The West Jordan Rotary Club has been actively engaged this year carrying out the Rotary Theme of “Making a Difference”. Last year started with outgoing President Elise McGee turning over the reins of the club to Kevin McGee (See picture below).
The club, a big sponsor of Rotary Youth Programs sponsored a student from Japan, see the picture of Ko below.
In addition, we were thrilled to have Bruna Mendonca Carnio come back and visit the club 10 years after the club sponsored her. She was pregnant during her visit but has since given birth to a baby boy (see below).
The club did it’s annual fundraiser of flipping burgers for the West Jordan Stampede so we could provide as a club six $1000 scholarships to high school students (2 at Bingham High, 2 at West Jordan High, and 2 at Copper Hills). (See picture below).
In addition, again this year the club distributed 3000 dictionaries to third graders in Utah’s public schools within the club’s boundaries. On a per capita basis, no club does more dictionaries than the West Jordan Rotary club.
The club provided a Sub-for-Santa to a refugee family to assist them at Christmas time purchasing such items as clothing, food, basic household needs, and a used computer to assist them in making a smooth transition into American culture.
The club then took on a backpack attack to provide backpacks and over 120 scientific calculators to the children of Costa Rica. The club is a firm believer that every single child has great potential and who knows what area of the world the next Einstein will come from to make the world a better place for its inhabitants.
The club also purchased and prepared over 100 care package meals for refugee children in the Salt Lake City valley to assist their struggling families to have something to eat over the Easter holiday.
and the work continues.
If it is TUESDAY, it’s Rotary
Kelly C. Atkinson, PDG; President
ROTARY CLUB BOARD
Past President - Kevin McGee
President Elect - Melissa White
Secretary/Treasurer - Paul Turner
Club Service Director - Melissa White
Membership Director - Brian Rodriquez
Youth Service Director - Craig Dearing & Pete Cardon
The Rotary Foundation - Sherile Rickman
Public Image Committee: Dwayne Woolley
Rotary West Jordan Club # 25006
1987-1988 Robert W. Ladenburger
1988-1989 Paul S. Quist
1989-1990 Wilbern L. McDougal
1990-1991 Lowell K. Brown
1991-1992 Larry J. Bain
1992-1993 Stuart Richardson
1993-1994 Kelly C. Atkinson, PDG
1994-1995 James D. Sargent
1995-1996 Dwayne J. Woolley
1996-1997 Eric Allred
1997-1998 N. Craig Dearing
1998-1999 Corey Nebeker
1999-2000 Max Campbell
2000-2001 Terry Holzworth
2001-2002 Doug Schmidt
2002-2003 Chris Christensen
2003-2004 Penny Atkinson, PDG
2004-2005 Sharon Richardson
2005-2006 Jason Campbell
2006-2007 Terri Belliston
2007-2008 V. Paul Turner
2008-2009 Al Potts
2009-2010 Stuart Richardson
2010-2011 Brenda Cole
2011-2012 Sherile Rickman
2012-2013 Sue Potts
2013-2014 Stephanie Sherrell
2014-2015 Rocio Mejia
2015-2016 Sharon Richardson
2016-2017 Elise McGee
2017-2018 Kevin McGee