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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Rotary ready for 26th tip-off of girls basketball tournament at GCC

The 26th annual Rotary Basketball Tournament is Jan. 6 and Jan. 8 at Genesee Community College and this year features Alexander, Batavia, Notre Dame and Midlakes.

The Rotary Club hosted the teams (Midlakes couldn't make it) in its annual tournament announcement luncheon at the YWCA.

Pictured are Madison McCulley and Samantha Cecere, from Batavia, Emma Francis and Emily McCracken, from Notre Dame, and Sydney Breton and Elizebeth Taylor, from Alexander.

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

GCC salutes Batavia Rotary Club's 2014 Paul Harris fellows

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Press release:

Genesee Community College salutes its director of Development and External Affairs Richard Ensman Jr. who has been recognized by Batavia Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. Ensman was among five local citizens who received the honor this past week. He was joined by Gregg McAllister, of Tompkins Investment Services, Carol Grasso, a community volunteer, New York State Assemblyman Stephen M. Hawley, and Susan Schuler, of First Niagara Bank.

"Batavia Rotary wanted to recognize Rick's outstanding commitment to the Club and to the community," said Rosalie Maguire, who presented his award.

The awards ceremony was Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Rotary Paddlewheel Awards Event held at Terry Hills. Ensman was caught off guard when he was called to the podium. Recipients are not notified in advance. He was chosen for his overall Club participation and his leadership on the Paddlewheel Committee.

Mike Hodgins, chair of the Batavia Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellowship Committee, shared the history of this prestigious award beginning with the founding of the Rotary by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905. Named after the founder, the Paul Harris Fellowship was established in 1957. Rotarians and members of the community who are not Rotarians can receive the honor. Those recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow are presented with a certificate signed by the president of Rotary International and the chairman of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, as well as a lapel pin and medallion. The local Club also makes a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation in the awardees' names.

There are more than one million Paul Harris Fellows worldwide, which is the highest distinction Rotarians receive for their service to the club and/or the community.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Batavia Rotary holds tip-off lunch for 24th annual basketball tournament

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The Rotary Club of Batavia hosted its annual lunch kicking off its basketball tournament.

The 24th annual tournament will be Jan. 8 and 10 at GCC, game times of 6 and 7 p.m.

Photo above: Riley Norton, Notre Dame, senior, forward; Kaleigh Cicero, Perry, senior, guard; Tatyana Wayne, Batavia, senior, guard; and, Sarah Loranty, Alexander, senior, guard.

Below, Santa asks attendees to applaud for the coach with the best "do-rag." From left, Brent Gillette, Perry, Marcia Hirsch, Alexander, Dave Pero, Notre Dame, and Bill Wade, Batavia.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Photos: Rehearsal for the Rotary Club's annual show

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The cast of "The Producers," this year's choice for the annual theater production of the Batavia Rotary Club (this year, in conjunction with Encore! Theatre Arts, is starting to nail their performances in rehearsals.

Director Lynda Hodgins invited me into the Batavia HS auditorium tonight to take some pictures during the non-dress rehearsal. She allowed me right on the stage during the performance. Thank you to the indulgence of the cast for carrying on as I moved around trying to get some interesting shots.

The show is high-energy and fun. It's not easy to take pictures when you're laughing out loud.

Starring are Steve Valvano and Cal Young as Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom (pictured above).

The Mel Brooks-written musical is about a broadway producer whose career is in a downward trend when an accountant, Leopold Bloom, suggests that there's more money to be made in producing a real stinker of a show than in producing a hit.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 to 5 and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Batavia High School.

Tickets are $12 for the Nov. 3 show, and $15 for all other shows. Tickets may be purchased online at bataviarotary.com and encoretheatrearts.com, and in person at Lawley Insurance or The Insurance Center.

