Volume 5 | Issue 1  (April 2022)

GI Rotary Bulletin  
Think what Rotary Has Done!
Help Increase our Membership

Upcoming Events for Grand Island Rotarians & Friends

Adopt a Hiway Cleanup
April Dinner mtg
District Officer Training
May Morning mtg
May Dinner Mtg
Apr. 23, 8:30 AM
Apr. 27, 6:00 PM
May 7, 9AM by Zoom
May 11 7:15 AM
May 25, 6:00 PM
Kaegebein Parking Lot
St. Stephen's Com. Room
Zoom,Sherry sends code
Zoom,Sherry sends code
Grand Island Town 'Night Out'
Current Events
AFGHAN EVACUEES – Volunteers from our Club, joined by 2 from UB Rotaract, 3 from M&T Bank turned out Saturday March 26th to clean and furnish an apartment for an Afghan Refugee family.  In a little more than 6 hours a bare apartment was turned into a well appointed home for parents and 5 children with ages from six months to 11 years. Great effort by Chair Diane Garey, Dick Earne, President Sherry, everyone who contributed! Here are a few more pictures and check our Facebook page
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Rebuilt Gazebo - Reliving our 1980's Contribution!

You remember the distress we all felt on dismantling of the 1980's Gazebo, Grand Island Rotary donated to the Town (our $'s and design by Rotarian Frank Vacanti - built by Ken-Ton BOCES). Have you seen the new Town-built Gazebo, enlarging and modernizing, but retaining the basic design of 'our' old one. It was a fitting backdrop to the musicians of the Erie County Wind Ensemble who performed during the Night Out festivities. 

It's Worth it For You to:

Learn More about Rotary!

Sometimes we get all wrapped up in local, Grand Island Rotary activities, and actions. There is so much more to Rotary. Here is a way to find out more:
The Rotary continuum starts at the club level and grows. There is a much larger Rotary world that is just waiting for you to embrace once you understand what it is all about. Come and join us at the upcoming Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) sessions being offered via ZOOM in September, October and November, 2021. It is open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7090. It is an excellent opportunity to meet new Rotary friends (albeit virtually) and expand your Rotary experience.
RLI is made up of three parts, covering six topics per part – Here is an outline of the topics in the First Part, to show you how learning more of Rotary helps YOU learn and develop more of YOURSELF.
My Leadership in Rotary As a Rotarian, I am, by definition, a leader. Join us as we explore the characteristics of leadership, motivational techniques, and leadership styles. How do I best lead? 
My Rotary World As a Rotarian, I am part of a worldwide organization of like-minded people. Take some time to truly understand the purpose and structure of Rotary. Can these resources help me? 
Ethics and Vocational Service I am ethical, recognize and promote ethics in others, and seek opportunities to service through my vocation. You can see that I am a Rotarian.
Our Foundation I am “doing good” in my local community and around the world. Learn about the basic goals and programs of The Foundation. I am a force for good in the world! 
Engaging Members I make my club and Rotary stronger by my active participation. Engaged club members have fun, make friends and effectively serve. This is why I joined Rotary! 
Creating Service Projects I am a vital part of a worldwide service organization of business, professional and community leaders meeting needs in communities. I can build, run and promote service. 
Go to http://www.rotary7090.org to learn more or talk to President Sherry.
There is also a 'District Conference' the weekend of October 21 - 23, a chance for Rotarians from Western NY and Southern Ontario Clubs to exchange ideas (partly in-person, partly by Zoom). Please go on that District web site listed above and see all that is going on beyond Grand Island, but still close to our shores.

UB Rotaract needs Rotary or Buffalo Stuff to Auction!

We would really like the donation of Rotary or Buffalo brand items to support the UB Rotaract Club. They will be running a school raffle the 2nd week in September. Please, if you have items like water bottles, cozies, T-shirts, etc, (with Rotary or Buffalo logos) consider donating them so the UB Rotaract Club can raise $'s for their charitable activities. Get items to President Sherry who will answer any questions and arrange delivery.

 Help DECA Students help Needy Students!

The Grand Island High School DECA Club has their annual School supply collection - August 13 to 25th. They succeeded last year (with our help) preparing backpacks for local children whose parents were having difficulty facing a new school year. Let's help them again this year! All the supplies students need are shown in their flyer. Please consider dropping off supplies at locations shown in the flyer. Or, maybe even better, financial contribution would allow DECA to order bulk purchases of specific needs. We will plan a way to safely give DECA help, individually or as a Club.
Grand Island Rotary Club Officers and Directors for 2021 - 22
President - Sherry Miller
Past President - Dick Earne
Treasurer - 
Secretary - Mike Billoni
Director - Brian Graham
Director - Christine Learman
Director - 
Bulletin Editor, Executive Sect. - Hank Kammerer
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