• Rotary Year: 2017-2018
  • Application Date: 5/27/2017
  • Club Name: Kingsport
  • Project Name: Centennial Project
  • Project Total Expenditures: $15,000.00
  • Grant Amount Requested: $4,000.00
  • Describe the Project, its location and its objectives: In celebration of the City of Kingsport’s Centennial, the Rotary Club of Kingsport will be constructing two new picnic shelters at Borden Park. The Club has participated in several projects at Borden Park in previous years, and desires to continue its partnership with the City to support this neighborhood park. The City recently completed a master plan to provide improvements to existing park features, as well as additional amenities. Phase 1 of those improvements is currently under construction to provide additional trails, expanded parking and improvements to the plaza and basketball court at the recreation building. The objective of the Club’s “Centennial Project” is to supplement the current improvements by providing two new picnic shelters. The project will include demolition of two existing shelters that are in a state of disrepair, and construction of two new shelters, which are a heavily used amenity of the park. With the City committed to purchasing the shelters, the Rotary Club of Kingsport will oversee the demolition and installation of the new shelters, a concrete slab overlay, and stone drainage areas at the slab perimeter. Depending on funding availability, additional site furnishings will also be purchased and installed, including but not limited to additional park benches for added amenities to the park.
  • This is the Club’s: Primary Project Application
  • Expected Start Date: 7/10/2017
  • Expected End Date: 10/1/2017
  • Expected Number of Beneficiaries: 10000
  • Describe how the project will benefit the community and/or improve the lives of the less fortunate: This community park is in need of renovation and investment. Partnering with the City of Kingsport to invest in our community is something our club believes strongly in and also achieves our goal of making an impact in our City’s 100th year. Investing both dollars and hands on service hours will bring a new life to this once vibrant park. This is part of a multi-phase renovation plan that will bring healthy options, safe and secure shelters as well as benches and new options for activities. Citizens of all ages, physical abilities and socio economic backgrounds will benefit from the use of the park. It will provide space for fellowship, recreation and interaction. The Rotary Club of Kingsport has been involved in Borden park for many years, investing in disc golf course, outdoor public restrooms, assisted with landscaping and previously building shelters. Renovating, by tearing down and rebuilding two shelters, and adding some park benches will be of great benefit to many.
  • Estimated Total Project Volunteer Hours: 500
  • Describe the Rotarian hands-on activities in the project (i.e. non-financial participation): There will be a great deal of hands on service hours. The installation of the shelter will require many Rotarians to assist, under the supervision of a licensed contractor, with assembly of the roof and other parts of the structure. Many hours of lifting, installing, hammering, screwing, fastening - as well as site clean up. Additionally, for those Rotarians who aren't physically able to do the above activities we will have service opportunities to provide food and drink to those working on the labor part of the project.Rotarians will be doing the majority of the construction and investing a lot of “sweat equity” into this project. In short, it is going to be a project that our club will be proud of for many years to come and one that will make a significant impact on our community.
  • Describe the publicity plan to inform the general public that this is a Rotary sponsored project: We plan to have an article in the local paper, utilize social media to document the progress including streaming part of the construction live on Facebook.
  • Cooperating Organizations – Please list each cooperating organization, if any: The City of Kingsport has partnered with this project.
  • Letter(s) of Participation: Kinsport parks and recreation support letter.pdf
  • Project Expenditure Budget – list detail uses of funds for the project, or use the Budget UploadBudget is uploaded
    But is detailed as follows
    Demolition - 0 ( In kind donation)
    Concrete (for slab installation) $10,000
    Stone for drainage basin - $250
    Equipment rental (lifts for installation of roof, scaffolding, generator, screw guns, extension cords, etc) $1750
    Budget allotment for overages -$1000
    Park Benches and miscellaneaus expenses (water, food, nails, screws, bots, hammers, etc) $2000
    Total - $15000
  • Project Funding Budget – list detail sources of funds for the project, or use the Budget UploadDistrict Grant - $4000
    Rotary Club funds - $4000
    Rotary Fundraiser (Centennial Club Fundraiser) $7000

    Total Funds $15000
  • Budget Upload:Rotary Centenial Project Budget.xls
  • Primary Contact Name: Curt Rose
  • Primary Contact Rotary Position: President-Elect
  • Primary Contact Email: s.curtrose@gmail.com
  • Primary Contact Phone: 4236124031
  • Financial Contact Name: Justin Lester
  • Financial Contact Rotary Position: Treasurer
  • Financial Contact Address: 
    4105 Fort Henry Drive
    Suite 305
    Kingsport, TN 37663
    United States View on Map
  • Financial Contact Email: hoosh1030@yahoo.com
  • Financial Contact Phone: 4237478507
  • District Grant Project Authorization LetterFullSizeRender (1).jpg
  • Grant Number: 1718-22
  • Grant Award: $4,000.00