DICTIONARIES FOR 3RD GRADERS
During November and December, the State College Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the State College and Penns Valley school districts. Almost 600 dictionaries were given to impressionable young children with part of the presentation explaining Rotary and the value in providing service, not only here in State College but around the world. Led by President Debbie Fudrow, Rotarians Bonnie Abrams, Roy Adams, Kirk Aguer, Lefty McIntyre & Jeane Singer helped with this project.
Rotarian Jeane Singer (left) at Easterly Parkway Elementary School
Welcome to the State College Rotary Club. . . As we enter into the second half of the Rotary year, we reflect on our accomplishments and look forward to what is yet to come.
So far this year, we raised money for PolioPlus at a Spikes Baseball Game, visited the Millcreek Marsh; co-sponsored "Battle of the Minds" with Centre Volunteers in Medicine; held our Annual Sandwich Sale to raise money for the needs of the Community; attended a performance of "Jersey Boys"; cleaned up a section of highway along Route 26; helped the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, volunteered at Meals on Wheels; installed Little Free Libraries in various parts of the community; and distributed Student Dictionaries to 3rd Graders in the State College and Penns Valley School District. And we are just getting started.
Coming up in the second half of the year, we will distribute funds to local organizations in need of help; continue to volunteer at Meals on Wheels; offer High School Students an opportunity to win monetary prizes by presenting speeches based on Rotary's Four-Way Test; send High School Students to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy to help them build on their leadership skills. And I'm sure so much more!
You might be wondering why should I join Rotary and become part of this great volunteer organization. If we haven't capture your interest so far, there is friendship while serving others. As a member of the State College Rotary Club, you are part of an International Organization. While doing good in the community, our reach extends internationally through various sized individual donations that together create grants for making things happen. As a Rotarian, you will find personal growth and network with individuals from all walks of life.
With Rotary clubs everywhere, while you are traveling, you can connect with Rotarians who can help you find your way around the area you are in. Rotarians enjoy parties and activities that provide fellowship and growth. We provide family programs, like our youth exchange program, high school aged club - Interact, our college aged club - Rotaract, and our members are mentors and advisors to these clubs.
Why join Rotary? We are nice people who adhere to the policy that while it is nice to be important, it is more important to be nice. We have no secret handshake, our meetings are not held in secret. We are an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind; its product is service. Rotarians provide community service - to both the local and international communities. This is the best reason perhaps for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else. And to sense the self-fulfillment which comes in the process. And the return to one's own life. Rotarians believe in service above self; it is richly rewarding. "ONE PROFITS MOST WHO SERVES THE BEST."
We look forward to your visit to our club!