Rotary Thursday 9/1/22 Rick Davis of the Fredonia Opera House Guest Speaker 12 Noon In-Person & Zoom

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From our new Adopt a Group, to Where in the World is Rotary, to an awesome Buffalo Bills first home game fundraiser, join us as we celebrate friendship, enjoy a light lunch, and gather together to change the world, one Service Above Self project at a time!  12 Noon, in person at the University Commons 2nd Floor Conference Room at SUNY Fred, or via Zoom link.  Send an email to President Melanie at melaniew.dnkfred.rotary@gmail.com if you would like to attend in person or via Zoom.  
 
Our Guest Speaker will be Rick Davis, APR M.B.A. Executive Director of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center and adjunct lecturer at SUNY Fred.  To learn more about this talented and community minded gentleman:  
 
 
Rotary Thursday 9/1/22 Rick Davis of the Fredonia Opera House Guest Speaker 12 Noon In-Person & Zoom Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-08-30 04:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #PeopleofAction #PerformingArts #Dunkirk #Fredonia #ChautauquaCounty
Rotary Thursday 8/18/22 12 Noon In Person and Zoom - Guest Speaker Gary Hahn VP Marketing & Communications, National Comedy Center Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-08-10 04:00:00Z 0 #Laugh #Rotary #ServiceAboveSelf #PeopleofAction #Dunkirk #Fredonia

Rotary Thursday 8/4/22 12 Noon & Zoom - Guest Speaker Fredonia Fire Chief Joshua Myers

Posted by Michele D. Starwalt-Woods
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Happy Bucks - $1
50/50 Ticket - $5
Rotary Lunch - $15
Fun, friendship, Where in the World is Rotary?, and Service Above Self updates - PRICELESS! 
 
Another action packed Thursday is upon us, that you don't want to miss! Rotary District Grant Bicycle updates, a beach themed social evening in the works, Pedal for Polio plans, and another awesome guest speaker, Fredonia Fire Chief Brad Myers, hosted by long time Rotarian, Past President, and Foundation Chair Dave Dengler.  
 
"Where in the World is Rotary?" winners have been Lisa Fortna and Past President, Diane Hannum. Perhaps you'll be the lucky one this week to guess correctly and receive your Rotary prize! 
 
To learn more about our guest speaker:
 
 
Rotary Thursday 8/4/22 12 Noon & Zoom - Guest Speaker Fredonia Fire Chief Joshua Myers Michele D. Starwalt-Woods 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0 #ServiceAboveSelf #FireSafety #WhereintheWorldisRotary #PeopleofAction

Rotary Thursday 12 Noon 7-21-22 Kids & Sibs Camp Guest Speaker - Laurie Reynolds

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Rotary Thursday
7-21-22
12 Noon
SUNY Fred Tech Incubator or Zoom
214 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY
 
What are the most recent Service Above Self projects of your Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club?
Who will be participating in Pedal for Polio?
When will the bicycles and helmets be delivered for our current District Grant?  
 
This week's Rotary meeting has all the answers in addition to another excellent guest speaker.  To learn more about Laurie Reynolds and Kids & Sibs Camp, see below:
Rotary Thursday 12 Noon 7-21-22 Kids & Sibs Camp Guest Speaker - Laurie Reynolds Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-07-17 04:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #D7090 #Childrenwithdisabilities #Rotary

Rotary Thursday 7/14/22 with Stuart & Tammy Thompson

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Join us to learn more about St. Stephen's Cafe/Breathe Life of WNY, on Thursday, July 14th. 12 Noon, in person or Zoom!  A new Rotary year is here and we Imagine Rotary - all that it is, all that it can be, and how Service Above Self changes our Lives and our communities!  
Rotary Thursday 7/14/22 with Stuart & Tammy Thompson Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

RI President Jennifer Jones ~ History in the Making

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By Ryan Hyland

Jennifer E. Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the  President of Rotary International for 2022-23.

 

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, became Rotary International’s President for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones officially became the Rotary International President on July 1st 2022!

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

As the first woman to be nominated and elected president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”

Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).

A Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.

Jones led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000. Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.

