Homer Report:  Homer Health Fair was in-person this year, rebounding after the pandemic, we had 400 plus people come through, learning about health services in the area, healthy lifestyle choices, talk to a doc about your blood work, and good hometown fun.
An amazing thing has happened with our community service committee.  What was once a couple of ladies has turned into 10 – 12 people, as the committee co-chairs have invited participation in after-club-meeting get togethers.  It’s really exciting to see people staying after our regular meeting for 20 or 30 minutes and being engaged with planning these local projects.  Special thanks to co-chairs Kathy Hill and Lori Evans.
We participated in the Polio Plus drive in November, with several members donating directly and at least one or two signing up for the District 5010 PolioPlus Society promoted by Becky Erickson.  The club directly donated $1000 to Polio Plus.
In November we received a check for $10,000 from the estate of deceased member Gary Thomas.  After he died in a boiler explosion, his family won a settlement from the manufacturer, and his wife has been sending $10,000 checks to area non-profits.  We have decided to spend most of the funds to benefit the city’s firehouse, where Gary spent much of his time and energy.  This is very exciting to all concerned.
Seward Rotary Club Projects
December 2022
Mary Ann Benoit


Protecting the Environment

Protect the Environment by Downloading Maps to Save Paper- We partnered with the Seward Library and Museum, Historic Preservation Commission, Resurrection Bay Historical Society and Corvis Designs to create a window decal for the library entrance encouraging tourists and locals to download the Seward Historic Walking Tour map on to their phone with a QR code instead of picking up a paper map. Rotary worked with Corvis to develop the design and paid for the decal.
We completed the final design and had one installed at the Seward Community Library and Museum and also at the Seward Chamber of Commerce. See the article on our website here.

Spreading Holiday Cheer.

We made a $3000 donation to the Seward Food Bank and assisted in delivering truckloads of food for the Holidays from Safeway to the Food Bank. See our story on our website here.

Coats for Kids

Seward Rotary is once again providing coats for kids in need of some extra warmth this winter. This year, with the help of Columbia Sportswear,  we have added the addition of snow pants, hats, and gloves to our supply.  A big shout out to Christy Jordan at Seward Elementary for providing a storage area for the winter gear and assisting with distribution. If you are aware of a child in need of some extra warmth, please contact Christy Jordan at cjordan@kpbsd.org. Thanks to Rotarian Monica Hinders for heading up this project this year.
"To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory"- Marty Rubin