Chairs and Tables





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Casper

Total Budget: $24,454

Area of Focus: None

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Provide funds to purchase and labor to assemble 150 new chairs and 42 tables for the Casper Senior Center.

Reveille's mission is to support the senior citizens in our community. The Casper Senior Center is an essential part of the services offered to seniors; a big part of this is providing meals in their dining room.

The current chairs have many issues. Many of the chairs are bent from heavy use; most are so stained that they will no longer clean up with upholstery cleaners. The chairs with arms no longer have padding, so the screws holding the arm pads in place are sticking up through the fabric. This is an issue because many of the seniors are on blood thinner medications and anything protruding could result in a skin tear and bleeding.

The new chairs are steel construction and padded with vinyl allowing the entire chair to be cleaned on the spot when necessary. With this construction there is no need to purchase additional chairs for larger patrons because the new chairs can accommodate an individual weighing up to 500 pounds.

The tables need to be replaced because the Formica tops have been glued and re-glued, but still present sharp edges that could result in skin tears. In addition the tables have been bent from large individuals using them to assist in standing.

Bottom line, the safety of the seniors is of paramount concern. The new furniture will assure that the facility provides a comfortable and safe environment.

Reveille Rotary will provide funds to assist in purchasing the new chairs and tables.

The club will put the chairs and tables together and help arrange them in the dining room. The club will also help the Senior Center dispose of the existing furniture either by finding an organization that can use it or recycling it at Casper's metal recycler.

Once the items are ordered they are expected to arrive in July or August. The club will unpack the parts and put the chairs and tables together as soon as they arrive. Once the new furniture is in place, Reveille will facilitate getting rid of the old furniture.

The total project should be complete by the end of August.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Casper-Reveille

Primary Contact: Margaret Carpenter

Email: willowcreek1836@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Randall Looper


District grants cannot be used to only purchase items. You must have Rotarian involvement.

Please add a detailed budget of all income and expenses and upload it to the documents area.

In order to qualify for a $5,000 grant the clubs foundation per capita must be between $100-$199. Casper-Reveille is currently at $65 for the 19-20 Rotary year which qualifies you for $3,500. The deadline to increase your per capita is June 30th 2020.


by Margaret Carpenter

Funding for project is at $24,454.59, the total amount.


by Margaret Carpenter

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Margaret Carpenter

System Entry: Pledge of $14,454 by Margaret Carpenter of the Rotary Club of Casper-Reveille, District 5440.


by Margaret Carpenter

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Margaret Carpenter

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Margaret Carpenter

System Entry: Project signed by Margaret Carpenter.


by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Randall Looper


Just wanted to make sure you have received the check for this grant.If you have not received it yet please let me know.


by Margaret Carpenter

Randall, I apologize for taking so long to respond to this. We did receive the check last week. Margaret Carpenter


by Margaret Carpenter

On August 10th 15 Rotarians and 2 friends gathered at the Casper Senior Center to assemble 150 new chairs. It took about 1.5 hours. During the first week of September, all the old chairs were removed from the Senior Center. They went to two non-profits that could use them.


by Randall Looper


When this grant is complete please complete the final report found on the District website and upload it along with copies of the receipts to the documents area.

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