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Binghamton Breakfast

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
The Park Diner
119 Conklin Ave.
Meeting Room
Binghamton, NY 13903
United States of America
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Binghamton Breakfast Club member Darlene Croston recently met up with former Rotary Youth Exchange Student Cara in Germany.  They enjoyed catching up over lunch and taking a picture together.
We welcomed our newest member, Elisabeth Koechlin to our club.  Elisabeth brings University knowledge and community involvement to our club.  She is from France, now living in Binghamton, NY.
We are happy to welcome Elisabeth to our club.
We have our annual Super Bowl pool taking place right now.  This is a fund raiser for our charitable giving to the community.

There are (100) squares that can be purchased for $25 each.  The payouts are $250 for the score at the end of each quarter, and end of game.
Contact our president, Terry Gallagher if you're interested in purchasing a Super Bowl Square for the Big Game between San Francisco and Kansas City!
We welcomed our newest member, Ben Cabot to our club.  Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and community involvement to our club.  We are happy to welcome Ben to our club.
We welcomed our Rotary Club members and their families to join together for food and drinks at "Fire and Ice" Restaurant and Bar owned by our club member, Mike Rogers.  Everyone had a great time socializing and catching up, while enjoying some food and drinks.  Our club looks forward to this fall event each year.  We'd like to thank everyone who came out.
Darrell Dennison and his wife Tammy, along with Bill Scheider and his wife Nikki attended the last Rotary District 7170 meeting and brunch at the Foothills in Oneonta, NY on Sunday, November 5th.  It was a great event to socialize with other club members and catch up on activities, and meet some Youth Exchange Students in our District.  Next year things will change with the merge of three districts to form the new CNY District.
Bill and his wife Nikki were recognized for their Level 2 generous donation to the District Foundation with a focus on Polio Plus.  Bill was asked to speak to the audience, and presented a crystal gift from the District Foundation.
We had another successful Brooks Chicken BBQ fundraising event on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.
We donated (40) chicken dinners to ACHIEVE and still raised money to help fund our local charities.

We thank our community for the support.
We had our "pass the gavel" ceremony today as President Darrell Dennison makes the hand off to our 2023-2024 President Terry Gallagher.
Date:  Tuesday May 9th, 2023
Time:  3:00 PM Until 6 PM (Or Sold Out)
Location:  1326 Upper Front Street Binghamton, NY 13901
                  (by Lowe’s)
Chicken Dinner: 
$15.00 includes a half chicken, baked potato, macaroni salad, dinner roll & butter, hinged container and plasticware kit
Sponsored by the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club
Proceeds are used to fund our local charitable donations and our Rotary Youth Exchange program
On February 8, at a regular club meeting of the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary club, we honored a long-time member and his wife on attaining major donation status with the Rotary Foundation. They were gratefully presented with a Major Donor crystal, diamond pins, and a letter from the trustee chair by Club President Darrell Dennison. Nikki and Bill Scheider made a Major Donation to the Rotary Foundation. The donation is essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. The Rotary Foundation recognizes donors and expressed gratitude for their commitment. The Rotary Foundation Mission: The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty. What impact will Bill’s Major Donation have? -Disaster response -Basic education and literacy -Community economic development -Disease prevention and treatment March 2023 L to R: Nikki Scheider, Bill Scheider and Darrell Dennison Rotary District 7170 Newsletter | 5 -Maternal and child health -Peacebuilding and conflict prevention -Water, sanitation, and hygiene 
We'd like to thank our honorary member Al Benjamin (Colonel Al) for conducting our auction at our meeting this morning.  The auction is a fun event and raises money for our club.  Thank you to all who participated in the auction today.
We had a nice night out at Fire & Ice in Chenango Bridge with our club members, spouses, and friends.  We enjoyed dinner and sharing some stories.  It was nice to meet in a different setting.

