Putnam Rotary raises scholarship funds
HURRICANE — Local sportsmen enjoyed a day of golfing for a cause at the 22nd annual Putnam Rotary Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 1, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.
A total of 17 teams of golfers from all over Putnam County gathered on a perfect, sunny day to help raise money for Putnam Rotary scholarships and service projects.
For many years, Putnam Rotary has been providing scholarships for local high school students based on financial need. Each year, several qualified applicants receive an amount of $500-$1,000.
According to Putnam Rotary President Cindy Farley, this year’s event is the biggest so far, and the hope is that with the funds
raised, the club will be able to provide more scholarships and contribute to bigger service projects. The funds mainly come from registration fees and sponsorships.
Farley mentioned that, for their next service project, the club members are considering installation of a modern comfort station at Eleanor Park.
Putnam County Rotary was founded in 1995 and has been a major benefactor to charitable and community causes. The organization includes local men and women who are leaders in the fields of business, education, religion and government. The club meets at a weekly luncheon, where members share their knowledge and experience, and discuss matters of interest to the rotary and the community.
To find out more about the Putnam Rotary’s projects, membership, or scholarship eligibility requirements, visit www.putnamrotary.com.