Rotary Club of Savannah Awards 10 Programs with $1000 Grant

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces ten recipients have been selected for the Century Service Award, given in honor of the club’s 100th Anniversary.

The Century Service Award, comprised of ten $1,000 grants, is designed to provide funds for business enhancements. The selection committee received and reviewed 46 grant applications, and selected ten projects that aligned with the Rotary motto, “Service above Self”, and the 4-way test.

The Century Service Award recipients include: Bethesda Academy to create a Spanish program; Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy for new technology; Georgia Historical Society for video and software equipment to support the GHS School Tube site; Georgia Legal Services for new technology; Historic Savannah Foundation to supply the Hands on History program; Live Oak Public Libraries to build a Resume Completion Station; National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force to reprint books and update display cases; Savannah Speech and Hearing for new technology; Savannah Tree Foundation for new wheel barrows; and Telfair Museum of Art to install audio-visual overflow PA system in the Jepson Center Auditorium.

Projects will be fully funded with this grant.

On January 5, 1914, the Rotary Club of Savannah met for the first time at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, this was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The nation’s first service club, Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives. For more information of the Rotary Club of Savannah, visit


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