The members of the Nominating Committee for the 2022-23 President of Rotary International were: Robert L. Hall, Dunwoody, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bradford R. Howard Oakland Uptown, California, USA; Per Høyen, Aarup, Gelsted, Denmark; Peter Iblher, Nürnberg-Reichswald, Zirndorf, Germany; Ashok Mahajan, Mulund, Mah., India; Sam Okudzeto, Accra, Accra, Ghana; Eduardo San Martín Carreño, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; Takeshi Matsumiya, Chigasaki-Shonan, Chigasaki Kanagawa, Japan; Michael K. McGovern (secretary), Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; José Alfredo Pretoni, São Paulo-Sul, São Paulo, Brazil; Saowalak Rattanavich, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand; Hendreen Dean Rohrs, Langley Central, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr (chair)., Decatur, Alabama, USA; Ravindra P. Sehgal, Belur, West Bengal, India; Noel Trevaskis, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Australia; Giuseppe Viale, Genova, Genova, Italy; and Chang-Gon Yim, Daegu-West, Daegu, Korea.

 

RI President Jennifer Jones ~ History in the Making Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-07-02 04:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #JenniferJones #ImagineRotary

Rotary in the News - June 2021

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Originally published in the Observer Today, June 26th, 2021

New little library established at Wheelock

Encouraging words

On their last day of school for the year, the students of Wheelock Primary School had a special dedication, courtesy of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. Now located at the playground right outside the school is a do-it-yourself library for anyone in the community to enjoy.

“Our thing has always been health and environment,” said Sheila Starkey Hahn, who organized the placement at Wheelock school. “We have these pillars. We’ve just added literacy as one of our pillars. Every Rotary club is supposed to put up a free library. Amy Piper, who is the director of Wheelock, OK’d this location and here we are.”

The library is a small wooden box, mounted on a post, and they can be found all around Chautauqua County and the United States as a whole. They are filled with a small selection of books, with the belief being that anyone can either take a book they’re interested in reading or drop one off for other people to enjoy. A similar do-it-yourself library will be added somewhere in Dunkirk sometime this fall, but the exact location is still being worked out by the Dunkirk City Council.

The initial ideas for the location of Wheelock’s lending library originally included a spot-on Temple Street or at Barker Commons. Upon further consideration, the lending library being placed there would have caused a congestion of books in the location, as it would have joined Darwin Barker Library and the Literacy Volunteers Bookstore. Instead, the playground was chosen because it is still easily accessible, while getting some bit of distance between the other book hubs.

“That could have been the book hub of Fredonia,” Starkey Hahn said. “So even if it was after hours, anyone could have gotten a book. But we decided that that was maybe too many books. All year round, there are kids playing at this playground, and it has a bench and shade from the trees. It’s visible from the street so once people know it’s there, they can pull over to drop it off. This seemed like the perfect location.”

Starkey Hahn at first had purchased the library to put in her own front yard, before literacy became a rotary pillar. But after deciding that her house wasn’t the ideal location, she held onto the structure until the right opportunity came up.

“My kids were laughing at me when I bought it because I live on a dead end,” said Starkey Hahn. “But I loved the concept and the community feel. When it came up on one of our weekly calls for Rotary that literacy was a new mission, I had it in my garage. All we needed to do was find a place.”

The Rotary had several goals for this year, including donating to blood banks, Pedal for Polio, the Great Lakes Watershed cleanup, with the libraries being a late addition. Fredonia Mayor Doug Essek was on hand at the dedication and spoke about the importance of having the little free library on the Wheelock Campus.

“Having access to books is essential,” Essek said. “To have the little free library here provides that opportunity to all regardless. I applaud the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary for their efforts in providing this to the community.”

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club consists of neighbors and community leaders uniting for a common good and taking on the most pressing challenges facing the community and the world. Rotary International links 1.2 million members on six continents. Rotary’s Areas of Focus include promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, and protecting the environment. The Little Free Library initiative advances the Rotary International goal of combating illiteracy.

 
Rotary in the News - June 2021 Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-06-26 04:00:00Z 0 #ServiceAboveSelf #PeopleofAction

Annual Changeover Ceremony

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7/7/22
4:30 PM
Point Gratiot - Dunkirk, NY
$10
Food, Family, Friendship
 
"Serve to Change Lives" was the Rotary International theme for July 1st, 2021 through June 30th, 2022 - the Rotary Club of Dunkirk-Fredonia did just that! Throughout the Rotary Year, under the immense leadership and guidance of President Diane Hannum, Rotarians helped change communities and lives for the bettter.
 
