The Moab Rotary Club Monday, March 2, enjoyed a presentation from the founder of the Veterans Charity Ride. From the left is Sue Frey, Britta Kingsley, president of the Rotary Club of Moab, and Dave Frey, founder of the Veterans Charity Ride for wounded veterans. Kingsley said Dave Frey is a veteran who spoke to the club about AdventureVet and the Veterans Charity Ride, which takes wounded veterans, many of them amputees, on Indian motorcycles with custom sidecars from Moab to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike rally. Dozens of veterans have taken the ride since 2015. Frey told Rotarians the mission is to “help wounded veterans heal using outdoor/recreational therapy programs and camaraderie.”
Honoring the late Izzy Nelson
At the same meeting, the club made a $500 donation to the local hospice program in the name of longtime club member Izzy Nelson who died in January. His late wife Lois Nelson was in attendance to accept the donation. Pictured at left of club member Monte Curtis, Lois Nelson has been a volunteer with Community Nursing Services for more than a decade.