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West Seneca Rotary Club Vacation Raffle Tickets Now available!
West Seneca Rotary Club Vacation Raffle Tickets Now available! 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z
2016 Annual Holiday Sale Underway
Holiday Sale
2016 Annual Holiday Sale Underway 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z
Registration now open for 2016 Red White and BBQ Golfapalooza
Registration now open for 2016 Red White and BBQ Golfapalooza 2016-06-17 00:00:00Z
Habitat for Humamity
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Jerry Sullivan, President, Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, provides an informational update at the May 11th meeting.
Habitat for Humamity 2016-05-12 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Felowship Recognition
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PE Ed presents a Paul Harris Fellowship Award pin to Jean Kovach.
Paul Harris Felowship Recognition 2016-04-26 04:00:00Z
Safeguard your Identity and Support Community Service Projects
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Safeguard your identity and support community service projects.

This is the third semi-annual Shred It community service fundraiser provided by the West Seneca Rotary.

It is a safe and convenient way to destroy documents that contain personal information.

Rotarians will be on duty to help unload your boxes.

You can watch the documents being dumped into the shredder’s hopper.

Donation of $10/ file box (10X11X15).

Cash, check, credit card accepted.

Receipts available.

Safeguard your Identity and Support Community Service Projects 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z
Futuring the West Seneca Public Library
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The West Seneca Public Library is expanding, renovating and positioning for the future. The Library is a critical information and cultural resource for the community  and the Rotary is pledged to provide support.West Seneca Rotary is consulting and planning strategies for enhanced involvement.
Futuring the West Seneca Public Library John R. Boronkay 2016-04-02 00:00:00Z
Mother's Day Candle Sale Underway!
Candle Sale
Mother's Day Candle Sale Underway! 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z
Home Defense Training -- program for Jan. 13th
Home Defense Training -- Guest speaker at the January 13th meeting of the West Seneca Rotary will be David DiTullio of Defensor, Inc. David’s program will focus on just one of the several courses offered by Defensor.

 
Home Defense Training -- program for Jan. 13th 2016-01-07 00:00:00Z
Sheila Meegan, Town Supervisor -- First Program of the New Year
If you live in the Town of West Seneca or have an interest in forward-thinking community development, you will not want to miss the January 6th meeting of the West Seneca Rotary.
Sheila Meegan, Town Supervisor -- First Program of the New Year 2015-12-31 00:00:00Z
Bell Ringing for a Great Cause
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West Seneca Rotarians team up, all day long, at International Tops on Orchard Park Road, to ring the bell for the Salvation Army.
Bell Ringing for a Great Cause 2015-12-22 00:00:00Z
Certificate and Recognition
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Visit and presentation recognized by West Seneca membership
Certificate and Recognition John R. Boronkay 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z
District Governor Crosby Visit West Seneca Rotary
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Around the world every district governor visits every Rotary in their district at least once during their term. The governor visits to meet members, encourage and recognize their efforts and promote goals and vision for the Rotary year.
District Governor Crosby Visit West Seneca Rotary John R. Boronkay 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z
November 4th West Seneca Rotary meeting features Edla Collora, Larkin Center of Commerce
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Development, success and vision for the Larkin Center of Commerce.
November 4th West Seneca Rotary meeting features Edla Collora, Larkin Center of Commerce 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z
380 Million Years Uncovered
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Jerry Bastedo, Executive Director, Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center, will be the featured speaker at the October 7, 2015 meeting of West Seneca Rotary. His topic will be about the extensive educational programs provided and the history and development of the Penn Dixie site..
380 Million Years Uncovered 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z
Keeping the Community Safe
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West Seneca Rotary meeting of Wednesday, September 16, 2015 features Brian Cosgrove, West Seneca Police, Patrol Lieutenant
Keeping the Community Safe 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z
History of Buffalo Architecture
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Hear Jake Schneider, Schneider Design Architects, present information about the “History of Buffalo Architecture.” The meeting is Wednesday, September 9, 2015; 7:45 a.m.
History of Buffalo Architecture John R. Boronkay 2015-09-03 00:00:00Z
Taking Action to Make Our Communities Safer
Greater Buffalo Metropolitan Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit public group serving the counties in Western New York and Ontario, Canada. Their objective is: “…to make our communities safe from violent felons, educate students on crime prevention and remove illegal weapons from our streets
Taking Action to Make Our Communities Safer John R. Boronkay 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z
Nigeria goes one year without a case of polio
Africa’s only polio-endemic country marks one year since its last case of the disease.
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio annually, in 125 countries — about 1,000 cases per day. Rotary and its partners have reduced that figure by more than 99.9 percent, and in 2014, there were fewer than 400 cases in the entire world.
West Seneca Rotary encourages the community to support Rotary’s efforts to end polio by visiting endpolio.org to donate and to learn more.
Nigeria goes one year without a case of polio 2015-08-11 00:00:00Z
Events that Promote "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution"
One of the focal points of The Rotary Foundation is “Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.” The Rotary Club of West Seneca would like to invite you to consider these two events:
 
