Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare helps to provide bike racks for Leyden students
According to Frank Holthouse, Director of Careers and Community Outreach at Leyden, the Rotary club provided 75% of the funds with Leyden supplying the remaining 25%.
"Rotary has been trying to install bike racks from O'Hare to local schools," Holthouse explains. "It is a way for the club to provide service to the community, and also make the community more aware of the club. Leyden has always been supported by the club in various ways such as scholarships and award programs."
The bike racks at each campus are designed with the Rotary club logo on one, and the Interact club logo on the other. The student version of Rotary, the Interact club encourages service to others and has a chapter at both the campuses.
Holthouse noted that the bike racks symbolize the strong relationship between the Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare and Leyden high schools. "Rotary's motto is 'service above self', something Leyden has experienced over many years. We now proudly display the Rotary logo at both schools as a reminder of this relationship. This took a lot of planning, and I'm thrilled to see it come to fruition," he added.
Ceremony attendees included Mike Sullivan, Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare president, Rotary club members, and Leyden administrators and staff; and sponsors and members of the Interact club.