Posted by Brandye Miller
Mountain Foothills is one of two Rotary Clubs in the Evergreen Area, and identifies its commitment to the community through its members love of fun in services.
 
 
This last week, Jim Rohrer, our Bulletin Editor made some items clear, and I am borrowing from him, heavily, in this focus on our Club.
 
One theme that was discussed is each of our individual reasons for joining Rotary in the first place.....to make a difference in our community.
 
If you worked at EChO as our Past President Mike Bornhouser has, you would see the real need there is and the difference caring people can make. Go bowling with Maren and some of her EPRD program kids and see again the effects of her work, which we help sponsor. I know we are all touched with Dave Talbot’s videos. In the 17 years since our chartering, we really have touched lives. 
 
This club, in it’s 17 years (tonight, Halloween, is the anniversary of our Charter night) has contributed over $350,000 to our community from golf tournament proceeds and approaching $150,000 from the ice melt project we undertake each year on Evergreen Lake. That’s a half a million dollars not counting the van we helped supply to EPRD for the Special Populations program there. We have sponsored 160 kids to RYLA (a Youth Leadership Camp)  and Young RYLA and our project  Crutches 4 Africa has distributed over 106,000 mobility devices to disabled people without access to them in countries from South Asia to Africa to the Caribbean.  We touch lives, and we have fun doing all these great things.
 
This year, the IceMelt program has set an aggressive goal to raise $13,000 . That is $13,000 more to benefit the needs and the needy in our community.  In order to do that, our Community should have the opportunity to now about us, and to help us.  If more tickets are purchased toward the $1,000 prize for guessing the barrel's splash-down next Spring, more funds will be available to meet those community needs.  If more philanthropists and businesses take on sponsorships, we will come closer to our goal, while at the same time recognizing those important parts of our community that we all use, rely on and need in every day life.  Knowing you allows us to favor you with our volunteerism and business. 
 
 
Seek us out.  Join us.  Become more of the fun we bring to every meeting, every event, and every Rotary day at Mountain Foothills.  Like those of us in Rotary: 
 
Be The Inspiration!