We will gather together on Thursday, July 7th at 4:30 PM at Point Gratiot to honor President Diane, and all of her accomplishments as we prepare to "Imagine Rotary" under the leadership of incoming President, Melanie Witkowski. Being a Rotarian is a privilege like no other, we put others'  needs before our own and follow the motto - Service Above Self!  Take a look at all of our accomplishments:
 
 
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Rotary Thursday 12 Noon In-Person and Zoom

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Zoom link available or join us in person for a scrumptious lunch while catching up with old and new friends. SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator at 214 Central Avenue, with ample parking in the back, off of Washington Avenue.  Guest Speaker is Doug Sanderson, Chautauqua County Coroner.  To learn more about Doug Sanderson, see below:
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Rotary Chicken BBQ

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Tuesday, May 10th ~ 12- 5 PM
$14 per Chicken Dinner
10387 Bennet Road, Fredonia ~ Lucky Lanes
Nothing says Springtime and Summer more than the taste and smell of a Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ . All proceeds from this Rotary fundraiser benefit agencies, events, and the Dunkirk and Fredonia community. Make sure to bring the children to say hello to our very own, live and in person, Rotary chicken!  
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Great Lakes Watershed Clean Up 2022-04-21 04:00:00Z 0 #LakeErie #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #PeopleofAction

Rotary Thursday

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12 Noon
Thursday, April 21st, 2022
47 Brigham Road, Fredonia
University Village Conference Room
Lunch, dessert, Fun, Friendship, Rotary Camaraderie, and an awesome presentation about Dunkirk and travel destinations within Chautauqua County and Western New York
Guest Speakers Elmer Ploetz - SUNY Fred Associate Professor of Journalism and Samantha DalPorto - SUNY Fred Junior
 
Zoom link available upon request.  Please Join Us! 
 
To learn more about our Guest Speakers, see below:
Rotary Thursday Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-04-20 04:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #RotaryInternational #ShekharMehta

Rotary Thursday 12 Noon, 3-17-22

Posted by Michele D. Starwalt-Woods
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What is Rotary?
 
We are an organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives in our area and throughout the world. Rotary's mission is: Service Above Self . Each Rotary meeting offers an outstanding speaker, great food, and so much information; all for the low price of $15.  (Zoom link available) This week's guest speaker is Julie LaGrow, the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County.  Read below to learn more about Julie:
Rotary Thursday 12 Noon, 3-17-22 Michele D. Starwalt-Woods 2022-03-14 04:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #Literacy #SmallBusinessRevolution

Rotary Thursday 3-3-22 12 Noon

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We meet at 12 Noon, 47 Brigham Road, Fredonia, NY at University Village, SUNY Fredonia.  A light lunch that includes coffee, water, and delicious cookies is only $15. This week's guest speaker is Dr. Brad Zilliox, Superintendent of the Fredonia School District.  A zoom link is available, please email us, if you would like to attend, or message us on FB.  To learn more about Dr. Zilliox, see below:
Rotary Thursday 3-3-22 12 Noon 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #Fredonia #Dunkirk #LakeErie #Education

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Do you know someone in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area that volunteers or goes out of their way for others? That tireless volunteer who makes a difference in their community? Someone who goes above and beyond and deserves recognition? That Special Someone who lives their life through Service Above Self? If so, please complete this online form: (One nominee per person)
 
 
35 individuals will be recognized. Please submit your nomination, no later than 11 AM, Wednesday, February 16th! 
 
National Random Acts of Kindness Day Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #PartnersinKind #PeopleOfAction #District7090 #Dunkirk #Fredonia #RotaryRocks #RandomActsofKindness
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Rotary Thursday, Guest Speaker: Jerry Fisk - SUNY Fred Director of Athletics Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-02-01 05:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #SUNYFred #CollegeLife #Athletics
1-20-22 12 Noon Corporate Entertainer Mike Seege Guest Speaker Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-01-17 05:00:00Z 0 #TagtheSpirit #ServiceAboveSelf #CorporateEntertainer #Magic
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Marine Corps Veteran & President of Kids At Promise Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-01-04 05:00:00Z 0 #Marines #Youth #TagtheSpirt
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Rotarians Making News

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How do you know that Rotary Serves to Change Lives?  All we need to do is look at this photo -  Three of the four awarded recipients are Rotarians!  Our Club is proud of current President Diane Hannum, who is also a past Rotary Assistant Governor, Area 16, which includes all five Rotary Clubs in Chautauqua County!
 
