In recognition of the club’s 15th anniversary, and co-incident with the 150th anniversary of Canada, the club proposes to take the lead in fundraising over the next five years. The community’s share to be raised is expected to be $14-$18 million of the project, expected to cost out in the range of $70 million.
“This will be the largest community project the club has ever undertaken,” said Rotarian David Smith in a statement.
“The club plans to have the money available to be transferred to the hospital project as soon as the first shovel is put in the ground. It is believed this fundraising project will help demonstrate the community’s ability to raise the necessary funds to have a new hospital in PEC.”
The club notes the funds will be raised through traditional activities, and in addition it will reach out to community- minded donors, other service clubs, and local businesses.
“The Patrons of Our Community Hospital “P.O.O.C.H.” group has already indicated their support for the project,” said Smith. Charitable receipts will be issued for all individual donations over $20.
The Wellington Club is well-known for its five-year rejuvenation of Wellington Beach providing 1,200 feet of accessible boardwalk, 900 feet of walking paths, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, viewing benches and signs. The project cost was about $225,000 and included much sweat equity from members, community members and businesses. It was named Wellington Rotary Beach in 2009.
For information, visit the Club’s website at www.wellingtonrotary.ca or contact David Smith firstname.lastname@example.org , Michael Lattner email@example.com , or another Wellington Rotarian.
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