Service After Work… Making a Difference
Rotarians are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s members do their part in our local community.
The Rotary Club of Hamilton has been doing hands-on service projects for over 100 years, making a difference in the lives of so many. We know that volunteer work is part of being a Rotarian, after all our motto is Service Above Self! We volunteer for weekly duties at our meetings, volunteer to serve on committees and Boards and volunteer at special events like our golf tournament that helps raise the funds to support so many great causes.
We often don’t recognize the many hands-on-service projects that we do as a Rotary Club. Sometimes we hear from our members that we do a lot of fundraising but not enough service projects. Service projects are a great way to give back to the community, to engage all our members and their family members and friends too!
Our Rotary Club has focused on creating more hands-on-service projects this year. Our Rotary @ Sunset Meetings (first Thursday of each month) have provided some new opportunities. Our Service After Work Program is rolling out in April with our Adopt-a-Park Clean-Up at Jackie Washington Rotary Park.
Throughout the Rotary year there are several hands-on service projects that provide great opportunities to give back to our community. Without Rotarians and friends, these projects do not happen. Our hands -on service projects like the Rotary Summer Literacy Program, Children’s Christmas Celebration, Telling Tales, and the WAVE After School Program are great ways to give back to our community and examples of hands-on service projects by Rotarians. As part of the Rotary – Service After Work project we have cooked meals for the families at the Mark Preece Family Home and celebrating Earth Month by doing a park clean-up.
Our hands-on service projects are great opportunities to work side by side with fellow Rotarians, allowing each of us to get to know each other better. It is also an opportunity to invite the family of Rotary, Rotarians bring friends and family members to help the cause and we even see some of our alumni and past Rotarians return to help. We often enjoy some fellowship after our work is done. Service Projects not only help our community, but they also make your Rotary experience better, so why not join in one of the many service projects and live the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”