Rotary Club of Scottsdale continues bell-ringing tradition

Every year Rotary Club Scottsdale Rotarians, family members and friends take turns on weekends during the holiday season ringing The Salvation Army Red Kettle bells at Scottsdale Fashion Square’s Nordstroms.

Rotarians Jim Vieh and Jim Bruner enjoying their Salvation Army Bell Ringing shift.

Rotarian Major Gwyn Edward Jones, corps officer/administrator with The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at Phoenix South Mountain stated that his year, the club’s kettle ringers raised $6,287. The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix is a place where “everything is possible.”

In gratitude for the Rotarians bell ringing volunteering, the Salvation Army Brass Band was on hand to play and lead singalong songs during the Rotary Club’s annual Family Holiday Social held at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Pavilion.

Many of the Rotarians used the bell ringing as a teaching opportunity for their children and/or grandchildren. Children ringing the bell share the spirit of generosity that will hopefully last the rest of their lives.  In addition to the kettle bell ringing, the club participates in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.  By doing so, the members support Salvation Army’s belief that every child deserves to know the joy of a new toy at Christmas.

To learn more about Rotary Club of Scottsdale’s programs and projects, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

Phoenix Salvation Army Brass Band stands ready to entertain Rotarians with holiday songs.

 

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