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On September 15th, 2016, Hamburg Sunrise Rotary was proud to have Dog Tags New York as it's guest for the weekly club meeting. From the Dog Tags New York Facebook page "Our mission is to heal. To heal the wounded soldier whose damages are unseen. To heal the wounded animal whose trust has been broken." Photos are of guest Michael Shanley and his dog Oliver with President Sue Harrington.
The Hamburg Sunrise Rotary Club was a proud sponsor of the K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch held at Chestnut Ridge Park on August 20th, 2016. The club was sponsored a water table for participants in the 10k run as well as collect canned goods for donation. The K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch is a 501(c)3 that directly helps support Veterans, their families & Veterans organizations in Western New York. After each annual KMR event all non-perishable food is placed in trucks to go to 3 food pantries to help Veterans & their families that need it. Participants go through a 10K ruck march with a ruck full of canned goods. It’s a fun and challenging way to remember members of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and to help feed local Veterans.
Every year, the Area 13 Rotary Clubs (Hamburg Sunrise, Hamburg Evening, Orchard Park, East Aurora, and West Seneca) host Rotary Day at Cradle Beach, where campers get to participate in games, enjoy snacks and desserts, go on rides, and much more.
Hamburg Sunrise Rotary Club organizes games for the campers every year and purchases prizes for them to win. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out this year. Check out our Photo Album for some pictures.
Every year, the service clubs in the Town of Hamburg (Sunrise Rotary, Evening Rotary, Lions Club, and Kiwanis) come together to host Burgerfest. This annual event is held in the Municipal Parking Lot in the Village of Hamburg and serves as one of the primary fundraisers for each organization. Each Burgerfest features local restaurants selling their burgers, snacks, and desserts, as well as a live music, children's bounce houses, a car show, a variety of vendors, a beer tent, and plenty of time to reconnect with friends in the community.
The Hamburg Sunrise Rotary Club volunteers to work the ticket tents selling food, beer, and game tickets. Money raised from the event supports a variety of organizations who have a mission that meets Rotary's 4-Way Test. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and support this event, and special thanks to everyone who volunteered to make Burgerfest 2016 a success.
Posted by Jim Eiseman
The Hamburg Sunrise Rotary Club awarded a scholarship to one senior from Frontier High School, Hamburg High School, Immaculata Academy, and St. Francis High School. The awards are chosen by the Club's Scholarship Committee, consisting of John Obstarczyk, Sister Edmunette Paczesny, and Peter Roswell. Members of the Club raise money for the scholarships through a Wine Tasting Fundraiser and by working at a Buffalo Bandits Game selling 50/50 tickets for the Sabres Foundation.
The 2016 Scholarship winners are:
Eric Depaz - St. Francis High School
Jessica Kiss - Frontier High School
Sarah Schuler - Immaculata Academy
Valentina Schunk - Hamburg High School
Congratulations to all of the 2016 Scholarship Winners!