Posted by Dave Slade on Jul 15, 2017
In keeping with this year’s Rotary International theme of “Rotary Serving Humanity,” the Gloucester Rotary Club is pleased to announce that our members raised over $100,000 during the 2016-2017 Rotary year. These funds were used to support local, regional and international non-profit organizations. Local groups were gifted $84,000, international causes received $12,000 and regional causes received $5,000.
Local recipients include: Action, Inc., Addison Gilbert Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizen's Fund, Art Haven, Backyard Growers, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Food Pantry, Cape Ann Symphony, Cape Ann TV, Cape Ann YMCA, Day by Day Adult Care, First R Reading Program, Fishbox Derby, Fishermen's Memorial Service, Fishtown Horribles Parade, Friends of Gloucester Council on Aging, Generous Gardeners, GHS Drama Club, GHS Interact Club, GHS Sail program, Gloucester Adventure, Gloucester Christmas Parade, Gloucester City Hall Restoration, Gloucester Education Foundation, Gloucester Elementary Parent Teacher Organizations, Gloucester Fireworks, Gloucester Stage, Gloucester Summer Concert Series, Grace Center, Harvest Meals, HAWC, Maritime Gloucester, North Shore Community Development Coalition, North Shore Health Project, P.A.A.R.I., Pathways for Children, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Sawyer Free Library, Scholarships for Graduating Students, Senior Holiday Gifts Program, SeniorCare Inc., St. Peter's Fiesta, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Stage Fort Park Playground & Gazebo Fund, and Wellspring House.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to have served as this year’s president of the Gloucester Rotary Club. I am deeply appreciative of our membership’s unwavering commitment and unselfish generosity of both time and effort during our many fundraising campaigns throughout this past year. These efforts and the funds raised will go towards helping to enrich the lives of those in need and is a tribute to the Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self” said David Slade, outgoing President of Gloucester Rotary.

This year’s fundraisers included: the Pancake Breakfast, Comedy Show, Trivia Night, Cribbage Tournament, Polar Plunge, Night at the Races, and the annual calendar sale.
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