Northern Black Hills Rotary Club selects Sacred Mountain Retreat as Legacy Project Recipient

BHSU Director of Corporate and Career Development/Rotarian Hans Nelson announced that the Northern Black Hills Rotary Club selected the Sacred Mountain Retreat Center as the recipient of the club’s Legacy Project award on December 11 at BHSU’s Joy Center. The $23,000 gift will be used to purchase a 12-passenger van to transport clients to and from the Rapid City airport and around the Black Hills.
Located outside of Deadwood. The Sacred Mountain Retreat Center honors the service and sacrifice of the nation’s wounded, ill, and injured veterans, first responders, and Gold Star families. It strives to be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of these heroes by eliminating the noise of everyday life and encouraging healing through exposure to nature, alternative healing methods, and open communication with our brothers and sisters in arms.
All five final projects were deemed so worthy that the Rotarians voted to contribute additional amounts to:
Good Shepherd Clinic - $1,000 to pay for one smile for Smile Restoration project
Spread The Tunes - $1,000 towards new bandshell in Spearfish City Park
Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation – $4,000 to install a Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instrument in Rotary Park as the first of a series of instruments along the Sensory Exploration Trail along the City of Spearfish Recreation Trail.
High Plains Western Heritage Society – $1,000 towards replacing/upgrading audio-visual equipment in auditorium
The Legacy Project award kicks off the 2020 celebration of 25 years of local and international service by the Northern Black Hills Rotary Club. Rotary International has been positively impacting communities around the world for over 110 years. Our international mission is to eliminate the polio virus worldwide. Since launching the PolioPlus campaign in 1985, we have almost eradicated this epidemic by vaccinating over one billion people.