At their meeting on January 21st, the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club donated $10,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department’s Memorial Park Project for new playground equipment under Phase 1 of a 3-phase overall project. Memorial Park will be located next to the covered concrete slab at the fairgrounds. The current equipment is over 50 years old and is unsafe. It will be removed from the site except for the swing set, which is proposed to be refurbished and will remain.  With Rotary’s $10,000 donation, the Phase 1 equipment order should be acted upon shortly.  Approximately 30% of the total overall 3-phased project cost remains and is proposed to be generated from future fundraising efforts and the county.    

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Rotary would like to thank all of the members of the community who have helped support our various fundraiser projects that allow us to return these funds back to our community. Over the years we have raised funds through the Kootenai River Bike Ride, Rotary Calendar Drawing sales, SWISH, the Community Breakfast & Silent Auction, and donations by Rotarians, Sponsors, and other benefactors that trust Rotary to make sound decisions. Each year we distribute college scholarships in excess of $10,000.00. We work on many other community projects and participate in national and international projects.  You can see some of the things we do by visiting our website HERE.

You will find a wide variety of people who share their Tuesday lunch time and fellowship while helping make Bonners Ferry and Boundary County a better place to live.  There are currently 38 active members and 2 honorary members who represent many different careers and age groups. This diversity is what makes Rotary unique and guarantees that they’ll always have new ideas for giving back to this community for each coming year.

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