Club Update March 31, 2021

Posted by Mary Margaret Ripley
The Rotary Club of LeRoy’s March 31st meeting via zoom started with a lovely “Good Afternoon” from the ever smiling, President Mary Margaret Ripley to the members present. The Pledge, prayer and 4-Way test followed and the introduction of its only guest, Paul Saskowski of the Batavia Club who was the program for the day.
Club Update March 31, 2021 Mary Margaret Ripley 2021-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

Club Update March 24, 2021

Posted by Shannon Karcher on Mar 27, 2021
The Rotary Club of LeRoy gathered virtually on March 24, 2021, with 23 members present and two guests, Gary Churchill and Hans Kunze.  Gary was visiting virtually from the Rotary Club of Batavia.  Hans Kunze presented to the club on birding but also is from the Rotary Club of Perry. 
Club Update March 24, 2021 Shannon Karcher 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute Graduates!

The Rotary Club of LeRoy is proud to announce the latest graduates from the Rotary Leadership Institute!  Jason Karcher started the journey in December of 2018 and was able to graduate by completing Part 3 this month.  Shannon Karcher joined the cohort in January and completed all three parts over the last three months.
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Club Update March 17, 2021

Posted by Shannon Karcher on Mar 19, 2021
The Rotary Club of LeRoy gathered virtually on March 17, 2021, with 17 members present and no guests.  Past President Scott McCumiskey began the meeting in the absence of President Mary Margaret.  Past President Scott briefly shared President Mary Margaret was with her husband an appointment.
Club Update March 17, 2021 Shannon Karcher 2021-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
District 7090 Virtual Conference Jason Karcher 2021-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

Club Update: February 10th

The Rotary Club of LeRoy gathered virtually on February 10, 2021, with 22 members present and no guests.  President Mary Margaret Ripley brought the meeting to order and the pledge and prayer were offered by Jim Ellison.   
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Club Update: February 3rd

The Rotary Club of LeRoy gathered virtually on February 3, 2021, with 16 members present and two guests, District Governor (DG) Frank Adamson and Past District Governor, Kevin Crosby.  President Mary Margaret Ripley brought the meeting to order and the pledge was led by Bob Bennett.  Mr. Bob Carlon led us in prayer. 
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Club Update: January 27th

The Rotary Club of LeRoy gathered virtually on January 27, 2021, with 24 members present.  President Mary Margaret Ripley brought the meeting to order promptly at 12:15.   Pledge was led by Randy Vink followed by a prayer offered by Martha Bailey.  There was no guest present. 
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Get REAL this weekend!

REAL or Rotary Excited About Literature will be setup as part of the Farmer's Market this Saturday, July 25 from 9a-1p.  Please come down for some free books.  Any donations made benefit Rotary Polio Plus.  See you there!
Get REAL this weekend! Mary Young 2020-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

Food and Personal Care Item Collection!

Come see us on Saturday, August 15 from 9a-3p in the Save A Lot parking lot in LeRoy!  We'll be collecting non-perishable food items and personal care items.  Save A Lot will also have $3 and $5 bags available with these items all ready for you to donate. Many children and their families go hungry on the weekends.  The backpack program helps ensure that our children have something to eat while not at school.  Dedicated volunteers load the backpacks for children to take home.  Knights Closet is located at the High School and provides personal care items for student hygiene.
Food and Personal Care Item Collection! Martha Bailey 2020-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

Community Reinvestment Program

It is the Rotary International vision statement that perhaps says it best "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotarians are a collection of people of action, and we share a strong sense of purpose.  In troubled times such as these, Rotarians will rise and see the needs of their community and the world.  It is with that sense of purpose that the Rotary Club of LeRoy has begun the "Rotary Community Reinvestment Fund."
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across the globe, but signs of the effects can be seen in our community.  In the interest of public safety, nonessential local businesses have been forced to close.
The impact of these closures may not be evident to the naked eye, but the ramifications are impacting our friends and neighbors who own these businesses.  As both state and national levels begin to restart the economy, those same businesses that have supported Le Royans in the past will need our support more than ever.
The Community Reinvestment Fund will take donations made by local individuals and families, and direct them to the LeRoy businesses most in need.  The Rotary Club of LeRoy, which has served the community for more than 75 years, will oversee the collection and distribution of funds.
There will be a short application for businesses to complete, and a committee of Rotarians will review applications and submit approved applications to the Board of Directors.  The form is available on our website.  Fellow Rotarians and their families are not eligible to receive funds through the process.
Individuals or businesses interested in supporting our community can made contributions by mailing a check to: Rotary Club of LeRoy, Attn: Community Reinvestment Fund, P.O. Box 141, LeRoy, NY 14482.
Any questions can be directed to Jim Ellison (717) 503-5749, or:
The application can be found in About Us - Downloads in the toolbar found on this site.
Community Reinvestment Program Scott McCumiskey 2020-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Meetings in the time of COVID-19

The Rotary Club of LeRoy is back and meeting in person.  We are following all necessary safety protocols!  What is exciting is we are now offering our in person meetings via Zoom so that those Rotarians can connect from wherever they are!
Meetings in the time of COVID-19 Jason Karcher 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Easter Egg Drive Thru

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

Meat Raffle Rescheduled

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

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!
LeRoy Rotary Community Kitchen Facebook 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

See Sara Stitch Masks

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

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!

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

Posted by Jason Karcher
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.
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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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