(June 30, 2016 ) Prescott, Arizona – On Sunday, June 26th, Frontier Rotary hosted their 11th annual ‘Grapes 4 Grades’ event at Watters Garden Center in Prescott. Attended by nearly 300 business owners and generous local residents, the Grapes 4 Grades event raises over $36,000 to assist in supporting the PUSD Summer Math and Reading program. Party photos can be views through Pinterest.
Rotary also supports ‘Rotary Youth Leadership Awards’ camp where high school students who demonstrate leaders skills are given 100% scholarships to the camp and trained by local business leaders so they too will have a positive influence in our community. Rotary Internationals mission of “World Peace” is promoted by giving 100% scholarships to local students to travel as foreign exchange students to other countries in exchange for another students from another Rotary club in that country, creating mutual respect for each other and their country. Some of the moneys raised also support their worthwhile endeavor to end polio globally through Rotary Internationals polio fund in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
“Lisa and I look for ways to give back to our community. We give heavily through our church, through our business here at Watters Garden Center, but with Rotary we have a direct global impact, and we see the difference,” Say Ken Lain, Watters owner and Rotary member. “I would invite like minded business leaders to join us every Tuesday at Casa Bonita here in Prescott. We meet at noon every Tuesday to learn about our community, receive global updates and find ways to serve beyond ourselves. A garden party is a natural extension and the energy of our Rotary club.”
Frontier Rotary is an energetic group of local business owners and managers looking to give back to their community, our country and the world as a whole. “At our core Rotary stands for world peace through international student exchanges, making sure polio is gone as a threat globally, with a new directive of clean drinking water for the planet” say Dr. Steve Meyers, Rotary member. “with 1.6 million members serving in 33,000 clubs, in every country in the world, Rotary can impact global issues like these.