About Us

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Amherst. We are a group 19 Rotarians celebrating 35 years of service within our local, regional and global communities as part of the Rotary International global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and have taken action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Our club was chartered on May 20, 1988 by Rotary International.

Over the past decade our club has supported 0ver 100 exchange programs, scholarships, local, national and international charitable projects. Recent donations:
•A substantial donation to the United Way Covid Response Fund
•Buffalo Perinatal and Prenatal Network
•Buffalo Red Cross
•St. Luke’s Mission
•Amherst Warm Clothing Project
•Town Square and Rich Street Food Pantry
                        •Technology Rebuild in Puerto Rico-After Hurricane Maria
                        •American Red Cross
                      •American Cancer Society
                         •Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief
                        •Ecuador Education for Girls in Rural Areas
                        •Tanzania Education Projects
                        •Rotary International
                        •Polio Plus
Rotary is certainly about “Service Above Self”, but that doesn’t rule out the fun, camaraderie and deep sense of satisfaction we find in our activities. We host a Halloween Fest for over 3000 local residents at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, clean up Young’s Road followed by a picnic, host a holiday party at the long-term care facility at ECMC with a visit from a different Santa. Last time it was Elvis Santa who entertained, passed out gifts and led us in song. Providing food for local pantries and the Great Lakes Watershed Project are popular with our members. Our Sporktoberfest (a spring Oktoberfest) at Park Country Club and Autumn Moon Dance at Buffalo Yacht Club are enjoyed by all. Our meeting feature interesting speakers, social events, and Professor Phil “the smartest man in the world”.
If you are new to our community or would like to learn more about our club, please contact our membership chair, listed on the left column of our home page. Perhaps you might even consider joining us for lunch as we are starting to move to in-person meetings. All are welcome, and we will even treat you to a meal. We meet every Thursday afternoon at 12:00 at Dandelion’s Restaurant, Dandelions Restaurant 1340 North Forest Road, Williamsville NY 14221. 

What We Do

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Our Mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Our Vision

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President