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Rotary Club of Orofino is the answer for Week 373 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.

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Monday: 1979

Tuesday: There were originally 25.

Wednesday: Clarke Burnham

Marshall Cook prepared the following for the International organizations' 100 anniversary in 2005:

The Orofino Rotary Club (ORC) was founded on Feb. 16, 1979. Over the years, the club has contributed a lot to Rotary International and to the local Orofino community. Internationally, ORC has, among other projects, arranged computers for a school in the Philippines, worked with clubs in South America to help construct houses, delivered an ambulance to Mexico and yearly sent medical supplies, given hospital beds to a facility in the Philippines, and given money for water wells in Africa. In 2005 they had a Centennial Sister Club alliance with a Rotary Club in Ankara, Turkey in the hopes of exchanging friendship visits and working on a project in Turkey with them.

Locally, The Orofino Rotary Club picks up litter quarterly on the Ahsahka Road, has constructed the baseball field for the kids off Riverside Ave., has constructed the main concession stand in the city park, and was responsible for the Gazebo. ORC re-roofed that Gazebo. In addition, over the years we constructed a wheelchair ramp for a local disabled boy, assisted the Weippe Commemorative Center in a stairway project to help the center get ready for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, sponsored recognition of the Orofino Citizen of the Year and Teacher of the Year Programs, helped with the renovation of the Clearwater Historical Society building, assisted in the construction of the Clearwater Memorial Library, helped construct the helicopter pad at the hospital, and built the concession stand at the OHS ball field. ORC is also responsible for other projects and raises money for scholarships, and incoming and outgoing exchange students and visitors.

The membership of Rotary is by invitation only. This is because membership is intended to reflect a cross section of the various professions in a community and is in line with Paul Harris's original founding principles. But, to express your interest in joining Rotary, you can mention your interest to any member, or check Rotary out online at and fill out a "Prospective Member Contact Form". Lastly, you can learn more about the ORC by viewing its web page at

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