The Rotary Club has officially maintained East End Park since 2011 and has made many improvements to the pavilion, parking lots, bathrooms, fire pits, and volley ball court during this time. The Rotary Club of Nome and the City of Nome signed an additional 10 year lease agreement in 2021. This small grant will help with preventative maintenance projects to ensure the facilities remain usable for community members. New sand for volley ball court, paint poles and new net. Stain pavilion and repair roof damaged after strong winter storms this past year ripped several sections loose. Fill parking lot 4 truck loads of additional fill material.
Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)
Addendum: In summer 2022 after the original grant was approved, we learned that the entire pavilion roof needed to be replaced with new metal sheet roofing. This initially led to a significant budget shortfall for the project. Club leadership reached out to the City of Nome and it was discovered the Public Works Department actually had excess roofing from a previous City of Nome project. This meant the entire roof replacement project was completed with no expenses out of pocket, just donated materials and in-kind labor from Rotarians. We anticipate the rest of the park work to cost $1,250, which leaves $750 of the grant unspent. Separately, our club received a last-minute request from the Inupiaq Immersion Classroom (last year's grant recipient) asking if we could again help fund their book project for the kindergarten and first grade classrooms. This project is literacy based and the children write and publish a book in Inupiaq. We would like to modify our grant to spend $1250 at East End Park, and $750 in the Inupiaq immersion classroom.