Swan Lake 'Kids Don't Float'





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Sitka, Alaska

Total Budget: $1,550

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: SITKA

The "Kids Don't Float" life jacket loaner "board" at Swan Lake in the middle of Sitka has been "orphaned"- it was installed when boards were also installed at the harbors, but the organization that manages the boards at the harbors insists that they have not/do not/and will not manage the board at Swan Lake. The lake is heavily used for swimming and canoeing in the Summer months, including during the Sitka Rotary Club's Kids Fishing Day in May. Also, although there are "Kids Don't Float" loaner boards at the harbors and at Swan Lake, there is no educational program about life jackets in the schools.

The Sitka Rotary Club will take over the management of the Swan Lake "Kids Don't Float" life jacket loaner board at Swan Lake- starting with repairs/remodeling of the board (in Sitka they are all actually cabinets) and installation of additional signage including Rotary information, followed by maintaining the supply of life jackets at the board. The Club will also make two educational presentations a year about "Kids Don't Float", including providing handouts about the program.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Sitka

Primary Contact: Sharon Bergman

Email: swbergman@gci.net

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sharon Bergman.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jay Stilwell.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Debra Mason

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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