The Troy Rotary club was recognized recently by the Troy City Schools for its longstanding partnership with Heywood Elementary School. For several years, Rotary, the Troy Rotary Foundation, and volunteers have worked with the staff and faculty to provide many of the necessities a child should have to do well in school. From fully stocked backpacks to warm winter wear to reading Dr. Seuss books to classes, Troy Rotarians continue to encourage the students at Heywood to do their best each day.
Eric Herman, superintendent of the school district, presented the recognition to the club in May. Each year, the district thanks select partners from the business and nonprofit communities to express appreciation for their support and advocacy of students in Troy.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally.
Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership in the club, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.
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