Murrieta Rotary in action
Rotarians at Work Day happens the last Saturday in April each year. This year the date is April 25, 2015. The program started in 2006 as a joint effort between two Rotary Districts, one in the United States and one in Mexico. Each year, clubs around the world identify a hands-on project that all members can participate in to help their community. Currently, 2,830 clubs and almost 110,000 Rotarians participate. The Rotary Club of Murrieta will be volunteering at the Santa Rosa Plateau Garden Tour. This tour is a fundraiser for the Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation whose goal is to inspire and motivate children to learn and care about the natural world. This is done through education, research, and preservation programs.
This day represents only a small portion of what Rotary clubs around the world do every year to help their communities. For example, the Rotary Club of Montero, Bolivia helped open a community center in their city to provide food, education, and health care to children. In Kenya, the Rotary Club of Nairobi hosted an eye care camp last November, marking 30 years of the club's commitment to ending rural blindness.
For the last two years, the Rotary Club of Murrieta has provided materials for the Read 180 program in middle and elementary schools in the Murrieta Unified School District. This program is used to help children reading below grade level. For the last ten years, the club has held a Valentine's Dance for special needs adults in the community. Murrieta Rotary provides scholarships for seventh graders and juniors in high school to attend leadership camps. The annual Field of Honor in Town Square Park is a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Murrieta and the city. These are just a few examples of the activities in which your your local Rotary Club of Murrieta participates. For more information on Rotary, please explore this website or contact Patsy Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org.