Today's Readers, Future Leaders District Grant

240 children enrolled in the Head Start School Readiness Program, 4 yrs old, were given a set of 10 Phonics books. This was from the Now I 'm reading for Beginning Readers series which integrates the best of phonics and storytelling.

The children and parents learn to work on theses together. The kick-off event was held at the Child Development center and involved over 30 of our Rotarians, teachers, library staff, 60 children who sang and did a presentation and parents.

The enrichment services program, inc. operates the Head Start Program for Muscogee County. Their goal is top prepare children to be successful in school. Our Rotarians went into the 3 other Development centers to read to the children over the next 4 days for the mornings.


Bell Ringing

The Salvation Army place Kettles in 3 locations that we man for 9 hours with 2 at each station for the hour period.

We achieved a record for the most money at one kettle $860.00


Dictionary Project

Members go with Community members to the library to package dictionaries for the local schools


Members go to the schools to do presentations to the children of the dictionaries.


Feed the Hungry

Each week we place the feed the Hungry cans on the table and each year make a disbursement bringing all the organizations to the meeting and presenting the checks to them.


GRSP Social

A social is organized to bring together 4 clubs hosting students and to meet and greet around an informal meal with Rotarians and previous students.


Kindergarten Readiness Program

members go tot he schools to read to children for a set amount of weeks


Football Winner

Rotary Football

Rotary Foundation Fundraiser, uses the Football scores for individuals College teams to raise money for the Foundation. prizes for the most points scores and the least and a competition to guess the winners also.


Thanksgiving Turkey Carving

Valley rescue, a community non-profit prepares Turkey for the community for Thanksgiving day.

Rotarians join them and carve the Turkey.


Weekly Soldier

A soldier is chosen from Fort Benning each week and is presented to the club.

He is given a Rotary Coin, a book on Leadership by a Rotary Veteran and three couple packages to the Arts in Columbus-2 for the Rivercenter, 2 for the Springer, 2 for the CSU theater.

Rotarians rotate who introduces them and takes them around to meet the club members


Weekly Soldier Public Service Announcement on Television

The Television station interview and film the introduction of our weekly soldier at the meeting