Sequim Sunrise Rotarians presented a donation to the Sequim Boys & Girls Club last week to help pay for laptops, a storage cart and desks (that Rotarians built) to help students with remote learning. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Sunrise Rotarians presented a donation to the Sequim Boys & Girls Club last week to help pay for laptops, a storage cart and desks (that Rotarians built) to help students with remote learning. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sunrise Rotary helps Boys & Girls Club with remote learning

New desks, laptops help students during pandemic

Sequim’s Boys & Girls Club got a boost from the Sequim Sunrise Rotary to help students with remote learning.

On May 12, Rotarians presented $6,275 to help pay for laptops, desks and a laptop storage cart.

“We asked how we could help, and the Boys & Girls Club knew this was a need,” said Rich Bemm, the Rotary’s Community Services Committee chairman.

Janet Gray, resource development director for the club, said the donations help a number of children without their own computers keep up with schoolwork while at the club.

Matt Dotlich, a remote learning specialist, works with children of all grade levels throughout the day at the club, Gray said.

She said the 10 tables can fold up and be used as spacing requirements and the number of students at the club fluctuates.

Ann Flack, the Rotary’s incoming president, wrote and received a matching grant to Rotary District 5020 for the project.

Rotarians said they began making the desks in February, and an anonymous Rotarian donated $1,000 towards the laptop storage case.

Along with the donations, Rotarians also helped rip up the old carpet in the game room on Saturday, May 15, Gray said.

For more information about the Sequim Sunrise Rotary, visit Sequimsunriserotary.org.

For more about the Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula and the Carroll C. Kendall Unit in Sequim, visit bgc-op.org.

New desks made by Sequim Sunrise Rotarians help members of the Sequim Boys & Girls Club with remote learning and can fold up when not in use. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

New desks made by Sequim Sunrise Rotarians help members of the Sequim Boys & Girls Club with remote learning and can fold up when not in use. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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