Posted by Don Evans on Mar 13, 2018
Wednesday, March 7 - Rotary Club of Williams Lake  -  Today we join the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Williams Lake. Again there is a good turnout, with President Ashlee Hyde presiding, and we present the cheque form the Wildfire recovery fund to Guenter Weckerle and Ashlee to the applause of the members there.
The Williams Lake club has also successfully achieved a District Grant of $10,000 to supplement these funds and will put the money to work to protect the area better in the future.   Their project is to equip several outlying communities around Williams Lake with wildfire firefighting equipment and to provide certification training to the volunteer firefighters in those communities so they can tackle a wildfire in the future - rather than hopelessly just watch it grow and pass by.   Equipment to be provided includes portable pumps, firehose with fittings and attachments to be compatible with forest fire equipment, and cover the costs of the S100 courses.   Communities supported include Alexis Creek, Tatla Lake, and Anahim Lake.