Welcome to the Rotary in Robertsdale!

rotaryRotary is a great organization, and it has the potential to become even greater — if each one of us rises to the challenge and takes responsibility for its future.

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The more than 1.2 million worldwide members of Rotary are committed to humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations, and goodwill and peace in the world. Like their fellow Rotarians in the 30,000 clubs in 166 countries, Robertsdale Rotarians represent a diverse group of professional leaders — both currently employed and retired — working to address local and international service needs.

Service Above Self

 

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173 The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Rotary Foundation

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photo44Rotary's programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

Rotary Student & Youth Page

 

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After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.

endpolioYour contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.

 

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DSC 0134 copyPictured from left to right:  Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack, Corporal Jessica Wilson, Deputy Director  and Captain Jimmy Milton, Director Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Community Corrections, Linda Buck, President.  Their program focused on several programs one of which was the Work Release program which allows inmates to work for pay in the free community (monitored, of course), return to a secure facility during their nonworking hours. Fines that are imposed on offenders is collected directly from the participants’ paycheck saving tax dollars.  They also explained how modern day technology in the ankle bracelets allows them to monitor where those individuals are at all times.  Additionally they spoke about Community Service where individuals that commit non-violent crimes can serve community service hours.  Some of these service hours can be spent maintaining county vehicles and property.  This additionally saves the county money that they would normally spend paying someone to clean and maintain county property.  Hoss is also a member and Past President of the Robertsdale Rotary Club.

Rotary International New Feed

Rotary International News

  • Convention: Southern hospitality
    The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
  • Member spotlight: The power of the press
    When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
  • Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
    Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...