Downtown Rotary welcomes new members

LOCK HAVEN — Two new members and a returning member were recently installed in the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Rotarians provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven sponsors public programs such as Board Game nights at Covenant United Methodist Church in April and October, Flags of Honor over the Memorial weekend in May and Angel Lights at Triangle Park on Sept. 11.

Proceeds from these events are used to donate thousands of dollars to local charities and non-profit organizations. Special events were held to support an international program to eradicate Polio world-wide.

In 2020, plans are to purchase a second “Shelter Box,” which contains a tent, water filter, cooking utensils, and other necessities for a displaced family after a disaster. These have been used in New Orleans after Hurricane Catrina and in Afghanistan’s war-torn areas. A Shelter Box costs about $1,000 and can temporarily house a family of 10.