For over 25 years this program during which time we have given over $400,000 in grants to local schoolteachers. The committee kicks off the program with a club fundraiser at one of our meetings featuring three teachers who received grants the year before explaining what their grant accomplished in the classroom. This is followed up with members volunteering contributions towards the grants, usually raising over $10,000 in 15 minutes. The teachers submit their applications for a $300.00 grant, which are then judged by the committee. Of the 100 applications usually received, 70 will be given grants. An award ceremony is held at the school district offices where the teachers are introduced by their principal and handed a check for $300.