In keeping with the recent action of the Board of Directors, all Rotary-approved funded nonprofit organizations who received a financial award from Rotary are invited to the general membership meeting to describe their organization and how their funds are expected to be used.  Two of our recent grant awardees, the Boundary Volunteer Ambulance and the BoCo Backpack Food Program made short presentations.  A narrative from each of these programs has been presented in previous Rotary newsletters. 

Ken Baker, with three members of his Boundary Volunteer Ambulance crew, reported that the funds will be used to outfit an emergency vehicle with a GPS system.  He also noted the proposal for a taxing district that will allow the BVA to be funded appropriately for sustenance and growth.  A hearing will be held at the Extension Office on February 28th for this purpose.  Ken made a full presentation about the BVA on November 29th that was described on the Rotary website dated November 29, 2011.

Ken Baker (R) With Three Of His Crew

Rev. Bruce Barth of Trinity Lutheran Church was present to discuss the BoCo Backpack program that was initially piloted to 31 kids at the Naples School with food for their use on the  weekend.  He thanked Rotary for being a major supporter of the program initially purchasing the actual backpacks.  Bruce indicated that he sees the program eventually expanding to Mt. Hall and Valley View Schools.  Further information about the program can be found on the Rotary website under the story dated December 6, 2011. Shirley Anderson was the speaker.

Rev. Bruce Barth, Trinity Lutheran Church