June 11th, 1919 saw the beginning of the Logan Chapter of Rotary International. It’s an organization many people may not know too much about. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, president of the local chapter, Darlene Jensen, talked about what Rotary is all about.
“Rotary wants to make sure that we have good health, that we have clean water, that we have sustainable income for people in developing nations, and good educational systems just to name a few of the projects that Rotary International has taken on,” according to Jensen.
In addition to bringing in good speakers to their events, Jensen said service is at the core of the organization. Some of the projects they have been involved with include building a pavilion at Willow Park that gets a lot of use. They also put in a small gazebo at Garff Gardens and that area is cleaned by Rotary volunteers twice a year. They also sponsor scholarships for local students.
“Another way that we try to get our name out there this year, specifically in celebration with this centennial event, we planted 100 trees throughout Cache Valley, one for each year.”
AUDIO: Jason Williams talks to Logan Rotary president Darlene Jensen