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Past-President Bob LaRiviere
Looking back to my year as President, 2008-2009 I am very proud of the projects that our club accomplished:
Rotarians at Work Day-we painted a house for a family that requested school bus yellow with white trim (Sparks Blvd just north of Prater Way) and put up blinds in their kitchen, provided a new microwave and stove-oven for an elderly couple.(See photos newsletter-April 30, 2019).
We partnered with a few local contractors, worked on receiving grant money and built a playground at Greenbrae Elementary School for the 6th & 7th grade classes. This project received the 2008/2009 District Award for Community Service Project and first place in the First Annual Photo Contest. Our DG-Wyn Spiller was at the groundbreaking (See photos newsletter-May 21, 2009).
We had adopted Greenbrae Elementary School and provided 60 families with Thanksgiving Meals and adopted 10-families at Christmas with meals and gifts for the whole family. On a personal note I read to 3-first graders each week for 10-years through the Read and Succeed Program.
We were also the first club in the district that participated in the Rotary Visioning Process.
I was also the editor of our weekly newsletter, which I had time for in our downed economy.