Area briefs

BNC, Rotary mentioned in magazine

TROY — 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 more than $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 or their Facebook page at Mutinda Wildlife Education Center.

To learn more about Rotary and membership, please visit

Literacy council needs help

TROY — If you made a New Year’s resolution to volunteer in your community or have always thought you should, the Troy Literacy Council invites you to consider them.

Troy Literacy Council is a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization that helps adult learners with literacy issues. They provide individual training, as well as access to online training, to help you get started. The organization currently has a small backlog of students waiting for help.

For more information, email at or leave a phone message at (937) 660-3170.

BNC exhibit continues

TROY — Brukner Nature Center invites the public to come out and see the photographs from its annual photo contest, “It’s About Wildlife.”

This exhibit will feature the work of both adult and youth participants that have captured the beauty of wildlife and their wild places. The exhibit is open to the public during Interpretive Center hours and is free with paid admission to the center.

A percentage of the sales of these works will support the mission of Brukner Nature Center.


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