The Rotary Club of Woodstock
is pleased to announce a new vocational scholarship geared to adult learners who are preparing for a career that requires less than a four year degree – this could be an Associate’s Degree or a certificate.
To be eligible, the recipient must live within the boundaries of Woodstock School District 200, be 25 years of age or older and be enrolled in a vocational degree or certificate program at an accredited institution.
The application and supporting documents should be mailed to:
Rotary Club of Woodstock
Attn: Peter Knapp
PO Box 53
Woodstock, IL 60098
and needs to be postmarked no later than July 12, 2017.
Mobile Food Pantry
Ten months of the year, the Rotary Club of Woodstock operates a one-day mobile food pantry through a partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Woodstock Food Pantry. Open to anyone in the community who needs it each month, the pantry averages 200 individuals and families.
Partnering with the Woodstock Morning Rotary Club and the City of Woodstock, the Club maintains Rotary Triangle Park, with its “Welcome to Woodstock” sign. Three times a year, the Rotary Club of Woodstock provides the upkeep by trimming bushes, weeding and putting down fresh mulch. The park is just past IL. Rt. 47 (Eastwood Dr.) on IL Rt. 120 West (McHenry Ave.) as it enters downtown.
In the fall, the Club participates in Operation Warmth to provide coats to children before winter. Through a partnership with the school district, a portion of the coats are housed in the various elementary schools to help children after winter starts.
Club member, Tom Nierman of Nierman Landscape Design, plants our Rotary Community Garden. The produce is then donated to the Woodstock Food Pantry. The Community Garden is maintained by the McHenry County Master Gardeners / University of Illinois Extension Program.