Member Spotlight: Bob Hanna

bob hanna

Bob grew up in Schenectady, NY. He graduated from Clarkson in ’53, spent 2 years in Japan in the Army, and worked for GE until 1986 mostly in Shop Operations & Manufacturing Engineering Management positions.

He joined Rotary in 1987. He was Polio Plus Chair for the Schenectady East Club where they raised over $10,000 and he was awarded his first Paul Harris Fellow. He & Suzanne moved to Lake Placid in 1995. He’s been active in the club & the District, and he has been President and District Membership Chair. His most memorable Rotary achievements include 3 International Rotary tours of Croatia, So. Africa and China. In addition, he has visited over 100 Rotary Clubs. In 1996-7 he was Gen. Foreman for building the Shipman Youth Center.

Bob curled for over 35 years and besides being in two RI Curling Championships he officiated at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. He is active on village civic committees: The Tree Board, Appearance Committee, & Comprehensive Planning. He enjoys swimming, hiking, X-skiing ,and home projects. He’s also a 46er. Bob & Suzanne moved to Ballston Spa in 2020.

Spread the Love Food Drive Recap

This week we delivered all of the donations from our Spread the Love Food Drive to the food pantries at Christ Episcopal Church Ballston Spa, The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa and Ballston Spa United Methodist Church. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful community we were able to provide a total of 3 vehicle loads of food and over $1,800.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make it a success and an extra thank you to our collection partners Agway True Value of Ballston Spa, Mangino Buick GMC, Curtis Lumber Company and Christ Episcopal Church Ballston Spa!

truck with food

Spread the Love Food Drive

February 11th – February 28th

Help us feed our neighbors in need! Donations will be distributed to food pantries in Ballston Spa located at the Christ Episcopal Church, Ballston Spa United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa.

1. Visit
2. Click the Pledge Donations and Gifts button
3. In the “To:” field select Food Pantry
4. Enter your desired donation amount and your information
5. Click the Give button to submit your donation
All monetary donations will be evenly distributed between the three food pantries.

Visit one of our Collection Box locations: Mangino Buick GMC, Curtis Lumber, Agway