Service Opportunities for Club Members
(Under Construction - More to Come)
At Club Meetings...
The weekly Club meetings provide opportunities for both service to the Club and service to the community. Here are some of those opportunities:
- Be a Greeter: The Club is always looking for members to volunteer to greet others as they arrive for the weekly meetings. Talk with the Sergeant-at Arms if you are interested (see "Our Leadership" in the column to the left).
- Sponsor a Program: The Club is always looking for interesting programs and guest speakers for our weekly meetings. All members are encouraged to offer program ideas and to bring new speakers to the Club. Talk with the Programs Chairperson if you have a program idea (see "Our Leadership" in the column to the left).
- Provide an Invocation: All Club members are asked to participate in providing invocations at the weekly meetings. The invocation schedule is in alphabetical order by the member's last name. Please be attentive to the invocation schedule. Please contact the President if you have invocation questions.
- Contribute a Happy Buck (or two!): All Club members are invited to share stories of their family or business, highlights from their week, joys in their life, or announcements of interest to the Club at the beginning of each meeting - for the small fee of $1 that is. All of these Happy Bucks collected are donated to the President's designated charity. Please contact the President if you have any Happy Buck questions.
Below: Ted Sharpe and 2017-18 President Sherry Stark lead the Club in the singing of Roll Rotary!
Assisting with Club Leadership...
Club members are encouraged to assist with Club leadership as a member of the Board of Directors. If a position on the Board is not right for you, but you are interested in a greater role in Club activities there are also other ways to serve. Opportunities for service include assisting Board members with special projects or representing the Club at District 6580 or Rotary International workshops and conferences. Please feel free to express your interest to any member of the Board (see "Our Leadership" in the column to the left).
In Service to the Community...
The Club participates in several community events on an annual basis, each with opportunities for service by Club members.
- Turning Point Dance Marathon (February): The Dance Marathon is organized and hosted by high school students as a fundraiser for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. The overnight event also provides education and prevention information for the participants. Rotarians are asked to help fund prizes to be provided at the event through a "pass-the-hat" at a Rotary meeting. Rotarians are also asked to volunteer as chaperones during the event. The Dance Marathon is typically the last Saturday in February with chaperone sign-up sheets circulated at Rotary meetings beginning in December. Dance Marathon student organizers will pass-the-hat at a Rotary meeting in the weeks before the event.
- Columbus Philharmonic Adventure Concerts (April): The Philharmonic brings over 2,500 3rd and 4th grade students to Columbus North's Erne Auditorium for a 45 minute concert. For many this is their first experience with live orchestral music, or live music performed by a group of any kind. Rotarians are asked to volunteer to assist in escorting groups of students to and from their seats. The concerts are typically the morning of the 1st Tuesday in April with sign-up sheets circulated at Rotary meetings beginning in mid-February.
- Columbus Rotary Political Forums (April/October)
- I Like Me! Book Project (May)
- School Supply Fundraiser (July)
The Rotary Foundation...