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Rapid City Rotary attacks illiteracy locally and globally with multifaceted project funds.
The Rapid City Rotary Club has focused efforts on raising the level of literacy in the local community and the world. A dinner theatre fundraiser in October raised $4600, plus a grant from the District of $250, and additional donations of time and talent from the club members, the club will attack illiteracy with the following efforts:
Assist Readiatrics with the spring book drive and donate $500 for special books.
Purchase 90 Lakota to English storybooks and dictionaries for $1000 to distribute to students on Pine Ridge Indian reservation through GEARUP.
Donate $500 to Club for Boys library to purchase subscriptions for science-oriented materials.
Award $400 in prizes for a Rotary Four-Way Test Essay contest at summer camps on SDSM&T campus.
Grant $1000 each year to the Rapid City Public School Foundation for grants to teachers.
Grant $1380 each year to the School of St. Jude, in Tanzania to sponsor a student and teacher for a year.