It’s time for the lion so we can go into spring like a lamb! March is going to be full of events for our club and holidays for all, but looking ahead at April it looks a little quieter. So what’s on the agenda? A lot! Here’s the scoop:

March is Literacy Month in Rotary
Each month Rotary focuses on a specific area of service. One of the things we do both locally and abroad is enable people of all ages to learn to read and encouraging reading in general. 
How does Baldwinsville Rotary do this?
We support CNY Books for the World, which sends books to less fortunate areas of the world so their students have the materials needed to learn to read. The containers the books are shipped in are converted into libraries or school room’s and it is an extremely efficient program.
We provide dictionaries to every third grade student in our school district each year. We visit all of the elementary schools to present the books to the students, show them how to use them, show them some neat features inside the dictionaries and give them the opportunity to meet our Youth Exchange student. It is a fun project we intend to carry on as long as we feel the students will value having a paper book in this digital age.
Another way you can join us in a literacy-related event is our next book club meeting. We are all currently reading “Haunted Onondaga County,” by Neil MacMillan. We have arranged for the author to attend our book club and be a part of the discussion with us. We are very excited to have such a special guest and hope you will join us!
Copies of the book are available at Baldwinsville Public Library or for purchase on Amazon.
Food and drinks available for purchase (Dutch treat!).
Tuesday, March 22nd at 7pm at Mohegan Manor
58 Oswego St, Baldwinsville
Share our Facebook event with your friends who would want to come too!
Email us at if you have questions about coming to this event.
McHarrie Pointe Hoolie
On Tuesday, March 15th at 7pm we will be once again entertaining the seniors at McHarrie Pointe with our Irish Hoolie. Song, dance and music will spread joy and put smiles on the faces of the residents. This event is very rewarding for our club members to do, even if some of us aren’t exactly singers, and we appreciate member Marv Joslyn for keeping this tradition going. This is one of the many small things we do that mean so much to members of our community. 
You can be a part of this heartwarming service project too! Visit us at an upcoming meeting and learn more about what it takes to become a Rotarian. We would love to have members who would find events like this rewarding.
Pride of Workmanship
After several years without this special event, our club is reinstating this opportunity for local businesses to recognize their most committed employees. This program encourages, recognizes and honors those employees who consistently achieve or strive for the highest personal standards in the workplace.
We are currently accepting nominations for employees you wish to see earn this distinction – download the form here. Awards will be presented at a special dinner for all to attend on Tuesday, May 10th at the Red Mill Inn. 
Get the full details and download a nomination form on our Pride of Workmanship page!

Seneca River Day
The committee planning our annual family festival has already been busy making sure this year’s event will continue to grow and be a huge success. This one-day to-do raises thousands of dollars for the Baldwinsville community through the generosity of our sponsors, the individuals that make it possible and all the people who attend. 
We are currently seeking sponsors to contribute cash and prizes to the cause. We understand how much it takes for business and individuals to support us and we do as much as we can to promote your business in return! Sponsoring Seneca River Day is a great way to promote your business and support your community all at once. Please contact us at or download and submit a sponsor form if you wish to get involved.
If you wish to have a booth at our event you can contact us at or download and submit this form.
Join and share our Facebook event to get the latest news and information and to invite your friends and family to join you.
Be sure to check our Seneca River Day page on this site for the latest as well!
Even though prizes for The Great Seneca River Duck Race are still being gathered, we can tell you there will be the $1,000 cash prize for the first place duck! You can get your tickets early (and often) using a credit card or PayPal online.
Please be sure to note your phone number on your order so we can call you if you win!

Want to participate in this year’s Anything That Floats contest? Get the full list of rules and detail here, and start building your homemade raft now.
Free to enter (ages 16+) and there are cash prizes!