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."