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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Robertsdale Rotary Club presents check to ARC Baldwin County

ARC PictureLulu’s Hot Trot for ARC presented by the Robertsdale Rotary Club was held at Lulu’s Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores in June.  This was our annual 5K and one mile fun run to raise funds for Baldwin County Association of Retarded Citizens.  A check was presented to Kathy Fleet, Director of ARC – Baldwin County in the amount of $12,321.65.  Pictured from left to right, Ruthie Campbell, Dennis Young,  Linda Buck,  Carl Davis, Kathy Fleet, Director of ARC – Baldwin County, Dustin Smith, Manager of Lulu’s Homeport, Keith and Margaret Cooper.  We would like to extend a huge thank you to  Lulu’s Homeport Marina for their role in making this event a success.

Robertsdale Rotary Club and the Council on Aging

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Robertsdale Rotary Club conducted a Community Needs Assessment and through the Council on Aging found Mr. Amos who is recovering from a broken hip.  He had also recently lost several members of his immediate family and is basically alone.  Our Community Service Project consisted of doing a major clean-up of his yard which was very overgrown.  We cut grass, trimmed bushes, cleared flower beds, cleaned vines from railings,  trimmed trees, cut down trees and removed debris that had accumulated in the yard.   The City of Loxley worked with us in the pickup of garbage and yard clippings free of charge.  After a full morning of work and fun, we invited Mr. Amos to come outside and eat a picnic lunch with us.  Though a lot of work we all really enjoyed the fellowship with our fellow Rotarians!  Mr. Amos was overwhelmed with emotion and appreciation.   We were not able to complete all of the work so we all agreed that we should complete Phase II of this clean-up the first part of 2013. 

Rotary International New Feed

Rotary International News

  • The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom receives gift of £1.25 million from accomplished pianist and teacher
    Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation of £1.25 million to The Rotary Foundation. Having passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, and although not a Rotarian herself, Mrs Ruddock had a passion for improving the lives of others. Her introduction to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation was made by a close friend, who was a member of the Rotary Club of Halstead for a number of years. Complying with Mrs Ruddock's wishes, the spendable earnings from...
  • Rotary to premiere latest virtual reality film
    Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience. We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October. We invite...
  • Rotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence
    The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and 84,000 email requests for help last year. "I am so proud and happy to have such a great team who continue to reach higher levels of performance and break new records and exceed the goals," says Howard Henry, Support Center manager. "This...