bob Artis 

District Governor Bob Artis visited our November 12 lunch meeting at 80 Main. He spoke on Connecting the World and challenged our club to find ways to do that. He also welcomed new Rotarian Jim Bull to our club. 
Guest Speaker District Governor Bob Artis Jessica Piedmont 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring Recipients of the Paul Harris Award 

On Wednesday November 6 2019, our local Rotary Club gathered together to celebrate our club’s contributions and some of our community’s finest members at a beautiful luncheon held at Lockport Town & Country Club.
Our District Governor Bob Artis was in attendance and thrilled to congratulate our Paul Harris Award recipients of 2019.
Honoring Recipients of the Paul Harris Award Jessica Piedmont 2019-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Lockport Rotarians and Interact do highway clean up Paul E. Lehman 2019-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Support for the Summer Parks Program Paul Lehman 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Bienvenida Bea!

Posted on Aug 28, 2019
This week, club members got to meet our newest inbound Youth Exchange Student, 16 year old Beatriz, from Valencia, Spain. 
During lunch she presented club president Paul Lehman with a banner from her sponsoring Rotary Club.
We are looking forward to getting to know Bea as she spends the school year in Lockport. Welcome Bea!
Bienvenida Bea! Ellen Roth 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Lockport Rotarian achieves Paul Harris +8!

Rotarian Julie Coy has been a devoted contributor to the Annual Fund of Rotary International. Following her initial recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow, she has made 8 contributions and was recognized for her most recent on Tuesday, August 13th.
Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary which is now a global service organization highly recognized for its achievements in trying to wipe out polio and for other goals in economic development and education among others.
Lockport Rotarian achieves Paul Harris +8! Paul E. Lehman 2019-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore with Challenger athlete

Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore (pictured, below) assists a Challenger athlete at Ray Lee Field in Lockport on August 14th. She was one of 9 Rotary Club of Lockport Rotarians volunteering for community service. Also present were Dan Wilson, Dick Mullaney, Paul Lehman, Ellen Roth, Marie Bindeman, Dave Greenfield, Steve Cotten and Julie Coy along with her family, Jack Coy, Jennifer Coy, Tyler Coy and his friend Ella Clemons. (Photo by Ellen Roth)
Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore with Challenger athlete Paul E. Lehman 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

Dan Smith and Paul Lehman at Chautauqua

Lockport President, Paul Lehman happened to be part of the same guided tour of the arboretum at Chautauqua Institute on August 8th. We couldn't help but exchange a few words about Rotary. Does this qualify as a make up?
Dan Smith and Paul Lehman at Chautauqua Paul E. Lehman 2019-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Picnic in the Park

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Club members provided a picnic lunch for local children as part of our Centennial 100 Acts of Rotary Kindness initiative.
Picnic in the Park Ellen T Roth 2019-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
Vince Davis shares his biography July 16th Paul E. Lehman 2019-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Sweet Chalk Fest Visits Rotary Paul E. Lehman 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Baby Sprinkle

Posted on Jun 04, 2019
We had a club Baby Sprinkle this week with Rotarians Jessica, Brian and Kelly celebrating new babies and one on the way! Great parents and terrific Rotary members all! Congrats! 🎉
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Happy Socks 2019-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Raffle is coming up!

Posted on Mar 06, 2019
The Annual Raffle party hosted by the Rotary Club of Lockport NY will mark a very special anniversary in 2019!  In conjunction with our club’s largest fundraising event, we’re celebrating 100 years of Rotary service to our community and the world!  
Join us on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Lockport Town and Country Club to support our Scholarship Fund and commemorate the centennial year of Lockport’s oldest service club.  A limited number of ticket holders will be entered in a Cash Raffle, with a top prize of $2,500!
While supporters need not be present to win, each $125 ticket admits two adults to a lively party featuring music, delicious appetizers, cash bar and raffles!
The Rotary Raffle is coming up! 2019-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Skiing with Jorge

Our Venzuelan exchange student, Jorge hadn't seen snow before this winter and now he's well on his way to being a good skier with one lesson at Holiday Valley. Rotarian Paul Lehman and Jorge tenga un buen dia today.
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EarlyAct Meeting

Posted on Jan 23, 2019

Yesterday our EarlyAct Club held their monthly meeting! At this meeting they were presented with their official club application & worked on their “Four Way Test Coloring Books” to learn more about all the incredible things Rotary does and how the EarlyAct Club can help! 💙

#EarlyAct #Rotary #FourWayTest



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Clock Removal

Posted on Dec 20, 2018
Step one in taking down a street clock: place straps around the top. Using chains, secure straps to a hook (or something) behind the scoop of the big truck. Using torch, cut base of post armature away from concrete.
Step two in removing clock: after lifting, lower gently to the street. Again, using torch, remove the upright armature from the top, pulling gently.