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips, Dunkirk Observer
 From left, Diane Hannum, (Rotarian) Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation executive director, Amy Rohler (Rotarian), United Way of Southern Chautauqua County executive director, Adam Dolce, United Way of Northern Chautauqua County executive director, and Tory Irgang, (Rotarian) Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director, who all received the Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award for starting the Chautauqua County Response Fund, which raised funds to help community-based organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotarians Making News Michele Starwalt-Woods 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange is Back!

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To qualify as an ideal Rotary Youth Exchange student you are:
  • 15-18 years old
  • an above-average student who has demonstrated leadership in your community
  • a citizen of Canada or the USA in good health
  • open-minded, tolerant and willing to try new things.
 

ARE YOU READY TO...

  • Form international friendships
  • Learn new ways to communicate
  • Gain a fresh understanding of yourself and others
  • Immerse yourself in a different culture
  • Appreciate others'ways of doing things
  • Act as an ambassador for and educate others about your country
Then you are ready for Rotary Youth Exchange!
 

HOW CAN YOUTH EXCHANGE ENHANCE MY EDUCATION?

Major colleges and universities throughout the USA and Canada recognize the value of international studies when making placement decisions.
As our world becomes smaller many jobs and areas of study require students to have more
than one language.
 
The Challenge of completing a one year exchange abroad will better prepare you for the transition to living away from home as you pursue your post-secondary education
 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

Experience our world in a way that you never thought possible... living in and learning about a different culture first hand changes one's viewpoint on the world we live in and encourages young minds to think globally.
Develop a better understanding of your worldwide neighbourhood... young people who have a desire to make our world a better place will be presented with opportunities in any one of 20 different countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Gain a network of friends that is truly worldwide... the international organization of Rotary brings together students from all corners or our world in the spirit of friendship and understanding.
It's EDUCATIONAL...this is your chance to learn and enjoy The Alps, The Great Barrier Reef, the sand or Rio or the beauty of Budapest. You will see sights that many people will only see in books or on television and they will be part of your world as you become a world traveler.
 

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

During your time abroad you will be living with one or more host families. The Long Term Exchange program will have you attending high school as well. The Short Term Exchange is a family-to-family exchange, whereby you go out to the other family for 3 to 4 weeks and then return home hosting your host brother/sister here for 3 to 4 weeks. The short term exchange is during the summer holidays, whereas those involved in the long term exchange leave August/September and return the following summer.
Host families are carefully screened by Rotary, so that a safe and caring environment is provided.
Selection interviews are held this fall by your local Rotary Club.
 
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To qualify as an ideal Rotary Youth Exchange student you are:
  • 15-18 years old
  • an above-average student who has demonstrated leadership in your community
  • a citizen of Canada or the USA in good health
  • open-minded, tolerant and willing to try new things.
 

ARE YOU READY TO...

  • Form international friendships
  • Learn new ways to communicate
  • Gain a fresh understanding of yourself and others
  • Immerse yourself in a different culture
  • Appreciate others'ways of doing things
  • Act as an ambassador for and educate others about your country
Then you are ready for Rotary Youth Exchange!
 

HOW CAN YOUTH EXCHANGE ENHANCE MY EDUCATION?

Major colleges and universities throughout the USA and Canada recognize the value of international studies when making placement decisions.
As our world becomes smaller many jobs and areas of study require students to have more
than one language.
 
The Challenge of completing a one year exchange abroad will better prepare you for the transition to living away from home as you pursue your post-secondary education
 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

Experience our world in a way that you never thought possible... living in and learning about a different culture first hand changes one's viewpoint on the world we live in and encourages young minds to think globally.
Develop a better understanding of your worldwide neighbourhood... young people who have a desire to make our world a better place will be presented with opportunities in any one of 20 different countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Gain a network of friends that is truly worldwide... the international organization of Rotary brings together students from all corners or our world in the spirit of friendship and understanding.
It's EDUCATIONAL...this is your chance to learn and enjoy The Alps, The Great Barrier Reef, the sand or Rio or the beauty of Budapest. You will see sights that many people will only see in books or on television and they will be part of your world as you become a world traveler.
 

