Join Us and see what just one person can do to make a difference. 2019-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
New Member 2019-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Highway Clean-up, The Crew 2019-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
Planting at Diven 2019-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
End of Summer Patio Party and Scholarship Fundraiser! Tom Brown 2018-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarians assisting the Diven School students with their annual holiday project 2017-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Planting at Diven 2017-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
President Ron Gets a Super Power Cape from Diven Elementary 2016-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Diven Elementary & Elmira Rotary Partnership 2016-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Winner of the 2016 Elmira Rotary Youth Salute 2016-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
The July 5 Rotary meeting where we both honored and roasted our outgoing President Lorraine Gaskins. 

President Ron began by highlighting some of Lorraine's accomplishments this past year. 

Past President Amanda then spoke about Lorraine and her passion for youth exchange. She then introduced Peter Wallin from Elmira Sunrise who spoke about Lorraine when she first joined Rotary at the Sunrise Club. 

Then Polly, Laurie and finally Angela Roasted Lorraine with humor and affection.
Past President Lorraine Gaskin Roast 2016-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Preparing for the next Diven Project Laurie Liberatore 2016-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
We now have the two training dates at The Glen, AND and on-line training option. Pick one and get certified. Remember this is not just for Rotarians, but friends, family, colleagues, and anyone your can bring to volunteer with you.  The Glen will be paying Camp Star $7 an hour per volunteer. So, if I bring my two daughters and we volunteer together for 5 hours, we have earned $105 for Camp Star and had some great family fun too.  Here are the details.
The Six-Hour Race training is set for Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 am, Tower Suites, Watkins Glen International
The NASCAR Race training is set for Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 am, Tower Suites,Watkins Glen International
The On-Line Training optionVolunteers are encouraged to take the online training for the Info Booth Attendant and most importantly take the quiz (to get credit for the training) at:     
AGAIN - it is important that volunteers read the training material but also VERY IMPORTANT to take the quiz so our group gets credit for the people who trained outside the walls of the training room.The online training will be beneficial and convenient for many Rotarians who don't want to make 2 trips to the track back to back.
Here are the available slots for The Six-hour race that still need to be filled:
  • Sat, July 2, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sat, July 2, 2:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Sun, July 3, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (need two)
  • Sun, July 3, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun, July 3, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun, July 3, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact Bridgett Stewart at to claim your spot.
Training Info for Watkins Glen Information booths 2016-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

Diven Elementary School celebrated the 8th Day of Giving with - Make a Gift!Community Partners from The Elmira Rotary...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Monday, December 21, 2015
Diven Elementary School 8th Day of Giving 2015. 2015-12-21 05:00:00Z 0

The Elmira Rotary Club loves partnering with the Diven Elementary School. We recently gave them some more books and $150...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Sunday, November 22, 2015
Gift Cards to Diven Elementary 2015-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

The Elmira Rotary Club hosted our newest charity event, the Lip Sync Battle. This event is modeled after Spike TV’s new hit show, “Lip Sync Battle” and the Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon’s frequent lip sync challenges. Performers (individuals or teams) select their favorite song and perform their version of it.

The Winners!:
A'Don Allen IV ($1,000 to iMatter)- Judges Choice
Banker's Gone Wild ($1,000 to CASA of the Southern Tier)- 1st Place
Dee & Randy Reid ($750 to Program of P.E.A.C.E.) -2nd Place
Katie Boland ($500 to CareFirst, formerly Southern Tier Hospice)- 3rd Place 

Elmira Rotary Lip Sync Battle 2015-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
The Pennies for Polio campaign began at Diven Elementary school with a presentation by three Elmira Rotarians; Tom Weidemann, Joe Kozan. and Fred Kelsey. Using a wheelchair as part of the presentation, the Rotarians challenged the 2nd graders to create an in-school Public Service Announcement and spearhead a penny drive. Why pennies? Because a single vaccination for polio costs only 14 cents. 
As part of the challenge to the students, Fred rounded up 14 other Rotarians and friends to match up to $100 the amount raised by the students of Diven. So . . .
Diven Elementary School Students and the Elmira Rotary Club provide over 40,000 polio vaccinations. 2015-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

President Amanda Harkness and Laurie Liberatore had the pleasure of working with eight Diven Dolphins on Elmira Rotary’s...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Monday, June 15, 2015
Helping Make Diven Elementary School's Entrance Cherry 2015-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Diven Elementary School and the Elmira Rotary Club raised over $1,400 to fight Polio.The Elmira Rotary Club challenged...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Diven Elementary School and the Elmira Rotary Club raised over $1,400 to fight Polio. 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Elmira volunteers serving lunch at the Elmira Community Kitchen last Saturday. We served over 100 meals.

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Monday, April 27, 2015
Rotary Club of Elmira volunteers serving lunch at the Elmira Community Kitchen. We served over 100 meals. 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z 0

Our Student-partners from Diven Elementary School collecting Pennies for Polio.

