Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary President Elect, Bill Vaughan, presents a check for farm implements to Erica Berman, Founder of Veggies to Table. 
The latest recipient of a Rotary Training/Tools Grant is Veggies to Table, which will use the grant to purchase farm implements. The organization was created “to provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need, and to educate those interested in food.” Their website is veggiestotable.org
In addition, Rotary Training Grants have been awarded to 
Elijah Nicewonger, Coastal Christian School, who will be attending Southern Maine Community College to study Horticulture; Aidan Foley, Wiscasset High School, who will study Criminal Justice and Conservation Law at Washington County Community College, with the final goal of becoming a Maine Game Warden; Nathan Crossley, Lincoln Academy, who will be attending Washington County Community College, enrolled in the one year electrical technology program and; Colby Castner, a 2020 Lincoln Academy graduate, will be attending his second year at Washington County Community College continuing his studies in the heavy equipment operation and maintenance certificate programs.
Our goal is to help Lincoln County residents and/or employees to acquire or upgrade employable skills. To date, forty-five applications have been received. Examples of diverse training grants are for Health Leadership, Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Seaplane Rating, EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement, Desensitation and Reprocessing), Emergency Medical Service, Climate Research, Building Construction Technology, Patient Safety, and Medical Simulation using manikins. Examples of Tool Grants are for Diesel Hydraulics-2, Plumbing, A/C Refrigeration, EPA Certification and welding.
Our applicants range in age from 18 to early 60 and come from all over Lincoln County. The application is purposefully easy to complete and one or two committee members interview each applicant. Applications can be found on the Club’s website www.dnmrotary.org