The Troy Rotary Club and Brukner Nature Center were part of an article featured in the February 2016 issue of the international magazine, “The Rotarian.” Both Rotary and Brukner have been important supporters of the Mutinda Wildlife Education Center in Kangundo, Kenya. Led by Preston Mutinda, the wildlife center offers programs to promote the appreciation and understanding of Kenya’s diverse wildlife. He began the center after serving a three-month internship at Brukner Nature Center in 1998. Troy Rotary has provided over $40,000 to help build the center, assist the community and develop programs.
Distributed globally, The Rotarian features many stories each month that cover programs and projects Rotary clubs support. The article on the Mutinda Wildlife Education Center will help bring more awareness of the program to the area communities in Kenya. For more information on the wildlife center, visit their Web site at www.prestonsafaris.com/communitycenter or their Facebook page at Mutinda Wildlife Education Center.
Troy Rotarians, and the Troy Rotary Foundation, support several community projects annually. In 2014-15, more than $16,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including the annual Shoe Project, Troy After Prom, and support of summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and Waco Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.