Service Projects

Mission: to development and implement educational, humanitarian, and vocational projects that address the needs of the community as well as communities in other countries.

A community, defined in its simplest terms, is a group of people who have something in common. But in real life, it is something far more complex than that. Each member - every individual, group, organization, and business - draws benefits from the community in many different ways. For a community to thrive, each of its members must honor a commitment to contribute to the well-being of the whole by returning those benefits in kind.

Rotarians recognize the importance of giving back to the community. After all, Community Service is one of the Four Avenues of Service. Every Rotary club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest. When those efforts are effective, they not only contribute to the greater good, they also promote Rotary's positive image.

What makes a community service effort effective? Relevance. A community service project must address a real, current community concern or issue. Rotary clubs should start by surveying their communities to find out where help is needed. Once a club has listened to its community, it can begin to envision effective responses to problems.

In keeping with Rotary's commitment to community service, a grant program has been implemented to facilitate projects and activities that benefit the communities of Morro Bay, Los Osos or Cayucos.