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We are pleased to announce that our annual Holiday Auction event will return on December 5th of this year.

Once again, proceeds will go to support Gift of Life Rotary District 7190.

We will make information on tickets and reservations availble as we get closer, and items for the auction are always welcome.

May 17, 2017

The Rotary International Significant Achievement Award recognizes outstanding Rotary club projects that address the most pressing needs of their local communities. These projects illustrate Rotary’s avenue of Community Service in action and they provide successful models for other Rotary clubs to replicate.

Presentation remarks by 7190 District Governor, John Mucha, at the Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony on 5/17/17.

"As some of you know, last year was my first time attending this wonderful recognition ceremony. I was just blown away by it and I was so impressed that your club has done this for so many years. Brian Barr sent me the great article that Susan Morse wrote about the youth recognition awards and I kept it in my files.

In February, I received a notice that Rotary International was taking nominations for a special award, called the Significant Achievement Award. The District Governor could nominate only one club from their district. The award would recognize outstanding Rotary club projects that address the most pressing needs of their local communities. The projects are to illustrate Rotary’s avenue of Community Service in action and provide successful models for other Rotary clubs to replicate.

I immediately thought of the Albany Youth Recognition Awards, I pulled out Susan’s beautiful article, plagiarized it as best I could and entered your club for a Significant Achievement Award. I was told that the entry would be reviewed by the Rotary International President’s appointed selection committee. And I waited.

Last Friday I received an email from the RI Awards team indicating that they determined that Albany Rotary Club has made a meaningful impact in the life of your community, that your project represents the very best work in our district and the Rotary world, and that you have been selected to receive the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for 2017.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very proud to present this award to the Albany Rotary Club, signed by President John Germ and myself. Congratulations on a wonderful community project and tradition!"

   DG John Mucha         Event Chair Brian Barr     Club President Bill Hempel





The Auction is coming! The date is set for November 30th, Noon to 2pm (doors open at 11:45am) . The proceeds will go to Gift of Life District 7190. We will be using the big event room at the American Legion Post on Everett Road.

Price for lunch will be $25 per person. Please RSVP to Terry Tyson.

Auction items are needed for three categories:

Live Auction

Silent Auction


Please contact the event Chair, Terry Tyson, if you have items to donate, and let her know what they are and the estimated value.

Terry can be reached at 518-783-5348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gift of Life is a great cause so let's make ths event a big success!


Charity Committee Award

Greg Jackson, Chair of the Charity Committee, presented a check to Joyce Clark Love of St. Peters Addiction Recovery Center (see the first picture in the gallery below).


Today's Speaker

David Savage of the Cranbrook British Columbia Rotary Club discussed collaboration and its relation to Rotary topics such as the 4 Way Test. In the second picture in the Gallery, President Elect Moses Kunda presents a certificate of appreciation to David.


Our collection of banners is growing, check out the galleries under the new Galleries tab. Note that there might be some surprises among the international banners in Club Banners 1, and we got a visit from a club even older than ours as demonstrated by a banner in Club Banners 2. There are more to come. We have a Lot of banners.