Crestview branch celebrates Rotary International's 108 birthday

Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 19:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Rotary Club of Crestview, which has grown to 29 members, often accomplishes projects that outpace clubs of larger size, according to a spokesperson who cited the Wild Game Feast and Quail Hunt as examples. 

This year's feast, the event's 20th, was sold out, with nearly 500 guests. Proceeds benefited Northwest Florida State College and other local charities. 

Crestview Mayor David Cadle recently presented the club with a proclamation declaring Feb. 23 Rotary Day, recognizing Rotary International’s 108th birthday.

The organization’s theme this year is "Peace through Service,” which local Rotarians have underscored by supporting several programs.

  The Crestview Rotary and the Okaloosa and Walton clubs hosted a family-oriented conflict resolution workshop titled "To Build Peace in the Community."

Other projects included their first Corn Maze, held over five weekends; annual distribution of dictionaries to all north Okaloosa third-graders and U.S. Constitutions to all north Okaloosa seventh-graders; Adopt-a-Classroom; sponsoring scholarships to attend Camp Skamp; support for foster children's Christmas gifts; ongoing support to Children in Crisis; water projects in South America; Polio Plus, Rotary's project to eliminate polio worldwide; a wheelchair project in Costa Rica; and individual scholarships for deceased members’ children.



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