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Rotary club adds touch of green to downtown

Contributed photo Rotary members planted a tree in the green space of Alexandria's parking lot along Fillmore Street last week.

Members of the Alexandria Rotary Club planted several trees in downtown Alexandria on May 20, part of the club's annual recognition of Arbor Day.

Club Community Services Director Reed Becker, who coordinated the effort, noted, "It was a beautiful day and a wonderful opportunity for the club to contribute to the beauty of our downtown area."

Rotary International, founded in 1905, is the world's first service organization. It currently has 1.2 million members in more than 32,000 clubs worldwide.

The mission of Rotary is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Alexandria club, which meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom, currently has 78 members.

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