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.
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.
For more information about the DeKalb Rotary Club contact us today.
Or visit Rotary International for more information on the Rotary community.