And step 3: Gently lower the top part onto the waiting trailer. Ever so carefully, gradually lay it on its side in the trailer. Secure it with straps and take it to the workshop.

Bye-bye, old girl. See you in 9-12 months, all shiny and new.


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Pendant Winner!

Posted on Dec 12, 2018
We had the drawing for the diamond pendant from Mills Jewelers at our holiday party on Wednesday evening, 12/12. The winner was Marlana Rice, from Clarence. Rotarian Cyndy Cotten delivered the pendant to Marlana Saturday morning, 12/15--and Marlana is obviously a very happy winner!
Pendant Winner! 2018-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

EarlyAct Club

We are thrilled to announce that we have started an EarlyAct Club at DeSales Catholic School! This service club for 4th and 5th grade students sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lockport will share Rotary values and instill the importance of service above self with these enthusiastic students! 

(Left-Right) Elizabeth Dingman, DeSales 4th grade teacher and club moderator, Will Swartz, EarlyAct VP, Ryann Morris, EarlyAct President, Lexi Thurston, EarlyAct Secretary, Maria Biano, Rotary Club Youth Service Chair
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"This Close" to Ending Polio

Posted on Nov 06, 2018
At our Club Assembly Meeting last Tuesday Aaron Carlson spoke to his fellow members about Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries. This month's Happy Dollars and fines will be donated to the Rotary Foundation for this cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is matching any donations 2 to 1.
We are "this close" to the end of polio, as this picture of our club suggests. You can donate and learn more about the cause here: https://www.endpolio.org/
"This Close" to Ending Polio 2018-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rikki Cason

Posted on Oct 30, 2018
On Tuesday October 30th our club heard from local author, Rikki Cason. Rikki spoke to us about her book trilogy and shared some insight on how she got her three books published! Lockport is so fortunate to have so many creative and active community members!
Rikki Cason 2018-10-30 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Posted on Oct 24, 2018
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have had to take bold action in the historic fight to eradicate polio. On October 24th Rotary celebrates World Polio Day to highlight the monumental and innovative steps that are getting us closer to our goal. We’ll also celebrate 30 years of achievements by the GPEI.
In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the GPEI, the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national governments has helped reduce the number to just 18 cases of wild poliovirus this year.
World Polio Day is observed in late October to honor the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the development of the first polio vaccine.
World Polio Day 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

Jorge Soccer

Posted on Oct 19, 2018
Jorge, our exchange student, is representing us well as a senior on the LHS Varsity Soccer team! 
Jorge Soccer 2018-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Club Goals

Posted on Oct 16, 2018
At our Breakfast Meeting on October 16th our President, Ellen Roth, spoke about club Goal Setting. 
President Roth outlined the various categories Rotary establishes for achieving a Rotary Citation or a Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction.
To receive a Rotary Presidential Citation the Club must achieve the following:
1. Support and Strengthen the Club                                                 (achieve at least 3 of the following)
* achieve a net gain in membership
* maintain or improve the Club's retention of current and new members
* achieve a net gain in female membership
* have at least 60% of Club members report their birth date through My Rotary
* sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary Club
* conduct a classification study of your members' occupation and work to align your membership with the mix of business and professions in your community
2. Focus & Increase Humanitarian Service
            (achieve at lest 3 of the following)
* sponsor a Rotary Community Corps
* sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract Club
* contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund
* increase the number of members involved in service projects
* hold an event to raise funds for, or to improve awareness of, Rotary's work toward Polio Eradication
* conduct a significant local or international service project in one of Rotary's six areas of focus
3. Enhance Public Image & Awareness
            (achieve at least 3 of the following)
* post successful Club projects with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised on Rotary Showcase
* use Rotary's brand guidelines, templates, People of Action Campaign materials, and related resources
* arrange for the Club's members to talk with the media to tell your Club's and Rotary's story
* host an event for Rotary alumni and highlight corporate, government, or no-governmental entity and work on a project together
* sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant
It is possible for the Club to achieve a Presidential Citation with Distinction by achieving the following in addition to those activities required for a Presidential Citation. Included would be:
            (achieve up to 3)
* achieve a net gain in membership of 5 or more new members
* show how your members are People of Action by promoting your Club and its service activities on social media at least four times a month
* initiate or continue a leadership personnel or professional development program to enhance member's skills and the value of their membership.
Club Goals 2018-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

