Rotarians worked with local woman-owned clothing manufacturer to create chemo port pillows and distribute to local oncology labs for cancer patients. The port pillows were manufactured for comfort from seat belt irritation at the site of the port-a-cath used for chemotherapy delivery. This project was funded through the District 6900 Grant via Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and the Americus Rotary Club.
Rotarians donated money and items for hygiene and ipsy bags (purchased by club) to assemble and present to Jess Sinclair, director of KEYS to Transformation who provides mentorship and coaching to young girls in our community. The training and hygiene bags will be used to help build a positive self image in pre-teen and teenage girls in Sumter County.
Rotary Club of Americus partnered with the City of Americus for the National Clean Up day.
Weekly Club Bulletins for July 1, 2021 through present.
Club collected coats, scarves, hats, gloves, shoes and clean socks for the senior citizens, and the homeless in our community. Collections were distributed to the homeless shelter and to senior citizens (shut-ins) by way of the Council on Aging delivering Meals on Wheels.
Each year, the Americus Rotary Club offers free photos with Santa for families in our community. We also provide hot chocolate, cookies, coloring books, and crayons. Pictures are emailed to the families afterward.
Honoring high school students who have committed to military service. These students have to have completed paperwork with one of the branches of US military service. The students are recognized at a luncheon in their honor and are given duffle bags (embroidered with club logo) containing a Four Way Test coin in the pocket. Rotarians who are veterans lead the program designed to honor, empower, and encourage students who have made such a commitment.
In Rotary’s ideals of Vocational Service, our Law Enforcement, Fire Safety, First Responders, and other public safety personnel serve above self within their profession each day. They ask for a fair wage and the opportunity to serve, yet their level of service has the potential to far exceed normal expectations of “Service Above Self.” Rotary International developed a method for Rotary Clubs to honor those community heroes who share its motto of “Service Above Self” within their professions and the club reached out to leaders in law enforcement and public safety for nominations.
Rotary Club of Americus adopted the mile on Lamar Street between Prince and Tripp Streets in Americus. In addition to helping clean up Americus, Rotarians also spend a Saturday cleaning up both sides of Lamar Street, a main route through town. We walk all the way to Hardee's where we enjoy breakfast before heading back down the opposite side.
Club hosts luncheon and program honoring STAR Students and Teachers from each high school represented in our community. Each student was given the opportunity to introduce themselves and talk about their plans and goals for the future as well as talk about why they selected their respective teachers. Likewise, each teacher was able to talk about each student and what made them special and what their qualities were.
Provided snack baskets for two healthcare departments in the hospital that were under-recognized for the service they provided and sacrifice they gave during the pandemic and the surge of the Delta variant - environmental services (custodial) and respiratory departments.
Rotary provided volunteers for Annual Taste of Sumter in downtown Americus.
Americus Rotarians gather on the 3rd Thursday of most every month to socialize and fellowship. We rotate restaurants throughout our community to help support our local economy...building better friendships and growing our local economy!
Rotarians volunteered and helped freshmen students move-in to the dorms at Georgia Southwestern University, including our own GRSP student, Christian Moeller.
Collaborated with a number of businesses, organizations and entities to provide a massive school supply distribution opportunity for students in Sumter County using a drive-through design to ensure safety and social distancing. Rotary club distributed 250 bags with notebooks (with 4-way test sticker on cover), pencils, & pencil sharpeners to complement the items being distributed by other entities in our community. It was done on Jackson Street and designed so that a car could drive by and pick up items for school-aged children.
Rotarians volunteered their time and made significant donations towards the Wreaths Across America. The mission of the Wreaths Across America organization is to remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the Rotary Club of Americus volunteers to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at Andersonville National Cemetery, and donates funds to purchase wreaths.