2015 is starting off to be a great year with the Rotary Club of Amherst moving to a terrific new venue Rizotto Ristorante on Maple Road.  Additionally our Club President Dr. Katie Biggie recently returned from a trip to Tanzania as part of a University at Buffalo program.  While she was there she was able to oversee our Club's donation of sewing machines and desks to a trade school.  This project was made possible by our Club's fundraising efforts and a District 7090 matching grant.
2014 also closed fantastically, though bittersweet.  With a great tradition of hosting a Christmas party in early December for the patients of the Erie County Medical Center skilled nursing facility which has grown over the past two years with the County's building of the beautiful new Terrace View complex.  Each year Rotarians, friends and family join the patients there to sing carols, give presents, eat pizza, and enjoy a visit from a special Santa.  The bittersweet part was in late December we had a fantastic farewell party to the Westwood Country Club as they closed their doors to make room for a new development project.  The party included some of the best food we have had at a Club known for good food.
As we move further into 2015 we are happy with returning to the location of our roots (Rizotto Ristorante was the site of Daffodils Restaurant where the Club was chartered in 1988) where we continue to enjoy great lunches, speakers and networking.