More Tips for Time

Posted on Oct 15, 2018
Thanks Lock34 for hosting our Tips for Time fundraiser tonight! Great work by our celebrity bartenders Dave Wohleben, Dyan Balcerzak, Phil Penepent and Tracy Farrell at bringing in the Big tips to restore the historic downtown clock!
More Tips for Time 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

Highway Clean-UP

Posted on Oct 13, 2018
Here are some pictures from our Highway Cleanup Saturday, October 13th. Fellow Rotarians Dick Mullaney Ray Geiser, Bob Shaw, Steve Cotten, Ellen Roth, Ellen Schratz, Maria Biano and Jorge León braved the elements to beautify Lockport!
Highway Clean-UP 2018-10-13 04:00:00Z 0

Jim Currie Bio

Posted on Oct 09, 2018
Jim Currie gave his biography at our Lunch Meeting on October 9th. Jim joined the Lockport Rotary Club in 1968. At that time he was the youngest member! Jim said that the Club today is more active than in the past as we do more things as opposed to just writing checks. One of the biggest changes was the admittance of women into the Club which Jim believes has been a positive for the Club.
Jim Currie Bio 2018-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Norm Sinclair Scholarship Bob Hagen 2018-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Tips for Time

Posted on Sep 25, 2018
Join us tomorrow from at Davison Road Inn for our TIPS FOR TIME event! Thank you for the community support Eastern Niagara Hospital! We hope to see everyone at TIPS FOR TIME tomorrow!
Don't miss these two Lockport celebrities at the "Tips for Time" fundraiser Wednesday (9.26.18) night at the DRI. Dr. Jeffrey Schratz and ENH President & CEO Anne McCaffrey will be serving customers from 5 to 6 PM to help raise funds for the Lockport Rotary's efforts to restore the historic clock at the corner of Main and Pine Streets downtown.
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Welcoming our Newest Member

Posted on Sep 11, 2018
 On September 11th, Madam President Ellen Roth inducted Shelley Unocic as her sponsor Chris Smith joined her.
Welcoming our Newest Member 2018-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

J. Fitzgerald Group Presentation

Posted on Sep 11, 2018
On September 11th, we were visited by Jack Martin (President) and Carmella Beiter (Vice President). They are the owners of the Marketing Communications business know as the J. Fitzgerald Group located at 12 West Main Street, in Lockport. The J. Fitzgerald Group is a different type of advertising agency where the goals were and remain simple. They are:
* Treat everyone - employees, clients and vendors with respect.
* Get the job done right and do it on time and on budget.
* Help clients achieve their marketing and sales goals.
The philosophy at the J. Fitzgerald Group is - "we don't let you down"
The J. Fitzgerald Group participates in the annual "Create-a-thon" because there is so much need in the community and it is a great way to give back. Over
the past 11 years, the J. Fitzgerald Group has served between 55- 60 non-profits.
J. Fitzgerald Group Presentation 2018-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Interact Visit

Posted on Aug 28, 2018
On August 28th, Amy Scapelitti (Lockport High School Counselor & Club Adviser) and Alyssa Edbauer (Interact Member) presented at our lunch meeting. This Fall Amy begins her 11th year as a High School Counselor and her 3rd year as the Interact Club Adviser. As the adviser to our Rotary Inter Act Club, Amy works closely with Maria Biano and the 12-25 students that belong and attend the Interact Club meetings and activities. Some of the activities that the students engage in are: Salvation Army Dinner, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Book Drive, and the Clarence High School Rotary Conference.
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Welcome Jorge!

