Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rotary Clubs of Amador County Projects

Amador County—March 1, 2016—The four Rotary Clubs of Amador County - Upcountry,  Ione, Jackson and Plymouth-Foothills - are fun, vibrant clubs that make a difference. Year after year, through volunteerism and community projects, each club plans and implements many projects that benefit their local community as well as Amador County. Rotary clubs raise funds through events, and also are eligible to receive matching grant funding from the Rotary District 5190 that covers northern California. The following are just a few examples of Amador County Rotary clubs in action.

Rotary Club of Amador Upcountry sponsors a car show that allows other non-profits to benefit by selling food or merchandise, keeping the profits and there is no charge for space rental. This allows other groups to receive community recognition and profits from this event. The Rotary Club of Ione has made improvements to Evalynn Bishop Hall, a community and emergency center located in Ione. This year will be Phase III of the project that has included upgrades to the commercial kitchen, parking lot lighting, electrical upgrades, painting the hall, installing a grease trap and more. The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills sponsors a Farmer’s Market that has become a community gathering place. People buy produce, Rotary sells local wine and beer, and the event also features music from local entertainers and a $10 meal prepared by local restaurant or caterer. The Rotary Club of Jackson is the oldest Amador County Rotary club and has many community events throughout the year. This year they are supporting the Amador Public Library. The new system allows for ease of rotating books in the library. Utilizing a matching Rotary District Grant, the club will supply the materials and labor.

Each Amador Rotary club meets weekly and invites anyone interested to attend and explore the world of Rotary. For more information, on meeting locations and time, visit the Rotary Clubs of Amador County on Facebook at: Links to each individual club with additional information are available on the site.

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