May 4 Speaker Peter Michelson Presents the Grants
Guests - Andrew Bell, son of Charlie Bell; Nathan Hilkert, pastor of Lutheran Church of the Messiah, guest of Harl Pike; Herb McCoy, guest of the Club.
Banners - Pete Pfeiffer presented banners from New Market Club in Aukland, New Zealand and Sunrise Club, Christ Church, New Zealand.
New Members - Mark Hastings introduced Joshua Villines who has a background in Christian ministry and training of interrogators. Mark Whatley introduced Jeff Alexander, owner of Alexander's Jewelry who has a background in scuba diving.
From the Speaker - Peter Michelson, chair of the Community Grants Committee presented the eight groups who received foundation grants for their work in our community. The common thread linking the work of these groups was youth at risk and literacy. The committee reviewed 16 applications and awarded grants to the following eight:
- Global Village School for its ESL work with refugee girls.
- Our House, Inc. which provides child care for pre-schoolers in homeless families.
- DeKalb County Drug Court Foundation and its literacy project.
- Friends of Refugees and its Mommy and Me Literacy Project.
- Decatur Cooperative Ministries for its Pillar to Post program.
- Decatur Education Foundation and its Project Bookshelf.
- Decatur Library Foundation and its Project REAP
- DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and its Sexual Assault Teen Therapy Program.
|Pete Pfeiffer checks out New Zealand Rotary Clubs|
|Peter Michelson presents the grants|
|Our House, Inc. is one of the eight recipients|
|Remember this guy? Bob Castellani accepts the check|
on behalf of Drug Court Foundation
|Global Village School uses funds for ESL|
Congratulations to all of the grant recipients
He did it - no he did it - no Rotary did it!
Many thanks to James, Peter & the entire Community Grants Committee