Rotary Club of Amherst East, New York, Inducts Mary Ellen Ashe

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The Rotary Club of Amherst East, near Buffalo, New York, has elected a new member, Ms. Mary Ellen Ashe. Ms. Ashe is executive Director at Excelsior Orthopedics.

“Our club is growing quickly this year as we celebrate Rotary International’s 100th anniversary,” said Paul McAfee, president of the Rotary Club of Amherst East. “Mary Ellen is a great new addition to our membership. We can use help from Mary Ellen and our other new members to provide increased levels of service to the Amherst and Buffalo communities.”

“The objectives of Rotary align well with Excelsior Orthopedics' commitment and tradition of giving back to our neighbors and the neighborhoods where we live and work,” said Ms. Ashe. “Rotary offers the physicians and staff of Excelsior a great opportunity to support the needs of our community.”

The Rotary Club of Amherst East provides support each year for international and local causes. The club recently launched a “Big Ticket Raffle” to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club and for Buffalo’s Vive la Casa. For information about the raffle, or to purchase tickets, visit:

The club also currently is collecting funds from its members to aid the Tsunami victims. The club will provide funds to support the victims through the Rotary International Disaster Relief Fund.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Paul P. Harris formed the world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 23 February 1905. Today there are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members of more than 31,000 Rotary clubs in 166 countries.

The Rotary Club of Amherst East meets at noon on Thursdays at Daffodils Restaurant on Maple Road, Amherst, NY. The club’s website is

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Paul McAfee is the Public Relations Manager for the Rotary Club of Amherst East. Paul is CEO of eXubrio, LLC, a management and marketing consulting firm (

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