2020-21 SERVICE PROJECTS
Rotarians in Action, Our Club at work, participating in many events to help our local and international community.
WREATH LAYING ON MEMORIAL DAY
May 29th 2021
It was an honor for Mariposa Yosemite Rotary #589 to present a wreath at the Memorial Ceremony.
ART WINE AND WHEELS APPRECIATION EVENT.
"ART IS ALIVE AND WELL IN MARIPOSA"
May 16th - May 30th 2021
Unfortunately, with restrictions still in place due to Covid-19, we wanted to still appreciate our artists who generously support our event each year. We made a splash across Facebook reaching over 3000 people with our event, linking visitors with the artists.
We look forward to having this event in person in the future.
DEVELOPING OUR CLUB BROCHURE
Digging through all that we have accomplished over the years, we produced a brochure inviting others to come join us in our adventures.
LOCAL TREE PLANTING
April 2nd 2021
In honor of the retiring Rotary District 5220 President, Sherry Cotta, the Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite planted a tree at her request. All 53 clubs in the district participated by planting trees in their local areas to reach Rotary’s goal of improving the environment.
Mike Healy and Ronnie Sanches of Public Works oversaw the planning of the maple tree, purchased from Creekside Nursery. Volunteers from the Rotary Service Committee include Chery Davis, Jim Wittkopf, Jay McDonald, Elaine Seymour, Susan Robinson, and the President of the local club, Debbie Peters.
HONORING MARIPOSA GROCERY WORKERS
February 15th - May 15th 2021
Honoring Mariposa grocery workers and supporting local food and drink establishments by presenting $25 restaurant vouchers to every employee of High Country Health Foods and Pioneer Market. A total of 94 vouchers were given and the program runs through May 15th 2021.
MARIPOSA COUNTY COVID-19 HELPLINE
February - May 2021
Helping the County to answer questions around the Covid-19 vaccinations.
Feb 4th 2021
• Our speech contest topic this year was “Together We Open Opportunities.” The main emphasis was on how this topic applies to the students life and future dreams and plans through the pursuit of education and involvement in community service.
HELPING THE CLEANUP AFTER MONO WIND EVENT.
January 23rd 2021
Aided the cleanup and distributed food gift cards to those who lost all their food due to the power outages.
January - Current 2021
Helping Mariposa health department with the counties Covid-19 vaccinations
DICTIONARIES FOR THIRD GRADERS
January 11th 2021
Dictionaries delivered to third graders across Mariposa County schools.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
December 19th 2020
Stepping up to help the Salvation Army to raise funds by participating in a day of bell ringing.
TRAIL REPAIRS - BLUE GLORY MINE TRAIL
Various dates during 2020/2021
Throughout our beautiful county, we have many hiking trails, which need maintaining. Our club stepped up to help the organizers on the Blue Glory Mine Trail.
We have so much to be thankful for, even in the hardest of times. We especially wanted to thank our hard working essential workers, whether it be wild fires, or pandemics, we are grateful for you all!
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS AUCTION
November 11th-24th 2020
Over the past 15 years, The Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite's Scholarship Golf Tournament has allowed us to award in excess of $295,000 for scholarships to graduating seniors from Mariposa County.
This year, due to COVID-19, we had to be creative. Headed by Elaine Seymour, we produced an on-line auction, making a staggering amount with the help of our generous community.
TRUNK OR TREAT
October 31st 2020
Ah-hoy me hearties! There be pirates in me club!!! Participating in our local Trunk or Treat, bringing much cheer to the local community, even coming 2nd place in the competition!
KEEPING THE STREETS CLEAN
October 27th, 2020 and April 28th 2021
The streets of Mariposa look spick and span after working together with Kris Casto, a local business owner. Meeting early to sweep the streets and pick up all the trash.
October 14th, 2020
Partnering with Mariposa Heath and Human Services, we aided with set up and direction for all participants wanting to get a flu vaccination. Helping to protect our local community.
Helping our community with grants.
EWING WING GARDEN AT JC FREEMONT HOSPITAL
Sept 11th 2020
Planter boxes were built and delivered with soil at the hospital.
SUPPORTING REMOTE LEARNING BY PROVIDING EAR BUDS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Kids can use the ear buds with their computers at home.
Bus Shelters are built and maintained across Mariposa County by our Rotary Club for the local schools.
7TH STREET PAVILION
September - December 2020
Headed by Xav Dubois from Mariposa Chamber of Commerce and Greg Harper, our Rotarian, partnering with various groups and our club, the 7the Street pavilion was realized. Bringing an outdoor eating area to support local restaurants and business during the lockdowns of COVID-19