Rotary Club of Twentynine Palms
For Immediate Release
Contact: Gary Daigneault
The Rotary Club of Twentynine Palms will provide a lot more community service after they set a success record with this year’s Rotary Spring Carnival held March 15-18 at Luckie Park.
Carnival Chairman Randy Councell said a combination of good weather, a high-quality Guadagno Family Carnival, and enhanced promotion resulted in a net positive cash flow for the service club from the annual fund-raiser at just over $15,000.00.
Councell presented the check with the proceeds to the Rotary Club at their meeting of March 27, 2019. Councell said the funds raised were a record for the club which has been presenting a spring carnival for many years.
The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club, which was chartered in 1948, now has 29 members and has had a very productive 2018-19 year so far.
With priorities of Youth Service, Community Service, and Homeless Assistance, club members have sponsored teams in every sport offered by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department, provided a new cooling system for the Little Church of the Desert meeting room, donated to High School Softball and Track teams, took part in the “Point-in-time” homeless count with food and supplies distributed, started the annual “Battle of the Ball” cross-Basin basketball game at Copper Mountain College’s Bell Center, sponsored tuition for High School students in the Philippines in conjunction with a Philippine Rotary Club, and put on the wildly successful Christmas Light Parade and Tree lighting (complete with Santa landing in a Helicopter in front of City Hall!).
Rotary Club President Gary Daigneault was delighted with the success of the carnival saying, “With the extra resources from the event, we are looking to bring a new level of service to our community. With our enthusiastic members, dedicated to “Service Above Self”, and additional resources we will make an even more positive impact on our community and our youth.”
The Twentynine palms Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon at the Little Church of the Desert Meeting Hall on Adobe Road. Local business and service owners and managers are invited to attend meetings and learn more about the benefits of Rotary. For more information about the Rotary Club, call Daigneault at 760-366-8471.
At the March 27 meeting of the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club, spring carnival chairman Randy Councell presents a check for $15,000.00 to Club President Gary Daigneault. (Club Photo)
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