We'd like to thank Mike Rogers, the owner of Fire & Ice for his hospitality.
President Darrell Dennison and his wife Tammy went to the District 7170 Meeting at the Northeast Car Museum in Norwich, NY.  District Rocky Martinez organized a great meeting, speaker, and Youth Exchange students, plus a tour of the Car Museum.  It was a great event and a fun day.
Our District Governor Rocky Martinez paid a visit to our club on September 21, 2022.  We enjoyed his visit and discussion on Rotary International as we welcome the first female Rotary International president.  Rocky has some great ideas without thinking too "BIG" as we're looking to maintain our club membership and slowly add new members.  We are looking forward to working with Rocky on district projects and the Youth Exchange program with other clubs throughout the rest of this year.
We had another successful Golf Tournament on July, July 28th at Genegantslet Golf Course.  Our Golf Tournament is very unique as we provide three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) along with drinks on the golf course, hole-in-one prizes, and additional prizes for selected flights.  We'd like to thank all of our sponsors, members, and friends to taking part in our golf tournament.  Please mark your calendar for next year's tournament on Thursday, July 27, 2023. 
I wanted to thank everyone who volunteered and/or stopped in to support our annual Brooks Chicken BBQ yesterday.  Without your willingness to help and support this fundraiser, we would not have been able to have such a successful event!  We sold out 800 chicken dinners by about 2:30 PM.  I anticipate making around $1,600.  Jim Pudish will update us on the final numbers once compiled.    
Thank you again for taking time out of your schedules to help make our community a better place!
You are all awesome people!  We are a small club with a big heart!  As always I had a ton of fun and it is always good to socialize outside of our regular meetings, and see the camaraderie between us all.  
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Best Regards,  Bill Phillips
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club welcomes our new officers for the year 2022-2023:
-President:  Darrell Dennison
-Secretary: Darlene Croston
-Treasurer: Jim Pudish
-Foundation: Terry Gallagher
-Membership: Dana Thurston
We'd like to thank our Club Members, families, friends, co-workers for taking part in our first fund raising event in 2022 and making it a success.
Our Super Bowl Pool is our first fundraising event of the year and allowed us to raise over $1,400 for our Club's Foundation.
Again, thank you to all who made this event happen.  It was also a fun game to watch the Rams vs. Bengals with the LA Rams winning 23-20.
The Binghamton Breakfast Club is Happy to ring in the New Year.  We're looking forward to getting back involved in community events this year.
-February 13th - Super Bowl Pool
-May 10th - Brooks BBQ
-June - Scholarship Awards (2) Students from Binghamton and (1) Student from Seton High School
-July 28th - Golf Tournament
-September 10th - Brooks BBQ
Bill Scheider made two new Paul Harris Fellows for our club today.  He welcomed Gino Bucciarelli and Darrell Dennison as new Paul Harris Fellows.
Gino is a past president, and supporter of many club events.  He works for Broome County, married to his wife Darlene, with one daughter.
Darrell is a past president, current secretary, member of the scholarship committee, and supporter of many club events.  He works for BlueStorm Technologies, married to his wife Tammy, with two sons.
We had another successful Brooks Chicken BBQ event on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  We sold 800 Brooks BBQ Chicken Dinners.
Most of our club members participated in this fundraiser event on Upper Front Street in Binghamton, NY.
Our fundraisers help our club with our charitable donations throughout the year.
Joseph Mihalko, County Clerk from Broome County spoke at our club meeting about how the Broome County Clerk's office is handling business during the COVID pandemic.

County Clerk's Office: The Broome County Clerk’s Office oversees the processing, filing, scanning and storing of thousands of vital property, business and court documents every year. We oversee records dating back to 1806 including deeds, mortgages, judgments, liens, maps, civil and criminal actions. Our staff assists thousands of people each year with their filing and searching of these public documents.

Many of these documents are now available online at Here you can find land records dating back to 1946 and court documents going back to 1986.

The Department of Motor Vehicles:  The DMV provides original and renewal vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses and learner permits. The DMV is responsible for issuing conditional and restricted license and non-driver identification cards in accordance to New York State Federal Rules and Regulations.

Please visit one of our two local DMV offices at 81 Chenango St, Binghamton or 137 Washington Ave, Endicott or one of our four satellite offices (a schedule of these offices can be found here). When you visit our local DMV offices in person, Broome County retains 12.7% of your transaction revenue; when you mail it to Albany, the State government keeps all of the fees.

Records Management: The Records Management division is responsible for storing and maintaining County Records as well as overseeing the proper retention and destruction based on New York State Guidelines.

