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The Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge is a run/walk held each year, usually in mid-April at SUNY Adirondack, to benefit local charities designated by the Glens Falls Rotary Club Board of Directors. This year, we will be holding a virtual race, due to the pandemic, from July 17 - 26, 2020, because the needs of the charities we selected are greater than ever! Funds raised by this event will benefit: 
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks
 
World Awareness Children's Museum
 
                                                       and the Glens Falls Rotary Foundation
 
Course:  Runners/Walkers will select their own 5K/3.11 mile course.  Need help? 
Go to https://legacy.usatf.org/routes/index.asp for sample courses within your zip code.
 
Registration:  $20 per person ($10 for ages 12 and under), is available online now until 5 pm 7/26/20.
 
Printable registration forms for individuals and teams are also available on our website at www.glensfallsrotary.org.  Use the 5K drop down menu at the top of the page to access the forms.  Mailing instructions are included.

   

  On July 30, 2018, at 6am, 2 women began a swim to cover the entire length of Lake George to bring awareness and raise funds about Polio. They started their swim at Million Dollar Beach with a goal to end at Diane's Rock at 6am on Tuesday morning (24 hours of swimming). 
 

 

·         32 miles

·         24 hours

·         2 swimmers

This was HUGE!  To learn more or donate please click this link http://bit.ly/SwimToEndPolio.  
Who are We?
 
The Rotary Club of Glens Falls, NY came into existence in 1922 when Rotarians from the Troy area recruited 25 of the top community leaders to form our organization.  Men like Frank Smalley, C.V. Peters, Elmer West, Fred Chapman, and J. Thacher Sears were among the most prominent members of the local manufacturing, educational, theological and publishing industries. Other Charter Members were from the top of the legal and medical professions, public accountants, contractors, bankers and insurance representatives. Today, almost 100 years later, the Glens Falls Rotary still attracts the cream of the community. We are a diverse mixture of men and women from all walks of life. The only criteria that measures us is our desire toward service and the aspiration to make ourselves, our community and our world a better place for all.
 
      The President of the Rotary Club of Glens Falls for 2004-2005 year was Ray Agnew.  He attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka, Japan that year and came back to the club excited about different opportunities for service that he’d learned about.  Amongst these were water-related projects.    He asked club member, Kay Walter to form a committee to explore how the club could become involved and the wheels were put in motion.
     The Water Committee forged a link with a Rutland, Vermont-based organization called Pure Water for the World (PWW).  They had started life as a club project of a Brattleboro, Vermont Rotary Club and had outgrown one club’s resources.  The project involved supplying bio-sand water filters to villages in Central America and has morphed into an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that offers a suite of water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.  Those solutions supplied by PWW now include: installation of water filters, building latrines, hygiene education, field technician training, water testing and education amongst many others.
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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
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We also meet every first and third Tuesday at 7:30 am at Spot Coffee on 221 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. Stop by and enjoy a bagel, coffee, and some early morning fellowship with us.
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