Rotary Club of West Palm Beach gives grants to area schools
Principals and school who received $1,000 grants — Belvedere Elementary Principal Diane Mahar; Palmetto Elementary, Principal Gladys Harris; Berkshire Elementary, Principal Maria Bishop; Pleasant City Elementary, Principal Moneek Scott-McTier, Ed.D.; Egret Lake Elementary, Principal Christine Rick; Roosevelt Elementary, Principal Glenda Garrett; Gold Coast Community, Principal Willie Jo Young; South Olive Elementary, Principal Hank Smith; Meadow Park Elementary, Principal Pamela Arnette; UB Kinsey Elementary, Principal Adrienne Howard; Northboro Elementary, Principal Gayle Harper; Westgate Elementary, Principal Patricia Ordonez-Feliciano, Ph.D.; Northmore Elementary, Principal Nancy Robinson and Westward Elementary, Principal Bobbie Brooks. Photo by Polisena Photography
Submitted by Vickie Middlebrooks
The Rotary Club of West Palm Beach recently distributed $1,000 grants to principals of 14 West Palm Beach Elementary schools. The $14,000 grants were presented to the principals at a luncheon held in their honor at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion.
Fittingly, this was the 14th year that the Principal Grants Program gave grants to 14 elementary schools. These schools have high-need students and the grants have been used to provide these students with a plethora of items and services; i.e. academic incentives, eyeglasses, uniforms, and fulfilling emergency students’ needs.
The Rotary Club of West Palm Beach is a 93-year old community services organization. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self”. In keeping with that motto, the organization also gives the following services to our community:
· Provides dictionaries and academic motivation to all third grade students in 14 West Palm Beach Elementary Schools at the beginning of each school year.
· Presents bicycle academic incentives to two students at 14 West Palm Beach elementary schools.
· Donates holiday baskets and toys for each child in the family to needy families in West Palm Beach.
- Awards four-year scholarships to deserving high school students.
· Sponsors a Rotaract Club for college students at Northwood University.
· Established and sponsors the first Virtual Rotary Club for high school students in the country.
For more information contact Pete Bozetarnik, club manager at (561) 254-4789