- Paradise Rotary Donates SCBA’s to Fire Department
(Paradise, CA) 21 September, 2016) — The Rotary Club of Paradise has purchased 4 new self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for the Paradise Fire Department. The club is holding a public lunch meeting, Sept 29, 12 noon at the Downtown Park to mark the event . The new breathing apparatus, which cost over $24,000, are used by firefighters in hazardous environments where the air is too hot and or dangerous for the firefighters to breath, such as structural fires, vehicle and wildfires.
Local Rotarians found that many of the SCBA units our firefighters use were out of date and did not meet today’s standards.
Paradise Major Jody Jones and spouse of Rotarian Ron Jones commented “The safety of our firefighter’s is critical as they risk their lives to save our homes. It is our responsibility to provide them with the equipment they need to do the job.”
Although the Town had updated as many as they could afford there was still a need for several more to replace old ones and equip the new fire engine purchased with Measure C funds from a recent sales tax increase. The club members saw the need and took action.
The club applied for and received a grant from Rotary District 5160 and Rotary International for $8,500 and along with donations from Paradise Interact Club, The Willows Rotary Club, The Town of Paradise, and generous local donors matched the over $12,000 in grants and donations to purchase the critical devices.
“ As President of Paradise Rotary I am so pleased and excited that we are able to help our firefighters and our community by purchasing 4 SCBA units with the help of Rotary District 5160 and local contributors and, of course, our own Rotary club.” Trudi Angel, Paradise Rotary President
The Club raised their portion through local fund raisers such as the upcoming “Steak and Lobster Affair” Oct 15th, at the Paradise Senior Center and the Paradise Rotary Crab Feed scheduled for Jan 28th, 2017.
The Club is holding a presentation ceremony on Sept. 29, 12 noon at the Downtown Paradise Park, across from the Police Station. The event is open to the public with free hot dogs, chips and drinks. On hand will be Community Leaders, Paradise Fire Department staff, Rotarians and the town’s new fire engine will be on display.
Come celebrate as your community’s firefighters get another tool to keep our town safe from fire.
- 5th Annual Steak and Lobster Affair
The 5th Annual Steak and Lobster Affair is just 4 weeks away. Oct 15, 2016. This year Chef Hobart from the Rolling Hills Casino will be preparing your fabulous meal of tender juicy filet mignon. a large Maine lobster tail prepared to perfection, baked potato, vegetable, and a delicious desert. It gets better because Chef Hobart will prepare a special desert for two lucky winners of the desert auction. Of course there will be a no host bar and great entertainment both before during and after the sumptuous meal.This years featured entertainment is the stand up comedian act,Stephen B. Stephen has performed for over 30 years to Fortune 500 company events and has great reviews.Proceeds from this event enable the Rotary Club of Paradise to help our local community and world. Tickets are $65.00 each from PIP Printing, Wells Fargo Bank Paradise, A Stitch Above Embroidery and any Paradise Rotarian. It is truly a night to remember! See you there.
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9/15 – Lisa Freeman-Wood; Chico Art Center
9/22 – Enloe Flight Care
9/29 – David Hawks; Cal Fire at Downtown Paradise Park
10/06 – Dr Cass Matters; Master Gardening Program
10/06 – Dr. Cass Matters, Butte Co. Master Gardner Prog.
10/13 – Sam Gronseth, PHS Choir
10/20 – AltaCal Audubon Soc., Snow Goose Festival
- Paradise Past Presidents Party
- Paradise Rotary Refurbishes Bus Stops
Paradise students who ride the bus will find newly repaired and painted bus stops when school reopens. With help from their friends, the Paradise Rotary club has cleaned, repaired and painted 14 local bus stops. The Lions club installed the bus stops years ago and contributed funds for the service project. In partnership with local organizations like the Paradise Irrigation District and Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E and PID helped prepare the bus stops by hosing down the bus stops using their water trucks.
Paradise students also got involved. The Ridgeview Rangers, a group of students from Ridgeview High School dedicated to community service, and The Paradise Interact Club (Rotary Club for High School Students) helped repaint the bus stop shelters.
Rotarian Bob Di Pietro, who led the Rotary effort said that the project couldn’t have been achieved without the help of the community. The Rotary Club of Paradise meets every Thursday, noon at “The Place” the Paradise Lutheran Church next to Terry Ashe Park.
Shown from the left are Paradise Interact President Louise Norris-Smith, Rotarian Robert DiPietro, and Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Paulo from Mexico.