Northern Black Hills Rotary Club selects Sacred Mountain Retreat as legacy project recipient

The Northern Black Hills Rotary Club awarded Sacred Mountain Retreat Center as the recipient of its Legacy Project Award. Courtesy photo

SPEARFISH — The Northern Black Hills Rotary Club announced that they selected the Sacred Mountain Retreat Center to receive the club’s Legacy Project award at their annual Christmas Party last week. The $23,000 donation 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 of $1,000 to Good Shepherd Clinic, for Smile Restoration project; $1,000 to Spread The Tunes, towards new bandshell in Spearfish City Park; $4,000 to the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation, to install a Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instrument in Rotary Park; and $1,000 to the High Plains Western Heritage Society, 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. Its international mission is to eliminate the polio virus worldwide. Since launching the PolioPlus campaign in 1985, it has almost eradicated this epidemic by vaccinating over one billion people.

For more information, contact Rotary president Tahiry Razafimanjato by email,, or by phone, 641-5665. 

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