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Buffalo Rotarians, Ellie Ortman and Lila Brown, recently met with our District Governor Elect and the other District 5950 President Elects.
Posted by Emily Benjamin on Jan 24, 2016
Our Buffalo Rotary Foundation/Club partnered with two other Rotary Clubs, the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club, and St. Cloud Rotary Club, to send school supplies down to Guatemala for the Common Hope students.
There is a team in Guatemala right now, and they will deliver some of these supplies. They sent us a link below to follow their trip through their photo diary.
Posted by Emily Benjamin on Dec 21, 2015
Wow!!! That is all I have to say... well almost all I have to say! Congratulations to the bounce back project for such a successful program, and such great publicity for our City, the Bounce Back Project, and the Buffalo Police! If you haven't seen it on the news, here are the links to a few of the stories!
Posted by Emily Benjamin on Dec 18, 2015
Today Buffalo Rotary with Toys for Tots distributed toys to 270 families, providing toys for roughly 650 children in the Buffalo and Montrose area! It was a fun day, and a success! Thank you to all that helped with distribution, sorting, counting toys, shopping, delivering boxes, and every other task that was needed to make this wonderful event happen! A special thanks to Jean, our Toys for Tots Coordinator that has put countless hours into this event, we couldn't do it without you!
And Oh, What A Night it was!!! This year's annual Buffalo Rotary Car Raffle Fundraiser was filled with disco balls, platform shoes, and bell-bottom pants. Our members were able to sell all 400 tickets, making the evening a successful sold-out event.
The Car Raffle Fundraiser remains to be the biggest fundraising event for the Buffalo Rotary. 100% of all funds raised at the event are donated back to our local and international communities. Through this fundraiser, we are able to to help programs, such as: Toys For Tots, Buffalo Food Shelf, Beds For Kids, Local school scholarships, Adopt A Family, Concerts in the Park, Fishing Klinic for Kids, Wright County Safe Communities, Mentorship Programs, Instrument Trail in the Park, Timber Bay, Capable Partners, Let's Go Fishing, Student Exchange Program, and many more community projects.
We appreciate all of the volunteers who made this night so fantastic. Extra special thanks to Pat Michalicek, Shawn Corbin, and Scott Goodmanson for their work in planning and executing the evening.
Congratulations to the seven winners who all shared a piece of the $10,000 prize, taking home $1,428.57 each.
What a great day of service by Buffalo Rotarians and our families, this past Friday, July 17th!
A very special thank you to Mark Stevens, Yasmin Lee, Al Carroll-Pezzella, Tom Hanson, Jake Twaddle, Ann Dirks and Sally Stevens.
Mark and Yasmin drove the Beds for Kids trailer to Annandale where four children received new beds, set up by Al, Tom, Jake, Mark & Yasmin. After a quick lunch, Mark & Yasmin met up with Sally & Ann to load up the Buffalo Food Shelf truck with Roger & Tim, and head over to share hundreds of pounds of food with Park Lane Apartments residents and anyone else interested. Thank you to all for your service to our community and fellow residents!
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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.