Rotary Club sets goals for 2009
August 13, 2009
By Hunter Deiglmeier
Innovative changes are coming to the Rotary Club of Newcastle.
Club President Fred Boyns explained that the Rotary Club would have a new meeting venue, lower monthly dues and an increase in Santa Parade activities.
The club is moving its meeting location from The Golf Club at Newcastle to the Newcastle Medical Center, 7203 129th Ave. S.E., in the Newcastle Medical Pavilion.
The club holds meetings at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday.
“The biggest change is being able to hold meetings for lower cost,” Boyns said.
The club has also lowered its monthly dues.
“We are hoping to attract more members when it’s more affordable,” Boyns said. “The real focus is trying to get members to join and participate.”
The club has nine members, and it would benefit by having more members join, in order to provide the maximum amount of outreach to the community.
The club holds its largest community activity in the winter: the Santa Parade. This year, club members are enhancing the quality of pictures of children and families with Santa. The Santa Parade has been in the Newcastle community for 10 years.
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