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In previous years we raised sufficient funds to complete Monroe Rotary Field.  Designed and built to accommodate children with disabilities, all kids are given the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of playing baseball, no matter what their limitations may be.  The club partners with the Monroe YMCA to coordinate and run the Miracle League, and the City of Monroe provides field maintenance
Funds raised this year will support:
  • Housing Hope – to provide affordable housing in the Sky Valley we will assist in the funding of Monroe Family Village, a 47 unit complex under construction on West Main St.  Additionally we will be engaged in the construction of play equipment for residents of the facility.
  • Monroe Arts Council – Historic Wagner Auditorium requires remodeling of the lobby and bathrooms to continue as the area’s primary public performing arts center.  We have been contributing man-hours, but need significant funding to assist in the completion of the project.
  • Rotary Youth Exchange, provide an opportunity for a Monroe High School student to study abroad, and host a foreign student for a year of study in Monroe, which will benefit the entire student body.
Other on-going community projects of the Monroe Rotary include:
  • Student Scholarships – Awards made to seven students from Monroe and Sultan High Schools who show a strong commitment to community and making their world a better place.
  • Take the Next Step - Once a month we serve a meal to all who need one.  Those in transition, those whose only decent meal that week is one night at Take the Next Step, young and old.
  • Women's Gospel Mission - Helping women in transition get a good meal and some dignity.
  • Cocoon House - Assistance to teenagers who have no place to go. They just need a place to stay, some assistance and guidance on how to be on their own.
  • Sky Valley and Sultan Food Banks - throughout the year, not just at the holidays
  • Monroe YMCA – Funding for Miracle League and other  programs
  • The Rotary Foundation – As a result of its work, Polio is nearly a disease of the past with only 3 countries worldwide reporting any new cases in the last year.
  • Vecinos – Providing assistance to rural Nicaraguan schoolchildren.
  • National Night Out - Partnering with the City of Monroe and local police and fire departments to host the annual event.  This year’s attendance exceeded 4,000 Monroe area residents!
  • Many other organizations that come to us throughout the year needing some assistance to provide help to the local or international communities
  • Next Step Student Mentoring – ongoing guidance to high school students in making educational and career choices, and assistance in attaining their goals.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.  Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
Who are Rotary members?
Rotary brings together the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues for local communities worldwide.  Rotary members hail from a range of professional backgrounds; doctors, artists, small business owners and stay-at-home parents all call themselves Rotarians.  Rotary connects these unique perspectives, and helps leverage its members’ expertise to improve lives everywhere.
Where is Rotary active?
From Haiti and Greenland to Nigeria and Singapore, Rotary unites a truly diverse set of leaders from across the world.  Currently, the largest number of clubs comes from the United States, India, Japan and Brazil.  The fastest growing Rotary regions include Southeast Asia and Africa.
What do Rotarians do?
Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local communities across the globe.  Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.