Niwot Rotary Club makes foodie app for community and philanthropy
November 13, 2019
The Niwot Rotary Club is combining its love of serving the community with the community’s love of gathering over food. Inspired by the Fort Collins Rotary Club’s app focused on highlighting local breweries, Niwot’s club decided to create a similar app, but has extended it to include local restaurants as well. As such, they have partnered with16 local establishments to create a coupon app that will both highlight local business while allowing the club to put service above self.
The app, which is estimated to offer at least a $75 value, is accessible via both Apple and Google stores, but can also be purchased for $20 through its website http://www.RCNTastingTrail.com. Doug Mongomery, Niwot Rotary Club’s president, is excited to announce that you can purchase the app in person with a Rotary Club member. “It’s like a social event with a purpose,” said Montgomery. “We get to meet vendors who want to work with us, meeting people at large events, we get to have that social component while raising money to help others.”
As the app grows, so will its value, and the club is actively enlisting more places to sign on. By adding more establishments to the app and having people use it, the club is optimistic about what they will be able to do with the residual income--they get to put a portion of each app purchase toward its non-profit foundation.
“We’re really excited to be getting more involved with the Niwot community,” Montgomery said. “The presence we have is good and we’re trying to expand that.” The Rotary Club supports numerous charities at the local, state, and even international level. Some of these include Pearl, Niwot High School, the Longmont Jazz Association, and NPH Honduras among others.
The club is looking forward to the community taking part in the Tasting Trail app. There will be a push on social media to promote it. Montgomery said, “It’s been pretty rewarding and we’re excited about moving forward.”