• Title

  • Madison Rotary Club to Present City of Madison with Clock

    • Share:
    January 29, 2019
    Madison Rotary Club to Present City of Madison with Clock
    Gift is in recognition of 100 th year of Club in Madison
     
    The Madison Rotary Club is celebrating the 100 th years of fellowship and service to the Madison
    community by donating a 4-faced post clock to the City of Madison that will be placed near Broadway
    and Main Streets in downtown Madison.

    Matt Forrester, the Club’s 100 th President said, “The Madison Rotary Club has been giving and
    serving our community for 100 years, and we wanted to commemorate this occasion by presenting the
    community with a gift. It is only appropriate to mark this longevity with a large clock on Main Street.”

    The Madison Rotary Club makes a difference year round through community service projects,
    awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school students, presenting each Kindergarten
    student in Jefferson County with an “I Like Me” book, and working to eliminate Polio worldwide. The
    Madison Rotary Club is the oldest service organization in Jefferson County, chartered May 1 st , 1919 as
    the 467 th club in the world. There are now more than 139,000 clubs worldwide.

    “We are honored to be a small part of the legacy that so many Rotarians have shaped
    throughout 100 years in this community. We are excited to mark our first 100 years with this gift, as we
    look toward another 100 years of fellowship and service to Madison and Jefferson County,” said Dave
    Dionne, the Celebration Chairman.

    The custom clock will be made by the Verdin Company out of Cincinnati and will be installed in
    early spring. The Rotary Club will maintain it for the first few years, before entrusting maintenance to
    the City. The Rotary Club will formally celebrate 100 years in Madison during a dinner on Friday, May 3 rd
    at Clifty Falls State Park Inn. All current and former Rotarians are invited and encouraged to come.