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The July 5 Rotary meeting where we both honored and roasted our outgoing President Lorraine Gaskins. 

President Ron began by highlighting some of Lorraine's accomplishments this past year. 

Past President Amanda then spoke about Lorraine and her passion for youth exchange. She then introduced Peter Wallin from Elmira Sunrise who spoke about Lorraine when she first joined Rotary at the Sunrise Club. 

Then Polly, Laurie and finally Angela Roasted Lorraine with humor and affection.

Preparing for the next Diven Project. Oh such fun. 

We now have the two training dates at The Glen, AND and on-line training option. Pick one and get certified. Remember this is not just for Rotarians, but friends, family, colleagues, and anyone your can bring to volunteer with you.  The Glen will be paying Camp Star $7 an hour per volunteer. So, if I bring my two daughters and we volunteer together for 5 hours, we have earned $105 for Camp Star and had some great family fun too.  Here are the details.
The Six-Hour Race training is set for Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 am, Tower Suites, Watkins Glen International
The NASCAR Race training is set for Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 am, Tower Suites,Watkins Glen International
The On-Line Training optionVolunteers are encouraged to take the online training for the Info Booth Attendant and most importantly take the quiz (to get credit for the training) at:     
AGAIN - it is important that volunteers read the training material but also VERY IMPORTANT to take the quiz so our group gets credit for the people who trained outside the walls of the training room.The online training will be beneficial and convenient for many Rotarians who don't want to make 2 trips to the track back to back.
Here are the available slots for The Six-hour race that still need to be filled:
  • Sat, July 2, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sat, July 2, 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Sun, July 3, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (need two)
  • Sun, July 3, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun, July 3, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun, July 3, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact Bridgett Stewart at to claim your spot.


Diven Elementary School celebrated the 8th Day of Giving with - Make a Gift!Community Partners from The Elmira Rotary...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Monday, December 21, 2015


The Elmira Rotary Club loves partnering with the Diven Elementary School. We recently gave them some more books and $150...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Sunday, November 22, 2015


The Elmira Rotary Club hosted our newest charity event, the Lip Sync Battle. This event is modeled after Spike TV’s new hit show, “Lip Sync Battle” and the Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon’s frequent lip sync challenges. Performers (individuals or teams) select their favorite song and perform their version of it.

The Winners!:
A'Don Allen IV ($1,000 to iMatter)- Judges Choice
Banker's Gone Wild ($1,000 to CASA of the Southern Tier)- 1st Place
Dee & Randy Reid ($750 to Program of P.E.A.C.E.) -2nd Place
Katie Boland ($500 to CareFirst, formerly Southern Tier Hospice)- 3rd Place 

The Pennies for Polio campaign began at Diven Elementary school with a presentation by three Elmira Rotarians; Tom Weidemann, Joe Kozan. and Fred Kelsey. Using a wheelchair as part of the presentation, the Rotarians challenged the 2nd graders to create an in-school Public Service Announcement and spearhead a penny drive. Why pennies? Because a single vaccination for polio costs only 14 cents. 
As part of the challenge to the students, Fred rounded up 14 other Rotarians and friends to match up to $100 the amount raised by the students of Diven. So . . .

President Amanda Harkness and Laurie Liberatore had the pleasure of working with eight Diven Dolphins on Elmira Rotary’s...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Monday, June 15, 2015


Diven Elementary School and the Elmira Rotary Club raised over $1,400 to fight Polio.The Elmira Rotary Club challenged...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Rotary Club of Elmira volunteers serving lunch at the Elmira Community Kitchen last Saturday. We served over 100 meals.

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Monday, April 27, 2015


Welcome to the Elmira Rotary Club! 

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What Is Rotary?
Rotary is a global network of community volunteers.

Rotary club members are business, professional, and community leaders in your locality who meet regularly to plan and implement community service activities and network with other professionals. For those interested, members can also choose to become involved in international humanitarian service efforts. More than 1.2 million men and women in over 200 countries and geographical areas belong to over 33,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary builds international understanding through scholarships, exchange programs, and humanitarian grants. Throughout the world, Rotary clubs participate in a broad range of educational, intercultural, and humanitarian activities designed to improve the lives of others.

Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to make a contribution to their own communities and to communities around the world.

People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie with fellow members. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction gained from making a real difference in the world.

 This is an open invitation to you. Come join us at our regular Tuesday lunch or at our monthly evening social. 

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Rotary Board Meeting - Steele Memorial
Nov 08, 2016
Annual Veterans Day Program
Dec 05, 2016
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Rotary Board Meeting - Steele Memorial
Jan 03, 2017
Ron Shaw
Club Assembly
Apr 04, 2017
Ron Shaw
Club Assembly

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Elmira Riverview Holiday Inn
760 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY  14901-3399
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