Founded in Oakmont in 2000, our club is one of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. Our 50 club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self”.
Some of the local community philanthropic accomplishments undertaken by our Rotary Club include providing volunteer and financial support to:
R (Recovery) House: a residential counseling and high school facility for teens with dependency problems.
The Sierra Youth Center: a residential treatment program for female adolescents, adjudicated by the Juvenile Court.
Elementary School Assistance: weekly tutoring/reading and home literacy programs to Flowery and Douglas Whited schools.
St. Joseph’s Mobile Health Clinic: a traveling health and immunization clinic serving farm and service workers and their families in Sonoma County.
Scholarships: Scholarships annually to graduating high school and transferring Santa Rosa Junior College students.
Play Structure: Funding design and construction of a play structure and adjacent landscape development located in the Kenwood Park.
Our club also supports a wide range of programs to improve education, safety, eyesight, clean water, health and alleviation of hunger in third world countries. Among them are: Project Amigo in Mexico; Roots of Peace in Bosnia and Afghanistan, Rotoplast in Chile, Nothing But Nets throughout Africa, Adopt A Village in Uganda, Hospital Project in Russia; Village Hopecore in Kenya; East Meets West in Vietnam; Seva Foundation worldwide, and the Wheelchair Foundation worldwide.