Community Services Committee

As a member of Community Service, you have an opportunity to participate in the review of grant requests from a broad section of our community. This committee meets 6-8 times a year to review and discuss grant requests and projects impacting our local community. Non-profits we have supported in the past include the Cherry Street Mission, Sunshine, Habitat for Humanity, Toledo Ballet, Little Sisters of the Poor and many more.  This committee spearheads annual service projects such as Salvation Army bell-ringers, a spring clean-up and more. Involvement with the Community Services Committee offers hands-on opportunities that make a difference right here in our own community.

Disability Services Committee

Committee members have an opportunity to participate in the long-history of our Club’s focus and service of helping others maintain a relatively normal lifestyle, no matter what their ability.  Our Club’s history with Glendale Feilbach Elementary School and the Ability Center have created regularly promoted committee and club projects.  Among them last year included a day at the Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Museum of Art day at the Glass Pavilion.  This committee manages all grant requests for any type of disability and meets 6-8 times a year.  The Disability Service Committee studies the needs and challenges of the disabled community and recommends steps and procedures to provide solutions.

International Services Committee

The ISC committee manages grant requests and projects that have an international impact.  The committee also works with the Engineers Without Borders-UT Chapter; stays connected with our club’s district 6600 through MESA (Medical Equipment Supplies Abroad) and most recently spearheaded a furniture drive that assists international students at UT with their move into our community.  As part of our Club’s Centennial Projects, the ISC has adopted three rural villages in Honduras and has committed to long-term development in this area.  The ISC holds 4-5 meetings per year.  Using the worldwide Rotary resources, this committee involves every member in advancing the International understanding, goodwill, and peace.

Peace Services Committee

The Peace Service Committee supports those organizations in the community working to create a more peaceful community.

Vocational Services Committee

Vocational Service Committee members play an integral role in mentoring youth and adults in their respective vocations.  Vocational Services promotes ‘Networking that Supports & Fosters the Four-Way Test’!  Committee members focus on the development of professions, trades and education within the community’s chosen vocations.  As a Vocational Service Committee member, you will have an opportunity to review and manage grant requests for new and existing vocational programs; this committee meets 6-8 times a year. Vocational Services provides an opportunity to mentor and help high school seniors with mock interviews and participation in the Four-Way Speech Contest within our Club and District.

Environmental Services Committee

This service committee seeks to strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. Past efforts have included planting trees in Toledo Metroparks and working organizing the Lake Erie Water Conference. The committee considers and recommends area environment-related grant requests.

Youth Services Committee

The Youth Services Committee members have an opportunity to experience and manage multiple grant requests that impact the youth in our immediate area.  Past Youth Service grant requests have come from Claire’s Day, Toledo School for the Arts, Early Childhood Development, and more.  This committee will manage grant requests during each of the grant cycles, participate in site visits and make recommendations to the committee for projects they feel will have the greatest impact.  The committee discovers the problems challenging young people, cooperates with existing social service agencies, and establishes help with new organizations when needed.