SCF Rotary Receives International Recognition for Local Project

Rotary AwardPast District Governor, Roy Sjoberg attended the Wednesday Rotary meeting, November 25 at the Dalles House to congratulate the club and personally present the award for Significant Achievement from the International Rotary organization.

The club was recognized for the development of the Wheel Skate Park on Hwy 35 in St. Croix Falls across from City Hall.

Warren White conceived the idea of creating a wheel park almost fifteen years ago to give young people a place to gather and exercise. He finally got all the “stars in alignment” to get it done.

Without White’s persistence and technical knowledge, and the support from the City of St. Croix Falls, this project might not have happened. The skate park became a reality for the community in 2008 through the efforts of Warren White, Dr. Cheryl Johnson, the City of St. Croix Falls, and other local Rotarians who raised money for it and donated the physical labor to construct it and improve it.

skate“Only three clubs were recognized at the district conference for completed projects and we were one of them. Warren’s vision finally came true”, said Steve Ritter, former club President.

“It was such an honor for us to be recognized at the district level and know that we met the criteria to be submitted to the international level for recognition. What a shocker now to be selected at the highest level of Rotary membership and to be honored with this award today!”

Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide who provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.” Rotary International, founded in 1905 as the world’s first service club organization, is made up of over 32,000 clubs and 1.3 million members in more than 200 countries. Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.

Rotary Clubs welcome visiting Rotarians and Guests to attend when they are in town. If you would like to visit the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club, please visit the website, www.scfrotary.org for more information.

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