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

The Producers

Based on the hit 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks masterpiece chronicles the hilarious adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of showbiz. What they don't know is that after all their hard work, the musical ends up being a smash hit! It's a comic tour-de-force that spoofs the big, old-fashioned Broadway musical while paying tribute to it at the same time. The classic score contains such gems as "I Wanna Be A Producer," "When You Got It, Flaunt It," "Springtime for Hitler," and "Prisoners of Love." With a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS will have audiences laughing out loud. "The Producers” unites the audience with its jokes, sight gags and over-the-top musical numbers," "Leave it to Mel Brooks to create an outrageous musical comedy featuring tap dancing old ladies, a kick line of German soldiers, and leggy show girls- all on one stage!" said the NY Times. This uproarious comedy stars Steve Valvano as down-and-out producer Max Bialystock, Cal Young as Max's timid accountant Leo Bloom and Tara Conroy Kaczarowski as Ulla, the Swedish bombshell that Bialystock and Bloom hire as their receptionist. The cast of THE PRODUCERS also features Eric Zwald (Roger DeBris), Paul Gunderson(Franz Liebkind), and Derrick Belkin (Carmen Ghia). The ensemble includes Paul Spiotta, Carl Lewis, Joe Snyder, Andy Rich, Trevor Lee, Alex Cloy, Ben Neuman, Blake Carter, Michael Rivers, Bob Knipe, Charles Gould, Aryn Bielski, Cassie Grice, Colleen Hofmaster, Jeanette Elia, Karleigh Chatt, Linda Knipe, Lizz Barcomb, Lucy Dadd, Maureen Edwards, Nicole Beardsley, Amanda Mclaughlin, Rosalie Maguire, Sherry Szemplenski, Susan Bateman, Sydney Moag, Erica Parker. The creative team includes Lynda Hodgins (Director) Eric Traugott , (Music Director), Denise Le Blanc Chatt, (Choreographer), Kevin Mclaud, (Orchestra Conductor). Tickets for THE PRODUCERS are priced…..12.00 for Nov 3 Thursday, 7:30 Performance. 15.00 For Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30 and Sunday 2:00 Matinee. Purchase online at bataviarotary.com, encoretheatrearts.com or in person at Lawley Insurance, Jefferson Square, Batavia or The Insurance Center 50 Main St, Batavia during normal business hours. THE PRODUCERS is recommended for theatergoers high school age (PG 13) and over. When it comes to outrageous comedy, Mel Brooks is a self-proclaimed equal opportunity offender. This musical is not recommended for audience members who are easily offended by bawdy comedy based on race, religion and sexuality. Contains adult language and adult humor.

Event Date and Time

November 3, 2011 - 7:00pm - November 6, 2011 - 2:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Photos: Batavia Rotary Club's annual October Brew Fest

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Batavia Downs had a packed house Saturday night for Batavia Rotary Club's annual October Brew Fest and Corvette Raffle.

No word yet on the raffle winner.

Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Notre Dame's 4th quarter scoring secures win over Perry

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Notre Dame entered the 4th quarter of the Rotary Club of Batavia Girls Basketball Tournament finals down by 8 points.

All night, Perry gave Notre Dame room for plenty of attempts, but the shots just weren't dropping. That all changed in the 4th quarter. Suddenly, whatever invisible shield had been keeping the ball out of the basket disappeared.

The Lady Irish scored 20 points in the 4th quarter, compared only six points for Perry.

Final score, Notre Dame 45, Perry 39.

Carly Pike had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals for the Fighting Irish (8-0). Pike scored 13 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter.

In the consolation game, Alexander beat Batavia 56-52.

All-Tournament players: Cheslea Turcer, Alexander; Lisa Redband, Batavia; Karissa 
Schuster and Erica Miller, Perry; Riley Norton, Notre Dame; Carly Pike was named MVP.

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Winners photo submitted by Tim Call.

More pictures after the jump, with even more available for purchase by clicking here.

NOTE: For Tuesday's games, I used the wrong pricing sheet for photo purchases. That's been corrected and those photos are available by clicking here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Auditions next week for 'Oliver!'

The search is on for Oliver! The 2010 Batavia Rotary Club Production of "Oliver!" is calling all actors and actresses between age 6 and 14 to audition for the title role and 35 other roles, which portray orphans and/or pickpockets.

Throughout August, Laurie Mastin, show chair, and Director Patrick Burk, are scouting Western New York for 36 young thespians for the 62nd Rotary Show Musical Production.

"Oliver!" will be performed Nov. 4 – 7, with rehearsals starting Sept. 13.

