The five Rotary Clubs in Riverside (Riverside, Riverside East, Riverside Sunrise, Magnolia Center and Arlington) combined funding which included the Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds (DDF) in order to purchase a 3D printer for the Riverside Public Library. A symbolic 3D check for $6,500 was presented to the Riverside Library Board of Trustees on October 26, 2015.
“This 3D printer will be a valuable asset to the library,” said Tom Evans, President-Elect of the Riverside East Club. Evans spearheaded the project and visited the other clubs to gain their support. “I am proud that the Rotary Clubs in Riverside were able to work together to provide this very valuable technology to the citizens, and especially the youth, of Riverside.”
DDF comes from contributions that each club made to The Rotary Foundation three years ago, and a portion of those contributions are returned to the club to use for either community or international projects. Last year, the five Riverside Clubs combined their DDF to purchase shelving and a delivery van for Arlington Temporary Assistance.