Although it has already been six weeks since the large snowstorm of Feb. 28 swept through Los Alamos, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to pause now to thank the community for so generously supporting our 6th Annual Crab Fest held that snowy evening.
Against all odds, we had a sell-out crowd! We would like to thank all who braved the storm and all businesses and individuals who donated to our live and silent auctions and all who helped with the festivities, including the Blue Window Bistro and students from the Los Alamos High School National Honor Society and Rotary Interact. Through your support, we netted more than $21,000!
The last six weeks have passed quickly, but we Rotarians have not been idle. In fact, you will see the direct results of your February generosity at the new Nature Center, Pajarito Environmental Educational Center, 2600 Canyon Road: the five turquoise-blue picnic tables and the split rail fence. The five commercial-grade, steel-frame tables have been installed in a wooded area that will host family picnics and classroom outings for years to come; the split rail fence defines the picnic area and is a barrier to traffic.
To see your contributions to Rotary at work in the community, please join us at PEEC’s grand openingApril 22 and for Earth Day celebrations there April 25.
Also, this month, please take time to notice the LAHS Memorial Garden with its golden daffodils and ruby tulips, another community project undertaken by Rotary with your support and the school district’s. Next month, you’ll see your contributions to Rotary in the Deborah Beene Music Awards and in honors given to graduating seniors. Right now we are working on a project to install an audio loop in Smith Auditorium to serve deaf and hard-of-hearing guests.
In fact, your support of our fundraisers benefits our Club’s local and international projects every day of every month of the year:
- Polio eradication;
- Education in the Dominican Republic;
- Clean water and sanitation in Guatemala;
- Literacy programs here in Los Alamos; and
An active inbound and outbound youth exchange program with 14 other countries.
The list goes on at length. If you’d like to learn more about our Rotary projects and activities, please contact me at 505.662.7950.
In the meantime, please plan to visit PEEC soon. Be sure to take a PEECnic lunch along and enjoy those new tables!