1991-1992 to 1994-1995

During the next five years, we continued the many programs of service started earlier. These included support of the Easter Seals Cake Auction, Annual Christmas Party for the Handicapped Children, Student Exchange, Goodwill Industries, Christ’s Table, annual 3.5 Honors Student Banquet, sponsored District Rotary Golf Tournament (92), Boat Party for members, Rural Urban Day at the County Fair, student guests at our meetings, Group Study exchange as our guests, Community Beautification Project and Rotary Rose Day which grew from a meager beginning in 1975, to a record of nearly 6000 dozen in 1995, netting over $30,000 for the Club.

New programs supported included: Project Dawn in Guyana, guided by our own member, Dr. Joe Porter, Plant-A-Tree project of our District 6690, Zanesville Downtown Revitalization, “Miracle on Main Street,” Downtown Church Illumination and Kidzville Playground.

Of major importance was the nurturing of a new Rotary club in Zanesville. Our club approved this project on December 6, 1994.

The new Daybreak Club held its first meeting on Mar 2, 1995, at the Shoney’s Restaurant with 29 charter members. Jim Hillis, formerly of our club, was elected the first President. Charter night was held May 5, 1995.

This was a great climax for our club during our 80th year led by our President, Mark Watson.

We look forward, once again, to the years ahead knowing the Zanesville Rotary Club will continue to be the leader in the support of our community.


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