Community Service History
Lake Chelan Rotary Club has for many years been the leader in the development and construction of parks for the community. These have included: the Gateway Park honoring Rotary Past District Governor (and Mayor) Joyce Stewart, located at Webster and Woodin; Ruth Pingrey Centennial Park overlooking the U.S. Forest Service District offices; the east entrance triangle “Goat” park on the road to Chelan Falls and Walmart; instrumental in the planning and advocacy of the new school district soccer fields and the purchase of the seating; and most recently the corner park located at Columbia and Manson Highway at the edge of the Safeway parking lot. In all of these parks Lake Chelan Rotary was instrumental in the financing and physical construction of the projects with member and community volunteers. When you have a park idea, just ask Rotary!
The Lake Chelan Rotary Club, at a special Board meeting on Tuesday, July 22, donated $10,000 of club reserves to the victims of the devastating fires in Central Washington. The donation was made to the Fire Relief fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington (www.cfncw.org/firerelieffund). Rotary President Jeff Fehr said “we are all impacted by the terrible fire tragedies affecting our neighbors to the North, and we wanted to step up and help out. We raise money from our activities just so we can help out when the need is there. Lake Chelan Rotary is the nearest Rotary club to Pateros, Brewster, and the Methow Valley and we want to do all we can to help.”
In addition the Lake Chelan Rotary Club has committed through their Community Pride and Small Project committees of their club to begin such community projects that become available to begin the restoration of the communities that have been hit by the fire devastation. These future efforts will be funded by donations to the Lake Chelan Rotary Community & International Fund which is a 501(c)(3) charity managed by the club. Anyone wishing to donate to this unique effort can send checks to the Fund made out to LC Rotary Community & International Fund at P.O. Box 601, Chelan, WA 98816. Any questions about the Fund, or requests for community projects can be directed to Jeff Fehr at 888-0856 or 679-6560.