Posted on Mar 05, 2020

(From left to right:  Dallas Tomlin, Nicole Espinoza, Beth Anne Ausnehmer)
This week, our Community Service Chair, Karen Baker, welcomed three of this year's Rotary Grant recipients to tell us about their programs.  The three organizations, which are a subset of the organizations receiving grant funds this year are all first time grant recipients.   NSSEO (The Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization) is using our grant to help fund their new inclusive, accessible playground project at Miner School.  According to Beth Anne Ausnehmer, progress is on track and, if the weather cooperates, completion is expected by the end of April, 
 Nicole Espinoza, representing Arlington Cares, explained the general services/assistance provided by Arlington Cares.  Their Rotary grant will be used at Dryden Place this summer to help students who qualify for free and reduced lunch during the school year with a summer lunch program.  Escorted Transporation Services uses all volunteer drivers to provide free medical transporation to seniors allowing them to age in place.   Dallas Tomlin explained that the ETS Rotary grant would be used to create a training film that will help them expedite the process of training their new volunteer drivers.   For more information about this year's other grant recipients, contact Karen.