Main Street Rotary Clock





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Brookings, SD

Total Budget: $17,225

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: In celebration of Rotary’s 100th Anniversary in Brookings in 2020, the club will present to the community a Rotary Clock on Main Street in a prominent location to thank citizens for 100 years of Service Above Self.

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.

Project Contact Person

District: 5610

Rotary Club of: Brookings

Primary Contact: Don Norton

Email: donnorton75@gmail.com

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Brookings (5610)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

Application with number


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Don Norton

Application entered.


by Don Norton

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Don Norton

Added grant number to application


by Don Norton

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Don Norton

System Entry: Project signed by Don Norton.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jennifer Soma.


by Bruce Young

System Entry: Project dropped by Bruce Young.

Reason for dropping: I am sorry to inform you that the District Grant Subcommittee has decided it is unable to fund this grant. We had requests for almost $73,000 in funding and we only have a bit over $45,000 available. The status of this project will be changed to "Dropped"

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