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We had a wonderful celebration for our outgoing president, Stephanie Carlson, and our incoming president, Nancy O'Connor at the Schumacher Center on June 30th. Congratulations to all! 
 
 
Great Barrington Rotarians, about to hit the trail, in the rain, to join the Great Barrington Land Conservancy clearing their new River Walk Trail along the Housatonic River.  #serviceaboveself #rotarydayofservice
 
 
 
Press Release
Great Barrington Rotary Club 2022 Scholarship Applications Available Feb 1, 2022
 
The Great Barrington Rotary Club 2022 applications will be available on February 1, 2022. The application may be accessed at greatbarringtonrotary.awardspring.com beginning February 1, 2022.
 
Applicants must be graduates of Mount Everett or Monument Mountain High Schools. Students should be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in the fall of 2022. Scholarships are for undergraduate programs only. Recipients are selected primarily on financial need with consideration of grades and school community involvement.
 
Vocational Scholarships named, Two For All, are available for students pursuing training in the trades and support technologies (healthcare, construction, automobile mechanics, culinary). Last year 4 Two For All  Awards were distributed.

The club supports scholarships primarily through our annual “Drive for Scholarships” golf tournament held at Wyantenuck Country Club in July. The club holds other events such as Truck Day- Pumpkinfest and a Holiday Lotto to support the students.
 
Funds donated are managed by the Great Barrington Rotary Club Student Assistance Fund. The Fund has benefited from the generosity of individual donors particularly the Two For All Award. Donations may be sent to Great Barrington Rotary Club, Box 565, Great Barrington, MA 01230
 
All applications are due electronically by April 22, 2022.
The Great Barrington Rotary Club has been named a ShelterBox HERO for 2021-2022 for our contribution to the organization. ShelterBox provides essential goods to people rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of disaster. To read more, check out their website: www.shelterboxusa.org.
We welcomed another new member to our club this week! Robin Helfand is a small business owner and a Management Consultant. We are happy to have you!May be an image of 2 people, people standing and text that says 'New Rotarian Alert!! R CLUB 2020-2021 ANOVERVIEW'
Mark DeCelle is our Rotarian of the Week! Mark has been a Rotarian for over 17 years. He is on the Board of Directors, is the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Secretary of the Student Assistance Fund and the Chair of our Truck Day fundraiser. Thank you, Mark, for all you do for the club! We appreciate you!
 
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This week, we honored our local First Responders by sharing thank you cards (made by Muddy Brook Elementary School students!) and restaurant gift cards with them. It was a successful and fulfilling project. THANK YOU FIRST RESPONDERS! We appreciate you!May be an image of 9 people, people standing and outdoorsMay be an image of 3 people, people standing and outdoorsNo photo description available.
We have recently welcomed 2 new members to our club! Ted Okun and Gideon Brown have joined us as Rotarians. We look forward to working with you both!
Many thanks to all who helped hang the holiday decorations downtown on Saturday.  Everything looks great and a jolly time was had by all.  Special thanks to Peter Dillon for organizing!
 
We had a very successful Radiothon Monday with over $6,600 raised. Ed McCormick, Julie Hannum and Bobbie Hallig rocked it as part of the on-air team. Stephanie Carlson, Barbara Manring and Ray Murray volunteered to answer the phones and take pledges. We were very pleased with the results!  Many thanks to those Rotarians who made it happen, to Smitty Pignatelli for helping out and to WSBS for giving us this valuable time on the air.
This May, the Great Barrington Rotary Club awarded a record breaking $60,000 in college scholarships to 58 youth.  All award recipients were graduates of Monument Mountain High School or Mt.Everett High School.  This brings our club's total to $1,000,000 in scholarships awarded over the past thirty-five years.  Thank you to all who work so hard to raise the money to make this possible.  Special thanks to Janet Dohoney and Mark DeCelle who provide leadership to this effort.
 
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424 Stockbridge Road (Route 7)
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