The Auction for Education money to support the art and music program at the Springdale Elementary School, scholarships for high school students from the Zion Canyon area, and other educational needs.
Each year local artists, galleries and businesses donate unique art items, adventurous recreation packages, special gifts and more, in support of youth education. Details of each year's Auction are posted on the Auction page as plans and auction items are finalized.
The Club as partnered with Vapur, Inc., to install water filling stations at the shuttle stops within Springdale. The goals of the project are to promote the use of reuseable water bottles and hydration in Southern Utah's arid climate and decrease the reliance on single use water bottles. The Club raises money through a variety of ways, and Vapur assists the Club by discounting the purchase of water filling stations.
At this point six water filling stations have been installed:
Stop 1 (near the Zion Canyon Village and Zion pedestrian entrace)
Sponsored by Zion Lodge, Vacation Races, and Zion Canyon Village.
Stop 2 (near Cliffrose Lodge and Cafe Soleil)
Sponsored by Sunroc.
Stop 3 (near Whiptail Grill)
Sponsored by Flannigan's Inn and Spotted Dog Cafe.
Stop 5 (near Bumbleerry Inn and Zions Bank)
Sponsored by Bumblerry Inn and Zion Lodge
Stop 6 (near Hampton Inn)
Sponsored by Hampton Inn, Springhille Suites, and Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Stop 9 (near Majestic View Lodge)
Sponsored by Rotary District 5420.
The water stations have distributed about 33,700 gallons collectively, or the same water as would be contained in 179,700 24oz single use water bottles.
Please visit our sponsoring businesses and thank them for supporting the use of reusable water bottles, the reduction in single use water bottles, and hydration in Southern Utah.
Thanks to the Town of Springdale for providing the water dispensed from the stations.
Holiday Giving Tree Each holiday season the Rotary Club sponsors a Giving Tree to help children and families that need a little extra love during the holidays.
During the 2017 holiday season, the Giving Tree program was able to help 22 families and 63 children have a merry Christmas. April Gates, our Giving Tree Chair, did a tremendous job organizing and coordinating the tree. A huge thanks to her and to those that donated clothing, toys and money to support the Giving Tree. Donations for the 2018 Giving Tree can be given to April (contact at 435-632-8869), Rick Wixom at the Town Hall, or at our weekly club meetings.
Pinkies for Polio Each April, the Club raises money at the annual Earth Day in support of Rotary International's global mission to eradicate polio. "Pinkies for Polio" references polio vaccination efforts in developing countries. Polio workers color the pinkie fingernail on one hand to show the child has been vaccinated. Please visit the End Polio Now website for more information on Rotary's efforts to end polio worldwide.