Events that Promote "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution" John R. Boronkay 2015-08-04 00:00:00Z
Literacy Development: Reading and Study Rooms in Monterey, Mexico
Kim Wittkugel will be presenting a status report on 4 libraries, furnished by the West Seneca Rotary, in Monterrey, Mexico. Basic Education and Literacy is a major focus of The Rotary Foundation.
Literacy Development: Reading and Study Rooms in Monterey, Mexico John R. Boronkay 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z
Face2Face Program of Kids Escaping Drugs
Jessica Sherman, LMSW, Face 2 Face Director, Kids Escaping Drugs, Inc., will be the featured speaker at the July 8, 2015 meeting of the Rotary Club of West Seneca. Everyone is aware of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse but not always sure about intervention.
Come to have breakfast with the Rotary Club of West Seneca and hear Jessica’s message about the services and success of Kids Escaping Drugs Face2Face program.
Face2Face Program of Kids Escaping Drugs 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z
The Italian Pizzelle: Description and Demonstration
Presented by:  Nando Silenzi, President and CEO, J.S. Specialty Foods Inc [adapted using information from Nando’s LinkedIn page]
Come to have breakfast with the Rotary Club of West Seneca and see, hear and taste Nando’s message about the Italian Pizzelle.
The Italian Pizzelle: Description and Demonstration 2015-06-26 00:00:00Z
Celebration and Planning Session of the Peace Education Project (PEP)
“The Object of Rotary” – this is number 4 – “the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
To that end…
Please join us on Thursday, June 25 for a Celebration and Planning Session of the Peace Education Project (PEP) at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209), at 5:30-7:30 pm.
Celebration and Planning Session of the Peace Education Project (PEP) John R. Boronkay 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z
Build Leadership Skills and Rotary Knowledge
Only 19 days left to the District 7090 Rotary Leadership Institute
event at Niagara College, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake on June 6.
How many members is your club sending - 4,3,1,0 ??? Are some of these your incoming club officers and board members…send at least one more for your club. How many other members are attending?
DON’T FORGET - RLI is a powerful tool to grow member and club strengths and help maintain member retention. No Lectures Here!
Build Leadership Skills and Rotary Knowledge 2015-05-19 00:00:00Z
Family Promise of Western New York
Charles LeFevre, IV, Executive Director, Family Promise of Western New York, will be the featured speaker at a Rotary Club of West Seneca meeting. This breakfast meeting is Wednesday, May 13, 2015; 7:45 a.m.; Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. The cost of $10 includes breakfast. For additional information: www.facebook.com/WestSenecaRotary.
Family Promise of Western New York 2015-05-09 00:00:00Z
Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center
Scott Dobe will be the featured speaker at the West Seneca Rotary meeting of Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Join the Rotarians for breakfast and learn about the past, present and pending future of the Center and the valuable services it provides.
Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z
Re-Tree WNY
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Paul Maurer, Founder and Chairman, Re-Tree WNY, will be the featured speaker at a Rotary Club of West Seneca meeting. The breakfast meeting is Wednesday, April 8, 2015; 7:45 a.m.; Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. The cost of $10 includes breakfast. For additional information: www.wsrotary.org, or www.facebook.com/WestSenecaRotary.
 
