Granville New York Rotary Club



 "The Glens Falls Club banded together 17 men under the leadership of William (Bill) Norton in Granville. Bill had been born in Rutland, VT, and later moved to Granville in 1914, to operate Wilson Clothing Co. He received the Granville charter on May 9th, 1924, from District Governor Raymond Knoeppel, who was so happy at the formation of the club, he promised to return every five years, on the anniversary date, to address the club and lend them support. He kept that promise until he died in 1950. Initially the club held its weekly meetings in the basement of the old Grange Hall on North Street.


Locally supported organizations and charities:
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 44
Slate Valley Museum
Red Cross Blood Drive
Pember Library
Scoreboard for Granville Footbal
Senior Citizen Shuttle
Food Pantry
Warm The Children
Dictionaries for Granville third graders
Past Project (with Lions)         Playground at Baseball Park


Citizen of the Year
Student awards                       
Student of the Month             
Student of the Year
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)

Fund Raising Activities         

Trivia Night
Townwide Yard Sale at High School (with Chamber of Commerce)
Haynes House of Hope
Pasta night at Bernardo’s
Christmas Auction
Kelly Miller Circus
“Purple Pinkie” (for polio)
“Polio Bear” Plunge in Lake George

International Projects

Pure water in Danli, Honduras
Shelter Boxes for Indonesia and Haiti    
Cataract operations in Bangladesh
Supporting Rotary global Polio Plus mission
Various, through the Rotary Foundation


Rotary International

 Formed in 1905, Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self”.

The family of Rotary extends beyond individual Rotarians and Rotary clubs to include other service-minded people who help with the organization's work. Groups such as Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary Community Corps serve side by side with sponsor clubs, using their diverse skills to improve the quality of life in their communities.

For more information on Rotary International visit the web site at