The St. Michaels Rotary Club Announces Groundbreaking

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The Rotary Club of St. Michaels, MD and the Town of St. Michaels will have a groundbreaking on Wednesday, April 18 for the first of four bicycle racks donated by the Club to be erected throughout town over the next couple of months.  It will begin at 9:00am at Muskrat Park.  Speakers from the Rotary Club and Town officials are expected.

In addition to Muskrat Park, the Rotary Club is contributing bike racks to be erected by the town at St. Mary’s Square, and the town’s Fremont Street and Mill street parking lots.  The bases for the racks are composed of bricks carrying personalized individual messages that can be purchased by the public.  The bricks can be engraved with names of individuals, organizations, businesses, dedications or memorials.  They can be purchased online for $100.00 each at www.rotarystm.org.

Don Goodliffe, President and Bricks for Bike’s Chair, Aida Leisure

The St. Michaels Rotary Club has been active in the St. Michaels and greater Bay Hundred community for over 77 years.  The Club has long partnered with the Town and other organizations in the Bay Hundred area.  It founded and funded the St. Michaels Nature Trail on the west side of town.  Every year the Club provides significant college scholarships to graduating seniors from St. Michaels High School.  It regularly stuffs CarePacks full of foodstuffs to supplant school lunches and help sustain children in our area over weekends and during summer months. It provides opportunities  to kids who could not otherwise do so to attend summer camp.  It takes part in many other projects every year that support the community.

Every other summer, residents and tourists see Club members in the middle of town selling raffle tickets for a classic 1964 or ‘65 Ford Mustang, a major Club  fundraiser that involves the public in helping the community.  Buying “Bricks for Bikes” is another way those who live in, and those who visit, St. Michaels can participate with the Rotary in helping the community.

The St. Michaels Rotary Club is one of 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide as part of Rotary International, whose motto is “Service Above Self”. Like other Rotary Clubs, the Club’s areas of focus are promoting peace and conflict resolution, fighting disease, saving mothers and children, supporting education, providing clean water, and growing local economies.  The St. Michaels Club is part of the largest service organization in the world.

The St. Michaels Rotary Club is holding a “Get to Know Rotary” social for current Club members and those in the community who would like to learn more about becoming involved with the Club. The cocktail reception is Thursday, May 10 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in St. Michaels. Those interested should contact  K. Coale at 410-310-6703 or www.rotarystm.org. for more information.

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