Ron Roberts, 585-223-5929
Fairport Rotary Club’s charitable giving will exceed $30,000 in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, and more than 95 percent of it will go to organizations in Fairport/Perinton or elsewhere in the Greater Rochester community.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our long tradition of strong financial support for a great number of worthy organizations,” said Fairport Rotary president Domenick Cecconi. “It would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of our club members, and without the excellent community support at our various fund-raising events.”
Cecconi said the club evaluates opportunities to support worthy organizations representing one of five categories: youth, seniors, disabled, community, or international/national. Applications for support are on the club’s website at www.fairportrotary.com.
For example, the $30,000 in support from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, includes such organizations as Advent House, Camp Haccamo for special needs children and adults; Perinton Food Shelf; Refugees Helping Refugees, Rochester chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; Fairport Little League and Fairport Challenger Baseball for special needs players; Veterans Outreach Center; a local high school scholarship; Books for the World and Learning Links; Polio Plus, Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio in the world; Humans for Education/Kenya primary school; AAvia Foundation/Bolivian Nursing; Soap Box Derby; and more.
“In addition to the financial support,” Cecconi said, “our members put in hundreds of hours each year on community service, including Operation Clean Sweep, Adopt-a-Highway efforts on Ayrault Road, scholastic mentoring, work projects at High Acres Nature Center, assisting at Oktoberfest and the Music and Food Fest in Fairport, and a wide variety of other activities.
“The 60 women and men of Fairport Rotary eagerly give back to the community,” Cecconi said. “And we can always use more motivated members. We meet on Monday evenings at 6 pm at Eagle Vale Golf Club, and guests are welcomed any time.”
Fairport Rotary Club, Fairport NY, fairportrotary.com