Service Projects

The Iowa City Noon Rotary Club was established in 1915 to bring the ideals of Rotary International to our community. Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” is evident in the many ways the Iowa City Noon Rotary is involved in international, national and local efforts to improve health and wellness, education and literacy, and the lives of others through numerous projects, many of which are in partnership with other Rotary clubs in District 6000. These include but are not exclusive to:
  • Polio Plus Campaign - fundraising campaign to eradicate polio worldwide
  • Iowa MOST - cleft lip palate surgeries for patients in Central America
  • Xicotepec, Mexico - multiple school and healthcare projects in Mexico
  • I Can Read - early literacy project with Sing-a-Long books, CDs and DVDs gifted to local schools
  • Ponseti Project – advancing access to the non-surgical Ponseti Method to treat clubfoot
  • 4th Grade Dictionary Project - dictionaries are distributed to every fourth grade student in the ICCSD each year
  • Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament – fundraising to strengthen services provided by a local charity
  • FAMSCO (Fire and Medical Supply Company) - sending emergency vehicles, equipment and supplies to developing countries
  • Rotary Scholarships - for inbound and outbound high school and college students who travel to our local community to attend school for a year and live with host families, or travel abroad to attend school for a year
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - scholarships to the RYLA youth leadership conference
  • Rotaract of Iowa City – intergenerational network to encourage 18 to 30 year-olds to participate in Rotary’s international humanitarian service projects and gain collaborative leadership skill sets
  • Scholarship and travel expenses – for local students participating in activities such as Special Olympics, MYEP FasTrac, We the People, etc.
  • And more

Member-Proposed Projects

Iowa City Noon Rotary Service Projects are designed to provide its members with both volunteer and philanthropic opportunities to make a difference in our community and in the world. Any member is able to propose a project to the Board of Directors but all projects must follow an application and review process. In order for the club to have the greatest impact on the Iowa City community, the Club’s Board of Directors may choose to rotate or limit support among the many projects supported by our members.

Application Requirements

  • A proposal narrative of no more than 2 pages in letter or email format
  • A budget for the project/activity if funding is requested
  • Measurable outcomes* (how you will know the project/activity is successful, has the desired impact, etc.)
  • A list of the individuals responsible for the project including the Board of Directors (if appropriate) and/or staff/individuals responsible for the project/activity
  • Number/type of volunteer opportunities for Rotarians
  • Recognition opportunities for Rotary within the community
  • Detailed budget (if applicable) and amount requested from the club to support the project (Note: Financial requests above $500 must be submitted annually to the Board of Directors before the April 1 and October 1 grant deadlines.)
  • Signed Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement for non-501 (c) (3) organizations or individual(s) if applicable

Reporting Requirements

All club projects are required to submit a written report to the Board of Directors upon completion of the project or prior to any future funding requests. Reports should include:
  • Copies of any promotional materials or media coverage of the project
  • A photo of the project activity for use in the club newsletter, website and social media
If the service project received funding, then please also include:
  • An assessment of whether or not the project/activity goals were achieved
  • An expense report detailing how Rotary funds were used

Submit a Service Project Application

Applications using the above guidelines, general questions, or follow-up reporting can be submitted to secretary@iowacitynoonrotary.org.
 

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