Wheaton Rotary to Dedicate Boy Scout Cabin
On Wednesday, April 18th at 12:00pm, the Rotary Club of Wheaton and the Wheaton Park District will host a luncheon and dedication ceremony at the Boy Scout cabin located in Northside Park.
The Rotary Club of Wheaton contributed labor and materials to help improve the heating and electrical, paint the interior, provide screens for the windows and provide cabinets. In fact, one Rotarian in particular, Tom Newman, personally built new screens for the windows. Funds were contributed that allowed Wheaton Parks Services staff to remove asbestos, reline the chimney, refinish the ceiling and lighting, install the cabinets and a new floor. The improvements transformed the space from the bright, white space it had been to a more natural look that reflects the historical nature of the cabin.
According to Wheaton Rotary’s Community Service Director, Cheryl Cross, “It was important for us, as a club, to do a service project that was hands-on and direct service. This cabin has been an important landmark in our community and we felt it was our responsibility to help improve the community while giving back to the boy scouts. Our entire community will benefit from the cabin.”
The cabin renovations were the result of a not just the Rotary Club of Wheaton. On May 14, 2011 a local Boy Scout enlisted his troop to plant trees, shrubs and ferns around the cabin for his Eagle project. On the inside of the cabin, approximately a dozen volunteers from the Rotary Club of Wheaton gathered on May 21, 2012 to clean and paint.
Community members who would like to attend this event can RSVP to Cheryl Cross at email@example.com or 630-605-8569.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
The Rotary Club of Wheaton meets every Wednesday at 12:10pm at Arrowhead Golf Club on Butterfield in Wheaton. Through the club’s one yearly fundraiser, Christmas Inn, the Rotary Club of Wheaton is able to provide assistance to various local organizations and projects including: Humanitarian Service Project. S.C.A.R.C.E, Literacy Volunteers of DuPage, Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton High School’s Operation Safe Celebration, Wheaton Elementary School Student Scholarships for College, Vocational Scholarships, and more. Recent International projects have included: providing funding to build and furnish a home for orphans in the Dominican Republic; sending a container project to send medical equipment, school supplies and clothing to Uganda; purchase computers for a woman’s shelter in Peru for vocational training.