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Rotary gifts $3,000 to Boys & Girls Club

RUTLAND-Members of the Rutland Rotary Club South showed their continued support for the Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County by donating $3,000 to the club last month.

Club youth, staff, and volunteers expressed their gratitude to the Rotarians and invited members to visit the Merchants Row site. With a teen center, junior club, art room, computer lab, and kitchen and dining area-there was plenty for young club ambassadors to show off.

The space will benefit by the Rotarian gift with its Wellness Club led by Americorps volunteer Savannah Greenbaum. Other programs that will benefit from the gift include daily gym activities, walking club, bingo, pool, ping pong, air hockey tournaments, the Rutland County Youth Council, Power Hour homework tutoring service, special field trips and inspiring guests. The curriculum for April will be a journey through Asia complete with art projects such as making Geisha dolls, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, and Thai meals and learning Japanese calligraphy.

Every weekday snack and dinner are served, included in the $15 school year membership or $1 daily drop-in fee. Support of local groups like the Rutland Rotary South enable the Boys and Girls Club to keep our doors open and to provide quality after school and school vacation programming to the over 150 Rutland City youth and teen members.

For more information about the BGCRC's programs for youth and teens, to donate or to volunteer, see www.rutlandbgclub.org or call 802-747-4944. The Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County is a positive after school and weekend place for Rutland-area youth.

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