Rochester Rotary Clubs Supports Mental Health Initiatives and Organizations

Rochester Rotary Club hosts Annual Charity Golf Outing August 26 Mental and Emotional Health issues are a growing and underserved problem, both across the country and right here in the Rochester Area. Depression and anxiety are epidemic among out youth and teen suicide is on the rise. To help fight back, the Rochester Rotary Club decided to support Mental and Emotional Health initiatives and organizations including those supported by the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Rotary … [Read more...]

Wine & Beer Tasting April 12 with VIDEO

Rochester Rotary Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Raises Tens of Thousands for Charity   Rochester knows that Spring is coming when Rotary’s Wine & Beer Tasting tickets go on sale. Now in its 7th year, The Annual Wine & Beer Tasting has become a staple event in the community’s April calendar. “The Wine & Beer Tasting is our biggest event of the year,” said event chair Kyle Johnson. “And it keeps getting bigger and better. We already have over 20 local restaurants sign up to … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Spring Wine & Beer Tasting Features Top Wine & Craft Beer Selections

Now in its 6th year, The Rochester Rotary Wine & Beer Tasting has become one of Rochester’s biggest Spring Events “We had people calling and emailing us in February, asking when tickets are going on sale,” said event leader John Gaber. “The enthusiasm is beyond anything we considered when we started this a few years back. But with the efforts of our club members, the generous support of Bordine’s and dozens of other local businesses, it’s become quite a sensation.” The 2018 event … [Read more...]

All Four Rochester High School Interact Clubs Earn Coveted Rotary Presidential Citation Award Again

On November 11, Rotary International honored all four Rochester High School Interact Clubs with the Rotary International Presidential Citation Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. This marks the third consecutive year that all four Interact Clubs have distinguished themselves for this landmark achievement, which illustrates the depth of commitment at every level, from the students and faculty advisors to the school administrators and local Rotary Club. The recipients of the Presidential … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotarian Walking Across America to Help Prevent Heart Disease

The 1.2 million global members of Rotary are People of Action. From taking on the mission to eradicate Polio to providing clean drinking water, they see possibilities everywhere. That’s why no one should be surprised when, on October 1, local Rochester Rotarian Chuck Woolaver takes the first of over 5 million steps in a walk across America. As a tall, slim person in his 50’s, few would pick Chuck as candidate for heart disease. However, in 2015, a severe blockage in his legs suddenly … [Read more...]

Three Checks Three Charities

On December 20, Rochester Rotary Charities, the non-profit element of the Rochester Rotary Club, made three different donations to local causes totaling over $10,000. As part of an ongoing commitment to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Dr. Jay Eastman, President of Charities and former Rochester Rotary President, presented Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of Neighborhood House, with a check for $5,000. Minutes later, Dr. Eastman also presented Mary Lee Kowalczyk, Executive Director of … [Read more...]

The Rainbow Connection receives a Donation from Rochester Rotary

Rochester Rotary Charities announces donation to The Rainbow Connection Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, is pleased to announce its continuing support of local charities through a $5,000 donation to Rochester-based The Rainbow Connection. The mission of The Rainbow Connection is to help make dreams come true for … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Club Seeks High School Student Nominations for Rotary Youth Exchange Program 

Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces the club is seeking to sponsor a Rochester-area high school student for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The Youth Exchange Program allows students from around the world to spend an entire school year in a foreign country and focuses on full … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Hosting Annual Poinsettia Sale 

Holiday plants for sale now thru November 10 to raise funds for numerous charities Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, announces its annual poinsettia sale is underway. All proceeds are distributed to numerous charities while celebrating the upcoming holiday season. “Poinsettia sales are a great way to kick off the … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary Announces Polio Awareness Walk on Oct. 24

Michigan roots of polio eradication run deep in Rochester and Ann Arbor Rochester Rotary, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business, professional and community leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, will host a community gathering and polio awareness walk to reflect on the Rochester community’s historical role in helping to eradicate polio world-wide when the Rotary International polio flame comes to … [Read more...]