Serving our up-and-coming generation

Library Gazebo Project: A priority for our club is promoting literacy and love of reading in our youth. To this end, club member Paul Phillips proposed approaching our local and well-loved public library with this idea: build a gazebo in the unused back lot of the building to function as an inviting outdoor space for the library's many youth programs. The library director was thrilled. One year later, equipped with able and willing club members and a district grant, the gazebo was completed!
The Library Gazebo under contsruction

Serving our senior population

Owego Rotary has always had a close relationship with Riverview Rehabilitation and Nursing located in downtown Owego. In addition to crafting cheerful cards and decorations throughout the year, we host a fun and delicious spring tea, and have been interviewing and writing short biographies of willing residents for display. What a rewarding exchange for residents and club participants alike!
Rotary Members volunteering at Riverview.

Serving our Community Members in Need

Through our local Care Committee, we have a program with several local food pantries to collect personal care products, diapers and other products that are not covered through governmental programs that are often not covered under regular governmental programming.
 
Throughout the year, we also contribute generously to other local food drives in the area.
 
District governor and Owego Rotary Club member Wendy Deis worked to create an informational pamphlet with a list of resources available to individuals in crisis, for those who seek to support them, and for health professionals.
Donations ready for pick up!
Tioga County resource pamphlet

Fundraising for our community

Club members team up and raise funds for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. Held in Owego's beautiful Hickories Park, this is always an inspiring but sobering day.
 
Sundaes at the Farm is an event not to miss!  Profits from our food concession sales go directly to local causes that stress education and local agriculture. This year, funds were distributed to a local high school Future Farmers of America Club and to our county's acclaimed hippotherapy program. 
 
 
 
 
Kids playing at the Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sundaes at the Farm
Sundaes at the Farm

Raising Community Spirit

What would a community be without fun events to bring citizens together to enjoy landscapes together?
 
Each year, Owego Rotary Club members donate their time, talents and energy to help make events like the Strawberry Festival, Halloween Fest, and Holiday Lights on the River the huge successes they are.
Rotary Members ready for Halloween Fest!
Owego Rotary's Cider Table at Lights on the River
Lights on the River