Posted by Club President Angelica Rinehart on Apr 08, 2019
iPP Scott helped organized volunteers: PP Pam, Christie, Greg and himself as painters for the renovations at Village House over two days on Mar 29-30.
Message from iPP Scott ...
On behalf of our club I would like to thank you all for taking time out of your schedule to paint at the village house.  I was fortunate to meet and paint with “Big Nut” as well!  Since Greg and I were on the 2nd day we saw your hard work and it looked great.  Nice job everyone!!  The picture in the background is now named Rotary Mountain, or at least that’s what I am going to call it.
Thanks,  Scott.
(1) What is the current status and next steps of action?  
The painting is complete, the flooring is being laid today, and the games are being delivered next week.  The majority of the games will be there to be assembled on Saturday, April 13.  However, there will still one swing being delivered a couple of weeks later.  This will be after the dedication ceremony and should only take a couple of people.  Exchange Club can fill that spot. 
~ volunteers from each service club to help assemble the games starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 13.
(2)  When is target completion date? 
~ Sue Fuller confirmed that the Dedication Event will be held on April 15th at 10:00 am.  If there are any of Rotarians unable to attend at that time, she has invited them to stop by anytime that day by 3:00 pm for a peak.
3)  How is the financial support?  are we within what we raised or over?  
~ Our goal was to raise $5,000 and we surpassed that at $5,490.62 ($5,400 from the clubs and $90.62 left over from the JEFF Night dinner).

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.