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
On 13 August, this year's inbound exchange student, Jorge Leon, arrived from Venezuela. He was greeted at the airport by his first host family, Todd, Liz, and Erin Fisher, and Rotarians Janet Walker, Maria Biano, and Jackie Davis.
Bienvenido, Jorge--we hope you have a great year!
Welcome Jorge! 2018-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

Passing the Torch

Outgoing president of the Rotary Club of Lockport, Julie Coy (Left) is presented with a gift by incoming president, Ellen Schratz. You made it look easy, Julie. Want to run again? 
Passing the Torch 2018-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Raffle 2018

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The Rotary Club of Lockport is hosting their annual cash raffle on April 20th @ 6pm. A few exciting changes have been made to this annual fundraiser, including a change in venue. This year the Rotary Raffle will be held at the Lockport Town and County Club.
For $125 per couple, guests will be treated to an evening of elegant cuisine, music by Kevin Clark, a cash bar, and a chance to win $2,500, $500, or $250. In addition, there will also be a basket raffle, spilt club and a special drawing for an exquisite piece of jewelry from Mills Jewelers.
The money raised by this annual raffle supports Lockport Rotary Club’s scholarship fund. The Rotary Club of Lockport awards a local student $2,000 per year for a four-year college education. In addition to this, the Rotary Club of Lockport also provides a local student seeking a vocational education $2,000 per year for two years
George Fritz and Rhodes Palmer display the elegant necklace that George has donated for the Raffle
Tickets are available from Rhodes Palmer at remlap50@roadrunner.com
Rotary Raffle 2018 Ellen Schratz 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Exchange Students

Posted on Jan 09, 2018
Returning Lockport Rotary Exchange student to Austria, Katie Dickenson (left) and exchange-completing, visiting Exchange Student, Lore Baez (right) pose at this week's club meeting. This is Lore's last meeting. Katie did a bang-up presentation and has been an excellent representative of Rotary during her year in Austria.
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All Paul Harris Fellows Club

Posted on Jan 01, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Rotary Club of Lockport is an all Paul Harris Fellow Club! Check out this presentation to our club from District Governor Reg Madison.

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

All Paul Harris Fellows Club 2018-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Dinner at Salvation Army

Posted on Dec 04, 2017
Monday Rotary Club of Lockport had a good turn out of volunteers from the club and 4 fine Interact youth from Lockport High School - to cook turkeys and serve a meal to at least 185 visitors to Salvation Army's facility. Thank you, Pat Burrows for organizing this...and Maria Biano, Cynthia Cotten, Steve Cotten, Julie Coy, Tracy Ferrell, Dave Greenfield, Larry Kalinowski, Dave Kinyon, Paul Lehman, Sue Lougen, Maynard Lowry, John McDonld, Ellen Roth, Ellen Schratz Chris Smith and Elane Sobieraski. Last photo of LCHS Interact Club (right to left) [Maria Biano peaking in !] Julie LaRose, Jared Pellicano, Hanna Sobieraski, Alyssa Edbauer, and Ben Flaherty.
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 Lockport Main Street

Posted on Nov 07, 2017
Our speaker today was Colton Balcerzak, from Lockport Main Street, talking about their current programs.
Lockport Main Street 2017-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows

Posted on Nov 07, 2017
At our meeting today, David Kinyon recognized John Rosenberg and Jim Currie as second-time Paul Harris fellows and Steven Sinclair as a first-time Paul Harris fellow. Congratulations to all three!
Paul Harris Fellows 2017-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

Niagara Greenway Commision 

Posted on Oct 31, 2017
Greg Stevens and Jean Lecesse of the Niagara Greenway Commission spoke at the October 31st luncheon meeting. Lockport needs to stay connected through New York's system of trails and the Niagara River.
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World Polio Day

Posted on Oct 24, 2017
Lockport's Historic Palace Theater marked World Polio Day on its marquee.
As of the end of July, there were only 8 new cases of polio in the world. But, polio rises its ugly head anywhere there is an unvaccinated population.The Gates Foundation is matching Rotary's goal of raising $50 million each of the next 3 years with a 2:1 match (with match, that's up to $450 million!) to rid the world of polio. The rest of the world and private foundations are giving $905.304 million. The U.S. Government...$0.
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New Rotarians inducted

President Schratz introduces two freshly inducted young Rotarians, Elizabeth Schratz (center) and Chris Parada (right) as part of the Palace Theater team.
New Rotarians inducted Ellen Roth 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

New Lockport YMCA

Posted on Sep 26, 2017
Matt Schryver, Director of the Lockport YMCA spoke to us at our September 26th meeting about the new $16 M facility about to be built.
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District Rotary Leadership Training

