(PRWEB) June 28, 2005
The Rotary Club of Amherst East donated $1,000 to both Vive, Inc. and to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, at a recent Rotary lunch meeting.
Tom Petrocelli, president of the board of Vive, Inc., and Diane Rowe, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo each received a $1,000 check to support their organizations from Paul McAfee, president of the Rotary Club of Amherst East.
ÂThis month, we wrap-up the celebration of RotaryÂs 100th anniversary,Â said Paul McAfee, president of the Rotary Club of Amherst East. ÂWe celebrated this important event by raising money with a raffle to support Vive, Inc.Âs, Vive la Casa, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo.Â
The Rotary Club of Amherst East raises money through its many annual events to provide support for international and local causes. As a volunteer organization with over 31,000 clubs in more than 166 countries, Rotary initiates humanitarian programs that address today's challenging issues, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.
Rotary club members represent a cross-section of business and professional leaders worldwide. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and money to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding among cultures.
Paul P. Harris formed the world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Ill., on February 23, 1905. The name "Rotary" is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices. The Rotary Club of Amherst East is part of Rotary International.
The Amherst East Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at DaffodilÂs Restaurant on Maple Road, Amherst, NY. The clubÂs Web site is http://www.amhersteastrotary.org.
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 (http://www.exubrio.com). For more information, call Paul at 716-568-0329.