Rotarians Celebrate 25 Years of the Rotary Gateway Park

The Rochester Rotary Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rotary Gateway Park this summer.  Under the extraordinary leadership of Dr. Bill Ebinger, the park was created in collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Rotary. The small park is located just west of the library.

Rotary club president Dr. Tim Duncan welcomed over forty members to the event, saying, “The Club is proud to provide the community with this one-quarter acre park, which hundreds of people visit each week.”

A new Rotary International emblem was dedicated and installed as part of the celebration. “The installation of the emblem was completed just in time,” said Ebinger. “We truly appreciate the generosity of John and Mary Modetz for providing the blue stone emblem.”

Although the Rotary club built the park and maintains it, several individuals have donated items like the gazebo, the fountain, the sundial, and statues. 

Rochester resident Jane Quigley maintains the garden weekly, trimming, removing, and replacing plants as needed. At the anniversary celebration, Dr. Ebinger praised Jane for her care and commitment to the garden.

Established in 1954, the Rochester Rotary Club has over 100 active members who raise money to do good in the community, region, and the world.

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