Community services is one of the Avenues of Service which encourages Rotarians to offer service to their communities. Every Rotary Club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest.
One of the primary goals of Rotarians is to provide “Service Above Self” through the commitment to improve the quality of life in their communities. It is desirable that every Rotary Club sponsors a major community service activity in each fiscal year. The activity is to be based upon a real community needs should require the collective cooperation of all its members.
What is Community Service?
Encouraging and fostering the ideal of service to the personal, business and community life of every Rotarian, opportunities for every Rotarian to exemplify “Service Above Self”, a chance to respond to the needs of a local community, Community Service Project relevant to the community, identify a Rotary Club’s role in its community, determine how Rotarians can help with the resources at hand.
The District Community Service Chair coordinates and promotes Club Community Service projects within the District, works with clubs; encourages District-wide participation; shares information and ideas with Rotarians in the District.