It's officially still summer and the weather seems to still be beautiful in Buffalo, but the Rotary Club of Amherst is gearing up for our new Fall Tradition, the Harvest Moon Dinner Dance.  After our first successful Dinner Dance in 2014 we are pleased to see the event return for 2015 as our new Fall Fundraiser.  Hosted by the Rotary Club of Amherst and the Rotary Club of Amherst Foundation, the event will again return to the Buffalo Yacht Club in downtown Buffalo on the beautiful Niagara River.  Live music will again be presented by The Flying Blind and tickets will be available from Club Members for $75/each including buffet dinner with wine and a cash bar.  This year the proceeds will benefit Gerard Place and the Cervical Cancer Screening Project in Belize along with the Rotary Club of Amherst Foundation.  (See below for flyer).  Contact Club President Isadore DeMarco for more information.
The Rotary Club of Amherst is also very happy to have presented checks from our recent Sproktoberfest 2015 Fundraiser (our spring Oktoberfest will be held again at Park Country Club in May of 2016 stay tuned for details).  The recipients of the major proceeds of $3000 each were The Salvation Army of Buffalo and the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Amherst Locaiton.  We were proud to present checks to Salvation Army Major Tom Applin and Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy at a recent lunch meeting.
Our annual Entertainment Book drive (please contact us to purchase your 2016 books) raised money for tablet computers for a school in Tanzania.  The tablets we selected were android powered full featured tablets manufactured by Bak USA right here in Buffalo, NY.  Bak USA was gracious enough to customize the tablets with the Rotary Club of Amherst logo!
In August we welcomed District Governor Kevin Crosby to our Club for a visit and were proud to present him with a check on behalf of our Members contribution to the Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) program of the Rotary Internation Foundation.
Additionally the Rotary Club of Amherst has continued to support the Rotary International Foundation and as such we were able to present three Paul Harris Fellow awards this year. Two were presented to members: one to Immediate Past President Dr. Katie Biggie (now President of the Roundabout Rotary Buffalo Niagara) and another to Past President Cindy Munschauer.  The third was presented to a community member, Russell Salvatore for his continued support of the Buffalo community.
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There is a lot happening at the Rotary Club of Amherst and as always we welcome guests and visiting Rotarians to join us for lunch
Thursdays at Noon
Rizotto Ristorante
930 Maple Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221.