Ione Rotary Supports Ione Police Department with Donation to City Hall

 
The Rotary Club of Ione made a presentation of $5000 to the City Council of Ione to assist in obtaining a needed vehicle for the police department. The Rotary Club learned that many of the police department vehicles had excess years and high mileage and could possibly be problematic and have high maintenance costs. The Club was told by the Ione Police Department that the Jackson Rancheria & Casino had two vehicles they were possibly selling but a decision had been made by the Rancheria to donate a vehicle to the City of Ione as well as one to the City of Sutter Creek.
 
The Rotary Club of Ione made a presentation of $5000 to the City Council of Ione to assist in obtaining a needed vehicle for the police department. The Rotary Club learned that many of the police department vehicles had excess years and high mileage and could possibly be problematic and have high maintenance costs. The Club was told by the Ione Police Department that the Jackson Rancheria & Casino had two vehicles they were possibly selling but a decision had been made by the Rancheria to donate a vehicle to the City of Ione as well as one to the City of Sutter Creek. To outfit the vehicle and paint the vehicle would cost approximately $10,000. The donation of additional funds were made to assist in making the the deal happen.
Chief Busby graciously thanked Jackson Rancheria for the their willingness to donate the patrol vehicle to the city and to the Ione Rotary for their donation to equip the vehicle with the needed equipment.
Because of successful events such as the annual crab feed, steak and lobster feed as well as the annual car and air show, known as the "Show and Shine", enough funds we available for the donation.
The Rotary Club of Ione has a history of helping individuals and groups and the club meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm for a dinner meeting and at noon the rest of the month for lunch at Clarks Corner. The meetings are entertaining, the food is good and new members are welcome.
In the photo from left to right are Rotary members Jim Rooney, Chief Tracy Busby, Sharon Long and Richard Forster.
It appears that Police Chief Tracy Busby is having a hard time pulling the $5000 check from the hands of Club President Jim Rooney
.