Camden Rotary to present $25,000 in awards to local organizations

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CAMDEN — On June 18, the Camden Rotary Club will present eight organizations with grants totaling $25,000.

Organizations receiving grants include:

“The Camden Rotary Club is thrilled to invest in these organizations that make our community better for all our neighbors,” said Leni Gronros, president of the Camden Rotary Club, in a news release. “Not only do Camden Rotarians make financial contributions to nonprofit groups in our community, we serve on Boards and we volunteer.”

The Penobscot Bay YMCA is slated to receive this year’s largest grant of $10,000.

“The Y has had a long‑standing relationship with the Camden Rotary Club that includes partnering with critical milestones in our history, such as the capital campaign to build our Rockport facility,” said Melissa Bellew, president/CEO of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, in the release. “As the Y nurtures the potential of kids, promotes healthy living, and fosters a sense of social responsibility, we are grateful to the Camden Rotary Club for working with us to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow, and thrive. Children are our future, and Camden Rotary and the Y make terrific partners in this critical work.”

Since 2011, the Camden Rotary Club has invested $202,500 in the community via its grants to nonprofit organizations in Knox County and Lincolnville.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Camden Rotary Club’s meeting, Tuesday, June 18, at noon, at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden.

Lunch will be available; contact Diane Lebson at to register. 


About the Camden Rotary Club

For more than 90 years, the Camden Rotary Club has embraced Rotary International's mission of service above self, both at home in Maine and throughout the world. With a focus on friendship and camaraderie, Camden Rotarians work together to help those in need – and invite neighbors to join as members.

From international projects that improve living conditions for people in underdeveloped countries, to helping senior citizens at home, to providing college scholarships to deserving youth, the Camden Rotary Club is dedicated to making the world a better place.

For more information about the Camden Rotary Club, visit


Event Date: 

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

First Congregational Church


55 Elm Street
Camden  Maine
United States