Over a Century of Helping Others Around the World

Impact of Rotary
Rotary’s impact on the world since our founding 110 years ago Click to enlarge.

Happy birthday to us! On February 23, we celebrate  the 110th anniversary of Rotary International and we have a lot to show for it. On this day in 1905, Rotary founder Paul Harris formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Since then, Rotary has continued its commitment to service by providing clean water, improving maternal health, awarding scholarships, fighting diseases, and improving lives around the world.

This year, also marks the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Since the fight to end polio began, 2 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free. During the week of February 17 – 23, share with others how we are “this close” to ending polio and highlight Rotary’s 110 years of service.

Want to be a part of something amazing? Check us out by coming to one of our meetings. We meet every other Monday at 6:30 PM at Bru’s Room, Hillsboro & 441. See our schedule for exact dates. Guests are always welcome!

Come Meet Us at Coconut Creek’s Butterfly Festival

Visit us at the Butterfly Festival Feb 28
Coconut Creek’s Butterfly Festival

The Rotary Club of Coconut Creek will have a booth at Coconut Creek’s annual Butterfly Festival, February 28th, 2015. The event will take place from 1:00 to 8:30 PM in Sabal Pines Park, located at 5005 NW 39 Avenue, Coconut Creek.

We will be doing free hair braids in our booth and telling folks about what we do and how to make a positive difference in their community. Our motto is “Good people, good work, good times!” We know that helping our neighbors, near and far, makes us feel good, connected and is a lot of fun. Join us in our booth at the Butterfly Festival to find out more!

There are a lot of things for kids to do there (after they get their hair braided in our booth), there is live music, rides and food. Admission is FREE!

Free Shuttle Service from Monarch High School at 5050 Wiles Road and from the Recreation Complex at 4455 Sol Press Boulevard. Shuttle buses will run from 12:45 PM through 9:30 PM.  NOTE: There is no public parking at Sabal Pines Park.

See you there!

– See more at: http://www.coconutcreek.net/parks/festival#sthash.L6w0ctOV.dpuf

Feeding and Clothing the Needy in Our Community

In association with iHarvest, the Rotary Club of Coconut Creek helped those who are in need by distributing donated clothing, shoes, books and groceries. The event took place over two days at Pompano Beach High School.

The first day, a “boutique” was set up where donated clothes, shoes, housewares and books were displayed. Rotarians worked one on one with needy families, taking them through and helping them to find outfits for each family member as well as housewares like sheets and kitchen tools. A separate room held shoes and there was also an area for books and toys.

iharvest Thanksgiving food

The next day, we helped distribute bags of groceries with 11 bags going to each family. Once the family had checked in, they drove their car and we brought the food out and loaded it in the car for them.

This was the third year we participated in this project and it was great to see all of the smiling faces!