Message from the District Governor
Whitney Pangburn, District Governor for Rotary District 7190, emails all Rotary members in the District each Saturday morning to update them on the progress in creating CNY Rotary, an upcoming merger of three Rotary Distincts—7190, Albany area; 7150, Syracuse area; and 7170, Binghamton area.
Pangburn’s first email addressed the question of: How big will CNY Rotary be, and how will the new larger district be effectively managed? Acknowledging the geographic area is large, she said it can and will be effectively managed with extensive use of Zoom for meetings with in-person events centralized as often as possible or moved around the three areas.
Can’t wait for the next email? Check out CNYRotary.org for lots more information.
February 26 - Member meeting, 6 pm, Delmonico's, Clifton Park
March 12 - Member meeting, 6 pm, Delmonico's, Clifton Park
March 23 - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8:30 or 10 am, Clifton Park Elks Lodge
If you'd like to take part in a meeting, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Selecting a Corporate Membership in Twin Bridges Rotary has been a great option for us at CAPTAIN Community Human Services. We share the membership among 3 of our senior staff and therefore find it easy to keep up with the commitment to attend meetings. At Twin Bridges our staff have had many opportunities to give back to the community through Rotary service activities. And, Rotary has been a wonderful supporter of CAPTAIN’s programs."
CAPTAIN Community Human Services
Donate to our Foundation
Twin Bridges Rotary Foundation helps our region in many ways.
The TBR Foundation provides financial support a variety of local charitable organizations in southern Saratoga County including To Love a Child, CAPTAIN Community Human Services and the YMCA as well as the Shenendehowa school district. TBR members also sponsor local events such as "Breakfast With the Easter Bunny." Please help by making your donation now!
Twin Bridges Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and accepts donations that are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
TBR’s breakfast set for March 23
Get ready for the Easter Bunny!
The Easter Bunny will be making his annual visit to Southern Saratoga on Saturday, March 23 as Twin Bridges hosts its annual Breakfast with the Eater Bunny.
As usual, the Breakfast will take place at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake. In addition to a full hot breakfast, there will be a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny (parents can take photos) and big, big Easter Egg Hunt. It’s only $10 per person and kids under 3 are free.
This year there will be two seatings—8:30 and 10 am. Advance registration is required as both seatings are certain to sell out. After you’ve eaten and visited with the Bunny, it’ll be time for the Egg Hunt, set for 9:30 and 11 am. There is no re-entry to the event after the egg hunt. And please bring a bag for your child to put eggs in!
Register now and you won’t be disappointed!
Getting Social in Galway
Twin Bridges satellite club, Galway Rotary, will hold its fourth networking event Wednesday, April 17 at the Village Pizzeria & Ristorante, 2727 Route 29, Middle Grove.
This networking get together is open to all and offers a chance to get to know your neighbors and area business people
Cost is $20 and the event includes door prizes, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar. Please register below.
Register now for the multi-district conference
Registration is now live for the 2024 Rotary Multi-District Conference. This year Rotary District 7190, which includes Twin Bridges, is partnering with District 7150 and 7170 from the Syracuse and Binghamton areas to have one big district conference to “Create Hope in the World.” These three districts will merge on July 1 to form the new CNY Rotary.
The conference, set for Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 28will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Binghamton. Events will include a talent show, fun breakout tracks featuring a home brewing and mandala painting, the first ever CNY Rotary Inauguration and more.
Speakers include Vicki Puliz (RI Director 2021-23,), Chris Etienne (RI Director 2024-26,) Past RI Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs and polio survivor Ramesh Ferris.
More information and registration is available: Rotary District Conference.
Southern Saratoga County, New York
TBR is fundraising for Build a Bed project
Twin Bridges is raising funds for its Build a Bed project. Working with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (https://shpbeds.org), a national organization whose area chapter (https://shpbeds.org/chapter/ny-mechanicville) is based in Mechanicville, Twin Bridges will help build beds for area kids who don't have one. Included with the beds are new mattresses, pillows and bedding.
The major fundraising effort was a "calendar raffle" which was quite successful but still left the Club short of its goal. Now TBR is continuing its effort to raise money and is asking for donations, These kids need a bed--won't you help? Please take a moment during this season of giving to make a donation--fully tax deductible to the full extent of the law.