Rotary calling for community inputBy: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
The Rotary Club of Folsom, a local service club, is requesting community input for projects around town the club’s members can participate in.
President Dave Boldt said the club would like to hear from anyone interested.
“Rotary Club of Folsom is looking for projects, and if there is anyone out there that can help us we would like to hear from you,” he said. “We’re looking for anything that will benefit the community.”
Since 1953, the club has pursued a mission to support youth, serve people in need and support organizations which serve the less fortunate, as well as help make the Folsom community a better place to live.
With a focus on health, education and community, the club of more than 90 members donates their time in a number of ways. From providing every third grader in Folsom public schools a dictionary to hosting the Youth Leadership Conference, working on numerous trail and park projects to providing various upgrades and landscaping projects to the Twin Lakes Food Bank, the club wants to do more.
This Folsom Rotary Foundation’s mission is to enrich and enhance resident’s experience living in Folsom, and for many years have granted small to medium size requests for various purposes, but realize these efforts may only reach small proportions of residents.
Club member Monika Reyes said currently the club is looking to help more people.
“We would like to expand the outreach to more residents, to impact a broader demographic in our city, so we want to hear from as many people as we can to get ideas of what we can do on a bigger scale for the community,” she said. “The Foundation supports many education-based efforts throughout the year, as well as a number of projects that would be considered “community service” based, in general. We would love to consider an initiative with an emphasis on health, as one of the three primary components of our mission statement.”