School Supplies and back packs were collected and donated along with volunteer hours to stuff bags with school supplies and pass out bags to students and families in a very needy area of our community.
The event was a community event at our local Independence Park. We assisted with registration as well.
Donation of books with labels honoring our speakers
We donate a library book honoring each of our speakers during the past year. We purchase the books, donate labels in honor of our speakers. We give each speaker a plaque after they speak each week and once a year we go to the school's library and put the labels in the books.
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
This fair was a vocational event that included booths where students can come and take a vocational assessment questionnaire to see what vocation might best suit them. Local businesses had hands demo stations at booths so that students could meet and understand various industries and what is involved with various vocations. Rotary helped to get local businesses to participate and also had a "What is Rotary" table to introduce students and their families to Rotary. We passed out Rotary brochures and materials and spoke to the students about Rotary and Interact Clubs. Several Rotarians that have businesses participated by having a hands on booth as well.
Usually, people give gifts to the children of DFACS, but not so this year! The Children actually got to shop for gifts for others.
Children were receiving gifts but did not have the opportunity of experiencing the joy of giving. One Rotarian noticed and our club started the “Giving Side of Christmas” and the event has been a huge success.
Welcome Children Back to School with Rotary Pencils
Rotarians greet families and children back to school at Jackson Elementary School with Rotary logo pencils. This is a great way to boost Rotary public image. We are there at the door when the families arrive and give out pencils and greet and shake hands with family. It is inexpensive, but is great for public image and helps the students as well.