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Spread the Love Food Drive

25 January, 2019 (17:23) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

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).


Polar Plunge to End Polio!

1 January, 2019 (14:27) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary


Meet Our Members: Jere Blackwelder

26 September, 2018 (01:25) | Club News, Meet Our Members | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

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

13 June, 2018 (11:03) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

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.


Congratulations to ShelterBox

24 May, 2018 (23:28) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

ShelterBox, a great organization which we are proud to support, has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their humanitarian efforts in areas of extreme conflict around the world.

Learn more about ShelterBox: