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Phil Holtan, President of the Perham Rotary, presents a donation check for $6,625 to Cori Brown, far right, and Liz Swanson of the local Boys and Girls Club. Submitted photo

Perham Rotary donates $13,800 to community

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community Perham, 56573
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

What is Rotary? That's a question that has been posed to anyone who has ever been a Rotarian. And while service above self is the Rotary motto, fellowship and philanthropy are also two words that go hand in hand with any Rotary club.

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For the Perham Rotary Club, March proved to be a month where philanthropy ruled.

At the March board meeting, board members approved the following projects to contribute to the betterment of the community of Perham:

$300 for the HOTL carnival, $750 to Kinship, $325 for the Perham Beautification committee and their snowflake light campaign, $500 to Minnesota Special Olympics to help fund training and competition, $2,500 to the Perham Grandstand committee for use in rebuilding, $2,800 to the History Museum for upgrading computers and software for genealogy research and $6,625 to the Perham Boys and Girls Club to fund the move and equipment needs in a new location.

All in all, March donations totaled $13,800.

The Perham Rotary Club is made up of 78 members who are business professionals (working and retired) from the Perham area. Through their fundraising efforts, nearly $50,000 annually is given to organizations whose missions meet the club's charitable giving requirements.

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