April is a time of change. Hopefully the last snowflake is behind us and there are only a few more frosts before the flowers can confidently bloom. We get tulips and daffodils, birds greeting us in the morning, and more and more daylight. Are you ready for something new in your life through Rotary? 

Now is a great time to start in the Baldwinsville Rotary Club. We have many projects and activities coming up that you can get involved in to do good in our community. 

Tuesday, April 18th we will celebrate Earth Day a little early with our annual Canal Cleanup. We follow that hard work with a dish-to-pass dinner.

In May we have a book club meeting that includes a movie night, and our club participates in the community’s Memorial Day Parade.

All during April and May we are working hard to put together Seneca River Day, including getting sponsors, duck race prizes, selling duck tickets and booking all the fun for the hundreds of families that will be joining us on June 10th.

April is also Maternal & Child Health Month in Rotary. One of the ways that Rotary works to serve moms and children around the world is through our affiliated action groups. Rotary Action Groups are how Rotarians connect to work on different areas of need, but they are not run by Rotary International. The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development (RFPD) is the group that focuses on Maternal & Child Health. Click here to see the projects they are working on around the world. 

Each day, over 25,000 children under 5 years old will die from starvation – that’s 9 million children each year.

350,000 mothers die each year from complications of abortion, pregnancy and childbirth.

A report from Johns Hopkins said, “Family planning could bring more benefits at less cost than any other single technology now available to the human race.”

When women can decide when to have a family, they can be more prepared to care for that family. Health education can help women be better equipped for pregnancy. And when women know how to prepare for and care for a family, their children have a better survival rate.
Mothers and children in less developed areas of the world face complex issues, including access to clean water, sufficient sanitation, disease prevention, maternal education and healthcare. By working in communities to address their specific needs, Rotarians work to not only provide access to basic necessities, they also work to serve the mothers, young women and children to improve their lives.

Seneca River Day
In the Baldwinsville Rotary Club, we celebrate the beautiful waterway that travels through our village with a family festival each June - Seneca River Day. In it's 23rd year this year, we have already started work to plan our event. Fireworks are being ordered, musical acts being booked, vendors are signing up to sell their wares and Rotarians are signing up to pitch in for our biggest day of the year! Most importantly though, we are seeking sponsors. Would you or your business be willing to support our event? We are looking for corporate sponsors to help fund the fun and entertainment and keep it free for families to attend Seneca River Day. We also need awesome prizes for The Great Seneca River Duck Race!
Click here to download a sponsorship flyer and learn more about all the recognition that comes with supporting our event.
Click here to learn more about being a vendor at our event too.