The Rotary Club of Logan was chartered on June 17th 1919 making this week the centennial celebration for the club.
“We’re part of an international organization dedicated to providing service. We just celebrated our 100-year anniversary,” said Darlene Jensen, the current president of the Rotary Club of Logan.
To celebrate the centennial, the club commissioned an updated history of the rotary chapter and planted 100 trees around Cache Valley. The new trees are just one bullet point in a long list of service performance by the club.
“In the 70s, the Rotary Club built the bridge over First Dam,” Jensen said. “We have a stretch of the highway up Logan Canyon that we clean twice a year. We maintain Garff Gardens by pruning roses and the like. We’ve done a lot of things! We’re just really enjoying participating both locally and internationally on projects.”
The Rotary Club of Logan’s international projects include building homes for the disabled in Mexico and delivering cookstoves to Central America. Jensen credits the success of their local and international projects over the past 100 years to the strong ethics of the club.
“Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Is it beneficial to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and friendship? Those are really good overriding thoughts. They keep us looking out at the world with an eye of respect,” Jensen said.
The Rotary Club is open to all people who are interested in serving their local and international communities and Jensen sees the Logan’s chapter expanding and developing literacy and peace-building initiatives through the next 100 years.