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

During your time abroad you will be living with one or more host families. The Long Term Exchange program will have you attending high school as well. The Short Term Exchange is a family-to-family exchange, whereby you go out to the other family for 3 to 4 weeks and then return home hosting your host brother/sister here for 3 to 4 weeks. The short term exchange is during the summer holidays, whereas those involved in the long term exchange leave August/September and return the following summer.
Host families are carefully screened by Rotary, so that a safe and caring environment is provided.
Selection interviews are held this fall by your local Rotary Club.
 
 
Youth Exchange is Back! Michele Starwalt-Woods 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0 #SeetheWorld #YouthExchange #RotaryRocks #PeopleofAction #ServiceAboveSelf

Rotarians Making News

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OBSERVER TODAY
Fredonia attorney receives recognition
BUSINESS
NOV 13, 2021
Sheila Starkey Hahn, an immigration attorney with offices in Fredonia and Buffalo, NY, was named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Western New York for the practice of immigration law by Best Lawyers and US News & World Report. Her firm was also recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in the field of immigration law for the sixth consecutive year.

Starkey Hahn was the only immigration attorney in Western New York named “Lawyer of the Year,” selected by a vote of immigration attorneys nationwide. Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 148 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers.
Starkey Hahn has had a successful solo immigration practice for over 20 years, with offices now in Fredonia and Buffalo, representing companies and individuals in both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters. She is the immediate past chair of the National Pro Bono Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as Vice Chair of the AILA Client Resources Committee. Starkey Hahn lectures on topics of immigration law at universities, embassies, international organizations and conferences, and is the author of numerous articles on immigration law.
Starkey Hahn was the recipient of the 2018 AILA Michael Maggio Pro Bono Award for her work at detention centers on the Southern border providing legal representation to women and children fleeing persecution in Central America.
Starkey Hahn grew up in Snyder, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Buffalo with a double major in English Literature and Spanish and received her JD degree from the University of Minnesota Law School with honors.

Starkey Hahn lives in the village of Fredonia with her husband and two sons. She is a member of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club, a newly elected member of the Fredonia Board of Education and serves as Vice Chair of the Board of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.
More info on the Law Offices of Sheila Starkey Hahn can be found at SheilaHahn.com
 
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Rotarians Making News Michele Starwalt-Woods 2021-11-18 05:00:00Z 0 #ServiceAboveSelf
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Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ set for Tues., Oct. 19: Noon to 5 p.m.

 
Our club is proud to announce that we will be offering a Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ take-out dinner on Tuesday, October 19 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge No. 166 at 321 East Main Street in Fredonia. Meal includes 1/2 chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, roll and butter. Cost is $12 per meal. This is for drive-up/take-out service only. Hope to see you there!
Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ set for Tues., Oct. 19: Noon to 5 p.m. Jefferson Westwood 2021-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Chautuauqa County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Michele Starwalt-Woods 2021-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

"Basket of Cheer" Wine Raffle is Underway

Our club's traditional fall wine raffle is now underway. Multiple prizes are available.  The proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations and commnity projects in our area. Tickets are available now.  The drawing will be held before Thanksgiving. Please contact your favorite Rotarian for more information.
 
"Basket of Cheer" Wine Raffle is Underway Jefferson Westwood 2021-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Banquet Honoring James Rawcliffe set for Oct. 14

Our Rotary Club is having a special evening dinner meeting on Thursday, October 14 to honor long-time Rotarian, Toastmaster and community advocate Jim Rawcliffe. As he nears the end of his life, it is Jim's wish for all of us to come together, one last time, in person or via Zoom to raise money for children, Veterans, elderly, and all those in need in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. Jim will participate via Zoom.  Our special guest speaker will be Jim's son Rupert. Please visit our "Upcoming Events" tab above and go to the date of October 14.  You may register to participate in person or online via Zoom.  All members of the community who know Jim are invited.
Banquet Honoring James Rawcliffe set for Oct. 14 Jefferson Westwood 2021-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Thursday, July 15th, 2021

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A very special Rotary meeting will be held on Thursday, July 15th, 12 Noon Zoom with acclaimed Guest Speaker, Pulitzer Prize Journalist - Jon Hilsenrath.  The public is invited, Pre-Registration is required, space is limited.
https://dunkirkfredoniarotary.org/event/copy-of-special-rotary-meeting-with-jon-hilsenrath/
All persons who Pre-Register will receive the Zoom link, the morning of July 15th. 
Rotary Thursday, July 15th, 2021 Michele Starwalt-Woods 2021-07-09 04:00:00Z 0 Economics,Rotary International,Service Above Self

Rotary Thursday

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From musical classics like Oklahoma and My Fair Lady to the riveting modern day Hamilton, Shea's 2021-2022 Season resumes and helps bring back live theater and a bit of normalcy! We are fortunate to learn more about this show stopping season from Mary Oshei!
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Rotary Thursday, Commence-Eve Pops Virtual Concert

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Commencement-Eve Pops will be featured at our Weekly Rotary Meeting!

