The residents of Mountain View Manor need a little cheer, and Prescott Frontier Rotary is adopting each. Many residents need state aid, receiving little to no spending money. Sadly many have no families. “Our hope is to brighten each person’s holiday with a Christmas gift personally wrapped by a local Rotarian,” says Mike Payson, club service coordinator. They need community help.
Rotary International is the only organization whose core mission is ‘World Peace.’ Rotary is a weekly gathering of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, business leaders, and community problem-solvers that unite people. Making a lasting change across the globe, our country, and right here in Prescott, Arizona.
In Prescott, this all started in the 1980s by supporting struggling school children by creating the Prescott Frontier Rotary Summer Math and Reading Clinic partnering with PUSD schools. Thousands of kids have gone through the program that lifts their skills before school each Fall.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library extends Rotary’s work in Prescott. “We have funded 500 newborns’ with monthly books until age six. These are physical books that increase literacy before these kids ever enter a schoolhouse,” says Mary Fusinski, a local realtor and club president.
Food by the thousands was collected earlier this year when the Navajo Nation was hit by COVID so hard. Rotarians personally drove the caravan of food to Windowrock and a grateful nation.
Globally an end of Polio is our next quest with clean drinking water for everyone on the planet. These are ambitious goals, but it all starts locally when Prescott Frontier Rotary meets for lunch to hear local needs.
Ken Lain, Watters Garden Center and past president, “We welcome community members into the club. You just need a heart for your community, our nation, and the globe, plus like to hang out weekly with fascinating community leaders.” We meet Tuesdays from 12-1:30 pm at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.
Consider donating to Rotary’s community projects or the Mountain View Manor Christmas project with a tax-deductible check to Prescott Frontier Rotary Foundation, PO Box 1903, Prescott AZ 86302.