Rotarians will participate with the Chamber and other organzations to pick up trash and keep Blakely beautiful.
Rotarians will purchase or donate money for coats for the clients of Early-Miller, a work facility for mentally disabled adult citizens.
Rotarians will partner with the Early County Literacy Task Force to purchase and deliver dictionaries to 3rd graders in the public and private schools in Early County. Rotarians will place stickers with the 4-Way Test before delivery and will go over the 4-Way Test and the benefits of literacy during delivery in classrooms.
Donation to NETworks food pantry to assist Tucker residents impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic
This year for our fight to End Polio we partnered with a local restaurant that provided 10% of the days receipts to our club for the fight against Polio. All Rotarians and their friends were encouraged to eat lunch and dinner that day. Our club raised over $600!! We marketed this event heavily on our Facebook page an had one of our local community partners to help us go live!
We invite the Policeman of the year, the Firefighter of the year, Deputy of the year, State Trooper of the year, and EMT of the year; along with their family and supervisor to our meeting for lunch. We present them with plaque and photograph to be displayed at their place of work. These are also placed in the local newspaper.
In a project made possible through the collaboration of Rotary Districts 6900 and 6910, the Rotary Club of Americus was able to procure a truckload of 1,150 USDA Farmers-to-Families boxes at no charge and distribute to needy families in Sumter County. We were notified about another opportunity in late January and worked with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Georgia Cold Storage Minor Brothers Farms, and First Baptist to get another scheduled for February, 2021. We coordinated volunteers for a massive distribution event on Thursday, February 18, 2021; however, the forecasted thunderstorms had us rescheduling for Friday, February 19, 2021.
In a project made possible through the collaboration of Rotary Districts 6900 and 6910, the Rotary Club of Americus was able to procure a truckload of 1,150 USDA Farmers-to-Families boxes at no charge and distribute to needy families in Sumter County. We were notified about another opportunity for Farmers to Families food boxes and worked to partner with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Georgia Cold Storage, Minor Brothers Farms, and First Baptist. We also coordinated volunteers for a massive distribution event on Thursday, 2/18/2021. Forecasted thunderstorms had us scrambling to reschedule and we were able to successfully host the event on Friday, 2/19/2021 from 9 am to 2 pm.
RCoM members plan a menu, shop for, cook and serve a hot lunch to the patrons at our local homeless shelter, MUST.
Rotarians will take a birthday cake and balloons to nursing home residents to celebrate birthdays. They will sing and fellowship with residents for a special occasion.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Pataula Center for Children, an organization that investigates child abuse and child sexual abuse, by providing financial support for items such as blankets and toys for children who have been victims of abuse.
Rotarians will drive golf carts during our local Peanut Proud Festival to shuttle people who need assistance getting around.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Early County REACH Scholars, who are nominated by teachers and chosen by community volunteers based on academic potential and financial need. The REACH program is a program created by Gov. Nathan Deal and is supported by both state and local funds. Scholars receive an academic coach and a mentor to help them get through high school and into college. Scholars agree to keep their grades up and have good discipline.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will recognize the STAR students, their parents and STAR teachers from both the public and private schools in Early County during a lunch meeting.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will recognize veterans during a lunch meeting to honor them for their service to our country.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Youth & Peace in Action initiative for Zones 33 & 34. Two Rotarians have been designated to be liaisons between the schools and the club to follow the work that will be done this year to promote peace.
The Rotary Club of Blakely will support the Youth Leadership Program by sponsoring meals and curriculum material as well as providing leadership of some classes. Youth Leadership participants will be hosted by the club at the end of the program and will share what they learned with the club.
BLESSING BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS
Blessing Bags are gallon-size Ziploc® bags that contain snacks, travel-size toiletries, socks, a bottle of water, grooming supplies, and other items that people who live on the street find useful. ... Any individually wrapped snack or drink: Breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars, protein bars. Applesauce.
The Cotton Pickin' Fair is the signature fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Meriwether Co. The Fair is held twice a year on the first weekends in May and October.
he Meriwether County Rotary Club cooks over 700 foot long hot-dogs with slaw, chili and cheese. Other items include candy apples, tea, lemonade, coffee, and muffins for breakfast.
The DORCAS Ministry is the name of a local food bank. The DORCAS ministry was named for the seamstress Dorcas, or Tabitha, whose story can be found in Acts 9:36-43. She was known for her generosity to the disadvantaged in her community. Today, Dorcas serves as the inspiration for our ongoing efforts to provide for those in our community who are facing immediate crises for emergency food.
On the 3rd week in March of each year a team from St Mary's College comes to Meriwether County for the college challenge build.
Meriwether County Rotary Club host and provide a meal and speaker each year. Typically we host 15 - 18 college students, who spend their spring break working on a habitat house. Usually they start with the foundation already laid and at least have the home dried in by weeks’ end.
The Rotary Club of Meriwether Co sponsored and judged essays for the GA Laws of Life Essay Contest. We traveled to Columbus, GA and particiaped in the judging of some great essays.
The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest asks students to select their own Law of Life, and to write about how it applies to their lives. In doing so, students reflect deeply and write from the heart about what they think matters most. The contest celebrates the students’ stories and their often profound reflections, and proudly presents significant cash awards to students and teachers.
Each Rotary Club in Georgia (District 6900) is invited to select rising juniors to receive a Rotary Youth Leadership Award and attend the RYLA Conference. Awardees are sought from the community and are carefully selected on the basis of character, leadership qualities, general education, personality, and leadership potential.
The Meriwether Co Rotary Club played a part iin the Real People Read program at Mountain View Elementary during the month of March 2021. This literacy event is a day for the community to come and read to our students. What a great way to promote literacy to the students the the elementary school.
Prevention and Responsible Choices (PARC) is a prevention program designed to provide education and experiences which reduce risky behaviors in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19. The program consists of one session with a limited number of participants per session.
The Meriwether County Rotary Club purchase Leap Frog Learning books for the Get Meriwether Reading “Reading Cubs” Program in 2019, it was successful that we need to keep going. With the COVID 19 restrictions with education the Leap Frog Learning books are an added bonus for the students,
The Meriwether County Rotary Club sponsors a youth Summer Camp with Warm Springs Baptist Church.
The 4-way test Coin is presented to the kids and they have discussions about the meaning of the Rotary 4 Way Test.
Senior Citizens are one of our greatest treasures and that is why the Meriwether Co Rotary Club has adopted our local nursing home residents at Christmas. The Club members personally hand deliver each resident at the 79-bed nursing home a Christmas stocking filled with personal care items.
Rotarians volunteered their time and made significant donations towards the Wreaths Across America. The mission of the Wreaths Across America organization is to remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the Rotary Club of Americus volunteers to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at Andersonville National Cemetery, and donates funds to purchase wreaths.