Re-Tree WNY 2015-04-04 00:00:00Z
Goin' Bald for Bucks -- Roswell Park Cancer Institute Event
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Andrea Gregory of Roswell Park Cancer Institute will be the featured speaker at a Rotary Club of West Seneca meeting. This breakfast meeting is Wednesday, April 1, 2015; 7:45 a.m.; Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. The cost of $10 includes breakfast. For additional information: www.wsrotary.org, or www.facebook.com/WestSenecaRotary.
Goin' Bald for Bucks -- Roswell Park Cancer Institute Event John R. Boronkay 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z
Service -- To Shred and Protect
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It is reasonable to be concerned about identity theft. One can never feel too secure in the environment of the 21st century. The Rotary Club of West Seneca will conduct a paper shredding service; Saturday, April25, 2015; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Southgate Plaza, Union Road, West Seneca; near the Southgate sign.
Service -- To Shred and Protect 2015-03-28 00:00:00Z
Happening in Erie County: Legislator Lorigo Speaks at Rotary Club of West Seneca
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The Rotary Club of West Seneca looks forward to hearing from featured speaker Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo at its breakfast meeting, March 11, 2015 ; 7:45 a.m.; Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road; cost $10, includes breakfast.
Happening in Erie County: Legislator Lorigo Speaks at Rotary Club of West Seneca John R. Boronkay 2015-02-28 00:00:00Z
Prepare for Emergencies
John Gullo describes actions and answers questions about preparing for personal or community emergencies.
His presentation includes hand out of materials helpful to planning.
Prepare for Emergencies John R. Boronkay 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z
The Spark Plug that Runs the Engine
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Rotarian Wally Ochterski, Chairman, Stewardship Subcommittee, District 7090 Rotary International Foundation Committee, used a visual and example filled presentation to explain why and how The Rotary Foundation (TRF) works.
The Spark Plug that Runs the Engine 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z
Three new members receive credentials and are welcomed.
Linda, Emily and Justin
Three new members receive credentials and are welcomed. 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z
Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
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President Jean presents Past President Bob with the pin recognizing him as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
Multiple Paul Harris Fellow John R. Boronkay 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z
Greens are White -- Time to Think Golf
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The Rotary Club of West Seneca is proud to announce the Carl Lambein Charity Golf Tournament. Details of the event are: Harvest Hill Golf Course; Monday, August 3, 2015. This year, the proceeds will support two purposes: VALOR, veterans and their families, and The Rotary Club of West Seneca, New York Charities.
Greens are White -- Time to Think Golf John R. Boronkay 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z
Programs and Projects: RI Calendar Serves to Guide
RI has a new "special observations" calendar. It can help clubs select and plan projects as well as weekly programs. The observations focus on the "Areas of Focus" plus "Vocational Service" and "Youth Services." Read the article. Apply your creativity. Call President Jean or Program Chairman Frank.
Programs and Projects: RI Calendar Serves to Guide John R. Boronkay 2014-12-26 00:00:00Z
Boost the Community -- $$$ for a District Grant – Apply Now for 2015-2016
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The District will have approximately $50K available for grants to clubs for projects in 2015-2016. The grant application process is easy and straightforward. Plus, this club, Rotary Club of West Seneca (RCWS), has many colleagues trained and available to help.
Boost the Community -- $$$ for a District Grant – Apply Now for 2015-2016 John R. Boronkay 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z
That’s Really Fantastic; aka, TFR; aka, The Rotary Foundation
Your gift to The Rotary Foundation works far beyond that single contribution. The combination of support from Rotarians, Clubs, Districts and The Rotary Foundation has major impact on Global Grant projects. You should feel proud of what your contribution accomplishes. It is more that dollars. It is impact on improving the lives of people.
That’s Really Fantastic; aka, TFR; aka, The Rotary Foundation John R. Boronkay 2014-11-12 00:00:00Z
A Rose among Rotarians
Larry is a living example of the 4-Way in action.
A Rose among Rotarians John R. Boronkay 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z
West Seneca Rotary attends Rotary Buffalo Bash
Our West Seneca Club manned the registration table at the Buffalo Bash and participated in plenary and breakout sessions.  Our volunteers helped approximately 300 Registrants at the Buffalo Convention Center.
 
The Rotary 7090 Buffalo Bash brought Rotarians from Western New York and Canada.
 
Speakers included Joshua Covey from Franklin Covey, Brigadier General Ken Chrosniak, and Joe Roberts, Skid Row to CEO.  Rotarians networked with others within our 7090 district.
 
West Seneca Rotary attends Rotary Buffalo Bash 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z
Welcome
What would it take to change the world?
 
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide.  Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
 
Welcome to the on-line home of the Rotary Club of West Seneca, NY.  The West Seneca Rotary Club includes approximately fifty women and men who reside and/or work in West Seneca and are actively involved in making West Seneca, Western New York and the world a better place to live. 
 
If you are interested in more information, please join us as our guest at one of our breakfast meetings.  OR, contact our Membership Chair, Ed Bedient at 716-997-6043 Email: edmundbedient@yahoo.com
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
 
Welcome Jack Amico

West Seneca Rotary Holiday Fruit Sale

Rotary Fruit BasketWest Seneca Rotary is now taking orders for their Holiday Fruit Sale!
 
Available this year:
  • Fruit Gift Baskets
  • Fruit Gift Boxes
  • Various fruits
  • Cookie Dough
  • 22 inch Wreaths
  • 6 inch Poinsettias
  • $10 Southtowns Restaurant Gift Certificates
 
Individuals will also be able to make donations to the West Seneca Food Pantry
 
West Seneca Rotary Holiday Fruit Sale