Ray Smith is shown presenting our club's check for $1,010 to Director, Deborah Schaus at the East Valley Resource Center. which is located at 247 North MacDonald Street in Mesa.  The photo was taken July 14 when Mesa West Rotary Club members were invited to be present for the check presentation, as well as enjoy lunch and a tour of the center.
There were 11 clubs that participated in a joint project using District Grant funds, matching the funds with their own money, each check was $1,010.00. The clubs each received $510.00 from the District Grants fund and matched it with their funds of $500.00.  Mesa West was one of the 11 clubs and was the lead club for the project.  The other ten clubs involved were Fountain Hills, Mesa, Gold Canyon Superstition Mountain, Paradise Valley, Mesa Sunrise, Flagstaff, Sun Lakes, Phoenix Camelback, Tempe Downtown and Tempe South.  2016-17 District 5510 Governor Tonya’s theme was “Assist the Elderly.”  As District Grants Coordinator, Don LaBarge challenged clubs to take part.  Many more clubs wanted to join the project, but there were only enough funds available from District Grant funds for eleven clubs to participate at $500 each.  It was a great project.  The total expenditure of items purchased for the Elderly center will be $11,110.
It is anticipated that the final purchases of equipment funded by this project will be completed this week allowing formal documentation of this joint project to be finalized.