The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club members, lead by Bill Scheider, prepared Christmas Cards with pictures of Holiday decorations from around the Binghamton Area, were delivered to residents at United Methodist Homes Hilltop Campus.  We hope to bring some joy to the residents who haven't been able to see their families, or travel outside due to the pandemic.
Our Annual Brooks Chicken BBQ Dinner fundraiser will take place this year on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 beginning at 10:30am next to Lowes on Upper Front Street.  (The actual address is 1326 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY  13901)
We had our "Pass the Gavel" ceremony on July 22, 2020 at the Binghamton Club.  It was our first meeting since the COVID-19 Pandemic started in March, 2020.  We were happy to welcome our new President - Jack Fitzgerald.  Our Past President Anthony Saccento passed the gavel to Jack Fitzgerald to start the new Rotary Year 2020-2021.
We had our annual Parade Day Pancake Breakfast at St. Patrick's Church in Binghamton, NY.  We had nice weather and a great turnout for the breakfast - we had almost 200 people come through the door for our Pancake Breakfast, which included sausages, toast, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, and tea for $6.  It was a great success as we supported local organizations from ACHIEVE and Catholic Charities.
We had our "Pass the Gavel" ceremony on July 10th, 2019 as Dana Thurston stepped down as President of the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club and we installed Anthony Saccento as our new President for 2019-2020.
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club Scholarship Committee chose (3) $1,000 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to: Leah Liriano from Seton High School, and Magdalen Lynch and Tabarek Sulaiman from Binghamton High School
The Binghamton Breakfast Club has been making a donation on behalf of our speakers for our programs each week.  We make a donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and ask to earmark our donation to the Binghamton Backpack Program at Binghamton High School.  We just made our latest donation in April, 2019.
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club Foundation made a donation again this year to the IBI Group, led by our club member Dan Whelan.
The group volunteered their time to create a structure from canned food goods at the Oakdale Mall with the theme "when fighting hunger, the sky is the limit"  Look at our photo library for pictures of the "Empire State Building" built from canned goods. 
All canned food is donated to local food pantries around the Broome County area.
We welcomed our newest club member (Stephanie Bostic) to our club with a formal induction ceremony.  Stephanie is a former Youth Exchange Student and Rotary Scholarship recipient.  Stephanie's sponsor was Teri Chamberlin from A.V.R.E.
We had our annual "Parade Day" Pancake Breakfast at a new location [St. Patrick's Church in Binghamton] this year, and it was a great success!
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club has been serving up a Pancake Breakfast on the same day as Binghamton's St. Patrick's Day Parade.  This year the Pancake Breakfast was on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Our breakfast is much more than pancakes.  We serve pancakes, toast, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, tea in a very friendly and social environment.  We have great participation from our club members for this event, including breakfast ticket donations to support some non-profit organizations to a free breakfast.  We even provide live music from the Java Joe Jammer's Band who donate their time to provide some entertainment.
Members of our club collected items and cash to purchase items for a care package sent to our club member Darlene Croston and Troops stationed in Afghanistan.  Thank you to everyone in our club who donated items, and to Bill Phillips for purchasing items with money donated, and thank you to Jim Pudish for mailing the care package.  This will be a special treat for Darlene and the Troops during the holiday season.

Jim Pudish's  wife Heather also worked with students from Whitney Point Schools to make Christmas Cards for the Troops.
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club reserved a table at the annual Greater Binghamton Chamber Thanksgiving Luncheon at the McKinley.  There were more than 600 people present, including members from Rotary Clubs, other Service Clubs, Business Leaders, Politicians, and Dignitaries.  We enjoyed some social time and some great food to celebrate the Thanksgiving of our community.
The Binghamton Breakfast Club had another successful Brooks Chicken BBQ Fundraiser on Upper Front Street in Binghamton (in the front of Lowe's parking lot)
We sold over 800 Chicken Dinners to help raise money to support our club programs.  Most club members participated in this event to make everything run smooth. 
We are planning this event again next year.
Our Club Scholarship Committee presented (3) Scholarship Winners for 2018.  Each Scholarship Winner was awarded $1,000 each.
This year's winners were:
-Imisioluwa Ademoyo (Seton High School)
-Nicole Shields (Binghamton High School)
-Katerina Sakedo (Binghamton High School)
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club made a $500 donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  This will support the Binghamton High School BackPack Program to make a difference in the life of a child struggling with hunger.
In the Southern Tier, fifty percent of school-aged children qualify for free or reduced price lunch during the school year.  That equates to over 40,000 kids who are at risk of being hungry.
When school is not in session over weekends and holiday breaks, many of those children do not have access to enough nutritious food so adequately support their physical and cognitive development.
Our annual Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Post 80 on Main Street in Binghamton, NY was a success in spite of the Big Snow Storm the day before.

