Rotary Club of Lockport
April 2017
Club Assembly @ Noon
May 02, 2017
Deb Brewer
May 09, 2017
Foundation Director Niagara CountyCommunity College
No Meeting
May 16, 2017
Susan Evans
May 23, 2017
Ovarian Cancer
Mike Lieber, science teacher at Emmet Belknap
May 30, 2017
Coalition of Positively Charged People (CPCP)
Club Assembly
Jun 06, 2017
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Lockport
Club Information

Welcome to our Rotary Club!

Lockport - Rotary

Service Above Self

Tuesday @ 12:00 pm except third Tuesday @ 8:00 am
Lockport Town & Country Club
717 East Avenue
Kenan Room
Lockport, NY  14094
United States
District Site
Venue Map
The Great Things We Do
SCRABBLEFEST 2017: Bottom line - it was a lot of fun! We had nine Rotarians and six wonderful friends of Rotary( Kathy Greenfield, Jane Lehman, Jeff Schratz, Lizzie Schratz, Mary Beth Wilson and Jake Hayes.) Scripts was a great venue to play Scrabble and sit and chat with friends. We celebrated 100 years of the Rotary Foundation and raised a little money for the Literacy volunteers. The big winner was Jake Hayes. Ellen Roth and Jeff Schratz were the runner ups. Kevin Roth won for most points for one play (41). Thank you to everyone for their support. We hope to do this again some time.
Rotary Club of Lockport Rose Sale
Long Stem Roses $20.00/Dozen.
Order Deadline is May 5, 2017.
Rose Pick-up May 12th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Heritage Manor, 41 Lexington Court, Lockport, NY 14094.
Contact Dave G. (716-471-2585) or Julie (716-912-2703) for information.
Rotary Club of Lockport Rose Sale
Come to Script's Cafe' on April 20th at 7:15 pm to help Rotary Club of Lockport celebrate the 100th Anniversary of  the Rotary Foundation. We're having a Scrabblefest! Whether you like games or not, it's a good time for socializiation!

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.


Rotary Club of Lockport member and Foundation Chair, Dave Kinyon, explained the success and ongoing enhancement of the Lockport Locks. Our own Erie Canal is over 200 years old. Dave discussed the work of the Locks Heritage District Corporation at our breakfast meeting this morning.
At our Rotary Club of Lockport lunch last Tuesday, our guest speaker was Melinda Sanderson, Director of Mentoring Upstate, for the New York State Mentoring Program.
"The mission of the New York State Mentoring Program is to create positive and supportive Mentor relationships with a statewide, school-based, unique one-to-one Mentoring Program to prevent students from dropping out of school."
NY State Mentoring
NY State Mentoring
We proudly inducted new member Mohammed Mere, Assistant Administrator, Eastern Niagara Hospital today. Welcome Mohammed. With Mohammed is his sponsor, Jim Currie, and our President Julie Coy.
New Member Mohammed Mere
Members of the Rotary Club of Lockport visited the Challenger Learning Center in Lockport, NY, today for a tour of the new facility. Our tour guides were Kathy Michaels, Executive Director, and Jocelyn Welton, Mission Commander.
"Born out of the tragedy that took the lives of the Challenger crew on January 28th, 1986, Challenger Learning Centers were created by the families of the crew as a living memorial to their spirit of exploration. The families knew that a lasting memorial, dedicated to educating students in science, match, and engineering, could play a vital role in America's future."
What an amazing experiential learning environment, mostly for 5th grade through 12th grade, but what adult wouldn't enjoy a mission to rendezvous with Comet Halley?
Our recent Rotary Club of Lockport guest speaker was George Fritz, owner of Mills Jewelers​ in Lockport, NY. George is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

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.
Visit our photo album for photos from our 2017 Rotary Club of Lockport Valentine's raffle fundraising event.
2017 Valentine's Raffle Event
The Rotary Club of Lockport inducted new member Ray Geiser, Administrator at Heritage Manor in Lockport, NY, today. Club President Julie Coy, and Past President David Greenfield, presented Ray with his pin and membership package.
Ray Geiser
At the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Lockport, NY, today, Rotary club member Paul McAfee conferred a Paul Harris Fellow recognition award on Gordon Bellinger. 

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.
Vietnam Veteran Gordon Bellinger Receives Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

New Officers, 2016-17

(Some of) our new officers for 2016-17: (left to right) Dan Wilson, assistant secretary; Ellen Roth, vice president; David Greenfield, immediate past president; Julie Coy, president; Gene Urban, secretary and Ellen Schratz, president elect. Missing: Carrie Witenzellner, sergent at arms; Bob Shaw, treasurer and Jay Dry, assistant treasurer.


Welcome to our new Rotary Club of Lockport President, Julie Coy.
Thank you to our outgoing President, and now Immediate Past President, David Greenfield.
A new year awaits!
Rotary Serving Humanity.
Julie Coy and David Greenfield.
More photos in our Officer Installation photo album at this link:

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.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not for profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

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.

Melinda Sanderson Explains NY State Mentoring
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