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March 31, 2013

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Rotary support

PLATTSBURGH — The Rotary Club of Plattsburgh has given away a total of $1,500 to six local projects over the past six months.

The Northeast Radio Reading Service sponsored by the North Country Center for Independence has received $250 to support its reading service. This is a service where volunteers read newspapers, books and magazines over the radio for blind and visually impaired area residents.

Plattsburgh Rotary Club gave a gift of $250 to support the Adirondack Enrichment Experience, an educational and topical program for seniors held at senior-citizen centers in Clinton County.

The Clinton County Literacy Volunteers received a donation of $250 to purchase easy-to-read dictionaries for adult learners who cannot afford to purchase their own. As they are learning to read, these dictionaries become a valuable resource.

Both the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York and the Twin River Boy Scouts Council received $250 to use as scholarships for local scouts who are in need of financial assistance to go to summer camp.

Clinton Community College received a grant of $250 in support of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Exploration program, which is a hands-on learning experience for fifth graders in the region.

The Plattsburgh Rotary Club is proud to be able to support local programs that benefit members of the North Country. Grants are available on an ongoing basis. Criteria are that: 

— The gift is not to exceed $500.

— The gift is given to a group serving a larger population and a greater good, not to an individual.

— The gift is given toward special projects, not general operations or fundraising for an organization.

— The club does not fund walks, runs tournaments etc.

Letters of request can be mailed to Plattsburgh Rotary Club, P.O. Box 86, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12901. Individuals interested in becoming a member of the club can contact any Rotarian or visit www.plattsburghrotary.org.

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