The Rotary Club held its annual luncheon at the school Jan. 24 and presented the Vernon PTA with a check for $12,500 to help fund the school's music program. This is the second check in a three-year commitment to contribute $37,500 to the school.
During its eight-year partnership with the school, the East Portland Rotary has provided:
"The East Portland Rotary club has developed a strong and vibrant relationship through hard work, determination and dedication," said Kevin Pasion, president of the East Portland Rotary Foundation. "East Portland Rotary club members have donated hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars supporting efforts to enhance the connection between the community and this wonderful school."
"That commitment helped strengthen and energize the Vernon PTA, provided tools for staff to assist in student instruction and an example for students of how 'service above self' is the essence of a community," Pasion added. "We view our partnership as a model between non-profit organizations such as Rotary and their neighborhood communities in which they work, live and support."
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