Posted on Sep 23, 2017
Vice-president Paul Lehman, completed the District 7090 Rotary Leadership Training (3 Saturdays) on September 23rd. He stands next to District Governor, Reg Madison (right).
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New Members Inducted

Posted on Sep 19, 2017
(1st photo) September 19th - District Governor, Reg Madison, inducted into Lockport Rotary - Elizabeth Schratz and Chris Parada representing the Palace Theater, (2nd photo) - We were honored to have our District Govenor, Reg Madison from Brantford, Ontario at our breakfast meeting to inspire us and that he did!. (3rd photo) President Ellen Schratz (right) presented the governor with a check for Polio Plus. The world continues to push polio into a disease of the past.
New Members Inducted 2017-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

Tanzania Water Project

Posted on Sep 15, 2017
Members of the Kitenga, Tanzania community present Rotary members with the plaque that will hang in the school that has benefited from their donations. Ellen Schratz (Rotary Club of Lockport ) presents a check to Barbara Ochterski (Buffalo Sunrise Rotary) to continue help with this project. The school is expanding and needs a complete water system.
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Make a Difference Day

Posted on Sep 13, 2017
Rotary was out in force for the United Way's "Make a Difference Day" , Wednesday, September 13th, with newspaper sales at Rt.31 & Day Road plus Lake Avenue and Old Niagara Road. Unfortunately, we only got a photo after the volunteering was completed (6:30 - 9 AM) at the Lockport Union Sun and Journal office. The US & J was a co-sponsor with the Niagara Gazette. Lockport Rotarians collected $632 for the Drive. Seated left, David Greenfield and right, Maynard Lowry were 2 of 12 Rotary volunteers selling $632 worth of papers at $1 each.
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Kidney Smart

Posted on Sep 12, 2017
Tracey Connor spoke to us at Tuesday's (12 pm) meeting of Rotary - representing KidneySmart. Rotarian and husband, Eric Connor had his bad eating habits exposed in front of all of us! A few years ago, 1 in 10 Americans had kidney disease. Today, it's 1 in 7. Learn about the interplay of high blood pressure, diabetes, sodium and phosphorus at KidneySmart.org.
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Rotary Exchange Students Review Their Time Abroad

Posted by Paul and Joel Lehman on Aug 30, 2017
LOCKPORT — The Rotary Club of Lockport welcomed home a local student who had spent the previous year studying in Austria at its weekly meeting Monday, while saying goodbye to an international student visiting from Argentina through the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Katie Dickenson, 17, a Lockport High School graduate who will attend Hofstra University in the fall, presented her experiences living for a year in Bludenz, Austria to club members during a lunch meeting at the Lockport Country Club.
Dickenson, who will study music education at Hofstra, wore a traditional Austrian dress called a ‘dirndl” for her presentation, covered by her Rotarian blue jacket, which was adorned with dozens of pins and buttons from her travels all over Austria and Europe.
“I learned so much more than I could have ever imagined,” Dickenson said about the experience, where she lived with an Austrian family of five. “I have a more open view to the world now. Now I see the bigger picture.”
 Since 1929, Rotary International has sent young people around the globe to experience new cultures. Currently, about 9,000 students are sponsored by Rotary clubs every year. Typically, students are sent to another country for a year-long stay, generally living with multiple host families during the year and being expected to perform daily tasks within the household as well as attend school in the host country.
Dickenson’s experiences included a Eurotour through 16 cities. She took high school classes, studied German and made friends on every continent except Antarctica. The Lockport High School graduate showed Rotarians photos from Christmas in Austria, and of course shared her experiences hiking and skiing high in the Alps. She said she volunteered at the Winter Special Olympics which took place in Austria last winter and traveled to Munich, Germany with her host family.
As Dickenson returns home, Lockport Rotarians said farewell to Lorena Baez, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Curuzú Cuatiá, Argentina, located in the northeastern part of the South American country.
Baez, 17, lived with two Lockport families while studying at the high school, and took part in a Discover America tour along with 83 other international students studying in the U.S. through the Rotary program.
“I expected to come to USA to experience a new life style, learn new things, visit new places, improve my English, discover myself and become more independent and mature,” Baez said. “Right now, a week before going back home, I can say that during this year I achieved all of that and more.”
Baez plans to return home to finish a semester of high school, then will study at a university in Buenos Aires next fall.
She noted during the meeting Monday that her favorite city on her tour was San Francisco and she particularly enjoyed Arizona and the Grand Canyon. But she added that Niagara Falls was beautiful and the winters didn’t bother her too much.
As Dickenson returns to Lockport and Baez travels home, Lockport native Becca Holz left Monday for her year in Austria through the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
The Holz family has hosted several exchange students recently, and through those relationships the Lockport High School student knew she wanted to participate, too.
“While on exchange I don't really expect much of myself but to gain a second home here. I expect to grow independently and become more mature. After working hard towards this exchange every student expects to come back home with a whole new view on their life that impacts future choices,” Holz said. She’ll live in the town of Salzburg.
Smiling as they hugged Rotarians Monday between bites of cake, both Baez and Dickenson return home with a lifetime of memories thanks to the international exchange program through the Rotary Club of Lockport.
“I’ve learned how community matters, no matter where you are,” Dickenson added.
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Paul E. Lehman                                             Written by,
Rotary Club of Lockport                               Joel M. Lehman
Public Image Committee Chair
1st photo: (left) Katie Dickenson ; (right) Lore Baez  2nd photo: Becca Holz

