Happy New Year,

Your Board of Directors hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and are looking forward to 2014.

As we begin the New Year, the club begins the process of dispersing the funds you have worked so hard to raise. We want all club members to be aware of the grant process so you can promote it in our community.

Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club 2014 Grant Applications for Youth Grants, Local Community Service and International Service will be available on the club website and Facebook by January 8, 2014 and must be submitted by February 13, 2014 by 5:00 PM PST.

The Club will not be offering Civic Improvement Grants this year. Last year, our club, along with Sunrise and Thursday Night clubs, committed to a multi-year award to the Panhandle Parks Foundations for naming rights to the McEuen Park - Harbor House.

New this grant cycle…

1.  The establishment of a Local Community Service Committee, for community needs that did not meet the requirements of youth grants or civic improvement. This committee’s focus is on organizations that provide basic social/welfare needs such as housing and food; health life style choices; enrichment activities including arts, music or cultural events.

2.  For local and international projects to be considered for Rotary International or District Funding, as well as, the paddle raise at our April Auction, funding requests must be submitted through this application process by February 13, 2014 at 5:00pm PST.

3.  A Coeur d'Alene Rotary Grant Workshop will be offered on January 15, 2014 7:30-8:30am University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene 1031 N. Academic Way. The workshop is open to those interested in applying for club grants.

In the last five years, Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene and Foundation have awarded $425,890 in community and international grants and donations.

The following resources will be on  the  club website and Facebook

1.    2014 Grant applications

2.    List of committees and member assignments

3.    List of recipients of our charitable donations for the last 5 years

Wishing all of you a healthy and happy 2014!