As part of its 100th Anniversary in Brookings, SD, our Rotary Club is submitting three projects for district grant funding partnerships as we seek to give back to our community for a century of Service Above Self. The Main Street Rotary Clock is the most important of these projects, followed by the Born Learning Trails, and then the Park Musical Instruments.
The objective of the downtown clock is to provide the public service of a clock on the community's busy Main Street shopping area (there currently is no clock). The location of the clock at the North entrance to the Main Street shopping district and immediately outside the U.S. Post Office is ideal for noticability, and will greatly benefit residents who do not have access to a timepiece. Rotarians have worked with several organizations in the city to ensure the viability of the Main Street Rotary Clock, including the City Manager, Historic Preservation Commission, Downtown Development, and Brookings Arts Commission.
In addition, Brookings Rotary Club members have been contributing the matching dollars for all three of these projects over the past two years to ensure adequate match funds are available. The project will coincide with our 100th Anniversary in early 2020.