The Pancake Breakfast included All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Toast, Coffee, Tea, and Orange Juice for $6
We schedule our Breakfast on "Parade Day" in Binghamton to celebrate St. Patrick's Day (early) at the end location of the Parade.
We welcomed two new members to the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club.  Maxine Wright was sponsored by Jim Pudish.  Maxine has been a host to several Youth Exchange students over the years.  She works at Binghamton University.  We are very happy to have her join our club.  We also welcomed Dr. Mike Lischak sponsored by Toni Lehr.  Mike was a member of the Milwaukee Rotary Club and recently moved to the Binghamton Area to work at Lourdes Hospital.  We are happy Mike chose our club to transfer to.
As a celebration, the entire club participated in a sing-a-long with Jim Ford, including a song written by Jim Ford "Binghamton, NY"
Darlene had a wonderful weekend visit with Cara and her parents.  They visited the Cathedral in Cologne, and are pictured enjoying a beer and some hearty potato soup at a well known brewery.  
They spent time shopping in Dusseldorf, and sightseeing.  Cara is doing well in her studies, and just finished an 18 page term paper in English.  It counts for half her grade in English, and after proofreading it, I can assure the club it is college level work. 
On behalf of Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization, we receive a thank you for our generous contribution of $387.50, dated September 20, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts.
The Binghamton Breakfast Club thanked Kate McHugh for her year as president and welcomed new President Darlene Croston.
The new officers for 2017-2018 are:
-President:  Darlene Croston
-President Elect: Dana Thurston
-Treasurer: Jim Pudish
-Secretary: Darrell Dennison
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club took part in the Binghamton Rumble Ponies AA Baseball Game first ever Olympics event.  Our club took first place and money from the 50/50 raffle has been donated to our Foundation.  It was a great club event as we sold (100) tickets and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies donated $300 back to our club for our participation.
We had another successful Binghamton Parade Day Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Post 80 on Main Street in Binghamton.  We had a lot of club support for this event on a cold day.  The warm food included: Pancakes, Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Coffee, Tea, and Juice (All you can eat for $6!)  Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
The Binghamton Breakfast Club welcomed a new member to our club.  Jim Ford is a musician and is also playing piano at our Wednesday morning meetings.  We are very happy to have Jim join our club and share his music talent.
We were also very excited to receive an Emerald award from Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows for Bill Scheider.  Bill has been a very generous Rotarian and has been the club's treasurer for many years.  Bill also named Nick Seketa a Paul Harris Fellow this year.  Nick was involved with a Brooks BBQ Fundraiser for his church for years, and offered the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club this fundraiser.  This new fundraiser has made a large impact on our annual fundraising campaign.
We welcomed two new members to the Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club on October 5, 2016.  We are happy to welcome Teri Chamberlin (Director of Rehabilitation) from A.V.R.E and Anthony Saccento (CFO) from A.V.R.E.
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed a new member - Kathy Burns to our club.  Kathy is a Teacher at Chenango Valley School District.
We also recognized Paul Harris Fellow Bill Scheider with a Vintage Rotary Pin.
President Bill Phillips conducted the "Pass the Gavel" ceremony today to our new President:  Kate McHugh
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club was treated to a nice breakfast and tour of the A.V.R.E. facility on Court Street in Binghamton.  The tour and program was very interesting for all to understand how A.V.R.E offers so many programs, services, and a work environment for people with vision loss.  Their mission is to create opportunities for success and independence with people who are blind or visually impaired.  A BIG thank you to Ken Fernald and his staff for a great breakfast and tour.
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary members participated in a community project at the YMCA in Binghamton.  We helped paint the game room which is used by children during the after school program.  We painted two tones of blue in the room.
Our club members gathered to celebrate the holidays and to welcome our newest member Sean Pass.  We were also sad to see Barb Ligi leave our club as her career takes her out-of-town.  Her parents were part of the celebration.
The Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club donated $200 in cash and over 60lbs of food to CHOW for the holiday food drive.  Thank you to everyone!

Our annual Pancake Breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 7th at 8:30am at the American Legion Post 80, on Main Street in Binghamton.  Everyone is welcome. 

-Scrambled Eggs
-Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice

Entertainment included!

We supported the District 7170 Spiedie Fest event 8/1/2014-8/3/2014


The District 7170 Spiedie Fest Committee

Marci Goodwin – President of Binghamton Noon 2014-2015

Jeff Smith – President of Endwell 2014-2015

Tom Hranek –Past President of Endwell 2013-2014

We had our Annual Golf Tournament and meeting on Thursday, July 31 at the Genegantslet Golf Glub, Greene, NY for a 9AM Breakfast and then the Shot Gun start is at 10AM.  This tournament supports our club's commitment to award (3) scholarships to students at Binghamton School and/or Seton High School in Binghamton, NY.

Several members from our club joined over 500 people from other Rotary clubs and other service clubs from the Broome County area at the Doubletree Hilton in Binghamton for the annual Greater Binghamton Chamber Thanksgiving luncheon on November 18th.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mike Rogers
    June 11
  • Tom O'Connor
    June 30
  • Ben Cabot
    Lori Cabot
    June 26
Join Date:
  • Gino Bucciarelli
    June 24, 2009
    15 years
  • Darrell Dennison
    June 30, 2007
    17 years
  • Jim Pudish
    June 30, 2007
    17 years
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