Rotary Club seeks Seneca River Days sponsors

The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville is seeking support and sponsorship of their popular, family-friendly Seneca River Days event, scheduled for July 8 and 9 at Mercer Park. Last year's sponsors can expect a letter this month offering them a first chance at sponsorship, but the club is always looking for additional community support for this event.

For a community service organization, fundraisers such as Seneca River Days are vital to being able to give back. In 2010, the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville made contributions to support area groups like the B-ville Little League and Wrestling clubs, B-ville Food Pantry and Christmas Bureau, the local fire department, the Rescue Mission and more. They also gave out three scholarships to local students, sent two students to a weekend-long leadership skills camp hosted by the Rotary Youth Leadership Association and provided dictionaries to every third grade student in Baldwinsville schools.

Having a local Rotary Club also means that programs and projects from Rotary International are brought to your community. The Youth Exchange program allows local students to study abroad and B-ville families to host students from other countries, encourages cultural understanding and develops connections with the world. Members also raise money to help eradicate polio where it still persists, fight illiteracy and provide clean water to everyone, every where.

Those who are interested in supporting the event can sponsor activities that are planned for the weekend, provide prizes for the popular Seneca River Days Duck Race, donate supplies or resources and, of course, buy duck tickets. Sponsorship packages are available and come with advertising in local media and recognition in printed materials. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can e-mail senecariverday@yahoo.com for more information.

The Rotary Club of Baldwsinville meets Wednesdays at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville on Charlotte Street. The first Wednesday of the month is a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. and the rest of the month is a 12:15 p.m. lunch. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary or Seneca River Days event is invited to attend.

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