Club Service Projects
 
 

Community Projects

Teacher of the Month Program

- Each month of the school year, Rotary recognizes an outstanding teacher from the R2-J School District with a framed certificate and a check.

Paint Our Town

– We play a lead role in painting the homes of needy families annually. For example, in 2014, 200 gallons of paint, 300 lunches, many supplies with a cost/value of $11,000 were supplied. 235 volunteers put in 1600 hours for a labor value of $40,000. Lives have been changed. This was a community effort involving 14 organizations, including 6 service clubs and 5 churches.

Food Bank Literacy Program

- This program collects books, paperbacks, and magazines donated at our regular weekly Rotarian meetings. Then, these books are delivered to our Rotarian Literacy table at the Loveland Food Bank. People using the Food Bank services are invited to take one book or magazine. This program is very popular with the Food Bank clients.

 

Youth Projects

Big Thompson Interact Club

- a club for youth based on the principles of Rotary International, whose goal is to provide needed services both locally and internationally. The club has raised funds for Shelter Boxes which are sent to disaster locations, reads with children in after school programs and reaches out to the community in various service projects. Any student ages 12 to 18 in the Thompson School District who wants to make a difference for others is eligible. See https://sites.google.com/site.bthompsoninteract/home.

 

 

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.

Two 6-day sessions are held each summer: one in Larkspur, CO for students completing 7th grade and one at the YMCA of the Rockies for students completing 11th grade. Students learn team work and leadership skills and gain self-confidence, along with having a lot of fun. Participants describe the program as life changing and insightful in their relationships with others. Students in the program are sponsored by local Rotary Clubs.

Academic Scholarships

- Each year Rotary selects outstanding senior scholars from the Loveland and Berthoud High Schools and awards funds to further their education.

Art Scholarships

- Each year two talented graduating students from the Loveland and Berthoud High Schools receive $2,000 scholarships for pursuing a career in the arts.

Literacy Program

– The Loveland Anti-Dropout Committee is focused on improving literacy in the Thompson School District in grades 1 - 3. About 25% of all students in grades 1-3 are below grade level in reading. The goal is to help the District bring all students up to grade level in reading ability by the end of third grade. Some 40 Rotarians and friends participate by doing 1-1 literacy tutoring for one hour per week during the school day – working with six elementary schools.

Rotary Ethics Scholarships

- All three Rotary Clubs in Loveland together with the Better Business Bureau select a finalist to complete regionally for a $5,000 scholarship funded by the Better Business Bureau. Students compete based on their essay about how the 4-way test has impacted or could impact their lives.

Middle School Kindness Award

- Each year Rotary presents the Kindness Award in each of the five middle schools in the school district in an effort to recognize outstanding peer leadership and support for their fellow students.

Rotary Youth Exchange

- Each year, Rotary sponsors one or two students from abroad to live and be schooled in Loveland. In addition, Rotary sponsors local students to reside in other countries. These programs foster international understanding and acceptance of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Student of the Month Recognition Program

- Each year, Rotary selects two seniors from each high school who have overcome some type of hardship in their lives. Students are invited to lunch and presented a framed certificate and a check. Students are selected by counselors at each school.

Kids Pak

- Rotary provides packs with nutritious food for elementary school kids who are in need to take home for the weekend. Both Interact Club Members and youth from the Boys and Girls Club help pack the food to make it ready for distribution to the schools. Kids Pak serves 30 of the 32 schools in the district. Weekend food is sent home 34 weeks a year. Learn more here.


TABLETS FOR LITERACY - Each year Rotary purchases laptops or tablets and computer accessories for the Thompson School District to be used in elementary schools with literacy software provided by the District to help improve literacy skills of the students.  Rotary works closely with the District to identify specific needs.  Rotary buys technology to address those needs effectively and efficiently.  Currently we are addressing needs in first, second and third grade.  In the future we will expand to other elementary grades.

 

4-Way Test in Middle Schools

- Rotarians have long utilized the 4-Way Test as a guide for ethical decision making. This program provides 8th Graders with the opportunity to do the same. A Rotarian facilitator works with five students to help the students apply the 4-Way Test to situations in which they may find themselves. These situations deal with scenarios typical for 8th graders: e.g. relationships and drugs. Students are encouraged to examine their decisions in these scenarios by applying the 4-Way Test.

Entrepreneur and Business Startup Program

– This High School Program and currently involves 28 students grades 9-12 at Mountain View HS and 25-30 students at Loveland HS. Students will create and develop their own product or service. Entrepreneurs and business experts from the community will serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. Over the course of the year, student teams will learn about product development, financial modeling, marketing, accounting, human resources, as well as the legal aspects of running a business.

 

Loveland Rotary International Projects:

Dental Projects in Developing Countries

- The International Projects Committee furthers Loveland
Rotary’s goal of international service by developing and implementing humanitarian aid projects in other countries in conjunction with foreign Rotary clubs and the Rotary International Foundation.

Clean Water Project

– The project is Integral Rain Water Catchment System and Drained Waters Treatment With Biotechnologies from a highsSchool located in the municipality of Metepec, Mexico including: a) rain water catchment system, filtration, conduction and storage, b) resource ́s efficient use by means of conditioning and installation of adequate sanitary furniture, and c) treatment in place of sewage water with low impact biotechnologies for later reuse in irrigation.

 

Rotary International Projects:

Polio Plus

– PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary Club members will have contributed $850 million with countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Rotary Foundation

- As the world’s largest provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to ear a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.