West County Rotary Awards Over $34,000 in Scholarships and Grants
The Rotary Club of West St. Louis County held its annual Awards Banquet May 17th, and awarded scholarships and grants totaling over $34,000 to local organizations and deserving high school seniors in the Parkway, Rockwood and Valley Park School Districts. In addition, Lifetime Fitness was awarded Business of the Year.
2017 High School Scholarship Award Winners
Scholarship Recipients:Shannon Morrissey - Parkway South High School
Haley Michael - Marquette High School
Austin Dodge - Valley Paark High School
Connor Brunig - Parkway West High School
Sai Allu - Lafayette High School
Zachary Long - Eureka High School
Excellence in Education:Melissa Burger - Marquette High School
Lisa Molengraft - Ridge Meadows Elementary
Katie Barsanti - LaSalle Spring Middle School
Grant Recipients include:Feed My Starving Children
St. Louis Fischer House
TCP Global Micro Loans
SLBBA International Games
CHAMPS Assistance Dogs
Brace for Impact 46
Metro West Fire Department
Love on a Leash
City of Ballwin
Missouri Dental Association Foundation
Hogan Street Regional Youth Center
Circle of Concern
Belize Mission Society
Pond Athletics Association
West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce
The Wildwood Business Association
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 604
Business of the Year:LifeTime Fitness - Orlando Argueta, Sales Manager
What is Rotary?
2018 Rotary Awards
How often do we regret our failure to praise someone for the positive influence they had on our lives?
This is your opportunity to recognize people for their outstanding contributions to our community.
The Rotary Club of West St. Louis County is proud to present these awards:
Rotary Convention keynote speaker Bill Gates spotlights historic fight, remaining challenges to reaching zero polio cases
Bill Gates, speaking on June 12th. at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, highlighted the extraordinary progress that’s been made toward a polio-free world, along with challenges ahead.
Gates reminded the audience of more than 22,000 attendees, who were given LED bracelets to wear, that the effort must continue and be strengthened before polio cases can be reduced to zero.
Gates thanked Rotary for being the catalyst and visionary partner for ending the paralyzing disease worldwide. “Rotary laid the foundation with its unwavering sense of purpose and its belief that anything is possible if you put your mind and body to it,” he said.
Since the GPEI effort began, polio cases have dropped a staggering 99.9 percent, from nearly 350,000 cases a year to only five cases reported this year, a record low. The virus has been eliminated in all but three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
Gates noted that more than 16 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed by polio are walking today. “The scale of this effort is phenomenal,” he added.
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West Newsmagazine story on $33,000 in Grants and Awards
Rotary is Service
Our club strives to reflect the DIVERSITY of our community in its mix of professions, genders, ages, and ethnicities. This ensures that a wide variety of expertise is available for club projects.
Rotary Club of West St. Louis County News
The Rotary Club of West St. Louis County is very active in the community. Our various fund raising efforts during the year provide money that we gift back to our local community, the region, and the world. Our motto: SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
The Rotary Club of West St. Louis County has partnered with the West County Young Professionals as the group's 2016 exclusive sponsor. The WCYP is an organization under the umbrella of the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce. Both Rotary and WCYP are working to support our local community and local businesses, so the sponsorship is a perfect match for the two groups.
Members of the Rotary Club of West County assisted in the renovation of a new center in Ferguson, Missouri, called "The Valentine Place" For Caring Solutions, a provider of services for developmentally disabled people in the St. Louis area.
Thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club of West St. Louis County the Ferris Park Nature Exploration Playground opened to the public in April 2014.
Two local service clubs come together to raise money for great causes! It's the Annual Run for the Cheese Mouse Races fundraiser sponsored by the the Wildwood Area Lion's Club and the Rotary Club of West St. Louis County.