Paul Harris Recognition

Rotary District 7190 Governor Tammy Heckenberg presented Ballston Spa Rotarians Jere Blackwelder and Donna Dardaris with Paul Harris pins. Jere is a Paul Harris + 7 and Donna is a Paul Harris + 6.


Spread the Love Food Drive

Our Spread the Love Food Drive is here! We will be collecting non-perishable food items at the Ballston Spa High School before each of Launching Pad Productions performances of Honk! Jr. Donations will benefit multiple food pantries in Ballston Spa. We will also be accepting pet food donations at the school performances to benefit the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

We also have collection boxes for non-perishable food items at the following area businesses now through Valentine’s Day: Curtis Lumber Company, Mangino Buick GMC, Agway True Value of Ballston Spa, O’Brien Pharmacy, The Candle Collective, Trustco Bank in Milton (near Hannaford).

Meet Our Members: Jere Blackwelder

Name: Jere Blackwelder

Club Role: Member

Career: Pensioner & Gnomonist

Time in Rotary: 42 Years (Dilworth Club – Charlotte NC, Bryan TX Club, Ballston Spa)

Favorite Part of Rotary: Fellowship and meeting interesting people.

Bio: Jere is married with two grown children.  His hobbies include sundials, antique automobiles, traveling and opera. His career highlights include Co-owner and President of Ivan Allen Company of Charlotte, Inc., Co-owner and President of Brazos Brewing Company, LLC, Vice President and General Manager of Applied Computing Services, Inc., and Fundraiser & Director of ReStore Operations at Habitat for Humanity BCS.

Contact: 518-885-7862 or