The following are contacts in the district and at rotary international that will be helpful to you in planning your service projects
"In St. Louis, between the 18th and 22nd of June 1923 during the 14th International Convention of Rotary, the delegates overwhelming approved Resolution 23-34, which specified "the policy of Rotary towards community activities.” Part of the beginning of what is now known as the “Evolution of Rotary,” Resolution 23-34, along with the “Aims and Objects Plan,” formed the basis of what we now know as the “Avenues of Service." It was a complete expression (so far as Community Service is concerned) of the policy of personal rather than corporate responsibility already enumerated in 1916. It was at that point that Rotary began changing from a business orientation to one of community service." The fifth avenue of service, New Generations, was initiated in 2010.
Service Projects Chair for 2012-2013 is: Dexter Yee
THE SERVICE PROJECTS TEAM
OTHER DISTRICT CHAIRS WHO CAN ASSIST YOU WITH PROJECTS
THE DISTRICT WEB SITE - www.rotaryd5000.org This is where we can help you share your successful service projects with each other. Each area of service will have a link on the District Web Site. We will also have FAQ's for each area of service.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL WEB SITE - http://www.rotary.org/
On the Home Page, click on "Service and Fellowship" on the tool bar at the top. This will give you a menu of many valuable tools.
PLANNING A PROJECT - Assessments, Opportunities, Avenues of Service, Resources, International Projects, Partnering.
If you click on "Opportunities" you will get a very valuable tool called "Menu of Service Opportunities"
PROJECT RESOURCES - Set goals and budgets, Finding volunteers, Publicizing a project, Evaluating a project, Project LINK, Volunteers database.
FUND A PROJECT - Project funding guide, Funding and other organizations, Humanitarian Grants, District Simplified Grants, Volunteer Service Grants, Matching Grants.
The Object of Rotary is to "encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise." Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been "Service Above Self."
Rotary strives to achieve it's objective of "Service Above Self" through activities in five primary areas. These are often referred to as the Five Avenues of Service.
This "Avenue" promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals. Click here to find out more about Club Service at District 5000 Rotary.
This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one's vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. Click here to find out more about Vocational Service at District 5000 Rotary.
This "Avenue" relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives. Click here to find out more about Community Service at District 5000 Rotary.
In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries. Click here to find out more about International Service at District 5000 Rotary.
New Generations Service
New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), community and international service projects and exchange programs, such as Rotary Youth Exchange, that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. Click here to find out more about New Generations at District 5000 Rotary.
Information on this page came from the following sources:
The Object of Rotary page on the Rotary International web site
The ABCs of Rotary by Clifford L. Dochterman, published by Rotary International.