Rotarians in District 6600 are very generous in our communities

 

Rotary District Grants are designed to fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in local communities and communities abroad.

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Rotary Year 2016-2017:  Local District Grants - Doing Good in our Communities

Thanks to generous donors, District 6600 received more than $250,000 to distribute to local clubs to provide support for:

  • Education materials for literacy program $3,000: The Elyria Rotary Club developed and carried out a literacy project which focused on the 18 preschools and one primary school in the area of Toledo, Belize. It impacted on more than 400 preschool youth and 200 primary school students.

  • Dictionaries for 3rd-grade students $2,705: Rotary Club of Mansfield provided new personal dictionaries to all 3rd grade students in public and private schools in Richland County, OH.

  • Snacks to children after school $16,281: The Bucyrus Rotary Club developed a program to provide afternoon snacks to student athletes for before and after practices and competitions.

  • Public education about immunizations $3,999: The Bowling Green Rotary Club in conjunction with the county health department spearheaded a program to educate and support the immunization of preschool age children.

  • Defibrillators for health and safety $3,090: The Bowling Green Rotary Club developed a program to add additional Defibulators to the community for emergency use.

  • Information and materials for families of newborns $32,000: The Findlay Rotary Club cooperated with the area public libraries in developing and distributing Perfusion Packs of information relevant to the care and growth of very young children.

  • Refrigerated truck for assisted-living $111,793: Guided by the Sandusky Rotary Club with the full support of several President Councils, the effort to purchase a commercial refrigerated truck to assist in senior citizen, low=income and food bank provisions in a multi-county area.

  • Economic development - promoting tourism $19,203: The Bucyrus Rotary Club is supporting the expansion of the Bucyrus Tourism and Visitors Bureau in assisting the area businesses, industries and agriculture. The focus of the Bureau will broaden to include the greater Crawford County area.

  • Economic development - restore community tennis facility $23,225: Renovation of the tennis courts located at the Village green park for the community f Antwerp and residents of Paulding County, oh. These are the only tennis courts in the county and have been maintained by the Antwerp Rotary Club for many years.

  • Water & sanitation support $10,000: The Toledo Rotary Club organized a follow-up water and sanitation conference to taking the next step beyond its successful conference of a similar focus in 2015. Large scale sanitation and water quality was the continuing theme of the work.

  • Central America - medical equipment $8,000: A container of medical equipment and supplies was sent to the Northern Regional Hospital in Orange Walk District, Belize. Participating in the project were rotary clubs, Sylvania, Orange Walk (Belize) New London and MESA.

  • Belize - educational materials and equipment $10,000: A team of Ada Rotarians and volunteers traveled to Belize to provide inoculations, build bunk beds w/mattresses and pillows, and distribute additional health related supplies for children in orphanages.

  • Rotary Group Study Exchange - funding $9,800: District 6600 assisted financially in the 2015-16 Rotary Group Study Exchange program. The program was guided by the St. Marys Rotary Club.

  • Roof and wall repair at Orphanage $11,056.83: The leaking and deteriorating walls and roof of the girls orphanage at Casa de la Nina were repaired or replaced. Included Rotary Clubs from Swanton, Bryan, Bellevue and Usula.