Niskayuna Rotary Club

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Niskayuna Rotary member Kalekeni Banda is the founder of the Chituka Village Project and Banda Bola Sports foundation which seeks to encourage education through participation in soccer in Malawi.

Soccer coach gives back to hometown in Malawi

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — He may have a collegiate coaching resume as long as your arm (and far more distinguished), but Niskayuna rotarian Kalekeni Banda has shifted his focus from NCAA soccer to a pitch across the…


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Rotary meeting to focus on scholarship funding

SCHENECTADY — Niskayuna Rotary’s breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3, will feature speaker Vince Bianchi, student activities coordinator at Niskayuna High School. Bianchi will discuss the process of setting up a one-time or perpetual scholarship, including recipient selection and scholarship presentation….


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Rotary speaker announced for Tuesday, Jan. 13

SCHENECTADY — Rachel Chabot, a former volunteer and current employee at Bethesda House, will be the Niskayuna Rotary’s guest speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 13. She will speak about local homelessness and solutions. Kimarie Sheppard, Bethesda House’s executive director, will also…


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Service at Rotary

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna Rotarians will be discussing ideas for building better communities. Meetings are from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant, 1801 State St., Schenectady. The public is invited.


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Photographer at Rotary

Nature photographer Helen Penna will be the guest speaker at Niskayuna Rotary’s breakfast meeting Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant, 1801 State St., Schenectady. Penna specializes in bird photography, but her presentation will also include…