MILL HALL - Robert Lugg, president of the Clinton County Community Foundation, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Lock Haven on the history and background of the organization.
The CCCF was founded in 1968 with a net worth of $48,000, Lugg said. It has now seen 44 years and has grown to an endowment of $5.7 million. The proceeds from the funds have been distributed as grants to 175 different groups and organizations since 1969, totaling more than $3.9 million. The Foundation is operated by a governing board of 11 people from various geographical regions and educational, religious, judicial and governmental entities.
Lugg introduced Renovo Fire Chief Jim Risley who explained some of the benefits the community has enjoyed as a result of Foundation grants. The fire department has often used its grant-funded thermal imaging camera to identify hot spots at structures and saves buildings from damage. Additionally, Risley added, it has acquired an inflatable water rescue boat with a jet motor that saw "extensive service" in mutual aid during the severe flooding of Lycoming County last September.
Loretta Coltrane, president of the Rotary Club of Lock Haven, presented a copy of the children’s book “Whose Shoes?” to guest speakers Robert Lugg, left, and Jim Risley.
For more information on the Foundation, call Lugg at 748-2481.
The club's program chair for the month was Allan Lugg.
Rotary meets each Tuesday at noon at Haywood's on the Green and is looking forward to the annual Bob Lynch Memorial Golf Tournament on June 29 at the Clinton Country Club. For more information about the tournament, call Jeff Packech at 295-3549. For more information about Rotary, email President Loretta Coltrane at email@example.com.