Members of the Madison Rotary Club recently completed a project at Madison Regional Health System.
Rotary members planted the Rotary Healing Garden at Madison Regional Health with the help of a matching project grant. Madison Rotary members planted fifty bushes and plants surrounding the Rotary bench they had sponsored earlier on the hospital’s grounds, and then placed a sign near the garden to complete the project.
Madison Rotary club president Jeremiah Corbin said the entire club was involved because they had to raise half of the funds for the project, and the other half was contributed by the District 5610 Rotary Foundation. That is money that is contributed by all the Rotarians in Madison’s district, including all of South Dakota, parts of western Minnesota and the northwest corner of Iowa.
Nancy Moose was the Rotarian who wrote the grant. She said Rotary awards grants for projects that support the community and that will be sustainable.
In addition to this project at Madison Regional Health System, Madison Rotary supports community programs and projects with both funds and labor, such as the Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Community Center, an elderly transportation program, and the Domestic Violence Network.