Club Service has diverse duties that are invisible when every thing is working smoothly. It is responsible for setting up the meeting place and taking it down. At times the club service volunteers are there an hour before the meeting and an hour after making sure our speakers, our guests and our members have meetings that are seamlessly prepared and enjoyable to attend. Club Service is responsible for making sure that the members have speakers lined up and occasionally find speakers that have things to say that are interesting to our members. Club Service is very active at all of the Rotary Club events such as social parties and fund raisers. Setting up ahead of time, managing the event, and putting things back as we found them.
Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. Vocational Service devises and carries out plans to assist the members of the Club to engage in vocational service projects. It also supervises and coordinates the work of any committees appointed for particular aspects of Vocational service. Vocational Services also encourages rotary members to share their professional experience with other members of the club and to actively encourage business referrals among members.
The signature project of Vocational Services this year is our Catch-a-Wave competition in support of local entrpreneurs. We believe that "a rising tide lifts all boats" and by supporting local entrepreneurs we help to create a sustainable economy on Kaua‘i and empower the business leaders of tomorrow. Vocational Service also helps promote education by honoring the Teacher of The Year at North Shore Schools.
International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay is involved in many ongoing projects that involve other Rotary Clubs around the world. Currently, international Service is involved in a project to drill a well in India. The club has also provided a van for cataract surgery transportation and was also involved in a clean water project in Egypt. The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay also is involved in disaster relief and has made a contribution to help our friends in Japan. The club has joined the shelter box project in the past and other programs like the wheelchair project that help people in other countries without falling under the heading of a formal International Service program.
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay is aware that it is never too early to make people aware of the goals and hopes of Rotary for the future. Global literacy is a Rotary International goal that starts at home. In 2012 over 5000 age appropriate books were distributed to schools on the North Shore and across the island. Among the club's initiatives to reach out to, and help, our community's young people are: Distribution of dictionaries to every third-grader. Distribution of fiction and non-fiction books to every child in grades one through six. Distribution of backpacks, crayons, pencils and other supplies to elementary schools.
Awarding a prize to the student in each grade who writes the best book review. Tutoring students in reading.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world. Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation? Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world. How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, weʻve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies. What impact can one donation have? It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
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