Spring is here and April will soon be upon us. In an effort to help our Village look the best it can, the Ballston Spa Rotary Club will be hosting our 2nd Annual Village Clean Up Day on Saturday April 15th. We will be starting around 8am and we will be working on numerous projects throughout our Village, from raking, painting, and picking up all the winter leftovers to who knows what! If you or your club would like to join us, feel free to contact one of our members. Last year we had help from the Boy Scouts and many private citizens that joined in. We are looking forward to another successful effort again. Rain date will be April 29th.
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.
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!
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.