Rotary Exchange Students Review Their Time Abroad Paul and Joel Lehman 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Mike Norris NYS Assemblyman

Posted on Aug 29, 2017
Michael Norris, NYS Assemblyman and Rotarian gave Rotary Club of Lockport and update on his work at this week's luncheon meeting.
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Presentations August 22nd 2017

Posted on Aug 22, 2017

At this week's Rotary meeting we met our new incoming Rotary Exchange student, Diego Negro from Madrid Spain. In the left photo, he is flanked by Youth ervice Committee members, Cynthia Cotten (left) and Maria Biano (right).

Our speaker for the club meeting was Jason Evchich (right) assisted by Darren Vukovic (left). They are asking for support for completing a playground for children with disabilities in Pendleton through Mason's Mission Foundation.

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Lock Tenders 

Posted on Aug 19, 2017
Today, Marie Bindeman, Steve Cotten, Sue Longen, Paul Lehman and Bob Shaw (and his brother) volunteered on behalf of Rotary for the Flight of Five demonstration at the old Erie Canal locks.
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Welcoming our new Exchange Student

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
Our inbound exchange student for this year, 15-year-old Diego Gonzalez Negro, from Madrid, arrived early this evening. Welcoming him at the Buffalo airport was his first host family, the Connors; his second host mom, Heather Dickenson, and her daughter, recently returned outbound student Katie; and Cyndy and Steve Cotten.
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District Grant Match

Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Pat Castiglia, District 7090's Annual Fund Chair and Chair of Polio Plus for 7090 as well, presents Lockport Rotary President, Ellen Schratz, with a check for $2000, representing the District match for our literacy program.
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Play 9, Dine, and WHINE at the Historic Lockport Town and Country Club Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Society

Posted on Jul 25, 2017
Maynard Lowry was recognized as a continuing member of the Paul Harris Society at this week's meeting. Bravo, Maynard!
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Outgoing Exchange Student

Posted on Jul 25, 2017
Our outbound exchange student for the coming year, Becca Holz, took time from preparations to head to Austria soon to join us at this week's meeting.
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Wellspring Tour du Lac Cyclists

Posted on Jul 22, 2017
Canadian cyclists participating in the Wellspring Tour du Lac, bicycling their way around Lake Ontario, spent the night in Lockport this past Friday. Rotary Club of Lockport welcomed them with a picnic supper. A good time was had by all.
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Billy Elliott Star Speaks to the Club

Posted on Jul 11, 2017
Today's speaker was young Seth Judice, of Houston, TX, who will play the title role in the Historic Palace's upcoming production of "Billy Elliott."
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New Member Welcomed

Posted on Jul 11, 2017
New member John McDonald was welcomed today by President Ellen Schratz and David Greenfield.
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Lock Tending on the Erie Canal

Members tended locks at the Flight of Five on 1 July. Shown here: Steve Cotten, Marie Bindeman, Mo Mere and Sue Lougen.
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Bushels of Books...2017 Edition

Posted by Jackie Davis on Jun 28, 2017

LOCKPORT ROTARY Holds Annual Bushels of Books Program

The third annual Bushels of Books program of the Lockport Rotary Club was a delightful experience. Rotary held its story time and book distribution on June 23 at the Lockport YMCA. The children were divided into two age groups of K-2nd an 3-4th graders, and were supervised by the excellent staff of the YMCA Afterschool Program. Reading Rotarians were children's author Cyndy Cotten, Maria Biano, and Jackie Davis. The program was coordinated by Rotary Literacy Chair Jackie Davis, YMCA Youth director Laurie Ferris.

