The Heart of Service Nicaragua trip is underway, with members Art Bourgeault and Glen Hunihan representing our Club along with Interact students Malorie McGruder and Gabe. They are working with other club representatives from our District on the water wells in the rural areas, providing clean water and sanitation to schools.  While there, they are assisting with classroom improvements, providing funds for supplies and uniforms and attending a Rotary meeting to extend our greetings to the San Juan Del Sur Club.  They will share the trip experiences with us later this month.
Our Club website continues to improve, thanks to the efforts of Josh Meek.  He has added a “youth” link to activities with Interact photos, our Scholarship application, RYLA information, Model UN and more.  The “Community” link includes Farmers Market, the Charity Grant application and video clips of members about their Rotary participation.  I encourage you to look at the website frequently as it is updated with new information.  Thank you, Josh, for the hours of work reflected in this site.
A Grants Committee was formed last month on a trial basis, and is chaired by Chris Johnson for the next six months.  An application and review process is available online and is being distributed to area nonprofit organizations for consideration.  We look forward to the next step in the process and expanding the work of our Club.