On February 23, 2012 seventeen members of the newly chartered Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside reported for duty at the Parque de las Mestizas in the Colosio neighborhood and participated in a work project sponsored by the Municipal government of Solidaridad. The municipality provided brushes, rollers and paint and Seaside Rotary members rolled up their sleeves and spent the morning re-painting the park walls, buildings and curbs. Volunteers spent hours sprucing up the grounds and sweeping pebbles from the walkways around the playground in a project that beautified the park and made it a nicer place for local children and familes to exercise and socialize.
As Seaside Rotary’s first project in cooperation with our local government, it was important that we put our best foot forward and show that we aren’t afraid of a little hard work. Several representatives from the municipality were on hand to supervise the project and each went out of their way to thank us for our efforts. Seaside Rotary is looking forward to more opportunities to participate with our local leaders in future projects that will serve our mission to “Help Playa’s Kids”.