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

Installation Dinner Recap

Last night we celebrated 2017-18 and looked forward to 2018-19 at our annual Installation Dinner.

Pete Champagne was recognized as Rotarian of the Year, Blade Osborn was recognized as Citizen of the Year, we honored several Paul Harris Fellows, Outgoing President Steve Williams was recognized, Incoming President Donna Dardaris and the 2018-19 Board of Directors was welcomed, 4 new Rotarians were inducted, our foreign exchange student and host families were celebrated, the Student of the Year was presented, and more!

Click here for photos from the Installation Dinner.