New Rotary Club member has track record of community service

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Mary Anne Braunbach, left, joined the Albion Rotary Club last week. She is pictured with Susan Rudnicky, director of Hoag Library, and Braunbach’s sponsor for the Rotary Club.

ALBION – The Albion Rotary Club added a new member last week who brings a passion for community service to the club.

Mary Anne Braunbach is a past president of the Cobblestone Society Museum. She remains on the board of directors for the museum. She also is president of the Friends of the Library at the Hoag Library. The group plans events and helps raise money for library programs.

Last year she won a state-wide honor from the Library Trustees Association of New York State. She was the recipient of the “Outstanding Friends Award” for her service to the Albion library.

Braunbach worked more three decades as a teacher and librarian in the Newfane school district in Niagara County. She moved from Lockport back to her hometown of Albion about 20 ago and soon joined the Swan Library Board of Trustees.

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