Auditions will take place at Batavia High School, 260 State St., at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

All young people will learn a song, sing in small groups, work on choreography and present a monologue from the show. No experience is necessary.

Batavia Rotary is looking for a great cross section of young actors and actresses to be a part of the largest Rotary Show in recent memory. Joining in the selection process will be past cast members of "Oliver!" and a long list of guest judges in the areas of dance, music and acting.

At the conclusion of the Oliver Search 2010 evening, the top 36 -- who will be cast in the show -- will be announced, along with several runners-up.

The announcement of who will play the title role will happen after the adult and ensemble auditions. These will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8 at Batavia High School. All 36 youngsters will be asked to attend those evenings as well.

Parents of young actors and actresses interested in Oliver Search 2010 are asked to call and register their Oliver hopefuls with Burk at his office (585) 343 9721.

All pre-registered actors and actresses will be given audition numbers and be asked to show up at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

Walk-in auditions that have not pre-registered are also welcome. They will be added to the audition process on a first-come-first-serve basis and will receive audition numbers upon arrival.

For more information, please call Patrick Burk at (585) 343-9721 or Mastin at (585) 344-5880.

Friday, July 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

36 young thespians sought for Rotary's production of 'Oliver!'

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The search is on for Oliver! The 2010 Batavia Rotary Club Production of "Oliver!" is calling all actors and actresses between age 6 and 14 to audition for the title role and 35 other roles, which portray orphans and/or pickpockets.

Throughout August, Laurie Mastin, show chair, and Director Patrick Burk, will scout Western New York for 36 young thespians for the 62nd Rotary Show Musical Production.

"Oliver!" will be performed Nov. 4 – 7, with rehearsals starting Sept. 13.

Auditions will take place at Batavia High School, 260 State St., at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

All young people will learn a song, sing in small groups, work on choreography and present a monologue from the show. No experience is necessary.

Batavia Rotary is looking for a great cross section of young actors and actresses to be a part of the largest Rotary Show in recent memory. Joining in the selection process will be past cast members of "Oliver!" and a long list of guest judges in the areas of dance, music and acting.

At the conclusion of the Oliver Search 2010 evening, the top 36 -- who will be cast in the show -- will be announced, along with several runners-up.

The announcement of who will play the title role will happen after the adult and ensemble auditions. These will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8 at Batavia High School. All 36 youngsters will be asked to attend those evenings as well.

Parents of young actors and actresses interested in Oliver Search 2010 are asked to call and register their Oliver hopefuls with Mr. Burk at his office, 1 (585) 343 9721.

All pre-registered actors and actresses will be given audition numbers and be asked to show up at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

Walk-in auditions that have not pre-registered are also welcome. They will be added to the audition process on a first-come-first-serve basis and will receive audition numbers upon arrival.

For more information, please call Patrick Burk at 1 (585) 343-9721 or Laurie Mastin at 1 (585) 344-5880.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:34 am

Batavia Rotary Club Donates 500 Soccer Balls

The Batavia Rotary Club has partnered with World Vision’s Get a Kick Out of Sharing, a nation-wide effort to acquire 250,000 new and gently used soccer balls for children in need world-wide.

Batavia Rotary Clubs’ contribution of 500 new soccer balls and 50 hand pumps will be on their way to poverty stricken areas of South Africa, Nigeria, El Salvador, Mexico and American Samoa.  “Given the numerous benefits of physical activity, the popularity of soccer world-wide and the satisfaction that comes from learning and playing soccer, the Batavia Rotary Club is pleased to collaborate with a reputable organization committed to helping children and their communities reach their full potential,” stated Ted Hawley, Batavia Rotary Club president.

 Children love soccer.  But many of the world’s children live in poverty and have never played with a real toy-let alone a real soccer ball.  Instead, they play with balls made of rags, leaves or wads of plastic tied together by strings.  Play is an essential part of childhood.  With World Cup play underway in South Africa, the timing couldn’t be better for a donation of 500 soccer balls to nations world-wide.

 To learn more about World Vision’s Get a Kick Out of Sharing program, visit www.worldvision.org/soccerballs and for more information about the Batavia Rotary Club, visit www.bataviarotary.org.

 

 

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