Easter Egg Drive Thru

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The Easter Egg Drive Thru will take place this Saturday, April 11th at Trigon Park staring at 12 Noon!  All necessary precautions have been taken per CDC and Department of Health Guidelines.  The Eggs have been stuffed in advanced with pre-wrapped candy.  The eggs will be distributed in Ziploc Bags.  All materials have been allowed to sit without being touched for well over the guided time frames.  No more than 10 volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves and be six feet apart for the event.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Easter Egg Drive Thru Jason Karcher 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Meetings in the time of COVID-19

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As COVID-19 has changed the way we interact, the Rotary Club of LeRoy is finding new ways to stay connected.  The March Board Meeting was held via Google Hangouts as well as the most recent weekly meeting.  We'll continue to meet virtually as we work through the pandemic.
Meetings in the time of COVID-19 Jason Karcher 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Meat Raffle Rescheduled

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Please note that the Meat Raffle scheduled for Saturday, April 25th has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 13th.  All tickets will be honored on the new date.  We'll continue to provide updates as available.  Thanks!
Meat Raffle Rescheduled Jason Karcher 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

LeRoy Rotary Community Kitchen

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LeRoy Rotary Community Kitchen was proud to serve 220 take out dinners to our community on March 24th as well as deliver 25 meals to homebound seniors.  We can't thank our AMAZING volunteers enough for all their hard work.  The LeRoy Rotary Community Kitchen provides a vital service to our community which can be felt more now than ever!
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See Sara Stitch Masks

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The Rotary Club of LeRoy is continuing to look for ways to directly or indirectly support our communities during this trying time.  We are pleased to support Sara Kent of See Sara Stitch as she makes masks for a variety of local medical personnel and facilities.
See Sara Stitch Masks Jason Karcher 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Rotarians

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The Rotary Club of LeRoy is proud and excited to welcome two amazing new members!  Jessica Strollo (sponsored by Marcia McKenzie) and Shannon Karcher (sponsored by Jason Karcher) were inducted at the lunch meeting on August 7 by President Mary.  Welcome Jessica and Shannon!
Welcome New Rotarians Jason Karcher 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Backpack Collection a Success!

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The Rotary Club of LeRoy would like to thank everyone that made the Rotary Back-to-School Backpack Collection a great success. LeRoy is full of wonderful volunteers and community members. Save A lot started collections in advance, which really made a difference. Copart used their money from dress down day to provide school supplies and cash. This fundraiser was designed to help kick start the backpack program at Wolcott Street School which endeavors to make sure that children are not hungry over the weekend. The supplies were taken to the Baptist Church to be sorted. Each week the dedicated volunteers deliver the food to the school and the backpacks are filled. No child should go hungry. It takes a village……
Backpack Collection a Success! Martha Bailey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Hots and Hams @ Oatka Fest

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It was a beautiful weekend as the Rotary Club of LeRoy sponsored it's annual Hot Dog/Hamburger Fundraiser at the 31st Annual Oatka Festival.  Thanks to all who came to support another successful year of raising money for projects around our community!
Hots and Hams @ Oatka Fest Jason Karcher 2019-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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