The Rotary Club of Lockport collected approximately 175 new books, at 5 different locations. Special thanks to DeSalles Catholic School, the YMCA, The Palace Theater, and the Lockport High School Interact Club for serving as collection sights, in addition to Rotary.

Bushels of Books was advertised on LCTV's Community Bulletin Board, Facebook, and Clubrunner. Members of Rotary, and the local community donated new books for some of Lockport's youngest readers.

A number of Rotarians volunteered to place a Rotary Club logo in every book. The children of the YMCA After-School program were very exited to enjoy a story time, and receive a new book as a gift. Children's author Cyndy Cotten autographed copies of her books. Maria Biano, a retired Spanish teacher read in both English and Spanish at the children's request. Jackie Davis, a local voice teacher, sang one of the children's elementary school songs prior to reading her selection.

The children were invited to select a new book following the story time. It was a wonderful event. The reminder of the books will be given to each child attending the YMCA Day Camp, which begins next week.

Education and literacy are among Rotary's areas of focus. The motto of Rotary International is Service Above Self.

The last photo is of 3 hard-working Rotarians, (Left to right) Maria Biano, Cynthia Cotten, and Chair of the Literacy Committee, Jackie Davis. 

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Bob Lipp achieves 50 years of Rotary membership! Paul E. Lehman 2017-06-18 04:00:00Z 0

2017 Paul Harris Dinner

Posted by Paul Lehman on May 22, 2017
At the May 18th Paul Harris Awards Dinner held at Spring Lake Winery, Lockport, Jackie Davis (left) presented the award to Kathleen Granchelli, Director, YWCA. Dave Greenfield presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award to Rotarian, Janet Walker. Bob Hagen (far right) presented the award to Dr. Jeffrey Schratz.
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Tracey Farrell is our Newest Member

Tracey Farrell, City of Lockport Assessor, was inducted as a new member on Tuesday. President Julie Coy (left) and Past-President and sponsor David Greenfield (right) do the honors.
Tracey Farrell is our Newest Member Paul Lehman 2017-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Area Students are Recipients of Rotary Scholarships

Winners of Rotary Club of Lockport’s scholarships were announced at the regular meeting of the club on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. The students and their parents were introduced to the club during the meeting.
Mary Pagan, daughter of Paula and Robert Pagan, Lockport, and a senior at Lockport High School will receive $2000 for each of 4 years while she pursues studies at D’Youville College towards a 5-year degree preparing to be a nurse practitioner.
Olivia Hansen, daughter of Amy and Brian Hansen, Lockport, and a senior at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will receive a $2000 vocational scholarship for each of 2 years as she studies nursing at LeMoyne College.
Rotary has provided scholarships to local students for many years using self-contributed funds and those raised through the Valentine Raffle and Mothers’ Day Rose sale.
In the photo, Dr. Ryan Schoenfeld (left) congratuates Olivia Hansen while Steve Cotten (far right) congratuates Mary Pagan on their success.
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Rotary offers it's First CPR Class

April 29th, 14 Rotarians and 9 other people participated in CPR training conducted by Action CPR, LLC. It is hoped that this will lead to further community service in this area by our club.
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Scrabblefest 2017

Posted by Paul Lehman on Apr 25, 2017
SCRABBLEFEST 2017: Bottom line - it was a lot of fun! We had nine Rotarians and six wonderful friends of Rotary( Kathy Greenfield, Jane Lehman, Jeff Schratz, Lizzie Schratz, Mary Beth Wilson and Jake Hayes.) Scripts was a great venue to play Scrabble and sit and chat with friends. We celebrated 100 years of the Rotary Foundation and raised a little money for the Literacy volunteers. The big winner was Jake Hayes. Ellen Roth and Jeff Schratz were the runner ups. Kevin Roth won for most points for one play (41). Thank you to everyone for their support. We hope to do this again some time.
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Dave Kinyon Discusses Lockport Locks Heritage

Posted on Mar 21, 2017
Rotary Club of Lockport member and Foundation Chair, Dave Kinyon, explained the success and ongoing enhancement of the Lockport Locks. Our own Erie Canal is over 200 years old. Dave discussed the work of the Locks Heritage District Corporation at our breakfast meeting this morning.
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Inducting New Member Mohammed Mere

Posted on Mar 07, 2017
We proudly inducted new member Mohammed Mere, Assistant Administrator, Eastern Niagara Hospital today. Welcome Mohammed. With Mohammed is his sponsor, Jim Currie, and our President Julie Coy.
New Member Mohammed Mere
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Rendezvous with Comet Halley!

