With the completion of its village signs project, the Rotary Club of Saipan is setting its sights on its next community service undertaking-the upcoming International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday.
Community Service director Curtis Dancoe reported in yesterday's meeting that the installation of the Rotary's village signs has been completed.
A total of 10 village signs featuring the Rotary International emblem with the sentences “Drive Carefully” and “Protect Our Children” have been “strategically placed” in Kagman, Tanapag, San Roque, Gualo Rai, Koblerville, San Antonio, and Dandan.
Dancoe acknowledged former Community Service director and now secretary Richard Cody, who got the project started and ensured its completion until the end; Hawaiian Rock for donating the street posts where the signs were mounted; and RNV Construction for the actual work.
“Next for community service is the coastal cleanup, which is coming up on Sept. 15, from 8am to 10am,” he told the Rotarians.
Rotarian Laurie Peterka said that about 10 Rotarians have already confirmed their participation. She urged others to also participate in the annual event.
The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect oceans and waterways, and is coordinated internationally by the nonprofit ocean advocacy organization Ocean Conservancy.
Dancoe added that the Rotary is also working on other future projects and activities, including the Thanksgiving luncheon for the man'amko and the Kagman Children's Park, which he said is “moving forward” as the site is being cleared and the project design being crafted.