HEAL | ENRICH | EMPOWER the differently abled.
200 mobility carts to differently abled children, transforming their lives with dignity and independence. 70+ Million people world wide are leg disabled (WHO)
During John Brown’s year as president of the Thomasville Rotary Club, it was his desire to leave a lasting legacy for the 100th year anniversary of his Club and at the same time for the 75th anniversary of the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP). To do this, he elected, as one of his Club projects, the construction of a Peace Plaza at the site of the new hotel in downtown Thomasville. This project is dedicated to remediating the lack of understanding of GRSP and its history of promoting peace through understanding throughout the world.
RCT will collaborate with another community partner to provide school supplies for children in the community returning for the Fall 2021 school term. Rotaarins will also volunteer their time in this effort.
Rotarians will participate with the Chamber and other organzations to pick up trash and keep Blakely beautiful.
Donation to Cart Funds
Rotarians will purchase or donate money for coats for the clients of Early-Miller, a work facility for mentally disabled adult citizens.
Clutches for Africa works with FODAC to collect new and used clutches for shipment to Africa. Rotary Club of Tucker made a donation in support of the program
Rotarians will partner with the Early County Literacy Task Force to purchase and deliver dictionaries to 3rd graders in the public and private schools in Early County. Rotarians will place stickers with the 4-Way Test before delivery and will go over the 4-Way Test and the benefits of literacy during delivery in classrooms.
Donation to District 6900 Disaster Relief Fund
Donation to NETworks food pantry to assist Tucker residents impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic
Organize electronic recycling in Tucker community for donation to FODAC
This year for our fight to End Polio we partnered with a local restaurant that provided 10% of the days receipts to our club for the fight against Polio. All Rotarians and their friends were encouraged to eat lunch and dinner that day. Our club raised over $600!! We marketed this event heavily on our Facebook page an had one of our local community partners to help us go live!
We invite the Policeman of the year, the Firefighter of the year, Deputy of the year, State Trooper of the year, and EMT of the year; along with their family and supervisor to our meeting for lunch. We present them with plaque and photograph to be displayed at their place of work. These are also placed in the local newspaper.
Our club paid $1,000 for the shipment of a crate of food and medical supplies for women, children, and families in desperate need in Venezuela. This shipment will be able to supply food and medical supplies to nearly 25,000 families in Barquismento, VZ and the surrounding areas.
Our club unload and distribute food to needy families and individuals every fourth Sunday of the month at Desktop Coworking Community in Kennesaw, GA from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm.
In a project made possible through the collaboration of Rotary Districts 6900 and 6910, the Rotary Club of Americus was able to procure a truckload of 1,150 USDA Farmers-to-Families boxes at no charge and distribute to needy families in Sumter County. We were notified about another opportunity in late January and worked with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Georgia Cold Storage Minor Brothers Farms, and First Baptist to get another scheduled for February, 2021. We coordinated volunteers for a massive distribution event on Thursday, February 18, 2021; however, the forecasted thunderstorms had us rescheduling for Friday, February 19, 2021.
In a project made possible through the collaboration of Rotary Districts 6900 and 6910, the Rotary Club of Americus was able to procure a truckload of 1,150 USDA Farmers-to-Families boxes at no charge and distribute to needy families in Sumter County. We were notified about another opportunity for Farmers to Families food boxes and worked to partner with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Georgia Cold Storage, Minor Brothers Farms, and First Baptist. We also coordinated volunteers for a massive distribution event on Thursday, 2/18/2021. Forecasted thunderstorms had us scrambling to reschedule and we were able to successfully host the event on Friday, 2/19/2021 from 9 am to 2 pm.
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City was proud to be a sponsor of the first annual Harts of Teal 5k/1m color run! Thanks to Rotaractors Brooke Turner and Bryce Benton and Rotarians Alaina Granade and Dixil Francis for participating in the run! We were very excited when Alaina won 3rd place for the women’s overall!
