Improvements completed at golf course meeting room

The collaboration of the City of Jefferson and the Rotary Club of Jefferson over the last year resulted in an updated and much more functional meeting/event room at the Jefferson Community Golf Course with improvements valued at more than $12,000.

Last fall the Rotary club received a grant of $3750 from Rotary District 6000 community service grant fund. For its portion of the match for the grant, the club contributed $4,527, a portion of proceeds from its 2016 Charity Auction held annually the second Friday of November.

The city served as the fiscal agent for the grant and Micah Destival, manager of the golf course, led the project. Among the improvements that were funded by Rotary are: new dishwasher, ductless heating/air conditioning for the kitchen, two electric ranges, five round banquet tables, new speakers linked to the sound system, commercial refrigerator, two stainless steel work tables and three shelving units (for the kitchen). Acoustic panels to improve the sound in the room were purchased with funds from the 2017 Rotary auction.

To complement the work already being done, the city purchased and installed new laminate flooring in the kitchen.

As the improvements to the meeting room of the Jefferson Community Golf Course are completed, those involved in making the changes are from left: Mike Palmer, Jefferson City Manager; Joel Williams, immediate past president of the Rotary Club; Carol Durbin, incoming club president; Jonathon Law, club member/grant committee; Ruth Freeman, club member, author of the grant and assistant district governor; and Adam Pedersen, chair of the 2017 Rotary Charity Auction which funded some of the improvements. Not pictured: Micah Destival, golf course manager

Because the improvements made would so significantly improve the function of the room, it was approved to refer to the space as the “Rotary Room”, denoted by a metal Rotary sign above the fireplace created by Olson Iron Works.

Although the room where the Rotary Club of Jefferson meets each Monday noon is named for the club, any organization or individual may rent the room. To do so, contact Destival at 515-386-4178.

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