Three Local Non-Profits Receive Grants From Rotary Club Of Los Alamos


Rotarian Lesley Harelson, Community Funding director;  Los Alamos Middle School teacher Jessica Dixon; Historical Society director Liz Martineau; Healing America’s Heroes volunteers Eddie Crain and James Barber, and Rotarian Jean Gindreau, Committee Chair are pictured at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Linda Hull

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos presented Community Funding Awards to three area non-profits.  Rotarian Jean Gindreau, committee chair, introduced the recipients:

  • The Los Alamos Historical Museum
  • Healing America’s Heroes and
  • Los Alamos Middle School English Language Learners program.

Liz Martineau, executive director of the Historical Society, accepted the Rotary funding on behalf of the museum for translating and producing brochures in different languages.  The project will involve students from the English Language Learners program at UNM-Los Alamos, who will participate in the translation process.

Healing America’s Heroes, with representatives Eddie Crain, founder, James Barber, and Linda and Doug Fox, explained that their funding will be used for the purchase of waders for their fly-fishing program, which serves veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  Fly-fishing outings usually take place along the Rio Chama and other fishing waters of northern New Mexico.

The final recipient, the LA Middle School English Language Learners program, is directed by teacher Jessica Dixon.  She described the textbooks she will purchase as specially written for 12-14-year old students whose firstlanguages not English.  Her students speak languages as diverse as French, Arabic, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The Rotary Club Community Funding program will resume in the Spring of 2020,
with information and applications available at

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays at 12:00 at Cottonwood on the
Greens at the golf course.  Everyone is welcome!