Food Pantry Run

We had another successful Food Pantry run to the Regional Food Bank in Latham. We brought back lots of canned goods, cereal, and fruits and vegetables to help supply the Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church. Thanks go out to Paul Perrault, Steve Esposito, and Tom White (from BSNB) for their help in transport and loading the products for the pantry. Thanks, too, to our friends from Saratoga Bridges Day Hab for helping us off load everything once we returned. This is just one of our regular projects that we need folks to take part in as members (or non-members!).

Schoharie Valley Work Day

On Friday, May 15, members of the Ballston Spa Rotary Club and the Rotary District 7190 kicked off the District Conference by volunteering a work day to rebuild the area in the Schoharie Valley after the devastating flooding from Hurricanes Irene and Lee.

Pictured (left to right): Harry Armer, Ray Otten, Jason Armer, John Cromie, Doug Ford

Also thanks to members not pictured: Donna Dardaris, Catherine & Jay Spaneas, Pete & Joanne Champagne, Lisa Ford, Vickie Cromie, Jere Blackwelder

Special thanks was given at the Rotary District 7190 Conference to Doug Ford and Curtis Lumber Company for organizing the Schoharie project with SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term). In addition to assigning the Rotary members, Doug had gathered 13 professional contractors that volunteered their time and employees for the work day.

A Look Ahead

District Conference in Schoharie County May 15-17. Visit for more details.

Over the summer, we will be joining the Lions Club at the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market in Wiswall Park, collecting donations for the local food pantry. Another great joint venture!

Schedule for Ballston Spa: This Is Who We Are

April 18th, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

9:30-9:40 – Jere Blackwelder – Welcome
9:45-10:05 – John Cromie – History of Village & Towns
10:05-10:15 – Steve Williams & Pat Southworth – Lion’s Club & Rotary History & Purpose
10:15-10:45 – Pete Bardunias – Local Economy
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-11:15 – Ray Otten – Village & Town Governments & Services
11:15-11:30 – Carl Zeilman – Health & Wellness, Emergency Services
11:30-11:45 – Stuart Williams – Education
11:45-12:00 – Meg Stevens – Arts & Culture
12:00-12:15 – Anita Paley – Social Services
12:15-12:30 – Jim Dalpe – Leisure & Activities
12:30-12:45 – Dave Bennett – Closing Remarks
12:45-12:55 – Patti Southworth – Closing Comments
12:55 – Informal Lunch & Networking