At our regular meeting on Tuesday, July 27th, we were honored to make a check presentation of $25,000 to Danville Vice Mayor Karen Stepper, who received the check on behalf of the Veteran’s Memorial Building Development Committee of San Ramon Valley, a non-profit, 501 © 3 organization.
The Veteran’s Hall renovation project started construction July 5, 2010 and is slated to last 18 months. The cost of building a 13,000 square foot complex to house a community hall, classroom, meeting room and office space for the Town of Danville and Veteran’s groups is $7.7 million. The front two-story portion of the 85-year old building is being preserved and renovated.
The Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary has always been a strong supporter of veterans. As a community club, we felt that this was one of the biggest things to happen in Danville. Additionally, we want to set an example for other community organizations to also contribute to the Veteran’s Hall renovation project.
The contribution from the Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley Foundation was made possible from the proceeds of the Blackhawk Food, Wine, and Film Festival held last May at the Blackhawk Museum. The $25,000 donation comes with a sponsorship of a Veteran’s meeting room and a plaque honoring the contribution. Additionally, numerous individual members have given generously to the project and were awarded pins at the meeting.
Club members, Bob Nichols, Don Ledeux, and Newell Arnerich, are on the Capital Campaign Committee of the Veteran’s Memorial Building Development Committee of San Ramon Valley. Member, Jud Scott, is on the Honorary Advisory Board.