The forecast thunderstorms held off this past Saturday long enough for us to cleanup our “Rotary Mile” of Sullivan Street. About 20 Rotarians wearing “Rotarian at Work” shirts and vests walked north from Highway 20 to approximately the railroad tracks, picking up litter along the way. Our first Adopt-a-Mile cleanup day was just one more of our Done-in-a-Day projects that, at the end of the day, leaves our city a little better than when […]
Thanks to all the Rotarians who turned out on Friday afternoon to help the Friends of the Library get their children’s garden ready for the May 21 Summer Reading program. This was our first Done-in-a-Day project this month and we were thankful the rain held off so we could finish laying sod in this beautiful garden. It was a great day to be a Rotarian to help our wonderful library.
Done-in-a-Day Projects cover just about anything you can imagine. When we find a need, we find a day to put our “Service Above Self” motto to work. Past projects have included supporting a Wounded Warrior softball game, working with CASA to build a wheelchair ramp, collecting health and hygiene products for underprivileged children, and cleaning graffiti from Rainbow Mountain hiking trails.
Another day, another project! Saturday found about 20 Madison Rotarians coming to the aid of a local resident to help with installing insulation and performing general yard cleanup. Pictured above are Rotarians Stephen Shaw, Bill Drake, Andre Coleman, and Paul Anderson. Thanks to Nexus Energy Center for allowing us to be your Done-in-a-Day partner!
In February, we host the annual Steve Croomes Memorial Mardi Gras Party at the Madison Senior Center. The event is highlighted by crowning the Mardi Gras King and Queen who are the guests of honor on our parade float during the Christmas Downtown Celebration. So, join us in December at the Madison Christmas Parade to honor the King and Queen!
We took advantage of February’s record warm weather to join CASA in building a wheelchair ramp. Even our kids came out to participate in this great service project. Contact us if you’d like to participate in our next Done-in-a-Day Project.
In November, we brighten Thanksgiving for twenty needy families in the area. We donate the food supplies and assemble boxes that are delivered to counselors at West Madison Elementary and Mill Creek Elementary. The counselors identify families who need some help each year providing a festive and wholesome Thanksgiving dinner.
Madison Rotarians met with other local volunteers to fill backpacks with school supplies for area school children. Rotarians pictured above are Dennis Sanders, Cynthia Curtis, Kimberly Hardee, Debbie Overcash and Paula Cushman.
Every August, we gather at Rainbow Elementary School to participate in the SS Kids Project, which provides backpacks filled with school supplies for local underprivileged school children. Begun in 1993 by Rotarian Gail LeCroy, this project generally provides new school supplies for 325-375 children in approximately 14 local schools. These backpacks are distributed to the students at the start of the school year. SS Kids is funded by local inter-denominational churches.