RC of Flagstaff Centennial





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Beautification of under-utilized area of continuing economic development while recognizing 100 years of Rotary's contributions in Flagstaff, AZ, USA

The Rotary Club of Flagstaff was chartered on December 1, 1921, making the 2021-22 Rotary year our Centennial Year. As such, we wish to leave a lasting memorial to our club's long-time, myriad contributions to our community. We plan to create a large art project, a painted mural (possibly with tile mosaic accents), in downtown Flagstaff.

This fits in nicely with the City of Flagstaff's plans for increasing the number of art installations downtown, adding to the attraction of both local residents and out-of-town visitors. The downtown area is a very strong economic driver for the city. We have the initial blessing needed from City officials, as well as permission (and ardent support) of a local business owner, Peace Surplus Supplies, to use an entire exterior wall of their building.

An exciting aspect of our plans is to heavily involve local Interactors at Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy (FALA). The project will be overseen by an art teacher at FALA. Students will submit proposals for the mural, offering the students a real-world chance for creativity and design which can be used on college and work applications. Our club will offer the winning design a prize and our club members will help in the planning, design selection, and hands-on painting and clean-up.

Our theme will be volunteerism/civic engagement, clearly in accord with Rotary's Service Above Self mantra. We can also highlight the work and collaboration of the many nonprofits and charitable organizations in our community. Although the City told us not to produce "a commercial for Rotary (or any other organization)," we will be allowed to include some Rotary symbols and a plaque commemorating our centennial.

During the prep and painting process, we will provide signage nearby, which includes a high-traffic area, and will wear Rotarians-at-Work apparel. We will publicize the project through social media (Interactors are very adept at that), several City publications, Chamber of Commerce outlets, and our club website. Our club's Public Image director will coordinate these efforts.

This project truly is WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN - for many years to come!

* Rotary and Interact win;

* City of Flagstaff wins;

* FALA students win;

* a downtown business owner wins;

* Flagstaff residents and visitors win!

We will be submitting two district grant applications for 2021-22. As this one is our primary centennial year project, we consider it a first priority for consideration this Rotary year.

Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

Please see additional supporting documents.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Flagstaff

Primary Contact: Tonya Watson

Email: rotarytonya@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





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Project Supporting Documents

Estimated Expenses


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Rebecca Wilks

Initial project review: we'll just need you to sign the MOU and send it to Tom McLarty (his address is on the bottom of the form)


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Tonya Watson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Tonya Watson

System Entry: Project signed by Tonya Watson.


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.


by Rebecca Wilks

Congratulations. Your project has been approved. You will receive the funds by electronic transfer in about two weeks.


by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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