By: Tom Farris—
Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Muncie Rotary Club Grants, totaling $7,067. The 99-year old Muncie Rotary Club has established the Muncie Rotary Club Fund with the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. to serve the community by funding select and worthy projects each year. Besides funding projects and programs, Muncie Rotary Club seeks opportunities that can involve club-member volunteer participation. The Grants Committee from the Muncie Rotary Club reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. for their consideration and approval. The 2016 Muncie Rotary Club grant recipients include:
Delaware Advancement Corporation: Received a $2,500 grant as part of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop to assist families in identifying student financial aid opportunities for college. Rotarians will volunteer during the workshop, assisting in answering student’s questions.
Habitat for Humanity: A $2,500 Rotary Grant will help fund a house rehabilitation project, benefitting neighborhood stabilization and a providing a home for a low-income family. Rotarians will volunteer in the rehabilitation efforts.
Teen Works: Received a $1,067 towards teen employment, college readiness, summer work and education programs. Rotarians will be involved in this program, presenting at professional development workshops, hosting job shadowing opportunities, offering workplace internships and assisting in job interview simulations.
Muncie Civic Theatre: A $1,000 grant will help fund the theatre’s Barrier-Free Theatre program. Rotarians will volunteer in the facilitation of this program.
According to Muncie Rotary Club President Rob Keisling, “Local community service is integral to our Rotary Club, and our grants provide opportunities to advance the quality of life in Muncie, plus engage the time and talents of our community-leading Rotary members. It complements the good work we do throughout the district, the US and around the world.”
Applications for Muncie Rotary Club Grants are available on the Club’s website (www.muncierotary.org) and are due annually in August.
The Muncie Rotary Club, affiliated with the global service organization Rotary International, was founded in 1917 by a group of local business executives, professionals and community leaders. Muncie Rotary is a catalyst for community leadership, professional development, friendships, service and international understanding. The Club meets on Tuesdays at noon at Minnetrista for lunch, networking, a business meeting and a feature program. Membership is by invitation.
The Club has more than 150 active members from the local community. For more information visit the Club website www.muncierotary.org or Muncie Rotary Club on Facebook.
Rotary International was founded in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris and three business associates. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”