New Milford Area Rotary
Chartered March 22, 1948
The New Milford Area Rotary Club is a community based organization dedicated to service to its immediate community and the world. The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM for a social half hour and then business at 6:00 PM. The location is Green Gables Restaurant in New Milford, Pennsylvania, right on U.S. Route 11. The focus of our club is on literacy and education, but we do support the entire spectrum of Rotary focus which are Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease;Providing Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Saving Mothers and Children; Supporting Education, and Growing Local Economies. Our focus on education and literacy includes sponsoring local high school students on foreign exchange tours. Some recent examples include sponsoring and supporting students to Croatia, Finland, Thailand, Germany, The Philippines and Mexico. In exchange our club has sponsored foreign students from Brazil, Spain, and France to name just a few, for up to one year at a monthly cost of $75. Our efforts are applied to four area school districts- Blue Ridge, Mountain View, Susquehanna Community and Faith Mountain Academy. Here also , we provide over $3,000 a year in scholarships; approximately $600 in free dictionaries to third graders, collaborate with local Veterans organization to spend up to $2,100 a year to send students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp once a year. In the past year we also collaborated with a number of Montrose area businesses to successfully fund the start up of the United Way Real Men Read Mentoring Program in the Montrose Elementary Schools. This was an approximately $4,700 effort, which included a Rotary District 7410 grant of $3,000. This year we are working a similar effort with area businesses in the Susquehanna Depot Borough area and Lions Club to initiate a similar program in the Susquehanna Community Elementary School for approximately $2,200. An on-going fund raising effort includes selling Leopold Chocolate candy in a unique Rotary Wheel foal throughout Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. In that effort we raise approximately $1,200 a year.