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:

 

Service Projects for 2016-2017 Rotary Year

We had a busy service calendar in 2016-2017 with many projects. These projects included:

  • Life Net for Families Families – work the kitchen and food line to feed the less fortunate
  • Honor Flights – honor US WW II Veterans as they return from a trip to Washington DC to see the monuments built in their honor
  • Dictionary Project –  Delivered over 1,500 dictionaries to 3rd graders in title 1 schools in Broward County.
  • Giving Tree -purchased holiday gifts for children who would not otherwise have any holiday gifts and volunteered to wrap holiday gifts for children who receive gifts from The Giving Tree
  • Rise Against Hunger – purchased supplies and created over 20,000 meals in 2 hours – meals provided to people in an area of the world where people are dying every day of starvation – meals are delivered to children through schools and the children are weighted monthly to ensure they are receiving the meals
  • Adopting an Elementary School/Liberty Elementary – 2 members tutor students on a weekly basis, over 40 volunteers in total
  • Interact – set up and mentor a high school version of Rotary
  • Collect soaps and shampoos to donated to Life Net for Families
  • Bikes for Humanity – donating over 250 bicycles to people in rural communities in Africa where the people have no means of transportation – the transportation will enable them to obtain schooling, medical service and sell their own wares – and can allow them to more than double their income.
  • Jacob’s Shoes – Collected hundreds of shoes to distribute to children in need.
  • Walk to Stop Diabetes – Volunteers participated in this event to raise awareness for Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s Walk – Over 20 volunteers, including students and faculty from Keiser University participated in this walk to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease.
  • Lupus Walk – Our Rotarians walked in support of and to raise awareness of Lupus.
  • Harvest Drive – Collected and distributed food for the Thanksgiving Holiday to families in need.
  • Giving Tree – Fulfilled the holiday gift wishes of a family and wrapped presents for those less fortunate in our community. Collectively we wrapped over 1,000 toys.
  • Junior Achievement World – Assisted students in learning about how a community is run.

Service Projects for 2015 – 2016 Rotary Year

We have had a number of first-time service projects, and thanks to great planning and club support, they have all been very successful.  These projects included:

  • July 2015 – Chris Evert Children’s Hospital [visit very sick children and their families in the hospital, and bring them gifts to try to brighten their day],
  • Aug 2015 – Life Net for Families Families [work the kitchen and food line to feed the less fortunate],
  • Sept 2015 – Purchased kitchen equipment for Life Net for Families,
  • Oct 2015 – Honor Flights [honor US WW II Veterans as they return from a trip to Washington DC to see the monuments built in their honor],
  • Oct 2015 – March 2016 – Dictionary Project [provide dictionaries to 3rd graders in title 1 schools],
  • Nov 2015 – Tomorrow’s Rainbows [assist with the set up of a grief counseling camp for children who have lost a parent],
  • Nov 2015 – Net for Families [work the kitchen and food line to feed the less fortunate]
  • Dec 2015 – The Giving Tree – purchased holiday gifts for children who would not otherwise have any holiday gifts and volunteered to wrap holiday gifts for children who receive gifts from The Giving Tree,
  • Dec 2015 – Raised money and donate to the Cleft Lip project [life changing surgeries of the children]!
  • Jan 2016 – Parkinson Walk – donate time and money [individual members funds] to support Parkinson awareness and research,
  • Feb 2016 – Lifenet for Families [work the kitchen and food line to feed the less fortunate],
  • March 2016 – Stop Hunger Now [purchased supplies and created 15,000 meals in 2 hours – meals provided to people in an area of the world where people are dying every day of starvation – meals are delivered to children through schools and the children are weighted monthly to ensure they are receiving the meals
  • March 2016 – Lupus Walk – club supplied the volunteer manpower to staff the lupus walk. Club members also walked and donated funds to promote Lupus awareness and research,
  • April 2016 – Backpack Project [purchased and supplied backpacks filed with school supplies for children entering the foster care system!],
  • May 2016 – for Families [work the kitchen and food line to feed the less fortunate],
  • Weekly for 2015 – 2016 – Adopting an Elementary School/Liberty Elementary [2 members tutor students on a weekly basis],
  • 2015 – 2016 Interact [set up and mentor a high school version of Rotary],
  • Weekly for 2015 – 2016 – Collect soaps and shampoos to donated to Life Net for Families,

In addition, we are starting planning a new project:

  • Bikes in Africa, donating bicycles to people in rural communities in Africa where the people have no means of transportation – the transportation will enable them to obtain schooling, medical service and sell their own wares – and can allow them to more than double their income.

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.