Posted by Club President Angelica Rinehart on Oct 02, 2018

FREMONT - Five service clubs in Fremont joined together to raise money and assist with the renovation of two upstairs rooms at the Village House. The Fremont Exchange, Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, and Soroptimist clubs raised $5,400 and presented the donations to Sue Fuller, executive director of the Village House. 

The service clubs exceeded their goal of raising $5,000.

This is the fourth year the service clubs have joined together to collectively do a service project. This annual event is called JEFF (Joint Effort for Fellowship). In addition to doing a community service project, the clubs get together for a networking dinner where information about each of the clubs and their activities are shared.

The service clubs take turns each year leading the JEFF project. This year was the Exchange Club’s turn. One of the reasons they chose to help the Village House was because of its direct tie to Exchange’s National Project, Child Abuse Prevention. The local project kicked off on July 26 during a JEFF Night Banquet at the Fremont Country Club with over 70 club members in attendance. Sue Fuller was the guest speaker and spoke passionately about the need for a place for parents to engage in physical play with their children during visitations.

The Village House is a charitable non-profit organization that provides a safe place for children affected by abuse, neglect, divorce or separation to visit with their parents.

Staff reports Published 6:48 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2018

Additional Note to Fremont Rotarians: Thank You for your support.  Our Club raised $1,400 towards this project.