Rochester Press-Radio Club

Supporting Rochester-Area Children's Charities Since 1949

We welcome Debbie Salmon as our new President, Mike Cocquyt, Vice President, Mary Gross, Administrative Coordinator, Jess Poniatoski, Communications Coordinator and Laurie DiPasquale Lunch Coordinator. Thank you to this volunteer team for their support of our mission.

A special and sincere thank you to Mike Kauffman for serving as President (especially, through the pandemic!) and for establishing the successful Celebration of Champions event in June 2022 honoring local sports figures and athletes. The 300 participants were excited to be part of the ESL sponsored event and we are looking forward to our 2nd annual. (click on Celebration of Champions for photos.)

The 2022 wish list giving project raised approximately $3000 for four agencies that serve women, children, and families in need: Cameron Ministries, Coldwater House for Women & Children, a family from CP Rochester's Family Holiday Giving Program, and St. Joseph's Northside. Thank you to the donors, sorters, and delivery folks - your time and resource generosity is appreciated.

One of our long-time agencies, Andrews Center is closing. The Center provided foster care for children who suffered from physical, neurological, and emotional disabilities. A special thank you to Director, Sister Kathleen Kolmer, for her dedication to our community.

SAVE THE DATE — September 11, 2023 is the 6th Annual, Rochester Press-Radio Golf Tournament at Salmon Creek. Early registration will be available after February 1. (click on 6th Annual Golf Tournament for photos.)

DUES: The 2023 dues invoice has been emailed to all members and is also available on this web site under membership. Dues are payable by 01/31/23 via check or money order.

September 15, 2021

A special thank you and appreciation to all the sponsors, golfers and volunteers, who despite the skies opening up and dumping a torrential storm, supported us to the fullest. We are on track to raise the same amount this year as we did in 2021!

It was the first time in five years that we had rain and we hope the last! Thank you for all your wonderful emails and supportive thoughts ... photos coming!

In Memory of Christine (Wagner) Welch
1936 - 2022

It is with great sadness we announce that Rochester Press-Radio Club lifetime member, Christine Wagner Welch has passed away. Chris was the daughter of one of the Rochester Press-Radio Club's founders, Charlie Wagner.

Despite battling Post Polio Syndrome for the last few years, Chris attended several Day of Champions dinners and participated in our Celebration of Champions on June 21 at Frontier Field.

We honor Chris Welch for her strength and courage, and for being the inspiration that began our charitable organization that has given almost two million dollars to local children's charities.

We have lost a friend and advocate for our children's charities. Our sincere sympathy to the Wagner Welch family.

More about Chris' story
A Tribute to Chris

2023 Member Calendar

(All activities subject to Covid guidelines)

6th Annual Press-Radio Golf Tournament
Monday, September 11, 2023
Past Tournament Photos