The Draper-Riverton Rotary Club was chartered July 1, 2002, and is part of Utah Rotary District 5420. The first project completed by the Club was construction of the Draper-Riverton Rotary Park located on the east side of the Jordan River just north of 126 South. Our Rotarians provide local charity work through donations, fundraisers, service, and outreach in the community. We are also helping communities globally through grants and service projects in places like Mexico and Guatemala. We are working towards a better world by supporting the five missions of Rotary here in Utah as well as on an international level.
Please contact us if you would like more information about what we do to make our community and world a better place.
The Five Missions of Rotary
1. Eradicating polio
Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985. Since then, eradicating polio has been the organization’s top priority. End Polio Now and help make a difference.
2. Basic education and literacy
Education helps build lives, whether it’s in small rural towns, in war-torn countries, or locally with our own children. Rotary has been giving dictionaries to third graders across the nation for many years.
3. Promoting peace and conflict resolution
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders in promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and conflict resolution. Help support the Rotary Peace Centers. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution is the first area of focus. Read about four Rotary Peace Fellows and their visions for peace.
4. Reducing child mortality
According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 million children die of diarrhea every year, making it the second leading cause of death among children under five. Proper sanitation can reduce the rate of child mortality in many communities by up to a third. Water and sanitation is the third area of focus.
5. Fighting hunger
In Romania, orphans and sick children have eggs, milk, and meat because of a Foundation grant that benefits local farmers. The farmers are able to buy everything from animal feed to packaging materials. There is one stipulation: They must donate a portion of their products to children’s hospitals, schools, and orphanages.