Madison City Employees of the Year Awards

In conjunction with the City of Madison, we have the privilege each year of recognizing outstanding Madison City employees representing fire protection, law enforcement, and community services.  To be eligible for these awards, the candidate must have been a full time City of Madison employee for the last two years with continuous above and beyond the call of duty performance OR performance of a single outstanding service act for the citizens of Madison.

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Annual Miles Montgomery Memorial Golf Tournament

The Miles Montgomery Golf Tournament is a Family of Rotary event where Rotarians, past and present, including family and friends come together for an 18-hole, scramble golf tournament.  We do this in memory of our dear friend and great Rotarian who loved his family and friends, our Rotary club, and a good round of golf.  Miles was our President-elect when he passed away in March 2004.  In 2003, he served as one of the […]

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Why Honduras?

Honduras is the 2nd poorest country in Central America, with approximately 64% of Hondurans living below the poverty level of 2 dollars per day.  Thirty-nine percent of the population is employed in agriculture; however, an onslaught of natural and man-made disasters continue to damage that industry.  Deforestation through illegal logging activities has led to widespread erosion and destruction of the agricultural industry.

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Done-in-a-Day Projects

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.

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School Supplies for Kids (SS Kids)

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.

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International Campaign to Eradicate Polio

  Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality.

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Parrots of the Caribbean Takes a Lot of Planning!

A lot of planning goes into our Parrots of the Caribbean in order to make it the best summer party in town!  We have to order food, hire bands, perform site planning, hire security, print tickets, sell tickets, make raffle baskets, rent the tents, get permits, schedule shifts, manage publicity, decorate, order those cute t-shirts…..meet over margaritas to plan some more…. it’s exhausting! We also plan how to recognize and honor our benefactors and […]

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Parrots of the Caribbean 2017: Save the Date!

With the first day of summer not quite here, the end of summer seems a long way off.  But, not when you’re planning the best party in town!  Madison Rotarians are already thinking about those last days of August when summer vacations are over, kids are back in school , and football season is just around the corner. That sounds like the 4th Saturday in August — the perfect time for a party! So, […]

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Adopt-a-Mile: Sullivan Street Cleanup

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 […]

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Leaders Prepare for the New Rotary Year

On July 1st, our club will begin a new year, and this past Saturday, outgoing officers met with the incoming board members to ensure an effective and efficient transition.  Outgoing President Sandy Patel opened the meeting with a review of the club’s accomplishments this past year as well as upcoming events and areas subject for improvement.  He and incoming President Marc Jacobson led the session that covered the current budget, planning guidelines, board roles […]

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Laying Sod with Our Friends of the Library

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.

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Still Serving Veterans

Still Serving Veterans serves and honors Veterans and their families, transitioning service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves by assisting them in securing meaningful employment and the Veteran benefits they have earned.  They provide their services free of charge.  Madison Rotarians are proud to support the ones who support our Veterans.  For more information, please visit their website: https://ssv.org/

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District Leadership Training 2017

On May 5th, four members of the Rotary Club of Madison attended and led portions of the Rotary District Training Assembly at the Harbert Center in Birmingham.  Gene Pfeiffer, an incoming Assistant District Governor, volunteered his time to support the logistics of the day.  Pat Cross, Past District Governor, facilitated a training session for Secretaries and Treasurers, while Dennis Sanders, District Communications Officer, and Ashley Lindley, Madison Club Secretary, each led sessions focusing primarily […]

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