Hearts and Hands Speaker Challenges Us to Community Service Need
Executive Director Cathy Oczek of the Hearts and Hands organization was with us Tuesday, March 28th. She spoke about the niche the organization fills in helping seniors (60 and older) who have no one other than this organization to call on for "Sunshine Services" transportation, light yard work, repairs and food pantry. Lockport is the last area of NW New York to participate but is building in demand and coresponding need for volunteers.
Contact the organization M-F, 9-1pm at the Dale Center in Lockport: 716-514-9976.
George reviewed the 88-year history of Mills Jewelers, from its founding in 1929 until today. George started working at Mills Jewelers at the age of 15 in 1972, later purchasing the store after the second of the two founders passed away. He brought old photos, newspaper articles, and ads, from the walls of the stores that tell the store's history.
Gordon served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. He served in the 18th and 20th Engineer Brigades in Vietnam in 1968-1970, earning the Bronze Star award. The Bronze Star is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
New Officers, 2016-17
Thank you to our outgoing President, and now Immediate Past President, David Greenfield.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
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The Rotary Club of Lockport was chartered on May 1, 1919, with Charles A. Upson elected as the first club president and George C. Lewis elected as secretary. The club started with 25 charter members and grew to over 70 members within two years. Currently the club has over 50 members.