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The Rotary Club of Sand Springs website defines the club by saying  “Rotary is a world fellowship of international business and professional persons who accept the ideal of SERVICE as a basis for success and happiness in their business and community life.”

Steve Lane is this years president of The Rotary Club of Sand Springs. Steve is very honored and excited for this year and has many goals that he wants to accomplish. One of those goals is to spread the awareness of what the Rotary Club does to help the City of Sand Springs.

The Rotary Club of Sand Springs likes to offer its resources to help the community, a great example is a program called Choices that helps local 8th graders. Choices was developed by the Choices Education Group in Seattle, Washington. This program sends business leaders in the community into the classroom to have discussions with the students about how important it is to stay in school and make important life decisions. They learn from local business leaders how to succeed and the importance of education to their future.

Along with offering their time they also host many well-known community events throughout the year such as: The Downhill Derby, The Rotary Bass Tournament, Rotary Chili Cook-Off, and The Erwin Phillips Rotary Bean Dinner. All of the events help benefit the community of Sand Springs in some way.

The Club added a new event this year called the Nonprofit Organization Showcase. This event will take place November 17th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Sand Springs United Methodist Church-Family Life Center.

The event will feature all of the non-profit organizations in the Sand Springs area.

The goal for this event is to help our community find ways get involved and locate services, funding or possible scholarships.

After hosting all these great events, a part of the money goes back into helping the community in many different ways, just to name a few:

They offer 4 x $1000 scholarships for Charles Page High School seniors every year, to help with some of the college expenses.

They also provide approximately 1000 personalized dictionaries per year to every 3rd grader in the area. This includes 14 schools, which include, all of Sand Springs, Anderson, Cleveland, Jennings, Prue, Hominy, Pretty Water, and Berryhill.

The Rotary Club of Sand Springs is here to help our community, their motto is Service Above Self, and they sure do serve our community well. We are proud to feature these Sandites in Service.

For more information you can contact Steve Lane by phone 918-245-8080 or email steve@stevelaneagency.com.