GJ Rotary Club gives money to community organizations
After some lighthearted discussion about a missing gavel being replaced by a sandwich bag filled with sawdust, Grand Junction Rotary Club President Joe Warner presented more than $16,000 to several local organizations at their Wednesday luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center.
Warner said the organizations were chosen based on the Rotarian’s goal to “focus on children and people in need.”
The money was raised through membership dues, club fines, and their annual “Masquerade Ball.”
The Partners, Conservation Corp received $7,500 to be used toward construction of a new building for the Western Colorado Conservation Corps.
How Are the Children, a group committed to preventing child abuse in Mesa County received $2,500.
$2,000 was given to the Mesa County Meth Task Force to be used for treatment and prevention of drug abuse.
The club’s Foundation Board, headed by Bill Sisson, also voted to fund two grant requests. The grants were $3,000 to be given to the Marillac Clinic to help cover unanticipated cuts in state funding and $1,500 will be given to the Lattimer House Extraordinary Women program.