Smithville Rotary seeks new members

Taken in 2017, pictured are members from national District No. 6040 Rotary Clubs from northern Missouri including Liberty, Kearney, Gladstone and Smithville. Members were fundraising to the Rotary's work to eradicate polio.

SMITHVILLE — Eager to continue to help better the world as well as its local community, Smithville Rotary Club is seeking additional members. Rotary members believe in a shared responsibility to take action on the world’s most persistent issues.

Over 35,000 clubs work together to promote peace; fight disease, with major successes against polio; provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; help mothers and children; support education and grow local economies. Rotarians' mission is to provide service to others; promote integrity; and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship of businesses and community leaders.

The Smithville Rotary is currently working to put all-abilities inclusive playground equipment at each of the Smithville School District's playgrounds in direct response to public comment submitted by a student during a Board of Education meeting earlier this year. The group also sponsors the Smithville Lake Dam Run annually and recently hosted a Kansas City International Airport update for community members.

The Smithville Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at St. Luke’s North Hospital-Smithville off U.S. Highway 169. For more information, visit the club's Facebook page by searching "Smithville Rotary Club."

Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at or 389-6606.​

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