Projects

At Charlotte End-of-the-Week Rotary, we are always working towards exemplifying the Rotary Motto: Service Above Self.

Our goal is to do good work and make a significant impact through Service in our local and international communities.

Community Service:

Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank – sorting, inspecting, boxing and stocking donations for the agencies they serve. (Ongoing)

Volunteer at Urban Ministries – St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen – Provide and serve beverages to the neighbors that visit the Kitchen. This is a lunch item that they would otherwise not have. (Ongoing)

Partnered with the Charlotte Providence Rotary Club and volunteered at their Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event and Band Together Fall Festival. (September 2013)

Supported the Ronald McDonald House by serving breakfast to the families staying at the house. (December 2013)

Donated computers to The Relatives Crisis Center, for use in their On Ramp (ResourceCenter) program.

Collected and donated toys and household items to the Battered Women’s Shelter in Charlotte, NC. (December 2011)

Youth Service:

Sponsor 1 Student to attend Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders (SFTL) in 2014. (Planned)

Support local school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. (Planned)

Our club participated in Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders (SFTL), a leadership program for rising juniors and seniors in High School. Our Club Secretary, Betty Kernizan volunteered as a Mentor for the program and serves as a SFTL Committee Member and is the Youth Liaison for our Club. (July 2013)

Collected and donated school supplies to children in the Charlotte-Haitian community. (September 2011)

International Service:

Our current International Project is to support the Humanitarian School Adelia Felix in Tabarre Haiti. Click here for more information.

Our Club Past President, Jon Putman, coordinated the implementation of a Telemedicine program at the St. Nicholas Hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti and used his technical expertise/vocational skills to get the system up and running. This project is a partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, and their Global OffSiteCare Organization. Local support was provided by the Rotary Club of Saint Marc, Haiti. (1st Patient was seen March 2014)

We supported the Nicolas School in Bayonnais, Haiti, Through our partnership with Friends of OFCB, a US-based not-for-profit organization that supports the Bayonnais community in Haiti, we provided funds to purchase textbooks for the entire 6th grade class. (December 2013)

We participated in the Global Grants Water Project that was coordinated by the Ballantyne Rotary Club. This project included the installation of a water treatment system in Bayonnais Haiti, to provide the community with clean water. We made a financial contribution to the project which was successfully implemented in November 2013.

Traveled to Northern Haiti with the UNC Charlotte STARS Alliance, in conjunction with Mothering Across Continents and Waveplace Foundation to assist with their two-week computer workshop. (March 2012)