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Diven Elementary School Collecting Pennies for Polio 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0

Elmira Rotary Club members visited Diven Elementary School second grade classes to discuss the Pennies for Polio...

Posted by Elmira Rotary Club on Friday, April 10, 2015
Diven Elementary School & the Elmira Rotary Club Kicked off their Pennies for Polio 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Friends of the Chemung River, Jim Pfiffer 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 16, 2014
Rotary Arctic League PackingRotary participated in packing night at Arctic League on Wednesday 12/17/2014 and assisted 130 children with receiving gifts for Christmas.  This is a project that Rotary does every Christmas season to help our local community with a making the holiday's brighter.
Rotary Arctic League Packing
Rotary Arctic League Packing Amanda Harkness 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
We have Pictures! What a fun day with the kids.
Diven Candy Cane Project 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
On Monday, December 15th at 10:30 a.m, Diven Elementary School will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the latest addition of four beautiful new benches to the Diven playground.
The benches were recently installed with the help of the Elmira Rotary Club, which has been an active Diven partner for eight years. The Elmira Rotary Club secured a grant for a portion of the project and hosted a summer rummage sale to earn the matching funds required to install the benches.
The new benches will support our families and community who use the playground after school hours by providing a place for conversation and rest. The benches have also been designated as “buddy benches” for use by the Diven scholars.

Children in need of a friend to play with or talk to can simply sit on one of the benches, signaling to others that they are in need of a buddy.
Ribbon Cutting for New Diven Elementary Playground Benches 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Diven School hosts an annual Halloween Dance for students and parents from both Diven School and Hendy Avenue School.  Our Rotarian volunteers staffed some of the games the students got to play. There was music, pizza, prizes, spooky decorations and costumes! It was great fun for all!!!
Diven School Annual Halloween Dance Tom Brown 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Brown on Oct 13, 2014

Elmira Rotary Club Youth Salute Winners, Amanada Harkness, Erin Haggerty, Gwendolyn Zwirko, Shelby Brost, Polly Smith-BlackwellThe Elmira Rotary Club honored two dozen Chemung County high school seniors on Tuesday, giving $4,500 in scholarships to three of them.

Seniors from Elmira and Notre Dame high schools and Twin Tiers Christian Academy were celebrated at the 27th annual Youth Salute, held at the Holiday Inn-Riverview in Elmira.

The students were selected for the honors for their leadership, community involvement and academic achievement.

The three students who received scholarships are: 

2014 Elmira Rotary Youth Salute Thomas Brown 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Brown on May 11, 2014

ImageThe Elmira Rotary Club was honored to take home 3 awards at this year's District Assembly.

  • 2013-14 Rotary Club Central Award. This is for seeing strategic goas to Engage Rotary, Change Lives this year and years to come.
  • 2014 Literacy Award. In recognition of valuable contributions to Literacy. This is part of our on-going work with Diven School.
  • District Governor's Citation. 3rd Place for Outstanding Service with the club web site, Division 1



3 Awards for the Club Thomas Brown 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laura Lee Liberatore on Jan 28, 2014

What a great opportunity to read to children. Pre-K to 2nd grade. For the 1st four Mondays in March, we are going to be reading to the children for 30 minutes.  There are 8 different volunteer opportunities each Monday. You can sign up for your time slot here. To complete the process of signing up, select your preferred volunteer time, enter your name, and press the "Signup" button at the bottom of the page.

Join us for some fun with the kids.

Diven March Read-Aloud Laura Lee Liberatore 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Brown on Nov 11, 2013

The Elmira Rotary Club recently announced this year's winner of the Four Way Test award is John Humphrey. He was selected from the 60+ members as being a top example of live the Rotary Four Way Test, a measure of ethica, service-to-others conduct.

New Four Way Test award winner, John Humphrey Thomas Brown 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Diven Elementary and their Halloween Pumpkins Thomas Brown 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Elmira Rotarian celebrates his 90th birthday Pam Hawthorne 0
Posted by Thomas Brown

Welcome to the Elmira Rotary Club! 

Missing Piece

What Is Rotary?
Rotary is a global network of community volunteers.

Rotary club members are business, professional, and community leaders in your locality who meet regularly to plan and implement community service activities and network with other professionals. For those interested, members can also choose to become involved in international humanitarian service efforts. More than 1.2 million men and women in over 200 countries and geographical areas belong to over 33,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary builds international understanding through scholarships, exchange programs, and humanitarian grants. Throughout the world, Rotary clubs participate in a broad range of educational, intercultural, and humanitarian activities designed to improve the lives of others.

Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to make a contribution to their own communities and to communities around the world.

People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie with fellow members. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction gained from making a real difference in the world.

 This is an open invitation to you. Come join us at our regular Tuesday lunch or at our monthly evening social. 

Welcome to the Elmira Rotary Club Thomas Brown 0