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South Placer Rotary members make mark at baseball field

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Members of the Rotary Club of South Placer put the finishing touches on a project Tuesday that now allows baseball fans to watch games more comfortably. Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin lacked seating for people cheering on Rocklin Little League, so Rotary members stepped in to lend a hand. In May, the group poured cement and placed bleachers behind home plate. Tuesday, they put their stamp on their project – a Rotary Club plaque. Funds to implement the project came from their annual Casino Night, which was held in January. This year’s fundraiser will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 29, 2011 at the Rocklin community center. The partnership with Rocklin Little League also included families donating used equipment, which the Rotary Club donated to children in San Felipe. Rotary members sponsor 12 to 15 kids in need living in San Felipe with books and other items, Rotary member Steven Rau said. Rau has been with the club since it first started in 2005 and said it’s filled with “a bunch of doers.” With 36 members currently, the group is constantly helping in the community through monetary donations to Scouts for a project, providing food for students in need and other avenues. The new seating at Twin Oaks Park will not only provide a better vantage point to cheer on players, but also other seating options besides grass and lawn chair seating. “You’re pouring concrete … but it’s going to be great for years to come,” Rau said. Rotary Club of South Placer welcomes new members. The service group meets at noon on Wednesdays at Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Drive in Rocklin. For more information on the group, go to www.southplacerrotary.org. ~Lauren Gibbs