As published April 22, 2015 in The Suburban Times
Written by Robert Lawrence
 MG Ed Trobaugh (USA Ret.) of Clover Park Rotary
 presents Rotary Roses to MSG Brown for distribution
 to Wounded Warrior Families

We are privileged to be able to deliver over 205 dozen roses to spouses of Wounded Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis- McChord. Due to purchases from hundreds of supporters we were able to deliver a heart-warming way of showing we care and appreciate their sacrifices and service.

All of this is part of Clover Park Rotary’s annual rose sale which also celebrates administrative assistant’s day. Rotarians are delivering roses to homes and businesses throughout the southern Puget Sound region. Aside from paying for the cost of the roses, the sale has no other overhead costs. Clover Park Rotarians volunteer their time to organize, promote, sell, and deliver the roses.

As such the funds raised from over 20 years of rose sales with particular focus on youths, include the Lakewood Playhouse program for children, Communities in Schools, Partners for Parks, Emergency Food Network, literacy programs at local elementary schools, holiday food baskets, Christmas shopping for local children in need, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Neuroscience Center, Tacoma Youth Symphony, Lakewood’s Artfest, and college scholarships at local community colleges. Internationally we have supported stoves in homes in Guatemala and shelter boxes for after a disaster.