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We did it!!! Over 150 pollinator plants are spreading their roots on the campus of Mt. Everett High School!!! The Great Barrington Rotary and the Interact students from Mt. Everett worked hard on Saturday, May 20th to plant the garden as part of the annual "Rotary Day of Service".
 
The garden covers 600 square feet and includes various native plant species and 150 plants.
 
Pollinators are an incredibly important component of a healthy, resilient landscape which have become increasingly threatened and imperiled by increases in habitat loss, pesticide use, and complications related to the changing climate.
 
 
 
 
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!!!
 
Scholarship opportunity:Rotary Peace Scholarships for those who are already in the workforce with at least 3 years’ experience in the relevant community service area.
 
ROTARY PEACE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Rotary Foundation awards 100 fully paid one year and two-year graduate level scholarships for specialized studies in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in one of the seven Universities selected by the Rotary Foundation in the US and around the rotary world. District Sponsorship is required. Application deadline is July 1st.
 
 
For questions, please email Prasad Menon at: menon7890@gmail.com      or Eileen Rau at: ebrau@comcast.net
Candidates related Rotarians (as defined by the Rotary Foundation) are not eligible to apply.
The Great Barrington Rotary 2024 Scholarship Applications will be available on February 1, 2024 . The applications may be  accessed at  greatbarringtonrotary.awardspring.com.

Applicants must be graduates of Mount Everett or Monument Mountain Regional High Schools. Students should be planning to attend a college or Technical school in the fall of 2024. Scholarships are for undergraduate programs only. Recipients are selected primarily on financial need with consideration of grades and extracurricular activities.

Vocational Scholarships named "Two For All", sponsored by a generous community member are available for students pursuing training in the trades and support technologies including healthcare, construction, automobile mechanics, and culinary fields. The William Dempsey Scholarship is designated for students pursuing vocational and engineering programs.
 
The Rotary supports scholarships through the annual Drive for Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Wyantenuck Country Club in July.  Other fundraisers are Truck Day/Pumpkinfest and the Holiday Lotto. Funds raised are managed by the Great Barrington Rotary Student Assistance Fund, Inc. The Fund has benefited from the generous donations of individual community members. Donations may be sent to Student Assistance Fund, Inc. Box 565 , Great Barrington, MA 01230.

All applications are due electronically by April 15, 2024. Questions should be emailed to gbrotaryscholarship@gmail.com.
 
 
Help Rotary recruit peace and development leaders
 
Applications for the 2024 Rotary Peace Fellowships are now available!
 
 
Truck Day/Pumpkinfest 2022 at SkiButternut was a huge success!!! The weather was beautiful, the crowd was large and there were so many great "trucks". The day ended with the pumpkin drop! Here are a few pictures from the day.
 
 
The Great Barrington Rotary Club has been named a ShelterBox HERO for 2022-2023 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.
 
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2.5 million people since 2000.
 
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
 
 
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!
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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