Learn about volunteer opportunities at Rotary Day


By John Duvall

Special to The PREVIEW

Do you want to find out more about how Pagosa Springs’ two Rotary clubs are deeply involved in community service year-round?

Then come to Rotary Day on Monday night, Sept. 15, at the First Southwest Bank. The event starts at 6 p.m. and everybody in Pagosa and Archuleta County is invited. The evening and the dress will be “Pagosa informal” and refreshments will be served.

If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to the Pagosa community through the many forms of community service that your two local Rotary clubs are involved with, then you owe it to yourself to check out these opportunities with either the Pagosa Mountain Morning Club or the Pagosa Rotary Club.

Worldwide, over 1 million Rotary members work as volunteers to conduct projects that address today’s humanitarian challenges — including literacy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace and provide humanitarian service in their local communities and throughout the world. Today, there are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in the world.

You might be surprised to learn of all the community service projects in Archuleta County that are spearheaded by Pagosa’s two Rotary clubs. And you might be further surprised to learn of the key leadership roles played by women in both local Rotary clubs. Four of the five most recent presidents of the Pagosa Rotary Club have been women. It’s much the same with the Pagosa Mountain Morning Club, where the immediate past president is a woman and where women are among the club’s most active members.

If you’re interested in the possibility of joining one of the two local Rotary clubs, or if you’re just interested in seeing who these Rotarians are and what they’re doing for our community, then make it a point to drop in at the First Southwest Bank on Sept. 15.