Groton Rotary Foundation Grants: 2017-18
$1,200 for an AED to the volunteer group "In A Heartbeat." This AED will be located at the Groton Congregational Church
$2,750 for a Children's Learning Center for the Bill Memorial Library in Groton.
$10,000 to Groton Little League for the new lighting at the Calvin Burrows Field on South Road. This is a major, permanent addition to sports activity for hundreds of boys and girls.
$200 each for school gardens at the Charles Barnum and Claude Chester elementary schools in Groton. Here, we are able to encourage valuable learning that school budgets almost never cover.
$750 to the Sea Legs program based in Noank. Sea legs teaches young people boat safety and sailing skills every summer. This program opens to children, without any need to pay, the world of pleasures on the water.
Lee Vincent, Foundation president
Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better commuity citizen and take part in activities that improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.
Some of Groton Rotary Community Service Committees
Street Clean-ups in Groton
Tricentennial Legacy Playground Project
Amber Alert Cards
Tranquility Peace Garden at Children’s Riverfront Center
Annual Groton Rotary Club Golf Tourney
Annual Comedy Night
Holiday Military Luncheons
Turkey Day Fund Raiser with Liberty Bank
RYLA Leadership program for HS Students
The Riverfront Childrens Center's New Kitchen.
Groton Rotary Club "cooks" up a new kitchen for Riverfront Children's Center. The Riverfront Children's Center celebrated on May 15, 2012 the opening of their new kitchen with a great big 'Thank You' to the Groton Rotary who raised money to create a complete kitchen.