There is a new Rotary club in town, and it is already making an impact on Ridgefield.
Chartered in October 2016, the Rotary Club of Three Creeks (serving Ridgefield, Salmon Creek, Hazel Dell, Felida and La Center), has been working to identify hands-on opportunities in the communities it serves.
On Saturday, March 11, seven members of the club along with kids, spouses and friends helped Clark County Fire & Rescue install smoke detectors in floating homes at the McCuddy’s Ridgefield Marina.
“Smoke detectors save lives,” said Susanne Holmberg, president of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks. “The event was fun and informational. We look forward to providing more service to the communities our club serves.”
The smoke detectors and training provided by CCF&R was funded by a grant, and were provided to residents of the floating homes for free.
After receiving training and instructions, the group of 14 volunteers and installed smoke detectors in about a quarter of the homes in the marina. Residents served by CCF&R and the Rotary Club of Three Creeks were appreciative and enjoyed having the volunteers drop by.
Service Projects Director Steve Pash said the club will continue looking for more opportunities like this one to provide service.
“This went well,” Pash said. “We were able to either hand deliver or install detectors to a number of homes and talk with others about detector safety and fire danger. We will continue to seek out opportunities like this, and would welcome another opportunity to partner with CCF&R.”
The club meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. First Thursdays are at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and third Thursday meetings are at Northwest Smile Designs on NE 179th Street in Ridgefield.
More information about the Rotary Club of Three Creeks can be found on its website (http://rotaryofthreecreeks.weebly.com), or its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rotaryofthreecreeks).