Support the Laws of Life essay contest for high school students
Library books signed by Guest Speakers at club weekly meetings were donated to Jolly Elementary School
Our club painted the walls inside this facility housed for those who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and or elderly abuse. The walls were damaged due to a clogged drain pipe.
FODAC Equipment Drive (Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 8:30 am until
approximately 2:00 pm)
The RC of North Atlanta is once again organizing a service project is to
collect donated home medical equipment and/or supplies for the Friends of
Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) a 501c3 organization located in Stone
Mountain, Georgia. FOCAC targets items that are in high demand from their
clients, adult and pediatric. FODAC refurbishes all equipment and then
donates it with little or no cost to prequalified clients. These items that
we collect include: medical supplies, bathroom equipment, grab bars,
children's adaptive equipment, and other assistive technology. FODAC accept
gently used manual and electric wheelchairs (including footrests), scooters,
standers, strollers, corner chairs, gait trainers, shower supports, toilet
supports, therapy aides, specialized mattresses (no regular mattresses),
canes, crutches, rollators, bathing aids, braces, air casts walkers, hoyer
lifts, hospital beds and many other items.
RCoM members plan a menu, shop for, cook and serve a hot lunch to the patrons at our local homeless shelter, MUST.
Rotarians will take a birthday cake and balloons to nursing home residents to celebrate birthdays. They will sing and fellowship with residents for a special occasion.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Pataula Center for Children, an organization that investigates child abuse and child sexual abuse, by providing financial support for items such as blankets and toys for children who have been victims of abuse.
Rotarians will drive golf carts during our local Peanut Proud Festival to shuttle people who need assistance getting around.
Fundraising drive to eradicate polio
Maintain and service three existing portable libraries in Decatur and Tucker Middle school
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Early County REACH Scholars, who are nominated by teachers and chosen by community volunteers based on academic potential and financial need. The REACH program is a program created by Gov. Nathan Deal and is supported by both state and local funds. Scholars receive an academic coach and a mentor to help them get through high school and into college. Scholars agree to keep their grades up and have good discipline.
REACH program provides scholarship for three 8th grade students at Tucker Middle school. This is matched by the State of Georgia program that provides a $10,000 scholarship at graduation
Organizing a seminar on addiction prevention
Fundraiser golf tournament to raise money for education initiatives. Held annually in spring. in 2020-2021 actually held twice due to covid
Nominate a high school student for outbound scholarship. Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sponsor two students to attend the RYLA program at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus
Help to pay the salary of one teacher for one year at a Senegal school in Africa
Support the life-saving work of Shelter box to the often forgotten families who are left homeless by disaster or conflict situations
The Rotary Club of Blakely will recognize the STAR students, their parents and STAR teachers from both the public and private schools in Early County during a lunch meeting.
Let's make STEM a priority in order to build a resilient communities and country.The project will consist of reshaping our educational system and orienting it toward a skill-oriented educational system where young local school children will be encouraged, equipped with tools and skills needed to not only enter the job market but also prepare for the disruption of the future of work.
July 3, 2021, was sunny and warm, a perfect day for LaGrange's 37th annual children's 4th of July parade. The origin of this celebration was the idea of the wife of Rotarian Jim Boyd, Annette Mills Boyd. This parade was established to give the children of LaGrange an opportunity to participate in a festive celebration of the birth of our great nation. Although both Annette and Jim are no longer with us, the parade is still held in their honor.
Our club serve homemade dinners to roughly 60 men every other month and 25 women every other month at the Men's and Women's Extension.
Provide donations and support to restaurants and restaurant owners during hardship and economic downtunr during covid restrictions.
Contribution to the TuTu desk campaign to provide 25 portable writing desks to be used both at home and in school by students in Sub Sahara Africa. This is Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa campaign to provide 20 million desks by 2025.
PTC Rotary joined with our RCC and helped install insulation at the new housing facility of Two Sparrows Village at Christian City. This facility will empower 4 developmentally challenged adults to live independently on their own. With the longstanding partnership with our PTC Rotary Community Corps, this program and residence is very dear to us! We can’t wait to see the #RotaryKitchen
The Rotary Club of Blakely will recognize veterans during a lunch meeting to honor them for their service to our country.
