Rotary seeking grant applications

  • Friday, March 2, 2018 1:53pm
  • Life

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor is seeking applications for its sixth annual Community Service Grants Program.

Rotary initiated its Community Service Grants in 2013 to promote the quality of life in Oak Harbor and North Whidbey Island and is focused on supporting organizations that help people in need.

In the prior five years, the club awarded more than $25,000 and over 20 grants. Recipients include Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Spin Café, Impaired Driving Impact Panel, Garage of Blessings, Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.

Emailed grant applications are due by Tuesday, March 6. Details can be found at

The club anticipates awarding grants in the range of $500-$1,000.

In the past, Rotary has spearheaded the drive to build the high school football stadium, donated the swimming lagoon at Windjammer Park and awarded over $250,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors at Oak Harbor High School.

The club also initiated the Elementary School Backpack Program which helps to ensure kids have nutritious snacks for the weekends when school lunch programs are not available and frequently volunteers to serve meals at the Spin Café and performs night-host duties at the Haven Shelter.

More in Life

Glass fuses with music in ‘Glassical Gas’

Piano gets new tune in art exhibit

Celebrating 45 years of St. Patrick’s Day parades

Saturday’s Grand marshal Irish in name only

Rotary honors March Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor recognized Cami Bristow as its March Student… Continue reading

Miss Oak Harbor pageant crowns royalty

The 2018 Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant reigned in new royalty and… Continue reading

Changes take root at Meerkerk

New paths mark perennial gardens

Spotting a few moments of world peace during Musselfest

The first weekend in March I toiled as a volunteer over a… Continue reading

Music connects kids, cultures

Uganda’s ‘Dance of Hope’ in residence on Whidbey

Ethan Worthington opened his business, Holodeck Virtual Reality, last year in Langley. He shows customer Silvana Iosve how to use the gear that will transport her to another world.
Boarding the ‘Holodeck’ in Langley

‘Trekkie’ taking his customers to new dimensions

Clinton resident Paul Lischeid submitted this photo of great blue heron at Deer Lagoon on South Whidbey for the 2018 calendar.
Enter your best outdoor photos in the Land Trust photo contest

It’s time to showcase the natural beauty of Whidbey and Camano islands… Continue reading

Rotary seeking grant applications

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor is seeking applications for its sixth annual… Continue reading

Twins’ art spotlighted in gallery show

Dan and Mike Burroughs: ‘Brothers with Brushes’

Cutting the pool baby in half

The water surface was as smooth as glass during its last week… Continue reading