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Montpelier Rotary Club provides grants to local organizations

May 1, 2013

CONTACT: Susan Kruthers
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Montpelier, VT — On April 29, 2013 the Montpelier Rotary Club recognized community organizations in central Vermont who make a huge difference in our community, many with very limited budgets. President Lindel James distributed funds that the Club raised throughout the year from events including a golf tournament and Christmas party.

Grants were provided to:

Vermont Horse Therapy (VHT), Chrissy Rohan, Board President, and Donna Prudhommme, Executive Director. Provides support to children and adults with economic, physical, emotional handicap needs.

Vermont Historical Society, Mark Hudson, Executive Director. For Vermont History Museum work with school groups and homeschoolers.

Lost Nation Theater (LNT), Kim Bent, Founding Artistic Director. LNT is currently running a show called Ransom, inspired by letters written in Vermont during the Civil War.

Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, Paul Gambill, Conductor. Provide support to the Life Map project with high school seniors and the senior activity center to help create visual, written and musical visions of their life stories.

Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice (CVHHH) , Lindsay Kurrle, Community Relations and Marketing Manager. CVHHH provides nearly $750,000 in free care to Vermonters and has over 200 active employees and volunteers.

Vermont Mountaineers, Mike Donofrio. Targeted toward shuttle buses which are important in making the Mountaineers experience possible for thousands of Vermonters.

People’s Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC), Peter Youngbaer, Executive Director. PHWC provides primary health care and wellness education to uninsured or underinsured Vermonters at or below 300% Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Montpelier Home Delivery Program, Joseph Kiefer. Will be used to help keep the Montpelier Food Pantry stocked and working with the senior activity for Meals on Wheels.

Green Up Vermont, Melinda Vieux. Green Up is about clean-up and getting dirty, but it’s also educational. Families with children learn about what not to throw out and community building.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Jana Clar, Director. The grant will help purchase software specifically designed for senior centers to streamline operations and improve service to seniors.

Girls State, Patricia St. John, Chair, Girls State program. The program consists of a mock government, encouraging citizenship and love of God and country.

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CBABE), Joanne Veiss, staff member. CBABE is based in Barre and has satellite offices throughout Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties.

The Montpelier Rotary Club meets every Monday at 12:15 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

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