Jewell Park Gazebo Restoration
In 2009, PG Rotarians noticed that the gazebo in Jewell Park, Pacific Grove, was in need of restoration. The club organized volunteers with the help of PG Rotarian / contractor Steve Covell and the PG Kiwanis Club. The volunteer group fixed the roof, replaced damaged wooden trim pieces, replaced the electrical wiring, and applied a fresh coat of paint. With these improvements, PG residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the gazebo for generations to come.
PG Performing Arts Center
In 2003, the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove accepted the challenge of doing something meaningful for the 100th anniversary of Rotary International. The guidance was to “meet an unmet community need.” Rather than subcontracting the effort out in the form of a “check,” the club decided to contribute funds and “sweat equity” and to involve as much of the community as possible. After considering a number of options, the club decided on the renovation of the local middle school auditorium and converting it into a community performing arts center. This was a very ambitious project which would require lots of coordination and planning. The club was fortunate to have as members a general contractor, and electrical contractor, an architect, an interior designer and a project manager. This core team then reached out to the rest of the club and the community to assemble a crackerjack team of volunteers and specialized community crafts.