On Monday, August 31st, our Club began a virtual “tour” of each of our 7 service committees. The purpose of these tours is to share with our members the mission of each committee and what they actually do. Please consider joining one of our Service Committees and put your Rotary service into action!
Kelly Trame kicked off the tour by giving a presentation on the Community Services Committee. Kelly gave us a brief but comprehensive overview of the Community Services Committee where she shared the goals of this committee and how their main charge is to vet grant applications and conduct site visits in order to recommend grant applications to the Foundation Advisory Committee and Trustees for approval. In addition, the CS Committee participates in community service projects such as food packs and recycling efforts. Kelly said, “I joined other committees to expand my Rotary horizons”. She continued, “… I feel it is my job as a Rotarian to become more familiar with the club…. and how can I work to help make a meaningful change in my community…” This is Kelly’s second year chairing the Community Services Committee. If you are interested in more information regarding the Community Services Committee please reach out to Kelly at [email protected]. You can also click on the Committee name below to view the 5-minute video of the CS Committee Tour. (coming soon)
Daniel Woodcock, Chair of the International Services Committee, took us on a virtual tour of the IS Committee on September 14th. He explained some of the projects that they have worked on and the efforts they will focus on in 2021. The IS committee’s focus is on International Humanitarian Projects. The committee not only volunteers their time on projects but assists in funding through local & global grants. The committee’s work includes health initiatives like Polio vaccinations, sustainability, clean water & sanitation, education, and community development.
In addition, the IS committee works on the Rotary District 6600 MESA project. MESA stands for Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad. Danny shared ways in which we can all get involved like the MESA bike rides and virtual walks & runs. For more information visit rotarymesa.org. Danny stressed how important it is to build our foundation so we can continue to sponsor these projects. For more information or to join the committee please contact Danny at [email protected]. or click the committee name below to view the 5-minute video tour of IS Committee.
On September 21st, Candice Harrison gave us a tour of the Youth Services Committee. Candice Harrison, Chair of the Youth Services Committee, took us on a virtual tour of her committee. Candice talked about the many facets of the Youth Services Committee. The committee manages grant requests that impact the youth in our immediate area. In addition, the committee works on service projects and has a three-year transformational project researching the best ways to implement Universal Pre-K throughout our community.
Last year, the committee participated in community service projects including, the Noel Project where committee members along with other volunteers, assembled over 1000 bikes for under-served youth at Christmas time. The committee also worked in collaboration with the Disability and Vocational Services Committees to support the Glendale Feilbach School teachers who needed supplies for their students, with the Stock the School Supply Pantry drive. Candice said, “to get involved please consider joining the committee or participating in one of our service projects! For more information please reach out to Candice at [email protected] or click on the committee name to view the 5-minute video tour of the committee. (coming soon)
Upcoming Service Committee Tour Dates:
Disability Services 9/28, Peace 10/5, Vocational Services 10/19, Water 10/26
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE – Kelly Trame Chair
INTERNATIONAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – Danny Woodcock Chair
DISABILITY SERVICES COMMITTEE – Roy Cherry Chair
PEACE COMMITTEE – Curt Church Chair
VOCATIONAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – Heather Karns Chair
WATER COMMITTEE – Rober Krain Chair
YOUTH SERVICES COMMITTEE – Candice Harrison Chair