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Welcome to our Club!

Martha's Vineyard

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
The Barn - Bowl & Bistro
13 Uncas Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Mailing address- PO Box 1951
Edgartown, MA  02539
United States of America
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Our Charity Committee is one of our most active committees, meeting monthly to review grant requests. Most recipients receive under $2000, but all together we gave away around $25,000 in the last fiscal year! That's a lot of good work that our Rotary Club of MV has supported! In addition to grants, our weekly speakers receive an honorarium to donate to the charity of their choice.
 
Last year we were pleased and proud to support:
 
African Artists Community Development Project, Animal Shelter of MV, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Jabberwoky, Community Suppers, Connect to End Violence, Elder SErvices of Cape Cod and The Islands, ELL Lunch Program, Federated Church, Felix Neck preschool, Friends of the Edgartown Library, FUEL, Fuel assistance program, Good Shepherd, Habitat for Humanity, Harbor Homes, Hospice of MV, IBFCA, Institute for Nonprofit Practice, Island Blue Pages, Island Food Pantry, Island Grown Initiative, Island Housing Trust, Misty Meadoows, MV Crop Walk, MV Mediation Program, MV Youth Task Force, MVCS, NE Classic Tour De Cure, Plastic Free MV, Project Vine, Rhythm of Life, Ronald McDonald House, Sail MV, Song Exchange Project, The Dictionary Project, Tisbury Firefighters, UMC Clothes to Go, Vineyard Conservation Society, VMS
 
If you would like to learn more, participate in the committee or apply for a grant,  please contact this year's committee chair, Tom Rosenthal.
The Martha's Vineyard Rotary Club should be very proud of the fact that this was the most successful year for our Scholarship Program. Since inception and our original partnership with the Bardwell Family, the partnership has continued and the program has grown in terms of participation and recognition within the community.
 
Our Scholarship Program had 28 applicants, more than ever before with 12 students being interviewed. We had outstanding candidates and the committee was very impressed with the caliber of students applying. Last year, the Board voted to expand the Scholarship Program. Our program is unique since we incorporate many variables and differences that other scholarships do not have. Specifically, our application process is very comprehensive; students have to verify academic success and "Service to Others, Above Self" and selected applicants must participate in an interview process. 
 
In addition to the $2000.00 awarded to the senior for the Diana Bardwell/Martha's Vineyard Rotary Club Scholarship, each award winner is eligible for an additional thousand dollars for each year that they remain in school and are academically successful and continue to demonstrate "Service to Others". This year, Rotary awarded $5000.00 in scholarships.
 
We had a very successful dinner for students and parents and would encourage Rotarians to attend this important event, as it is one of the most important and extensive programs within the Club. I personally would like to thank the following members of the Scholarship Committee - Stephanie Burke, Rosemary Blair, Tom Rosenthal, Colleen Garrett, Joan Dunayer and Jennifer Neary for their commitment and their help in creating such a positive program not only for Rotary but the community as well.
 
Rolfe Wenner,  Chairman of the Scholarship Program
 
The Vineyard Charity Golf Classic hosted by Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will be held on Monday September 23, 2019 at the Vineyard Golf Club.
 
We will be looking for volunteers to assist with the fun-filled day-long event. A volunteer list with hours and duties will be circulated soon.
 
We are almost sold out for sponsorship opportunities, but we would LOVE to find a few more sponsors:   All Rotarians are asked to promote sponsorship participation and provide a Sign-up Agreement to interested sponsors. Time is running out to secure player positions for the tournament. Please contact Mike McCourt at 508-294-8814 or Ann Hunt at 508-360-1174 with any interested sponsors or questions. Sponsorship list to be closed by Thursday September 5th!
 
PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR: $5,000.00
 
  •          One Foursome with priority tee assignment, breakfast, lunch and gifts for all players
  •          Exclusive signage on Putting Contest Green—including Pin Flag
  •          Inclusion in all tournament advertising (online, print and social)
  •          $10,000 prize for winning golfer
  •          Opportunity for promotional booth at the practice putting green
 
CUP INSERT SPONSOR: $3,500.00
 
  •          One Foursome with priority tee assignment, breakfast, lunch and gifts for all players
  •          Exclusive name and logo recognition on inserts placed inside cups of all 18 holes
  •          Inclusion in all tournament advertising (online, print and social)
 
HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST: $2,500.00
 
  •          One Foursome with priority tee assignment, breakfast, lunch and gifts for all players
  •          Sponsor to provide Grand Prize for a Hole-in-One
  •          Name and logo recognition at the Hole-in-One grand prize hole(includes tee and green signage)
  •          Opportunity to brand Hole-in-One grand prize hole, along with signage at two additional Par 3 holes
  •          Inclusion in all tournament advertising (online, print and social)
 
EAGLE SPONSOR: $2,000.00
 
  •         One Foursome with priority tee assignment, breakfast, lunch and gifts for all players
  •         Opportunity to include company collateral and promotional items in player gift bags
  •         Inclusion in all tournament advertising (online, print and social)
 
TEE or GREEN SIGN SPONSOR: $500.00
 
  •          Exclusive name and logo recognition on one Tee or one Green sign
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant at Arms
Director 2019 - 2021
Director 2018-2020
Director 2019 - 2021
Charity Committee Chair
Fundraising Committee Chair
Scholarship Committee Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
 
 
 
Annual Events
Mark your calendars for these favorites for 2019!
 
June 26th - Installation Dinner
July 4th - 4th of July Parade
 
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