From our President

Dear Rotarians and friends,

A common thread binding our Draper-Riverton Rotary Club members and community leaders is the belief that we can accomplish more together in service than we could ever achieve alone.

Our members meet on Thursdays to take a break from our work week and hear great speakers while discussing ways to make the world a better place. Rotary is much more than your typical service club, our members like to have fun together, do business with each other, and we invite others to join us in expanding the influence and impact of our great club.

From investing in our future leaders through our scholarship program to donating to those in need within our community and abroad, our club’s history is filled with instances us leading the charge on ambitions and difficult issues facing the most vulnerable among us—doing what Rotarians do best!

This last year, we had several successful events including our Classic Car Show fundraiser, donating hundreds of dictionaries to third-grade students in South Salt Lake Valley, sponsoring youth to go to RYLA, and providing several scholarships and exchange student opportunities.

We also joined with other Rotary Clubs in traveling down to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to provide service to those in need. The Draper-Riverton Club assumed the financial responsibility for one of the key projects of the eventthe restoration of the children’s restrooms at the local elementary school. In addition to the refurbishing of the restrooms, homes were built, pinatas made, a new wing for the local pinata factory constructed to provide work for the disabled, landscaping done at the clinic, dental work performed, eye care provided, and more.

This year our club has even bigger goals, including an international project, developing relationships with other local and international clubs, more local fundraising, and creating more connections with leaders and businesses in our community. These goals and others provide both a great opportunity and a challenge, but I have confidence that with our diverse backgrounds, occupations, and interests we have the right tools to accomplish remarkable things.

Please join us for lunch on Thursday to visit and learn more about the great things we can accomplish together by following our club motto of “service above self.”

 

Sincerely,

Lori Bird

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Club President
The Draper-Riverton Rotary Club

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