Minden Rotary Donates funds to the community

Recipients of checks from Minden Rotary on Jan. 25.

Recipients of checks from Minden Rotary on Jan. 25.

Nine Carson Valley community projects were awarded a total of $11,303 by the Minden Rotary club at the Jan. 25 meeting.

The Boys and Girls club received funds for classroom furniture at the Pau-Wa-Lu school site.

Douglas County Recreation will use funds to buy rather than rent equipment for the Jacks Valley School Outdoor Adventure Challenge which includes kayaking, overnight backpacking and archery.

Carson Valley Arts Council will use the funds for Art mini grants to teachers.

Douglas High School teacher Ethan Pettit will use the funds for the purchase of a Greek Corinithian Helmet

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School teacher Angela Goth received funds to repair musical instruments. 

Douglas High School teacher Kelly Yost will use funds to purchase Graphic Drawing Tablets.

Douglas County Historical Society Manager Dennis Little shared that funds will be used for the Young Chautaqua Program where youth choose, research and perform a skit about an historic character.

Jacks Valley Elementary Principal Pam Gilmartin described the “Explorations” program on Monday afternoons in which students can choose from numerous areas of instruction based on teacher passions.

Meneley Elementary will have 12 new Vex/23 robots to facilitate hands-on learning in robotics.

Funds raised at the Minden Rotary Giving Cup Golf Tournament on May 18th will provide the grant funds for MEFIYI and other local non-profit groups - find out more at www.RotaryGivingCup.com.

Prior grant recipient Alicia Main, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, joined the meeting to report on Project Santa Claus.  This program has been in existence in the Carson Valley since 1988 and assists economically challenged families with Christmas gifts.  223 families with 717 children were assisted this with donated gifts.  Many donations and volunteers made this possible.  Main indicated that bikes were a huge request this year.  Currently, donations of leftover wrapping paper are encouraged and can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office.

The Minden Rotary Club meets at noon every Thursday in the COD Casino Garage.  Join us to learn and get involved in the community. 


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