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Preschool Mini-Grant Application

27 June, 2015 (17:27) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

Ballston Spa Rotary Club Preschool Mini-Grant Application

Preschool teacher mini-grants of up to $150.00 are awarded to applicants based on basic needs and enhancing curriculum.  Teachers may use funds to purchase supplies, for programs and projects that will directly benefit the children’s learning experience.  This grant is for funding not provided for under their current budget and assist teachers with out of pocket expenses during the school year.

Eligibility Requirements

Any preschool teacher in the Ballston Spa Central School District is encouraged to apply for funding to be used for materials, equipment, and other resources necessary to enhance their current curriculum.  Funding may include but not limited to: Curriculum enhancements, expanding existing units, Basic needs and classroom management materials.  Specialized educational field trips will be considered only if they are an integral part of the curriculum.

Review Process

A panel of Rotary members will review all applications, evaluating for need, benefit and clarity.  Grant applicants will be asked to attend a meeting and present their proposal.

Application Deadline:  October 31, 2015

Funding Cycle: 2015/2016 school term

Other Requirements

  • The maximum amount funded per grant is $150.
  • An Individual teacher is eligible to apply for and receive a maximum of one mini-grant per funding cycle/year.  The school must be able to provide proof of their 501c3 status.
  • Procedures, funding cycles and grant amounts are subject to change without notice by the Ballston Spa Rotary Club.
  • All decisions regarding grant applications by the Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Rotary Club shall be final.

Instructions

Complete the following Microsoft Word application. Submit the application in PDF format to: ballstonsparotary@nycap.rr.com

Completed applications may also be mailed to:  Ballston Spa Rotary Club
c/o L. Doyle
401 Milton Ave.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Download Application

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Food Pantry Run

12 June, 2015 (11:49) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

We had another successful Food Pantry run to the Regional Food Bank in Latham. We brought back lots of canned goods, cereal, and fruits and vegetables to help supply the Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church. Thanks go out to Paul Perrault, Steve Esposito, and Tom White (from BSNB) for their help in transport and loading the products for the pantry. Thanks, too, to our friends from Saratoga Bridges Day Hab for helping us off load everything once we returned. This is just one of our regular projects that we need folks to take part in as members (or non-members!).

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Schoharie Valley Work Day

2 June, 2015 (18:46) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

On Friday, May 15, members of the Ballston Spa Rotary Club and the Rotary District 7190 kicked off the District Conference by volunteering a work day to rebuild the area in the Schoharie Valley after the devastating flooding from Hurricanes Irene and Lee.

Pictured (left to right): Harry Armer, Ray Otten, Jason Armer, John Cromie, Doug Ford

Also thanks to members not pictured: Donna Dardaris, Catherine & Jay Spaneas, Pete & Joanne Champagne, Lisa Ford, Vickie Cromie, Jere Blackwelder

Special thanks was given at the Rotary District 7190 Conference to Doug Ford and Curtis Lumber Company for organizing the Schoharie project with SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term). In addition to assigning the Rotary members, Doug had gathered 13 professional contractors that volunteered their time and employees for the work day.

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A Look Ahead

30 April, 2015 (13:55) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

District Conference in Schoharie County May 15-17. Visit www.rotary7190.org for more details.

Over the summer, we will be joining the Lions Club at the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market in Wiswall Park, collecting donations for the local food pantry. Another great joint venture!

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Schedule for Ballston Spa: This Is Who We Are

8 April, 2015 (15:42) | Club News | By: Ballston Spa Rotary

BALLSTON SPA: THIS IS WHO WE ARE
April 18th, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

SCHEDULE:
9:30-9:40 – Jere Blackwelder – Welcome
9:45-10:05 – John Cromie – History of Village & Towns
10:05-10:15 – Steve Williams & Pat Southworth – Lion’s Club & Rotary History & Purpose
10:15-10:45 – Pete Bardunias – Local Economy
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-11:15 – Ray Otten – Village & Town Governments & Services
11:15-11:30 – Carl Zeilman – Health & Wellness, Emergency Services
11:30-11:45 – Stuart Williams – Education
11:45-12:00 – Meg Stevens – Arts & Culture
12:00-12:15 – Anita Paley – Social Services
12:15-12:30 – Jim Dalpe – Leisure & Activities
12:30-12:45 – Dave Bennett – Closing Remarks
12:45-12:55 – Patti Southworth – Closing Comments
12:55 – Informal Lunch & Networking

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