Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Rotary Club has donated three brand new laptops to both 9th and 11th Street Chautauqua along with Comprehensive Systems in Charles City.
The project, made possible by a Rotary District grant, was spearheaded by Rotarian Sue Ayers. Ayers had applied for and received $3,200 in district grant money last year for a project the club was going to sponsor in Haiti, but that project came to a halt when the political disarray in Haiti became it impossible to move forward with the project.
Recently, Rotary District 5970 contacted the Charles City Rotary Club and informed the club that it would still like to see the grant money be spent on a community project. Ayers jumped on the chance immediately and with the boards blessing, worked quickly to order three laptops for each of the three facilities, along with 200 face shields that will be provided to local medical facilities.
Misty Hobert, administrator of 9th Street, said the laptop will be a great tool for the residents and well as for medical staff.
Mary Schuup, administrator at 11th Street, said the residents, their families and staff will benefit from the laptop.
Also, a social distancing Easter Egg Hunt was held last week, a project sponsored by the Charles City Satellite Club.
Organized by Rotarian Tami Vetter, over 2,000 eggs filled with goodies provided by Hy-Vee and Rotarian Ryan Parker were delivered to area residents who had purchased 20 eggs for $10.00. Rotarians and other community members assisted in hiding the eggs after dusk last Saturday evening.
The project brought in a little over $1,000, which will aid the Rotary Club in future projects.