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Rotary Club & Trade School Donates Books & Shelves to Fire Department

‚ÄčThe Rotary Club of Saipan, Atkins Kroll and the Northern Marianas Trades Institute donated six book shelves to the CNMI Fire Department on Tuesday.

Rotary Club vocational services director Thomas M. Thornburgh said the idea started when Rotary Club of Saipan president Richard Cody visited the fire department and noticed that the office had no television and no books or other reading materials.

“So Rotary Club members decided to collect books which will be donated along with the bookshelves,” Thornburg said.

“We saw a need for literature for the firemen on duty to keep them occupied,” Cody said. They also collected books from Rotary Club members to go with the bookshelves.


Covington Rotary Club hears author tell of Natchez Trace adventure

Author Andra Watkins was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Covington Rotary Club at the Seiler Bar in Covington.  She described her five-week adventure with her 80-year-old father during her quest to walk the Natchez Trace.  The experience is the basis of her memoir, “Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace.”