At the heart of every Rotary Club is a commitment to community service at home and abroad. The Colchester-Milton Rotary not only serves directly through volunteering and events, but also makes substantial financial contributions to our local communities every year.
The club is proud to announce that The Charitable Fund of the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club distributed nearly $16,000 in donations to local causes this year. They would also like to extend a thank you to all who came to our events and contributed their time and money over the last year.
Some of the notable contributions over the past year have been:
  • Purchasing all of the US Flags handed out to the crowd for the Colchester & Milton 4th of July parades
  • Sponsoring and helping with Green Up Day
  • Sponsoring My Wet Shoes, a local reading and cooking program for elementary schools
  • Sending a student to National Honors Choir
  • Supporting Purple Hearts Reunited
  • Sending three students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
  • Funding multiple scholarships made to struggling adult learners through CCV
  • Providing two college scholarships to high school students, one in Milton and one in Colchester
  • Sponsoring an annual Rotary speech contest with prizes for high school students
  • Sponsoring the Milton Winter Carnival sleigh rides
  • Expanding a Milton food learning program to other parts of the state. (Through matching money from the district and other sources, this became $16,000!)
  • Sponsoring the mobile food packing event where thousands of meals were made.
  • Building a new picnic table for St. Michael's Rescue for their team meetings
  • Supporting Blue Star Mothers which trains comfort dogs who work with vets suffering from PTSD
  • Helping to send an Odyssey of the Minds team to their Nationals
  • Supporting an Eagle Scout project on the Lamoille River in Milton
  • Supporting Shader Croft School, helping them to deliver summer literacy programs in the area
  • Purchasing multiple playaway devices in Milton to help those who struggle with reading
If you would like to learn more about your local Rotary club and all that they do for your local community and around the world, you can join Colchester-Milton Rotary for their weekly meetings on Thursdays from 12-1:30 at the Hampton Inn in Colchester, or learn about them online at