Celebrate Vocational Service Day by honoring a service organization
Good evening Vinings Cumberland Rotarians:
Meeting Opening & “TAKE 5” Update
President Todd led us in the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.
No “Take 5” today, instead Dr. Bill Thorneloe gave us an update on the Covid cases in Cobb County. Please see comments from our Medical Committee Meeting included.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Youth & Peace in Action initiative for Zones 33 & 34. Two Rotarians have been designated to be liaisons between the schools and the club to follow the work that will be done this year to promote peace.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Youth Leadership Program by sponsoring meals and curriculum material as well as providing leadership of some classes. Youth Leadership participants will be hosted by the club at the end of the program and will share what they learned with the club.
The Rotary Club of Thomasville began collecting coats, blankets and sweaters for the Thomas County Food Bank and Outreach Center in 2002 in answer to an urgent request. We continued in a small way until President Francis Parker made this our signature project for 2004-2005. Rotary provided over 100 items that year and a Rotary plaque was placed in the Food Bank designating this event.
The annual day of service and celebration and volunteerism benefits more than 40 Different project sites and brings together more than 1,200 community volunteers of all ages, resulting in more than 4500 hours of Service. The Rotary Club of Thomasville has provided landscape services at The Vashti Center, a residential and outpatient service for troubled adolescents in Southwest Georgia, a ministry of the United Methodist Church. On Saturday, October 17, 2021, 9 Rotarians, and 11 other Vashti volunteers joined together to refresh the landscaping on the commons areas at Vashti. This multi acre site was raked of debris, shrubs were trimmed, fifty bales of pinestraw were spread, and a refreshed look was created.
In this program high School students write an essay on a character value and how it applies to the student's life. Our Club participated in this program with Thomas County Central High School involving over 1,000 students, Thomasville High School and Bishop Hall Charter School. This program encourages students to think about values that are keystones to becoming good productive citizens. Winners will read their essays at a club meeting and be publicized in the Thomasville Times Enterprise newspaper. Rotarians plan to participate in the evaluations of the essays.
The Thomasville and Thomas County Salvation Army is a critical provider to the community members in need of spiritual, housing, clothing and other support. The RCT has a long history providing members to serve as bell ringers at the Thomasville Wal-mart to gather contributions from store patrons. RCT members take responsibility for an entire week during the pre-holiday fund raising period. Signup has begun for this year's Kettle Bell ringing and, as usual, we've had a great response. We rung the bell outside the Wal-Mart store as always. We have a running competition with our other Civic Clubs to see who can raise the most money.
BLESSING BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS
Blessing Bags are gallon-size Ziploc® bags that contain snacks, travel-size toiletries, socks, a bottle of water, grooming supplies, and other items that people who live on the street find useful. ... Any individually wrapped snack or drink: Breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars, protein bars. Applesauce.
The Rotary Club of Thomasville Rotarians participated in Character Counts teaching character to the youth in our community. Our Rotarians use their vocational skills to share their viewpoints on the topics of Kindness, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, Trustworthiness, and Respectfulness to the children of the Boys and Girls Club, Community Resource Center, Vashti, and Scott Elementary School. Pictures weren't taken due to school policy
The Cotton Pickin' Fair is the signature fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Meriwether Co. The Fair is held twice a year on the first weekends in May and October.
he Meriwether County Rotary Club cooks over 700 foot long hot-dogs with slaw, chili and cheese. Other items include candy apples, tea, lemonade, coffee, and muffins for breakfast.
The DORCAS Ministry is the name of a local food bank. The DORCAS ministry was named for the seamstress Dorcas, or Tabitha, whose story can be found in Acts 9:36-43. She was known for her generosity to the disadvantaged in her community. Today, Dorcas serves as the inspiration for our ongoing efforts to provide for those in our community who are facing immediate crises for emergency food.
On the 3rd week in March of each year a team from St Mary's College comes to Meriwether County for the college challenge build.
