The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Rotary Club accepting project applications

VW Rotary Club information

The Van Wert Rotary Club is now accepting applications for a project or projects to be funded by the club’s annual charity auction.

For more than 20 years, the club has annually provided resources to community organizations, government entities and other not-for-profit groups under the auspices of the Van Wert Rotary Foundation, a charitable organization.

Rotary International logoProjects considered must meet certain criteria: The project must respond to a real issue, it must improve the lives of community members, aim for specific goals and objectives with measurable results, conform to the purpose, mission and intent of the Van Wert Rotary Foundation and can be completed within a measurable and realistic timeframe.

Generally, auction proceeds are between $20,000-$25,000. Previous projects funded through the club’s charity auction include construction of the Nature Center and Rotary Lake at YMCA’s Camp Clay, funding for the Van Wert Tennis Complex, construction of the walking/exercise path at Reservoir Park, construction of concession/restroom facilities at Fountain Park, funding for the Youth Baseball diamond at Jubilee Park and $15,000 in scholarships awarded each year to local college students.

Applications can be obtained from club members or by emailing Jim Stripe at

POSTED: 03/31/14 at 12:26 am. FILED UNDER: News