Community Service

Community Service

In keeping with our the Rotary Motto, Service Above Self, we have used funds we raise to contribute to many groups and projects in our community, including:

  • Purchased a ballistic vest for the K9 unit (Kota) for the DeKalb Police Department
  • 14 Senior Citizen Music Recitals each year (two at each of the seven retirement/rehab centers in DeKalb)
  • Contributed to VAC for their new meals on wheels kitchen
  • Contributed to DCP-SAFE for their drug prevention activities
  • Contributed to the YMCA for a swimming pool ladder for seniors
  • Contribute $100/month to high school organizations chosen by Junior & Senior students of the month
  • Hosted foreign exchange students
  • Maintain approximately 35 park benches in DeKalb
  • Picnic Shelter, trees and a memorial garden for deceased members at Rotary Park
  • Contributions to RAMP, Toys for Tots, CASA and DeKalb HS Post Prom activities.
  • Picked up the Interact Club advisor’s fee when the school board dropped it from the budget
  • Fishing Derby for Kids held at Rotary Park.

We also invest our time and energy in projects including:

  • After school programs and literacy projects in conjunction with the school district
  • Delivering Meals on Wheels
  • Ringing the bell for Salvation Army every December
Sources of Funding

Over the years we have conducted many fund-raisers including:

  • Sweet Corn Sale – 4-5 Saturdays in August – partnered with others including Sycamore Rotary
  • Brat Sale at Pumpkin Fest
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast – at DeKalb High School
  • Draw Down – Our major fundraiser – held every June.

International Service

Have a twin club in Italy with whom we will be doing a cooperative International Project.

Join Us for Dinner

We welcome you to join our club for dinner on Monday evenings at The Ellwood House Visitor’s Center. Our meeting begins at 6:00pm. (currently meeting via Zoom due to the Covid19 pandemic)

Contact Us

For more information about the DeKalb Rotary Club contact us today.

Or visit Rotary International for more information on the Rotary community.