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Four Avenues of Service - Community Service
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Community Service

 

The Rotary Club of Inverness, chartered in 1971, welcomes partnerships in the community and opportunities to serve. We work with a variety of organizations on projects ranging from simple workdays to more complex projects. We also partner with other Rotary clubs in the county to maximize the financial and human project impacts.

 

Last year, our 60+ members contributed thousands of dollars to the community in scholarships and direct donations to nearly three dozen worthy charities serving the spectrum of people in Citrus County.

 

Our monetary contributions and sweat equity also helped put dictionaries into the hands of Citrus County 3rd graders, purchase Shelter Boxes for storm victims, get water to a Honduran village and, through Rotary International, help to rid the planet of the dreaded disease of polio.

 

The local organizations we support include the Boys and Girls Club, Camp E-Nini-Hassee, Hospice Camp Good Hope, Rotary Camp Florida, The Key Training Center, Upward Bound, Citrus United Basket, the Family Resource Center, United Way, The Path and many others.

 

Rotarians do more than just dig into their wallets; we also get our hands dirty helping others. Last year, we contributed hundreds of hours of community service working wherever we were needed.

 

This year, we’re taking a more active role with the Rotary Group Study Exchange group. Also this year, we will continue our efforts to help low-income senior citizens get small home repairs done.

 

Rotary's motto is Service Above Self, and Rotarians around the world give of themselves to make their communities better places to live. We each strive to lead exemplary lives both personally and professionally by following the Four Way Test, which lights the trail for us as we

navigate life's journey.

 

Here are some of the community service projects our club for the club year.

  • Habitat for Humanity – Two Habitat houses were sponsored by Rotary in Citrus County, part of a District 6950 program. We need helpers as well as donations, whatever you can do. Routinely, we provide hoses and sprinklers to new Habitat homeowners at the dedications.
  • Family Resource Center – For Christmas, “adopt” a child [or more than one!] to provide needed items as well as a “fun” thing. But don’t wait for Christmas – we support the Family Resource Center year-round. They especially need bicycles to help people get to work, and food.
  • Salvation Army bell-ringing – Take a turn at the kettle to help fundraise for one of our community’s strong service providers to those in need.
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale preparation – Each year we help the Friends get ready for their big annual book sale by setting up tables, etc. This is an annual event.
  • The Dictionary Project – Our club contributes to the purchase of dictionaries for 3rd graders countywide [a 5-club project]. Be part of a  distribution team visiting schools with the Interact students.

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