Posted April 2, 2019
Rotary Club of Pensacola President Betty Roberts awarded a check of $10,000 to Studer Community Institute Director of Early Learning, Shannon Nickinson to support the Early Learning Project Brain Bags and Parental Outreach entitled “Millions of Words for Early Literacy.” Rotarian District Grant Director, Ray reported that the two-year project has resulted in “5,377 Brain Bags being presented in 2018 to new mothers at local hospitals to outline what parents can do to educate and build the brain during the first three years.” Research has shown that during the first three years parent involvement in childhood education helps promote readiness for kindergarten, higher IQ test scores and academic success. As of February 2019, 981 new mothers have received Brain Bags. Local hospitals participating include Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Baptist and West Florida.
A second part of the grant is Parent Outreach which continues to provide tools to parents to nurture early cognitive and social-emotional development. Approximately, 270 families in local housing units have received further education resources.
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Posted March 1, 2020
Each year, the Rotary Club of Pensacola supports local community projects with a limited number of grants to local charitable 501(c)3 organizations. Applications are open until April 15th.
Posted November 6, 2019
Betty Roberts, Past President of Rotery Club Pensacola, was awarded the 2018-19 Rotary District Governor’s Citation from Rotary Club District Governor Innes Richards and Assistant District Governor Dan Sulger, and the 2018-19 Rotary Citation with Gold Distinction from Rotary International President Barry Rassin.
Posted June 21, 2019
The 2019 Grover Robinson III Award was presented to Malcolm Thomas, School Superintendent of Escambia County, and the Sandra Robinson Award was presented to Dr. Nell Potter at the Club Change of Command Ceremony.
Posted June 20, 2019
Betty Roberts, President of Rotary Club of Pensacola, welcomed District 6940 Area Presidents, Past Presidents, Past District Governors, District Governor Elects, Club members and guests to the Installation of Rotarian Innes Richards as the 106th District Governor.