The Fletcherizer
East Aurora Rotary Meeting
January 16, 2018
 
Raymond "Dick" Byrnes was our guest speaker at our January 16th meeting. Byrnes is running for East Aurora Mayor, he acquired his current Village Trustee role by 1 vote the last time he ran! Byrnes grew up in Elma and has lived in East Aurora for 38 years. He spent 50 years working in the construction business in Buffalo and the surrounding areas. One building he was requested to work on was The Darwin Martin House. To better understand the Martin House structurally and through the eyes of its docents and guests, Byrnes decided to become a docent at the facility. He told the Rotary some historical stories regarding Hubbard, Wright & Martin; showing us a glimpse of the knowledge he has about the history of our area. Retiring to the Village of East Aurora, Byrnes decided to become a docent at The Roycroft Campus, which is where he currently spends a lot of his time. Byrnes' daughter, Jessica Armburst, serves on the East Aurora School Board. 
 
Our Christmas Dinner was held last Tuesday, January 9. Many thanks to Jim & Saxon Deck for setting up the event. It was well attended and all who participated had a wonderful time!
 
Many members of Rotary will be attending the East Aurora Varsity basketball game this Friday, January 19th. Our exchange student, Bruno, along with his teammates will be battling Cheektowaga High School. The game starts at 7:30- we hope to see you there!
 
There will be a Bunny Hop meeting following next Tuesdays meeting on January 23rd.
 
We had two guests join us this week, Jack Atwood from Wood Funeral Home and Paul Weiss 
 
Check back in next week Tuesday, January 23rd for more updates!