DG Gary has selected a wonderful community service project that will have them "Jammin' In The Sunshine" in our "ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD MUSIC PARK"  in Bryan/College Station Sports Complex located inside Brazos Valley Veteran's ParkDuring one afternoon at our conference, everyone is invited to come with us to the park for an official dedication ceremony of our D5890 Music Park which includes D5890 signage.
So far, we have 36 D5890 Rotary clubs and Rotarians that have contributed to help DG Gary build this music park.  See the list below, and we would love to add you and your club to the list of donors so we reach our $20,000 goal.
 
Each D5890 Governor selects a district conference community service project that will benefit the local community for years to come, and our "Rotary Connects The World" Music Park will do just that!  Our section of the park will be accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) so everyone will be able to enjoy the instruments together.  
Have you registered yet to attend our 2020 Rotary District Conference in College Station:  CLICK HERE to learn more, Register, and Reserve your hotel room.
 
At the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, DG Gary discovered the project he wanted to do for his 2020 district conference:  Freenotes Harmony Park.  Made in the USA, these instruments are sturdy, weather-resistent pieces of art that allow everyone the ability to create beautiful music. 
 
Freenotes Harmony Park is the industry leader in outdoor musical instruments. Invented by Grammy Award-Winning musician Richard Cooke more than 20 years ago these innovatively designed instruments are durable, sustainable, and perfectly tuned sound sculptures that enhance any outdoor space. Freenotes Harmony Park is creating a Global Musical Park Movement, creating music parks in communities everywhere. They have musical instrument installations on 5 continents including North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. In the United States, they have installations in all 50 states and CLICK HERE for their notable public music parks including several sponsored by Rotary clubs. The instruments are designed and manufactured in sunny Durango, Colorado, and they're made to last decades in both hot and cold climates.  
 
HOW CAN INDIVIDUAL ROTARIANS, AND ROTARY CLUBS HELP?
Our goal is to raise $20,000+ to purchase a collection which includes multiple instruments.  Rotarians and Rotary clubs can make a contribution to "Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc.", which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and add "Music Park" in the memo section.  Mail to:  Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc. C/O Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Avenue, Pasadena, TX 77505.
 
For questions, please contact our the Conference Service Project Chairs, Charlie & Tommie Buscemi, at 713.598.7128 (C), or email CJSB@SuddenLink.Net.
 
DG Gary thanks the following donors for their support of this project with their generous contributions.  We still need more donors to reach our $20,000 goal by December 31st, so contact DG Gary, or Project Chairs Charlie and Tommie Buscemi:
 
  1. $4,500  Space Center Rotary    
  2. $2,000  West U Rotary    
  3. $2,000  Houston Rotary
  4. $1,000  Baytown Rotary    
  5. $1,000  Tomball Rotary    
  6. $1,000  Highlands Rotary    
  7. $1,000  Kingwood Rotary    
  8. $   500  Alvin Sunrise Rotary    
  9. $   500  Cypress Fairbanks Rotary    
  10. $   500  Houston Skyline Rotary    
  11. $   500  Memorial Spring Branch Rotary    
  12. $   500  Katy Rotary      
  13. $   500  North Shore Rotary
  14. $   500  Bellaire/SW Houston Rotary
  15. $   500  Bellaire/SW Houston Rotary Foundation
  16. $   500  Sugar Land Rotary
  17. $   250  Angleton Rotary      
  18. $   250  Deer Park Rotary
  19. $   250  Richmond Rotary
  20. $   200  El Campo Rotary    
  21. $   200  Hermann Park Rotary    
  22. $   200  Galena Park Jacinto City Rotary    
  23. $   200  Pearland Rotary
  24. $   200  Houston Westchase
  25. $   200  Sharpstown Rotary
  26. $   150  Sealy Rotary    
  27. $   150  Rosenberg Rotary
  28. $   100  Brazos River Rotary    
  29. $   100  Cinco Ranch Rotary    
  30. $   100  Danbury Rotary    
  31. $   100  Willowbrook Rotary    
  32. $   100  Bay City Rotary
  33. $   100  Galeria River Oaks Rotary
  34. $   100  Lake Jackson After 5 Rotary
  35. $   100  Champions Sunrise Rotary
  36. $     75  Rotarian Beckie Stockstill
 

The Sports Complex in Veteran's Memorial Park hosts competitive and non-competitive sports events for children and adults throughout the year so it is the perfect location for our project.  See photo below and see the red & yellow arrows indicating where our music park will be located.