TROY ROTARIANS ROLL OUT DESIGNATED DRIVER CAMPAIGN
November 3, 2015
Each year, Miami County residents enjoy holiday parties as they ring out the old and welcome the new. What these celebrations should not do is put drivers and loved ones at risk for accidents on the highways and byways in the community. Troy Rotarians want everyone to enjoy the spirit of the holidays without imbibing too many spirits before getting behind the wheel of a car.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Dr. Michael Pope will kick off Troy Rotary Club’s 15th annual “Designated Driver” button campaign. This effort has helped city, county and state officials keep everyone safer during the last few weeks each year. The gold “Designated Driver” buttons will be distributed to area bars, restaurants, banks and drive-thru businesses during the holiday season. The State Liquor store will hand out 1,000 to customers while thousands more will be available in Troy, Tipp City and West Milton establishments, thanks to the support of local Rotary clubs.
According to area law enforcement, there have not been any alcohol-related fatal accidents during the holiday season in Miami County in the past 14 years. It’s due, in part, to programs such as this Rotary campaign. The gold buttons are a visual reminder of the need to have a sober, designated driver instead of getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol at parties or celebrations. The button program is Pope’s brainchild. “This is another way to help our friends in Miami County have a safe holiday season,” he noted.
The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. You can follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.
Tags: Troy, Rotary, Paul Harris Fellows, Jill Wilson, John Haller