Our club has a lot going on this month with our book club, the Memorial Day parade, our Honor Tree program and preparations for Seneca River Day. It's a great time to get on board, either as a member or supporter of either of the two fundraisers.

Honor Tree
In it's second year, this new fundraiser is dedicated to serving our local veterans. We sell ribbons for $1 each, tie them to a rope and use the garland to decorate the trees on either side of the Genesee Street entrance to the Baldwinsville Public Library for the week of Memorial Day. It is a beautiful visual tribute to those who have or are serving our country. Each ribbon contains a message from the buyer honoring, remembering or thanking a service member.
Get your ribbons during all Rotary meetings in May or at the following locations:
M&T Bank on Downer Street
Key Bank on E Genesee Street
Canal Walk Cafe on Syracuse Street
Many thanks to Rotarians Marianne and Joan who are making this happen, and to all the businesses supporting us by selling ribbons for us.
The more ribbons we sell, the more we can decorate the trees and the more we can provide needed services to our military veterans!
Make sure you look for the Honor Tree during the Memorial Day Parade!

Seneca River Day
In it's 23rd year, this family-fun day just keeps getting better and better. We hope you will save June 10th to be at Mercer Park with us to celebrate our beautiful community on the river!
Our goal is truly to make it an affordable family experience that will keep everyone entertained. We have classic cars, food and crafts, live animals and live music, magic shows and hands-on kids projects, treasure hunts and competitions and much more. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to teach you more about water and boater safety on the river too!
Again this year, meet Paw Patrol and get your photo with them (small donation per photo). 
We will also have several local mascots, including Scooch and Pops from the Syracuse Chiefs, Fidelisaurus from Fidelis Care and Flavor the Cow from Stewart's Shops. 
Of course we will have our Anything That Floats contest, where you can build a homemade raft and race it down the Seneca River for cash and bragging rights.
We will also have The Great Seneca River Duck Race at 7pm that day. Over $2,500 in cash and prizes are available for the first few ducks that cross the fun-noodle finish line, so make sure you get your duck tickets now or even at the park that day! 
You can support us through this event three ways:
1. Be a sponsor or donate a prize. Click here for details and see how we promote our sponsors.
2. Buy your duck tickets. Click here to get them online, get them from your friendly B'ville Rotarian or at Mercer Park on Seneca River Day.
3. Come out to Seneca River Day and support our vendors, listen to our musicians, enjoy the bounce houses or magician, get your photo taken with Paw Patrol characters, build something in the Home Depot tent and have lunch or dinner while there. A great turnout makes it better for everyone involved with making it a fun day, full of activities!
Click here for details on this year's bands, event sponsors and to buy your duck tickets online.

Anything That Floats
This isn't a fundraiser, it's just for fun. Build a boat to race on the Seneca River from Cooper's Marina to Mercer Park. Have a fun theme with costumes, using recycled materials for your boat and just have a blast!
Click here to check out pictures from last year's six participants, get the rules and start building your boat today!