Club News

The Rotary Club of Hamburg and Village of Hamburg Parks & Recreation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of on April 7 at the small public park at Main and Buffalo streets. The ceremony marked the official opening of the three bicycle repair

The Rotary Club of Hamburg May Lottery Calendar raffle is winding down.  Members of the club have purchased gift cards or items from local vendors as a way of supporting local business during this difficult time.  Some businesses added an additional prize to support Rotary.  In the end we had a month full of great prizes!  We would like to thank local vendors, our members and of course those who have purchased tickets to this important fundraiser.  Check here to see our lucky winners!     
Since 2007,  Rotary Club of Hamburg has sponsored Warm the Children, providing new, warm winter clothes for less fortunate families in the southtowns.  To date, 300 children from 125 families are wearing new jackets, hats, sweaters and other new clothing, thanks to the generosity of community members, organizations and local businesses.  Rotary hopes to assist up to 400 children this year.
Did you know that every blood donation can save up to 3 lives?  In 2005, ConnectLife, then Unyts, was approached by area hospitals looking for a cost-effective alternative for purchasing blood. By collecting, processing and distributing all the blood locally, ConnectLife’ Community Blood Service has already saved local hospitals over $10 million. 

The Rotary Club of Hamburg presented college scholarships to three high school students in Hamburg Village Memorial Park with the clock donated by the club as both a picturesque backdrop and to allow appropriate social distancing due to the pandemic. Scholarships were presented to Riley McGloin, of Frontier High School; Sienna Becker, of Hamburg High School; and Benjamin Egloff, of St. Francis High School.








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Shown from left are: Photo 1 – Rotarians Maria Guizzotti, Jack Flint and Lisa Avery with scholarship winner Benjamin Egloff and his parents, John and Rebecca Egloff. Photo 2 – Rotarians Earl Knauss, Jack Flint and Lisa Avery, with scholarship winner Riley McGloin and her parents, Jerry and Janet McGloin. Photo 3 – Rotarians Jack Flint and John Nowak with scholarship winner Sienna Becker and her parents, Delia and Ken Becker. Rotary strives to make the world a better place with numerous local and global initiatives, such as the international campaign to eradicate polio and construction of wells worldwide for fresh drinking water. Besides funding college scholarships, the Hamburg club, founded in 1942, coordinates the Warm the Children Program and is one of the four Hamburg service organizations that present the BurgerFest each July (this year, the event scheduled for July 18 was canceled due to concerns surrounding Covid-19). Rotary has met at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at local restaurants until recently, but is currently meeting outdoors and by Zoom while searching for a new home that allows social distancing together while enjoying a meal and conducting business.

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