The Rotary is pleased to be assisting four talented young ladies head abroad this coming school year! From left to right above, Mattie will be heading to the Czech Republic, Avery will study in Thailand, Maisy will spend the year in Japan, and Annalise will be in Sweden. Our out-boule Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students gave a presentation to the Crested Butte Rotarians this morning describing their host countries and sharing what they’re most excited and concerned about. All four will take most, if not all, of their classes in their host country’s native language, and they’re learning the languages quickly. The Rotary’s annual Duckie Race provides the funding to help sponsor RYE students, and we are thankful to all of the volunteers and participants who help make this happen! Tickets for the 2018 Duckie Race will be available soon!
Good luck, Mattie, Avery, Maisy and Annalise! We look forward to hearing about your adventures throughout the coming year.
Local Crested Butte students, Sarah Smith, Hope Freeman and Ally Howe are participating in the 2017/18 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program. Sarah is spending the year in India, Hope is in France and Ally is in Italy. Please check back for updates on our girls’ adventures!
We are also hosting two foreign exchange students through the RYE program, Val Garcia from Spain and Mari Carillo from Italy. Both girls have been enjoying skiing, basketball, soccer and dancing while here.
The Rotary Club of Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte announced in 2016 a change to the format for its Community Grant Application process. In the past, Community Grant applications were accepted on a rolling request basis. Occasionally this prevented applications being granted towards the end of the cycle as funds were already allocated to prior applicants.
The Community Grant Application change involved the establishment of a semi-annual grant cycle with Applications made in writing to the Rotary Club. Those requesting grants are no longer required to make a presentation at the Rotary Club but must make a formal written request to the Community Grant Committee. The change will allow all organizations that meet the Rotary Community Grant criteria an equal opportunity to request grant funds.
The 2018 Spring/Summer Cycle deadline to apply for a Rotary Committee Grant is May 11th. The Community Grant Committee will begin the selection process shortly thereafter. Selected nonprofit organizations will receive their Rotary grants on July 11, 2018 at Rotary’s Business Meeting.
Learn more about Rotary’s Community Grant Program, including detailed guidelines such as application instructions, grant criteria and deadlines here. Rotary looks forward to providing continued support to nonprofit organizations as they work to make a difference in our communities. Please remember, Rotary’s Community Grants are one of many programs that are funded by the proceeds earned through Rotary’s Great Rubber Duckie Race.
November 20, 2013: Members of the Rotary Club of Crested Butte/Mt Crested Butte are seen here giving dictionaries to the Crested Butte Community School third grade class. This is one of our annual traditions and this year we enjoyed the opportunity to hand out more books than ever before.
The STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) program of Crested Butte Community School received funds for a 3-D printer and scanner. This will benefit all the kids in our STEM curriculum, and make our school one of the few in Colorado with such advanced technology in the classroom.
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