Another outstanding guest speaker as well as a stellar performance, Noon Zoom!

Tradition and technology will come together as Rockefeller Arts Center presents “The Inspiration of Broadway: Songs of Hope, Optimism and Determination” on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.  At the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary meeting, you'll get the chance to learn how this remarkable Virtual ensemble came together from Rotarian and Rockefeller Arts Center Director, Jefferson Westwood. 

Eight of Fredonia’s most talented musical theatre students will be featured in the hour-plus program with solo and group numbers. Also featured will be three “virtual choir” selections recorded by the Fredonia Chamber Choir directed by Dr. Vernon Huff and the Instrumental Jazz Nonet conducted by Dr. Nick Weiser. Included will be songs from “The Sound of Music,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked,” “Man of La Mancha,”  “Carousel” and many other Broadway favorites.

Presented virtually via Rockefeller’s Youtube channel and Facebook page, the concert marks the return of the traditional Commencement Eve Pops concert, after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.

“The Inspiration of Broadway: Songs of Hope, Optimism and Determination,”  will be modeled after Rockefeller Arts Center’s highly successful “Virtual Alumni Christmas Pops Concert” which was live streamed on Dec. 15 and was viewed by more than 1,200 people.

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Wendy Corsi Staub Guest Speaker 4-22-21

Posted on Apr 19, 2021
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The Rotary Club of Dunkirk-Fredonia will welcome prominent author and celebrity - Wendy Corsi Staub, as  Guest Speaker during the weekly 12 Noon Zoom meeting, Thursday, April 22nd, 2021.

 
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Over $10,000 donated to Hospice Home Campaign

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Our club is pleased to announce that between gifts from current and former members of Dunkirk-Freodnia Rotary and an allocation of funds from the club treasury, we have been able to donate over $10,000 to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care for the construciton and operating endowment for a new hospice residence in Lakewood.
Over $10,000 donated to Hospice Home Campaign Jefferson Westwood 2020-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Red Cross Blood Drive Nov 2020

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Our club is sponsoring and helping at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Wed., Nov. 11 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk.
 
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2020 Fly-In Breakfast Replaced with Food Baskets

Members of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club and staff members from Chautauqua County Rural Ministry met recently to inspect the ingredients for 150 Do-it-Yourself Pancake Breakfast Kits that will be distributed to hungry area families on July 12. The food distribution program is being done in place of the Annual Fly-In Breakfast because having the event during the coronavirus pandemic was not deemed advisiale. Pictured left to right are: Michele D. Starwalt, Rotary Assistant Governor for Area 16 of District 7090; David Tiffany, past chair for the club's Annual Fly-In Breakfast; Kathleen Peterson, Executive Director of CCRM; and Bridget Majka, CCRM Director of Programs.      
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Open Mic Chat with RI President  2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Operation Thanks from Above - Western New York

Posted on May 15, 2020

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Operation Thanks from Above

May 16 2020

In honor of the heroic First Responders, Medical and Essential Workers in the Western New York Region 

Update:  Link to estimated times for the areas included at end!                                 
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Rotary Vocational Training Team SharesRotary Vocational Training Team shares insights into medical industry in Brazil
 

Posted on Sep 29, 2019

 Four members of the Rotary District 7090 Vocational Training Team (VTT) recently presented a program about their May 8-29 trip to the Sao Paulo Rotary District 4480 in Brazil for the purpose of gaining insights into the medical industry there.  Pictured are (left to right) Bob Artis, Rotary District 7090 Governor; Dan Smith, Rotary District 7090 VTT Chair; Jennifer Schoenhals, RPh and VTT Leader; and VTT Members Anna-Marie Wysynski, MD; Claire Harkness, RPN; and Thomas Gerbasi, MD.
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

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ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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