Throughout the year, the Rotary Club of Columbus promotes a service fundraiser for which each Rotarian, on their birthday, contributes a dollar amount equal to their age. At the end of the year the money is pooled together and distributed to several charities that provide services for youth in the community. These organizations must apply for a competitive grant.
Members provide a motivational inscription in books to be donated to the Rotary Club of Columbus Literacy Room at the Boys & Girls Club.
The Rotary Club of Columbus would like to fund the creation of a literacy room for the East Columbus Boys & Girls Club of Columbus. Rotarians will purchase paint, paint the room, purchase furniture, purchase books and other literacy materials. Rotary signage will be present on the entrance and throughout the room.
Rotarians and others packed dictionaries and pens for distribution to every third grade student in Columbus. The materials are funded in large part from our club.
The Rotary Club of Columbus is leading the organization of the District Assembly Service Project. The project will be to assist the Stewart Community Home upgrade their living spaces. The Stewart Community Home provides a safe living facility for 63 residents, many of which have mental illness, who would otherwise be homeless.
At each meeting, the Rotary Club of Columbus collects money in cans on each dining table. During each meeting, the invocator promotes the effort and a level of fun competition exists. At the end of the year the money is pooled together and distributed to several organizations that provide food to the needy. These organizations must apply for a competitive grant.
The Rotary Club of Columbus hosted GRSP weekend in September 2019 and helped organize/execute a service project that students participated in to benefit the community. The project was to paint and decorate the large green electrical boxes near a downtown park.
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Columbus will join Rotarians from other clubs to visit our international project sites in Guatemala. One initiative will be to review previous and potential projects in water and sanitation. The team will also entertain new project proposals. While on the trip, the team will assist with a related project of providing stoves for more sanitary cooking.
Our club provides money for the Honduras Lunches for Learning project. This project provides lunches to school children. Without these lunches, many of the students would skip school in search of food.
Rotarians read and evaluate essays for the Laws of Life contest. Winners will be honored at a Rotary program on April 15, 2020.
Rotarians visit high schools throughout Columbus to discuss their vocational activities. The purpose is to provide information on various career options and inspiration to the students.
The Rotary Club of Columbus volunteers to serve at three Salvation Army Bellringing stations one day each year. This year, on December 12, 2019, the Rotary Club of Columbus provided 50 hours from 45 club members and two Rotaractors and helped to raise $1,331.93.