Community Service pertains to those activities which Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Clubs sponsor such activities as community beautification, drug abuse prevention, aid to the elderly and leadership training for youth.
Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial Community Service Projects 2012-2013
Calgary Centennial’s Community Service committee has ten club members and chose its theme for this year to be “Supporting projects that Enhance Quality of Life”. The committee has a budget of $22,625 in unrestricted funds and $2250 in unrestricted funds. The committee have the following projects underway for Rotary year 2012 – 2013:
Inglewood Wildlands Self-guided tour signage project for $2000 – Rotary Centennial is leading this project on behalf of all the Calgary Rotary clubs. The Inglewood Wildlands was established the aid of the Calgary Rotary clubs who helped facilitate the land use of the site to a community park which was an oil refinery operated by Gulf Canada from 1939 through 1979 decommissioned in 1985. To January 30, 2013 the following Rotary clubs have committed funds to this project: Chinook, Heritage Park, Millennium, Olympic and South.
Mustard Seed dinner for $800 – Dennis Daly organized a dinner sponsored by RCCC in August of 2012. A good turnout of volunteers helped to ensure the success of the dinner.
Calgary Learning Centre for $400 for supporting literacy education.
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Christmas family adoption for $800 – Laura Patko organized the club’s contribution to help a mother and her two children to have a better Christmas.
Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign – club members conducted 84 shifts at the Midtown CO-OP in the month of December and contributed $500 to the campaign.
Provide bussing for senior’s trip to theatre being scheduled for the spring of 2013 for about $350.
A proposal has been forwarded to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission on behalf of the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) for $5600 for a Sabeo standing floor model stand to augment the Sabeo brace system the club provided in 2011-2012 Rotary year, a laptop computer to assist in the operation and some funds to assist in the training of volunteers on operation of the brace and stand.
The committee is supporting the Rotary Challenger Park with the annual membership of $100 and contributing $750 to the annual Rotary Challenger Park golf tournament fund raiser.
Money committed to January 23, 2013 is $16,300 leaving a balance of $8,575 uncommitted.