The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey Clayton County delivered Thanksgiving meals to the Rainbow House of Clayton County, an emergency shelter for children referred from the Department of Family and Children Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Various gifts of school supplies were collected and presented by the Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County to Rainbow House of Clayton County, an emergency shelter for children referred from the Department of Family and Children Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The gifts include supplies like book bags, binders, flash drives, mechanical pencils, pens, pencil pouches, notebooks, and shirts. In addition, there were several items of clothing such as t-shirts, tops, and leggings.
Rotary Club of Lake Spivey Clayton County contributed $500 for the children's art education program at Arts Clayton, Inc. Arts Clayton is an organization that educates children through art. They have an" Art Van" that goes to various schools to expose children to the arts. In addition to art classes at the Arts Clayton location in Jonesboro, they hold Art camp in summer. The funds the Rotary Club of Lake Spivey Clayton County contributed were used to purchase supplies for one art project for a month that served 14,300 children for that month.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County is participating in the 2020 Clayton Regional Science and Engineering Fair again this year.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County joins the National Science Foundation, (NSF) and the Federal Government is working hard to increase the pool of talent that will produce the Nation's future Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, (STEM) innovators. Locally the Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing our Clayton County STEM Scholars.
To purchase and deliver supplies to hospitals, emergency departments, fire departments, nursing and retirement homes, Children's services, police precincts, and others as needed. We will have business-sized cards that are in each package and a large sign that recognizes our Club and Rotary International as the partners.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County's "Giving Side Of Christmas" program is unique! Our Club invites children from Kinship Care, a program where children are raised by grandparents, to join us for a night of fun and "buying" presents. The children enjoy a pizza party while making out their Christmas list of people they would like to "buy" presents for. They are then given a personal shopper to go around and "purchase" a gift for every family member. Each child was given one Lake Spivey Clayton County "Rotary buck" for each person on their list. The "dollar bill" has the picture of our current President. After purchasing the gifts, the children are taken to a wrapping station to have them wrapped and tagged. They then have an opportunity to play and of course, visit with Santa.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey /Clayton County will be collecting and purchasing supplies for 'House of Dawn' a shelter for teen mothers. These supplies will include sheets for beds and cribs, various sized towels, diapers, wipes, etc.
The House of Dawn has as its mission to 1) provide a stable, loving, home for young mothers and their children under adult supervision and 2) to provide young mothers with the educational opportunities and the life training skills that they will need to become independent, self-supporting women.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey /Clayton County will be collecting and purchasing landscaping supplies and flowers to beautify the area around the. "House of Dawn". The "House of Dawn" is a shelter for teen mothers and their children. The landscaping work will be done on the front exterior. After this project is completed, there will be a permanent Rotary sign on display.
Participants will pour red sand into street and sidewalk cracks in order to represent human trafficking victims who have ‘fallen through the cracks’ of society.” State Representatives and Members of the Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County will be participating in the “red sand” ceremony to protest human and sex trafficking on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in downtown Jonesboro All participants are asked to wear white clothing.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County in conjunction with the City of Lovejoy will host a Human Trafficking Awareness event where representatives from various organizations and local governments will be present to pass out information about Human Trafficking. Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department will have a big screen TV where a video about Human Trafficking will be playing every 30 minutes. City of Lovejoy will provide us with space to hold this event. Police department from the city will be cooking food for every attendee. County's recreation department will have their drama class present some programs based on Human Trafficking.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey Clayton County has been a sponsor for Georgia Laws of Life Essay contest for many years. Two of our Club members are now or have served on its board. Several members from the club assist in the judging of the essays each year.
A Polio Awareness Golf Tournament was conducted by our Club on Friday, September 6, at the Lake Spivey Golf Club in Jonesboro. Seventeen golf teams and dozens of sponsors and volunteers came forward to support the event. The tournament, which has been an annual event for several years, is designed to raise funds to support service projects in our community. This year, however, we also chose to focus additional attention on the efforts of District 6900 and Rotary International to eradicate polio.
The Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County visited Jonesboro Assisted Living Center on Valentine's Day. Rotarians were there to talk with the Seniors and to spread some love!. As we went around the room to each table, we talked with the residents and we gave each one a small bag with the "Rotary has Heart" logo on a card and, of course, chocolate! The Rotarians and the residents had a great time.
Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County will invite the top twenty-four STAR students along with their parents, siblings, counselors, principals for luncheon. Each STAR student will receive a 'STAR STUDENT' certificate and each school Counselor will have a chance to brag on the student.