Service Above Self
The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville was born on October 31, 1972.
 
Since then we have served meals for senior citizens, provided dictionaries to third grade students, built a pavilion in Lysander Park, picked up litter along highways and park trails, raised thousands upon thousands of dollars to help the hungry and sick, assisted in national and international disaster relief efforts, shared cultures through a Youth Exchange program, provided dozens of college scholarships, offered talented youth a leadership training weekend and so much more!
 
Rotary is a community service organization that brings together professionals who use their unique skills as a team, organizing events and implementing programs that address the specific needs of our towns, countries and world. We contribute to one of the world's leading foundations to raise money for programs ranging from community signage to the eradication of disease.
 
Volunteering with our club will:
-Help you connect to the Baldwinsville community
-Build your resume
-Introduce you to a new network of friends
-Provide opportunities for hands-on projects that give back
-Help you learn about other cultures
-Make you one of 1.3 million Rotarians around the world
 
The Baldwinsville Rotary Club meets Tuesday evenings at 7pm AND on Wednesdays at 12:15pm at the Red Mill Inn on Syracuse Street for lunch. Lunch meetings are $12 per person and include an entree, drinks and dessert. Our meetings tend to take on different formats, especially on Tuesday nights, but we typically cover some club business and feature a speaker. Speakers are often from other organizations in CNY, can be an expert to teach us about an interesting topic, an author speaking about their latest book or even some of the youth that we work with sharing their Rotary experience. Be sure to check the meeting schedule on our homepage in case we have something special going on that means we've changed our time or location!
 
Rotarians follow the motto "Service Above Self." 
 
The Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life.
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
 
Some additional FAQ's
What will I have to do? We will ask you to be an active member and help you find an activity within the club that you can get involved in. It could be joining club leadership, it could be participating in an existing committee or it could be coming up with something new for the club to start. We have programs that work with youth, events that serve senior citizens and everything in between! There are so many ways to get involved, we know you will be able to find something you find fun, interesting and rewarding.
You will also be asked to follow The Four Way Test (outlined above) in order to embody the principles of our organization. It's as easy as being kind, honest and doing the right thing.
You will need to be prepared to bring your professional and personal talents to the table. We strive to have a diverse club when it comes to interests, abilities and passions. This is your opportunity to apply your skills to helping others!

How often do I have to attend? There are no strict attendance rules in Rotary. We hope that you enjoy your time with fellow club members and have so much fun doing projects that you will make us a regular part of your week. There are two meetings every week, plus additional club and district events for you to choose from. A general rule, to ensure you are getting the full Rotary experience, is to attend at least 50% of the time. We do have many snowbirds in the club that spend winters in the south and there is no penalty for that.

How much does it cost? Our club's membership dues are $135 per year, due by mid-June each year. Payment plans are available if needed. Wednesday lunch meetings are $12 for the lunch (less if you just want coffee or dessert) and Tuesday meetings are just $1 to attend. Some events will cost money, like district dinners and our club's annual Charter Night. You do not have to have wealth to be a Rotarian - your time is what is most valuable!

Can my business join your club? We do offer corporate memberships where you can pay dues for one and have up to three employees acting as members. If any one of the employees attends a meeting, it counts as attendance for your membership. This is a unique way to join Rotary and our club is proud to offer it. We have several groups with active members as a result of this program. This is a great way to provide your employees with an opportunity to serve their community! The corporate membership application is available for download on this page!

Where do I start? We often invite people to attend a meeting and chat with us about Rotary, but it can be intimidating to walk into a room full of strangers. Please reach out to us (contacts below) via email so we can makes plans to bring you to the meeting or be sure to meet you when you arrive. Experiencing a meeting will let you hear about what our club is currently working on and give you an opportunity to speak directly with one or more members. We are a pretty fun group and enjoy having other Rotarians and prospective members joining us!
Who do I contact if I want to join? The best place to start is our membership committee, but any Rotarian can help you. Here are some helpful email contacts to get you started with making plans to visit us!
Membership Committee - Abe Morelli abes-place@hotmail.com
Club President - Don Distasio donald.distasio@gmail.com
Club Secretary - Lizzy Flinn-Brown ebrown@syracuse.com
General Club Email bvillerotary1@yahoo.com
 
 
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Baldwinsville

Service Above Self

Tuesdays at 7pm OR Wednesdays at 12pm
Red Mill Inn
4 Syracuse Street
Baldwinsville, NY  13027
United States
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