“Around the District” highlights service to our local communities. How well does this fit with our 10/16 and 10/23 cleanup actions, you ask? Pretty well, I say! Whether or not we collaborate with other service clubs, our service this month is timely and in line with what you can read by clicking the “read more” button below.
Rotary International is partnering with our friends at Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, and Optimist International to increase our collective impact through community service.
 
Celebrate Community is a week-long service event taking place October 10-16. During this time, Rotary, Rotaract, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs are encouraged to collaborate with one another to complete a service project that benefits the community.
 

Service Opportunities in October

Saturday, October 16:  Highway Cleanup. Final reminder about our semi-annual cleanup of Highway 35 southbound between Glover and Coulee toward Hudson. We need at least 8 – more are welcome – to team up, gather at 9:30 at the veterinarian practice parking lot off Main Street, and pitch in to gather the trash. To join the team, e-mail Steve Schroeder at Schroeder.Steve@principal.com.
 
Saturday October 23: Veteran’s Park Cleanup. Grab rakes, leaf blowers, loppers and whatever tools you think will help and join a crew of 8-10 people at 10 a.m., to clean up Vet’s Park. If you have done it before, you know how quickly our group, with help from the City, can make a major difference in this downtown park. If you haven’t been part of it in the past, now is your chance to see that many hands truly do make light work. Let Scott Morrissette at scott.morrissette@gmail.com know that you can help.
 
If you have a friend in one of our fellow service clubs, why not invite them along to one of our activities?
 
Whatever you choose to do, tell us about it! Tag @Rotary on social media to let us — and your neighbors — know how you’re giving back and celebrating community through service.