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The Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard was charted in April 1991. Our first president was Ray Skladzien and Bob Clermont our first vice president. One of the original organizers, Bob Clermont, remains a Rotarian to this day. There were 35 charter members who met for lunch at the Harbor View Hotel. In 1991 the Club held it's first fund raiser, a pancake breakfast at the senior center in Edgartown on the harbor and has continued that event every year. Our Club has conducted a variety of fund raisers including a flea market, two visits from the Boston Ballet, golf tournaments, auctions, a Texas hold em' poker tournament,our famous 50 lb. lobster raffle, antique show, artisans' show, Island bike a thon, Fourth of July Rotary Float. Our Club boast's 60 members that are eager to help with all of our projects. Based on these efforts, more than $200,000 has been given to more than 60 Island Charities. Recipients of major disbursements include the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, M.V. Hospice, Visiting Nurses Asso.,Island Health Care Prescription Access, M.V. Boys & Girls Club, M.V. Big Brothers & Sisters,Windemere Nursing and Rehab Center,Edgartown Community Suppers, Chilmark Council on Aging, Edgartown Council on Aging. Island Fuel Assistance Program, Community Services, M.V. Y.M.C.A., Sail M.V., Island Food Pantry, Meals On Wheels, Island Food Bank,Performing Arts Center, Cape Cod Ballet, The Yard, Oak Bluffs Playground Restoration, Vineyard Playhouse, M.V. Little League, M.V. Youth Hockey, M.V. Youth Basketball. Women Empowered, Edgartown School Enrichment Program, NAL Quiz Board, M.V Minisingers, The Farm Institute, and Dictionaries For 3rd. Grade Public Schools. The Club meets for lunch on Wednesdays at the Barn, Bowl and Bistro in Oak Bluffs.