Pre-School Mini Grant

Our club had the pleasure of presenting a check from our Pre-School Mini Grant program to support the preschool program at Spa Christian School in Ballston Spa. Receiving the donation is school Administrator Mandy Klint, along with Rotarians Ray Otten, Jere Blackwelder and Alice Benfey.

Spread the Love Food Drive

Ballston Spa Rotary will be holding a Spread the Love Food Drive to benefit food pantries in Ballston Spa. We invite you to donate non-perishable food items to help feed our hungry neighbors. We will be accepting donations at the following dates and locations:

  • In conjunction with Ballston Spa Middle School’s Launching Pad Productions, Ballston Spa Rotary will be holding its Spread the Love Food Drive at each performance of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at Ballston Spa High School on January 27 (7pm), January 28 (1pm and 7pm), February 3 (7pm) and February 4 (1pm and 7pm).
  • In conjunction with the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association, Ballston Spa Rotary will be holding its Spread the Love Food Drive at participating Chocolate Fest locations (Strolling Village Artisans, Glassworks Studio, Corina Jewelry, A Bead Just So, Creative Endeavors) on February 3 from 6-9pm.
  • Curtis Lumber, Mangino Buick GMC, Agway/True Value, Advance Auto and more businesses TBA will be hosting Spread the Love Food Drive collection boxes from February 3 through February 14.

Thank you for your support!

Meet Our Members: Stephen Williams

Name: Stephen Williams

Club Role: President-elect, 2016-2017

Career: Reporter and columnist, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady

Joined Rotary: 2012

Favorite Part of Rotary: The sense of community and fellowship, the opportunity to support humanitarian work.

Bio: Journalist for nearly 40 years, the last 35 years covering Saratoga County communities and other topics for The Daily Gazette. Married, one grown son.

Hobbies: Reading current events, fiction and American history; Adirondack hiking, casual bicycling.

Backpack Donation

Today we donated 50 backpacks for kindergarten students filled with the supplies they need for the school year.