Our Club has always had an ambitious service program, working to address a variety of community needs and issues involving children, the elderly, the homeless, and the environment, to name a few. Our Club members are committed to making a difference and helping others.  Our historical service programs have included:

Community Activities:  Starting in 2004, our Club members participated in the:

  • Broward Community Feeding Project (FKA Cooperative Feeding Project) to feed the homeless, serving over 250 meals in one day
  • Help run picnics for the Broward Children’s Center Respite 
  • The Basket Brigade  Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • Clean the Beach Project in Fort Lauderdale to prevent tractors from running over Turtle Nests
  • Assisted in Clean the Waterways Project

Our Club members:

  • Contribute annually to the Rotary Foundation and the Club is regularly in the top three clubs in District 6990 in per capita contributions

Our Club has been:

  • Recognized for 100% of members becoming Paul Harris Fellows by contributing at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Our Club is one of only a few Clubs in Rotary District 6990 with this designation.

As of the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Cypress Creek donated $45,300 to a variety of projects and causes.  This is a chronology of some of the most significant accomplishments:

2012 – 2013

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $10,100

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $4,000 for the Dictionary Project, purchase and distribute 2,000 dictionaries to Broward County third grade students
  • $1,720 for an International Project, purchase wheelchairs for needy recipients in Bolivia
  • $2,000 to Rotary Foundation

2011 – 2012

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $10,500

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $4,700 to Children’s Diagnostics and Treatment Center for equipment
  • $3,700 to Second Chance Society
  • $2,000 to Rotary Foundation

2010 – 2011

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $8,200

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $3,500 to Project H.E.L.P. to buy school uniforms for homeless elementary students
  • $3,500 to Rotary Foundation

2009 – 2010

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $7,600

Donations and Projects Supported

  • $1,000 to Haiti Project participation with the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale
  • $1,000 to Cooperative feeding Center for equipment
  • $3,200 to match Rotary International Gates Foundation Challenge Grant
  • Club members participated in the Light The Night Walk and raised over $2,300.00 in Donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of South Florida.
  • Received the Rotary Foundation 100% – $100 Per Capita Award
  • Received the 100% Paul Harris Fellow Designation

2008 – 2009

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $4,100

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $1,000 to Daily Food Bank
  • $1,000 to participate in the Christine Kent Project with the Pompano Beach Club
  • $3,300 to match Rotary International Gates Foundation Challenge Grant
  • Received the Rotary Foundation 100% Sustaining Member Award
  • Received the Rotary Foundation 100% – $100 Per Capita Award

2007 – 2008

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $4,900

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $1,000 to the Karen’s Kids Project in participation with The Coral Springs Club
  • Received the Rotary Foundation 100% – $100 Per Capita Award
  • Partnered with Rotary Club of Pompano Beach applying & receiving a District 6990 Matching Grant of $2,500 for a total of $5,000 to make the home of a disabled young woman handicapped accessible and secure for her future. Her home is located close to our club venue. The victim was shot by a stocker, who she had never met and then run over by the assailant with a car. Her body was drug behind bushes beside her home where she was left by the assailant. She recovered, however is wheel chair bound for life. The assailant has been captured and convicted for his crime.
  • Club members assisted Sheppard’s Way, a local nonprofit that provide services to homeless, move their food pantry from temporary quarters within the old St Andrew Methodist Church, 1100 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, into newly prepared space within the facility.

2006- 2007

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded      $3,600

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $6,400 to the Vanishing Species Wildlife Project
  • Received the Rotary Foundation 100% Sustaining Member Award

2005 – 2006

Funds Raised and Grants Awarded     $6,500        

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • Worked in the annual Waterway clean-up project on the inter-coastal waterway.

2004 – 2005

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • Made a donation to the Rotary District 6990 Robbins Fund for hurricane damaged Florida, and Grand Bahama Island

2003 – 2004

Donations and Projects Supported:

  • $2,000 to the Philippines Water Project for 4 wells and pumps
  • Co-Sponsored Bike Event with the Oakland Park detachment of them Broward Sheriff’s Office at the Andrews Gardens Elementary School. Gave away seventy five (75) bike helmets and bike locks along with three (3) US Savings Bonds to essay winners of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.