The two Rotary Clubs of Lakewood were recognized Monday by the Lakewood City Council for their years of service to the community.
Mayor Claudia Thomas read proclamations at the beginning of the regular meeting recognizing the Lakewood Rotary Club and the Clover Park Rotary Club.
The proclamation noted the 100 years of the international Rotary organization and 50 years for the Lakewood Club and 25 years for Clover Park. It took notice that there are 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide in over 31,000 clubs in 165 countries.
Mayor Thomas recognized that “Rotary funds club projects and sponsors volunteers with community expertise to provide medical supplies, health care, clean water, food production, job training and education to millions in need, particularly in developing countries.”
The proclamation also took notice that “Rotary is the world’s largest privately-funded source of international scholarships and promotes international understanding through scholarships, exchange programs and humanitarian grants.”
In addition, Mayor Thomas’ proclamation for the City of Lakewood read that “the Rotary Clubs of Lakewood and Clover Park have formed the Lakewood Rotaries’ Charitable Foundation committed to funding projects that benefit Lakewood including the Playground at Fort Steilacoom Park.”