The Rotary Club of Freedom is a group of local community leaders, business owners, and professionals who meet weekly for fellowship. We are a part of Rotary International, a world wide service organization whose mission is to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace.
For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs. Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community. International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries. Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (Fitz WERC)
Trail Construction June 2014
In the picture we can see Rotarian's hard at work, under the supervision of Ron Sandidge the 2013-14 Rotary Club of Freedom President (on the right with his hands resting on the shovel). Ron has a long "working" history with Pajaro Valley High School.
Rotary volunteers included, PVHS Interact , UCSC Rotaract and Rotary Club of Freedom members. These hard working volunteers dug trenches for weed lock retention and spread wood ships on what will eventually be a 6-mile trail loop.
The trail will be used by WERC for structured learning activities by teachers and students.