Bay Area Volunteers

Organization Profile

What We Do:

Worldwide, there is one Object of Rotary: to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster:The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian‚??s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian‚??s personal, business, and community life.The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Who We Are:

SERVICE ABOVE SELF. This is the worldwide motto for all Rotarians, and service projects are synonymous with our club. Our club has 5 Areas of Service, and you can participate in any or all of them. Club Service. This group is charged with making sure our meeting place, our food, and our guest speakers are all in order. Members of the Club Service Committee have tasks no less than on every Tuesday morning for our weekly meetings.Community Service. This group‚??s purpose is to conceive, plan, and execute service projects for the betterment of our local community. Some of this group‚??s Community Service Projects in which you may participate are:The Sunrise Rotary Smoke Alarm Project. In company with Firefighters of the Novato Fire Department, we visit every mobile home in Novato at least once per year to ensure that functioning smoke detectors are installed. We provide the smoke detectors, and we provide replacement batteries,Supporting a County plan in which our club helps to prepare and serve meals to homeless men on winter evenings.Participating in the annual Novato Relay for Life event of the American Cancer Society.Maintaining a median strip on Redwood Boulevard that includes the Sunrise Redwood Grove that our club planted in 2005. Youth Service. This group‚??s service projects benefit the young people and the schools of our city. Some of our club‚??s Youth Service Projects in which you may participate are:Fishing in The City. We provide a full morning of fishing and angling instruction for youngsters at Scottsdale Pond. This is in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game and the City of Novato Parks and Recreation Department. This usually occurs twice per year.Reading Across America Day. In December on the birth anniversary of Dr. Seuss, we visit elementary schools in Novato and read Dr. Seuss books to the classes.Dictionaries for Third Graders. Once per year, we visit the Third Graders in Novato‚??s public and private schools to sit with Third Graders and show them how a dictionary works and to present each of them with a wonderfully illustrated new dictionary of their own to keep.Essay Contests. We work with teachers in the local public and private schools to have their students write essays on character-building topics.Vocational Service. The focus of this service group is on: Reaching out to Rotarians, community leaders, adults and youth, to recognize them for their business or community service that aligns with Rotary ideals of service and, Inviting or enabling them to join with our club in our community service. Rotarians offering and applying their professional and personal talents to enable service projects.International Service. This service group is committed to service in various countries that span the globe and we coordinate with Rotary Clubs in those distant locations. While most of our prior International Service projects have been managed by us without leaving home, Rotary International projects can sometimes morph into opportunities to visit foreign countries where our projects are located. Some of our International Service projects have included A Microcredit project in Guayaquil, Ecuador to help break the cycle of poverty, helping to fund a Women‚??s Wellness and EmpowermentConference in Togo, Africa, collecting and shipping equipment and suppliesto a hospital in Patzquaro, Mexico and, sending to Haiti, various non-prescription medical supplies collected from various Novato drug stores.Youth Service. This group‚??s service projects benefit the young people and the schools of our city. Some of our club‚??s Youth Service Projects in which you may participate are:Fishing in The City. We provide a full morning of fishing and angling instruction for youngsters at Scottsdale Pond. This is in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game and the City of Novato Parks and Recreation Department. This usually occurs twice per year.Reading Across America Day. In December on the birth anniversary of Dr. Seuss, we visit elementary schools in Novato and read Dr. Seuss books to the classes.Dictionaries for Third Graders. Once per year, we visit the Third Graders in Novato‚??s public and private schools to sit with Third Graders and show them how a dictionary works and to present each of them with a wonderfully illustrated new dictionary of their own to keep.Essay Contests. We work with teachers in the local public and private schools to have their students write essays on character-building topics.

Youth Development
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CA, 94948