This month we give a shout-out to the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri, which is holding its annual 5K/10K run on Saturday, September 11 after a 1-year hiatus due to covid. As a longtime member and former president of the club, Paul Paese (of PMC) holds Kirkwood Rotary near and dear to his heart. The Kirkwood club fully embraces the Rotary International motto of “service above self,” and is dedicated to helping others both locally and internationally. The Kirkwood Rotary Ramble is a race through the streets of Kirkwood to raise money for local charities. The race takes place every (non-pandemic!) year on the Saturday one week prior to the Kirkwood Greentree Festival. The club offers certified 5k and 10k courses, plus a School Challenge program for students. The theme of the race is changed every year to match that of the annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival, so participants are encouraged to dress up. So, if you’re a runner or walker interested in supporting local charities while having a fun, healthy time, please consider participating in this year’s race! Click here to register for the race.