Author: Rotary Club of Buffalo

Rotary Club of Buffalo

The Rotary Club of Buffalo is made up of committed neighbors, community and business leaders dedicated to making Western New York a better place to live since 1911. Since 1989 the club has awarded grants of more than $1.9 million to local community organizations. Learn more about the Rotary Club of Buffalo: Join us at one of our Thursday lunch meetings at 12:15 PM at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo for powerful speakers, timely topics, and fellowship. Join leaders. Exchange ideas. Take action.

By Deann Sheppard, retired educator Lorraine Elementary School, Buffalo Public Schools Rotarians serve as mentors at Lorraine Elementary School in south Buffalo, as they have for the past 27 years!  Each year new mentors are trained to join the veteran mentors who are paired with students in kindergarten through 8th Grade.  Mentors meet with their students each week of the school year, keep journals, and focus on reading and writing. Mentors build relationships with students, many lasting long after the student graduates from Lorraine School.  We cannot measure the importance of what they do, but we see success every day, every…

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By Susan Schwartz Want to make an impact on your community? Community service can come in all shapes and sizes. Volunteers have many choices to invest their time and talent. Today, service organizations are struggling, partially because our world is so fast paced and there are so many strings pulling at our time, but also because the culture of service has perhaps not been engrained in us as it once was. Times change, but the need remains constant. One organization that still stands out for its service is Rotary International. I have been a member now for 25 years –…

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