What is Rotary?
Before joining Rotary in April of this year, I really didn't know what Rotary was all about. Since then I have met other people who really don't know what Rotary is about either. I'm here today to share what I know about Rotary!
I am a Rotarian and I'm proud to be part of such an amazing SERVICE organization powered by other volunteers who know the importance of caring for each other.
Rotary International is a worldwide group of volunteers providing good works and community service. It began in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 with only 4 members. It has grown to 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries!
Locally, the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker supports several projects including the Douglas County Women's Crisis Center, Project Sanctuary, Douglas County Support Center, Legend High School Student of the Quarter and Trick or Treat on Mainstreet.
Internationally, the Club supports:
Project Cure - Nigeria
Shelter Box - Philippines and Haiti
Shallow Water Wells - Tanzania
Micro Credit Program - Zambia
Polio Plus - Worldwide
Exchange Student Program - Worldwide
Each year the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club hosts fundraisers to raise monies to financially support local and international projects. Upcoming fundraisers include:
Annual Peach Sales are under way. Purchase a large box (18lbs) for $30 each or a small box (10lbs) for $23 each. Orders MUST be place byThursday, August 18, 2011. More details to follow in a future blog post!
- The Smokin' Brew BBQ is aKansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association Cup event held during Labor Day weekend. Watch for more information about this upcoming event.
To really get a feeling for what Rotary is all about and what we can accomplish by working together, please take a few minutes and watch the video below. You'll be glad you did.
This is RotaryEN from Rotary International on Vimeo.