Rotary Club of Grand Island, New York

 
Not Your Grandpa’s Rotary!
Packaging surplus food into useful small family packs, stitching up menstrual pads for girls in poor areas; doesn’t sound like old Rotary, does it! Yet that’s what was happening at Saturday’s District 7090 Conference in Batavia – hands on work, not just talk and party. Having pre-arranged bulk stock of pasta and other foods, scoop measured amounts into bags that are then heat sealed, making family sized meal packages that local food pantries can distribute. Or sewing up pads of cloth for girls that have no money or access to sanitary pads, that most expect to buy easily at the neighborhood store. Great examples of what Grand Island Rotary and other Clubs in WNY, Niagara Peninsula Ontario, are doing – creating service projects in new, unique ways.