The Rotary Club of Fort Yuma can throw one heck of a party. Congratulations to Annette Lagunas and her committee for putting on another successful Mardis Gras on Main Block Party. In recent history, this has been our biggest fundraiser every year and helps to provide for such projects as Carver Elementary School, provides scholarships and send our community youth to RYLA, a leadership camp in January put on by the district level of Rotary. Our club has such a diversity of members from the community that we like to try and capitalize on for their expertise and know-how to accomplish some of the things we do at Fort Yuma.

The club has a couple of more events this year with some beer serving events to help raise some extra funds and our 2nd annual Penitentiary Pints Fest. We will be serving beer at MATO this weekend and at the Music on Main event on March 28th downtown. The Pint Fest will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Yuma Territorial Prison from 3pm to 7pm. We will have a live band and several beer vendors providing a wide variety of beer to taste test. It is always a good time and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

We are working on two more small service projects to round out the year. With the help of our Yuma High Interact Club, we plan to paint the large scale USA map at two local elementary schools in town. We will also be awarding our scholarships soon, as our committee is hard at work to get the applications out to the local schools. Of course we will round out the year with our traditional Trip to Nowhere on June 12. Remember, we meet at Lutes Casino and go.

President Dave