Rotary Happenings
 
The Rotary Interact Club at ACS continues to help people such as the technology program at the Newstead Senior Center. The latest good news is that Junior Rebecca Higgins has been accepted for Rotary’s Short Term Student Exchange.  This summer Rebecca will reside with a family in another country which will be determined in the near future.  Congratulations Rebecca. 

The club thanks all individuals and corporate sponsors who supported its community outreach during the Holidays.  Forty- three families, sixty- three adults and one hundred twenty- five children were assisted this past year.

On Thursday morning March 17 Peter Miele, Executive Director of the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, will be the meeting program using Zoom.  The museum, in Gettysburg’s Lutheran Seminary, was the center of the first day’s fighting on July 1, 1863.  The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War for the Union and its site is visited by over one million people annually.  If you’re interested in attending our meeting or Zooming in, contact Wally Smith at akronwds@hotmail.com.

Angelina Anzalone of the non-profit Hearts & Hands recently visited the club and gave an update on the fine work the charity continues to do. Hearts now serves WNY and was founded here in Akron at our own First United Methodist Church.  Hearts is an interfaith coalition using volunteers to help frail or vulnerable individuals in underserved communities.  If you want to learn more about services or volunteering, phone (716)406-8311 or at www.hnhcares.org     

A continued thanks to our corporate sponsors who are Bank on Buffalo, Candy Apple Café, Cold Spring Construction, County Line Stone, Doyle Security, Empire Building Diagnostics, Interweb Technology Group, Morluski’s, Niagara Label, Niagara Specialty Metals, Perry’s Ice Cream, and Whiting Door who are always there for the club and its community work.    
Rotary International News

Rotary members in Ukraine are helping neighbors return to their homes, distributing supplies from other countries, and organizing long-term aid — all despite being affected by the war

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, Italy, Rwanda, the Philippines, and the United States.

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

Learn more about the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, John Hewko.