Posted on Feb 28, 2017
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Members of the Rotary Club of Lockport visited the Challenger Learning Center in Lockport, NY, today for a tour of the new facility. Our tour guides were Kathy Michaels, Executive Director, and Jocelyn Welton, Mission Commander.
"Born out of the tragedy that took the lives of the Challenger crew on January 28th, 1986, Challenger Learning Centers were created by the families of the crew as a living memorial to their spirit of exploration. The families knew that a lasting memorial, dedicated to educating students in science, match, and engineering, could play a vital role in America's future."
What an amazing experiential learning environment, mostly for 5th grade through 12th grade, but what adult wouldn't enjoy a mission to rendezvous with Comet Halley?
Rendezvous with Comet Halley! Paul McAfee 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

Ms. Munakdacha Jalani Visited Last Week

Posted on Feb 21, 2017
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
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Mills Jewelers Owner George Fritz Shares History

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.
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2017 Valentine's Fundraising Raffle Paul McAfee 2017-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Ray Geiser, New Rotary Club of Lockport Member 

Posted on Feb 07, 2017
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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
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Vietnam Veteran Grodon Bellinger Receives Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award

Posted on Feb 07, 2017
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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
Vietnam Veteran Grodon Bellinger Receives Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award Paul McAfee 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

Groundwater Protection & Model Cities Landfill

Posted on Feb 01, 2017
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
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Learning About Teen Dating Violence

Posted on Jan 16, 2017
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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
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New officers 2016-17

Posted by Paul Lehman on Jul 05, 2016

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.


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2016 Paul Harris Awards

Posted by Paul Lehman on May 29, 2016
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.
Click below to read more.
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District Governor, Kevin Crosby presents 3-year Rotary Leadership Training completion pins to David Greenfield and Ellen Schratz Paul Lehman 2016-05-12 00:00:00Z 0


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
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Great Article

Rotary Club of Lockport Rotaract Meeting article in today's (4/11/16) Lockport Union Sun & Journal.
Service Above Self
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New Member 3/1/16

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!
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New Member!

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
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Rotary provides program for LCTV's WNY Tonight 2-24-16

Posted by Paul McAfee on Feb 26, 2016
Tammy Lee Demler, Host of WNY Tonight on LCTV, met live on February 24, 2016 with leaders from the Rotary Club of Lockport (NY).
Interviewed live on-air by Tammie Lee were David Greenfield, President, Eric Connor, Major Jose Santiago and Jackie Davis, Immediate Past President.
Rotary Club of Lockport Public Image Director Paul Lehman organized the broadcast interview.
In the past five years, the Rotary Club of Lockport has contributed $297,635 to local and global causes. These include $48,000 for college scholarships, $12,500 for youth leadership training, $12,000 for international youth education exchange programs, $3900 for literacy programs, $51,450 for the Salvation Army, and much more. 
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New Members!

Rotary Club of Lockport inducted two new members today(1/19/16): Carrie Wittenzellner (right) (Sponsor, Pat Barrows) and Paul McAfee (left) (transfer). They pose, here, with President David Greenfield (center). We hope to utilize their many talents in "being a gift to the world."
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Rotary Weekly meetings are well worth attending to expand our perspective on the community and its people

In the interest of building goodwill and friendship, our president-elect and program chair, Julie Coy, invited Rotarian Janet Walker (right) and her mother, Margo Bittner (left), a rabbinical assistant to present a program on practices of the Jewish faith at this week's Rotary meeting. A graduate of Toastmasters, Margo held our apt attention with a 20-minute program. Daughter, Janet, did real well with her shofar-blowing demonstration! Rotary meetings are well worth attending to break from the day-to-day routine and expand one's knowledge of  the community and its people.
Rotary Weekly meetings are well worth attending to expand our perspective on the community and its people Paul E. Lehman 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z 0

Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by David Greenfield
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ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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