Commending the Rotary Club of Williamsville for its designation for special recognition by the Amherst Womens Interclub Council

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Senate Resolution No. 2264

BY: Senator RATH

COMMENDING the Rotary Club of Williamsville upon
the occasion of its designation for special
recognition by the Amherst Womens Interclub Council
on May 7, 2022

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to those organizations of high purpose and worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
citizens of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend the Rotary Club of Williamsville upon the occasion of its
designation for special recognition by the Amherst Womens Interclub
Council, to be celebrated at its Annual Kentucky Derby Luncheon on
Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in
Amherst, New York; and

WHEREAS, During this auspicious occasion, this outstanding club will
be recognized for its steadfast and unremitting commitment to its
community; and

WHEREAS, The world's first service club, Rotary International, was
founded on February 23, 1905, when Paul Harris, a native of Vermont,
found himself a stranger in the city of Chicago; he conceived the idea
of inviting three men of different vocations to join him weekly for
fellowship and to discuss each other's problems and business; and

WHEREAS, Today, Rotary International has grown into an organization
including over 1.3 million members in approximately 29,000 clubs across
163 countries; each club is made up of business and professional leaders
who are dedicated to humanitarian service, encourage high ethical
standards in all vocations, and help to build peace and goodwill
throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Since receiving its Charter in 1925, the Rotary Club of
Williamsville has diligently worked to make its community a better place
to live, work and play through various activities such as metal scrap
drives during World War II, annual scholarships to Williamsville High
School seniors, a long partnership with the Amherst Symphony's annual
scholarship program, and an early advocate for and a continuing
supporter of Millard-Fillmore Suburban Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Through Rotary International's Youth Exchange Program, the
Club has provided opportunities for local high school students to spend
a year living and studying in a foreign country while giving the reverse
opportunity for foreign students to attend one of Williamsville's high
schools; and

WHEREAS, Each year, the Rotary Club of Williamsville have made
financial donations to numerous worthy organizations including the
Amherst Senior Center, Gateway-Longview Home, Bornhava Early Childhood
Center, Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Village, Erie County SPCA, WNY Heroes,

Mercy Flight, Community Facilities-Amherst State Park, Heim & Willow
Ridge School Playgrounds, Rotary Park in Glen Park, Skating for the
Blind, little league baseball, and Make-A-Wish Foundation; and

WHEREAS, Since 1987, Rotary Club of Williamsville Foundation, Inc.
has provided annual support and commitments to the Williamsville
Library, three annual high school senior scholarships, support to MFS,
and committed support to capital projects to many organizations, such as
The Summit Center and MFS; and

WHEREAS, On an international level, the Williamsville Club provided
fund support to Rotary International's PolioPlus Program, the Liberian
Learning Center with Hamilton, Ontario Rotary; Haiti Clinic Capital
Construction and Supplies, joint support with Grand Island Rotary; and
the Matrichaya School for Women and a hospital in India; and

WHEREAS, The success of the Rotary Club of Williamsville is in
direct correlation to the efforts of its members, whose involvement is,
and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the institution and the community it serves;

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those
organizations which enhance the well-being and vitality of their
community and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence
certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Rotary Club of Williamsville upon the occasion of its
designation for special recognition by the Amherst Womens Interclub
Council; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Rotary Club of Williamsville.


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