Clearwater Rotary Club, in cooperation with Interior Savings, is making it possible for residents of this area to make a donation to help people stricken by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
For previous national disasters, funds collected here have provided ShelterBox kits which contain home supplies for up to ten people.
Because this particular earthquake was anticipated, 1,000 ShelterBoxes were “on the ground” and are already in use. This means that donations for them might not be matched by the Canadian government.
If that is the case (and our local Rotary Club is being kept informed), all money collected through Interior Savings will be sent to the Red Cross, where is it known it will be doubled.
Donations must be received by the Credit Union no later than closing time on Friday, May 22. The tellers will record your mailing address so you can receive a taxable donation receipt for your 2015 Income Tax.
May Day Parade will have a western theme
We hope you are already planning your float, figuring out ways to outfit your dog, cow, horse, decorate your bike, wheelbarrow, car, trailer, low-bed or wagon, and are rounding up your costume, boots and Stetson!
Registration will begin at Capostinsky Park, 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Judging will follow. Parade will move out at 11 a.m., going down past the Post Office, onto Swanson Road to end at Raft River School.
All participants will be given a ticket that entitles them to a hot dog or burger and a drink, available behind the school, once the parade is over.
District of Clearwater (DOC) and Thompson North Regional District (TNRD) are funding these snacks.
Rotary Golf Tournament will be at Lacarya on June 13
Generous businesses and merchants are already donating prizes and cash for this popular event. Mark your calendar and watch for details to follow.
As always, the members of Clearwater Rotary Club wish to thank all who support our fund-raising efforts and who participate in our fun events.
Speaking of thanks, several Rotary men have been making benches that are being placed in various locations around town including at Rotary Sports Park, Riverview Cemetery, and now in progress, along the new trail behind the hospital.