Another successful year for Rotary Club
Friday, August 30, 2013
HOLLIS – The Rotary Club of Hollis Brookline has completed another successful 2012-13 year.
On June 26, President Kathy Sirak has passed the gavel of presidency of the Hollis Brookline Rotary Club to Peter Webb, of Brookline. During Sirak’s tenure, the club’s diligent efforts raised and distributed $30,000 to various charities with two-thirds of the funds going to the local community.
There was $12,000 in college scholarship money that went to Hollis Brookline High School students. Local community charities received $8,000 in the form of supporting the local pantry program, providing housing assistance and subsidizing low-cost transportation and hospice care. A total of $10,000 of the club’s charitable funding was applied to international initiatives, such as water purification, midday lunch programs, international student exchange and handicapped child aid.
The Hollis Brookline Rotary Club collaborated with Rotary Club of Coimbatore, India, to install PV Solar Electric system on a hostel home to 100 boys in remote part of India. This project won an international award from Green Organization of Great Briton for its disproportionately great social positive impact for the investment.
Besides cash contributions, the Hollis Brookline Rotary Club members contributed personal time to local service projects, including Nashua Soup Kitchen staffing, the candidates’ forum, the high school drug forum, Hollis road clean up, Brookline Fourth of July cookout, Hollis Memorial Day cemetery flag placement, the Brookline Library book sale, Hollis Old Home Days and the Noah Worcester Peace Memorial. Members also assumed the leadership role in coordinating donations and collection of critically needed items from all the Rotary clubs in New Hampshire and delivered them to the Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey. Participation in all these service projects resulted in Rotary International Presidential Citation for Hollis Brookline Rotary Club, a distinguished honor.
The Hollis Brookline Rotary Club is a local civic organization made up of businessmen and women from the surrounding communities. The club’s mission is to serve the charitable interests of the locals, as well as global communities. The service work takes many forms, including financial support, hands-on labor and sponsor foreign exchange students.
The club is one of about 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide dedicated to helping those in need, supporting communities and fostering international cooperation at a grassroots level. The club meets every Wednesday morning from 7:15-8:30 a.m. at the Brookline Event Center, 32 Proctor Hill Road (Route 130), Brookline. Each year, the local Rotary club hosts several fundraising events to support its activities.
Those who want an opportunity to meet fellow townspeople and to join in their efforts to give something back to the community while having fun, contact the club at email@example.com or call Venu Rao at 566-9441. For more information about the club, visit www.hb