The Rotary Club of Rochester recently worked with the Trustee’s of the Trust Fund to hold a Clean-up Day at the Wingate, Elijah Witman, and Gonic Cemeteries.
According to Rotary Club President Jackie Fitzpatrick, the club has been focusing some of their efforts on environmental projects.
“We recently had a group of Rotarian volunteers participate in the clean up of three cemeteries in Rochester,” said Fitzpatrick. “The group, led by Club Treasurer Blaine Cox, donned their work clothes and gloves, gathered tools, and set off on a beautiful day to clean up.
Blaine Cox, Rotarian and Rochester City Manager, said the Trustee’s of the Trust Fund had approached him regarding cemetery maintenance funds that had been accumulating for several years. Cox assembled a group of Rotarians and volunteers to organize the cemetery clean-ups, securing the funds for Rotary’s various charitable efforts.
“We ended up raising about $800 for the Rotary Club,” said Cox. “This is a great collaboration because Rotary was looking for an environmental project and the Trustee’s needed the help cleaning up some of the cemetaries.”
Fitzpatrick explains that the Rotary Club is always working to encourage volunteers to come together for the betterment of the community. She emphasized how important it is to be civically engaged and work together to achieve common goals.
“The clean-up turned into an invigorating and satisfying project!” Fitzpatrick continued. “Rotarian’s at work making our community a better place for all.”
Visit www.rochesternhrotary.org to learn more about the Rotary Club of Rochester.