Oct 24 - World Polio Day at Buffalo Yacht Club

Rotary is an international community that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world’s toughest challenges, locally and globally. The eradication of polio is one of our longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with our partners, we have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. We have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and we won't stop until we end the disease for good.

We invite you to join us for World Polio Day as the Peace Bridge will be lighted in purple for the color ink that individuals recieve when they are inoculated. Registration is required.

Click here to register 

When:  October 24th, 2018
6:30-8:00 pm  

Where: Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 14201

Cost:  $20 per person to cover the cost of food. - There will be a Cash Bar.

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Oct 25 - Enchanted Evening - Buffalo History Museum

Enchanted Evening - Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Ct., Buffalo, NY 14216
Oct. 25, 2018     5:30-8:00 pm
Catering by Olivers

Reservations required:  Register here
Guests $35
A winner for the Basket Raffle, valued at over $1000, will be drawn!

An inspired group of history makers founded The Buffalo History Museum (TBHM), then called the Buffalo Historical Society, in 1862. They assembled a unique collection of regional paintings, photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts to share with researchers and the public. To accommodate the organization’s rapid growth, more space was needed.

An ideal opportunity for a new, larger space presented itself during planning for the great exposition at the turn of the 19th century. Buffalo architect George Cary designed the New York State Building for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. It was designed to be reused as a permanent home for us. With the enlarged space, TBHM’s mission expanded and exhibitions emerged as a priority.

From handwritten business ledgers to innovations marking industries, from folders of neighborhood photos to complete soldiers’ footlockers, by 1950 TBHM catalogued and safeguarded a vast array of treasures. Today, more than 100,000 physical objects and over 200,000 photographs and 20,000 books mark time and in combination shape our understanding of Western New York’s story. Westward expansion, industrialization, immigration, transportation, Presidential, military and social history-these themes tie us to our nation’s story.

In 1960, our name expanded to become the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. In 2012, we shortened it to The Buffalo History Museum.

The Museum’s Library is responsible for all two-dimensional items in our collection: books, pamphlets, letters, diaries, personal papers, organizational & business records, periodicals, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, prints, drawings, posters, maps, atlases, microfilms, and DVDs.

We have major collections on the Holland Land Company, U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Seneca Indians, Buffalo Bills, the Pan-American Exposition, the Larkin Company, and much more. Recent collecting initiatives include our Newlywed Project, a collection of wedding memorabilia from legally-wed same-sex couples throughout WNY, our vintage menu collection drive seeking original menus from locally owned restaurants and the world’s largest Buffalo Bills football memorabilia collection.

Our WordPress blog offers in-depth essays about Museum artifacts & events.

Our collections tell the story of how Buffalo and Western New York became a force in the development – human and material - of the United States and the world.

Nov 1 - Politics & the Pending Elections with Bob McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy, a native of Schenectady who also lived in Auburn, was a 1976 cum laude graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he was Sports editor of The Bona Venture. He worked from 1976 to 1982 for the Olean Times Herald, then joined The Buffalo Evening News in 1982 as a general assignment reporter, later worked police, state government and transportation beats.

He succeeded George Borrelli as political reporter in 1992. McCarthy received a 2006 first place award with colleague Michael Beebe for stories on irregularities in the State Liquor Authority that led to the chairman's resignation and major reforms of the agency.

A 2002 series of articles co-authored with Beebe on how State Supreme Court candidates are chosen was nominated by The Buffalo News for a Pulitzer Prize.

Bob has covered all major elections in New York State and WNY since 1992, and has attended 12 national conventions.
He was named by Brill's Content magazine as one of New York's 10 most influential political journalists in 1999, and often serves as a panelist for statewide debates.

His wife, Ann, retired as consumer affairs manager for Wegmans' Buffalo District. Their son, Dan, also a graduate of St. Bonaventure University is now community relations manager for the Buffalo Bills

Nov 8 - Service Above Self Day

Service Above Self Day!

Show your Rotary spirit and volunteer!

You DO NOT have to work the entire shift. If you can only work an hour or two, that is OK. Just note the times you can work.

We will be meeting at The Place - 229 Lexington Ave, Buffalo 14222 
“where everybody knows Brian Casey by name” between 4:30-5pm after our day of service Nov 16th.

Ronald McDonald House - 12-4 pm: Inside cleaning & Outside yard work(depending on the weather) - 8-10 people needed - 780 W Ferry, Buffalo 14222 location

Foodbank - 1-4 pm: Sorting of Food donations in warehouse - 4 people needed - 91Holt St, Buffalo 14206 
(volunteer list full for Foodbank)

Goodwill 9am-12pm – Store projects, processing area organization – 6-8 people – 1119 William Street, Buffalo 14206  location

Buffalo City Mission – 12-4 PM Sorting in thrift store, , possible help w/holiday set up at Cornerstone . 5-7 people needed – Men’s Community Center – 100 East Tupper Street, Buffalo 14203

RSVP directly to: heatherc@buffalorotary.org, chrisfetter2@aol.com or mgrimaldi@lumsdencpa.com with your location choice & time frame.

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