On June 20, 2024 the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation will be holding its annual Scholarship Awards Banquet at Murray Aikins Dining from
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
This year the SSREF will be awarding $88,000 in scholarships to local students.  
Thank you everyone who joined us for our 100th Anniversary Celebration.  We had over 130 guests in attendance who enjoyed an evening filled with friendship and laughter with a delicious dinner from the Wandering Food Dude.  Our entertainment was provided by De Ja Vu Jazz, and we heard about our history from our very own Dave Patterson.  Our club received the highest honor from Senator Jim Tedisco & Assemblywoman, Carrie Woerner.  President Bill Bergan presented the following:
Paul Harris Awards - 
Marisa Flynn
James Frey
Stephen Kyne
Ike Pulver
Barbara Young received the Service Above Self Award   
Brian O'Connell received the Rising Star Award
Susan Rhoades received the Rotarian of the Year Award
To see photos from our celebration:
 
Saratoga Rotary Club Names Jean Fei as Senior Citizen of the Year
On May 2, 2024 The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs is presented its 2024 Senior Citizen of the Year
award to Jean Fei of Saratoga Springs. The award honors a Saratoga County resident, aged 65 or better, who demonstrates the Rotary principle of “Service Above Self.” Nominations are sought annually from non-profits and service organizations and the general public.
Jean “is often behind the scenes waiting to see how she can be of service to those in need and we have all benefitted from her generosity and wisdom,” said Katie Capelli in her nomination. “Jean is an educator and peacemaker, bringing people together with compassion and awareness.” In addition to her work on behalf of victims of sexual and domestic violence
at the New York State Victim Assistance Academy and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Jean has volunteered for multiple non-profit and arts organizations, on projects such as helping to create a Saratoga Springs History Treasure Hunt for MLK Saratoga, helping to organize the Peace Fair, and throwing clay to make bowls for the Chili Bowl fundraiser.
Additionally, Jean has served on many non-profit boards, including those of YouthSquared, Social Justice Center of Albany, The Seven Dancers Coalition, and Saratoga Springs Public Library. "Having the opportunity to learn about the many ways people in Saratoga County give of their time in service to others is inspiring,” said Issac Pulver, chair of Rotary's Senior Citizen of the Year committee. “It also makes it challenging to choose a single honoree.” Other members of this year’s committee were Susan Rhoades, Bob Schermerhorn, and Barbara Young.
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club participates in multiple service projects each year and sponsors the annual Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show to raise
funds for scholarships, monthly gifts of up to $5,000 and a biennial major gift of more than $5,000 to support local non-profit organizations. The club welcomes new members! 
Club Member Birthdays & Joining Dates
Member Birthdays:
  • Donald McPherson
    July 1
  • Jim Frey
    July 5
  • Laurie Miller
    July 20
  • Ed Lenz
    July 22
  • Patricia Hodge
    August 5
  • Stephen Kyne
    August 7
  • Scott Clark
    August 18
  • Cassidy Dow
    August 24
Join Date:
  • Jim Frey
    July 7, 2004
    20 years
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