A timeline in progress, following are some of the projects the Sedalia Rotary Club has engaged in over the years:
1947: Shelter House at Liberty Park
All Rotarians volunteered 4 hours each, worked in shifts, and finished in one day. The structure was 60 x 16.5 feet with the concrete furnished and poured prior to construction of the shelter.
1956: State Fair Bowl Football Game
The game featured the Central MO Conference Stars vs. Pony Express Conference. Attendance was over 4,000. The purpose of this project was to raise money for the Project Fund. The largest percentage went to the Crippled Children’s Center, and some of the rest went to youth activities.
1957: State Fair All-Star Bowl
Featuring the Eastern MO All Stars vs. the Western MO All Stars, this event again promoted the Project Fund, the Crippled Children’s Center, and other activities, including providing milk for deserving children in two local schools. Rotary also donated $1000 to Bothwell Hospital, and $1000 to Liberty Park for lights at the ball field.
1962: Sponsored Basketball Game
A game between CMSC and Ottawa University was sponsored in November.
1969: Little Red School House
1974: Annual Auction Begins
In 1974, Larry McRoy organized the first annual auction for the Sedalia Club.
1984: Fishing Derby
The Fishing Derby supported the mentally handicapped through the Sheltered Workshop Program.
1985: Rotary Park Outside Liberty Center
1991: 3-on-3 Basketball
Leon Moore Scholarship
In 2012, the Sedalia Rotary Club lost a valued member and friend when Leon Moore passed away.
Leon had been very active in the lives of the youth of the Sedalia area for a number of years. Leon served on the Rotary Student of the Month Scholarship Committee and his wife Judy is a past member of the Sedalia School District #200 Board of Education.
As a way of honoring the memory of Leon, the Sedalia Rotary Club established a $500.00 scholarship in his name. As Leon loved to help under-appreciated students, one of the primary considerations is that the students nominated did not get the recognition that they deserved. The student may not have been nominated as a Rotary Student of the Month, must have been very active in school and community, must have been an overachiever, went unnoticed for their accomplishments, and had a genuine need for additional scholarship funds.
Past Auctions / Sponsors
Sedalia Rotary Thanks Our Past Auction Sponsors