Pictured: Larry Miller, Becky Brunner, Nellie Bichard, Tina Tonnous, Chuck Fair, Jim Vaughan, Phyliss Jeffries, Don Valentine, Evelyn Spring, Oziel Jeffries, Dennis Harding, and donations for their toys for kids project.
December 13--Christmas food basket packing at Methodist Community Hall.
December 14--Christmas food basket distribution at Methodist Community Hall.
December 17--Club Christmas breakfast at meeting time and location--it is pot luck, everyone is bringing something.
December 21--Breakfast with Santa at the Stop Nine Senior Center, 8:30-11:30 am.
Members of the Byesville Rotary Club have volunteered to step in to provide toys to kids in the Rolling Hills School District. In the past, Byesville Rotary has worked with a second organization which provided gifts for kids whose families signed up for the Byesville Rotary Christmas Food Basket program. This year, that organization decided it was unable to provide gifts to children in the Byesville area. Byesville Rotarians chose to step in and insure over 80 kids would have gifts for Christmas.
The toy effort was not part of the club’s budget. Members of the club are working to raise funds to help support this effort. During the month of December, club members and members of the Meadowbrook Interact Club will be ringing bells and collecting donations at the Byesville branches of Peoples Bank and Advantage Bank. Byesville Rotarians hope that the local community will support their effort. Individuals and organization can make a donation toward this project by contacting Chuck Fair, Byesville Rotary President Elect, at 685-2069.
At the December 3 business meeting, members brought toys to donate to their toys for kids effort. The Meadowbrook Interact Club has volunteered to wrap the gifts and prepare the toys for distribution. In addition, Rotary club members have “adopted” individual kids and committed to insuring the kids have gifts under their trees this Christmas.
During the business meeting, club members finalized plans for their annual “Breakfast with Santa.” Funds raised by this event are used to support club service projects such as the Christmas food basket and Christmas toys effort.
“Breakfast with Santa” will be held Saturday, December 21, at the Stop Nine Senior Center in Byesville. Breakfast will be served 8:30 am through 11:30 am. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee will be served. Children under 5 are free. A picture with Santa is offered with the purchase of breakfast.
The club meets 7:30 am every Tuesday at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Everyone interested in giving back to their community is invited to join. Call Membership Chair Jim Vaughan, 740-260-2969, to learn more about the club. More information is available at: www.Byesvillerotary.blogspot.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Byesville-Rotary/256548047818283