The Kinston Rotary Club announces today that it is encouraging advocates of community-based  organizations serving the needs of education and youth in Kinston and Lenoir County to apply for assistance through the club’s grants program.

“Service above Self,” the club’s operational philosophy, is the basis for the grants program as well as other projects undertaken by the 150 members of the organization.

As Kinston’s largest civic club, founded in 1920, the 150 members have a long record of community service based on its philosophy, according to Rotary’s president Brantley Briley.

The specific aim of the grants program, being announced today, is to support the work of non profit and educational organizations which focus on the educational needs and opportunities for young people in Lenoir County.

Organizations interested in receiving an application are encouraged to call Grants Chair Adrian King at 252-686-6355. Email is adrianking@suddenlink.net. Applicants should provide full name, address and contact information. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.

“We encourage applicants to be creative, innovative and collaborative to enhance the impact of programs and projects supported by Rotarians,” commented King.

Prior recipients of Rotary grants include the Boys and Girls Club of Lenoir County, Community Council for the Arts summer scholarship program,  the Boy Scouts STEM project,  the Little Free Libraries project of the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library and Contentnea-Savannah School for Project DIG.

(Submitted by Adrian King)