2012-03-09 / Community

Rotary Club meets every Wednesday

Rotary is a non-political, non-religious service organization with 1.2 million members in 200 countries.

The Rotary Club of Breakwater Daybreak was chartered in May 2004. It meets every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. in McKernan Hospitality Center on the Southern Maine Community College Campus in South Portland.

The club’s primary focus is: providing scholarships to local high school and adult education graduates to attend Southern Maine Community College; sponsoring high schools sophomores to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award training each June; donating dictionaries to third-grade students in South Portland; sending holiday gift baskets to needy families and supporting local food cupboards; and responding to requests for disaster relief and community clean up.

Members have also participated in several international service projects that include: distributing textbooks to elementary students in Guatemala; funding computer centers for students in Guatemala; providing polio vaccinations for children in India (National Immunization Day); assisting a Rotaplast mission to perform corrective surgery for children with cleft lip/cleft plate in Togo, Africa; and training people without a hand to use a prosthesis as part of the Give a Hope – Give a Hand project in the Dominican Republic.

For more information, visit, www.breakwater-rotary.org.

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