Meriwether County Rotary Club host and provide a meal and speaker each year. Typically we host 15 - 18 college students, who spend their spring break working on a habitat house. Usually they start with the foundation already laid and at least have the home dried in by weeks’ end.
The Rotary Club of Meriwether Co sponsored and judged essays for the GA Laws of Life Essay Contest. We traveled to Columbus, GA and particiaped in the judging of some great essays.
The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest asks students to select their own Law of Life, and to write about how it applies to their lives. In doing so, students reflect deeply and write from the heart about what they think matters most. The contest celebrates the students’ stories and their often profound reflections, and proudly presents significant cash awards to students and teachers.
Each Rotary Club in Georgia (District 6900) is invited to select rising juniors to receive a Rotary Youth Leadership Award and attend the RYLA Conference. Awardees are sought from the community and are carefully selected on the basis of character, leadership qualities, general education, personality, and leadership potential.
The Meriwether Co Rotary Club played a part iin the Real People Read program at Mountain View Elementary during the month of March 2021. This literacy event is a day for the community to come and read to our students. What a great way to promote literacy to the students the the elementary school.
Prevention and Responsible Choices (PARC) is a prevention program designed to provide education and experiences which reduce risky behaviors in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19. The program consists of one session with a limited number of participants per session.
The Meriwether County Rotary Club purchase Leap Frog Learning books for the Get Meriwether Reading “Reading Cubs” Program in 2019, it was successful that we need to keep going. With the COVID 19 restrictions with education the Leap Frog Learning books are an added bonus for the students,
The Meriwether County Rotary Club sponsors a youth Summer Camp with Warm Springs Baptist Church.
The 4-way test Coin is presented to the kids and they have discussions about the meaning of the Rotary 4 Way Test.
Senior Citizens are one of our greatest treasures and that is why the Meriwether Co Rotary Club has adopted our local nursing home residents at Christmas. The Club members personally hand deliver each resident at the 79-bed nursing home a Christmas stocking filled with personal care items.
The project design incorporates a model of using youth leadership to establish a peer based program of personal responsibility leading to positive outcomes with respect to HIV/Aids and Drug Awareness. This project will impact 12 teens who will serve on the Youth Leadership Council as planners and conveners of the Summit. Another 175-200 teens will be impacted through educational and informative sessions.
The Rotary Cub of Thomasville supports the 1230th Transportation Company, Georgia National Guard. This company has deployed to the combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan twice in the last 10 years. This year our unit was Deployed, and the rear guard was present on site. We delivered and celebrated 40 troop members. We had 6 rotarians and 2 of wives show up to honor and feed the troops. This project reinforces our brand of supporting First Responders and soldiers as this year's overarching theme an this is an annual event.
The Rotary Club of Thomasville is in the 5th year of honoring each of the local service brances of our community: Law Enforcement (Thomasville Police and Thomas County Sheriff), both City and County Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Technicians, and the Utility Department. This year with the pandemic we have added the Thomas County Health Department and Sanitation Department.
TaxAide is dedicated to providing totally free tax preparation to low and moderate income families in southwest Georgia. The service is delivered by a partnership of the IRS, Volunteers in Tax Assistance, Rotary Club of Thomasville, Thomas County Library, Envision Credit Union and community volunteers. From its award winning first year as the best new program in District 6900, TaxAide has served over 2800 families resulting in direct refunds of over $1,820,000 with a dollar stimulus of over $7 million for the local economy.
Be The Voice Anti-Bullying continues to be strongly supported by The Rotary Club of Thomasville. It continues to be a documented problem in both Thomasville City School and Thomas County School systems. The Rotary Club purchased 2 kits again for the school year 2020. There The program implementation was delayed due to COVID-19. A late Kick off will be implemented
Rotarians volunteered their time and made significant donations towards the Wreaths Across America. The mission of the Wreaths Across America organization is to remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the Rotary Club of Americus volunteers to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at Andersonville National Cemetery, and donates funds to purchase wreaths.