17 Trees planted at Coconut Creek City Hall

The members of our Club were honored to install 17 Bald Cypress Trees around the lake at the City Hall complex in Coconut Creek. Originally this project was conceived back in 2017 to be a ‘one tree per club member’ installation. After the MSD shooting our club chose to plant these trees in honor of those 17 lives that were cut short on that fateful Valentines Day. Our hope is that some measure of solace and beauty may be restored to the community as these trees grow and blossom. We had a great turn out and even though not all of our club members could attend this was truly a ‘all hands on deck’ project as there was much planning and some fund raising that went on to see this project to its completion. The members of ‘The Creek’ as we affectionately call ourselves are a fun-loving group of local business and community leaders (or leaders-to-be) that seek out Service projects that are in line with Rotary Internationals motto of ‘Service Above Self’.

 

“The Creek” brings home awards from annual District Assembly!

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In our first year the Rotary Club of Coconut Creek made a fantastic showing in our brand new club shirts and with 98% attendance from the club!  We brought home two awards for district attendance percentages and for our Facebook page!!  Everyone in attendance knew we were in the house as the awards were announced and “the Creek” was a roar with 13 members cheering on President Drew Monaghan when he collected our winnings!!  Congrats to the entire club and thank you for all your efforts in our first year!!

St. Patrick’s Day Social

563241_461012594000073_563418038_nWhat do you do when a great holiday falls on our meeting day???  We have a party of course!!  RCCC got all the members, families and even a couple visitors together for a St. Patrick’s Day social filled with green beads, flashing lights, great food and a couple cold Irish adult beverages!!  Fellowship is part 1979635_461012547333411_1177100908_nof everything we do and involving our Rotary families is critical to this part of our club!!  We want to involve our spouses, children and friends in what we do not have them see us go out the door to “Rotary” every week!!  We want everyone to know each other and celebrate the “ Family of Rotary”.  Have you been looking for a 1969180_461012664000066_1711647242_na service opportunity that can involve your family and be more of an extension rather than something that takes you away?  Looking for a way to get your children involved in the world of service to the community no matter the age?  You found it…..“The Creek” on the move!!!!

Service Projects

20140118_112727We continue to have our monthly service projects and making changes in our community!  Projects in the past couple months include clean up projects, child development projects and supporting our own Rotary Foundation!  We have committed to 8 service projects for the Rotary year and we are already done with that looking at exceeding our goal!!  A special part of our club is the desire to give back and part of our foundation success pieces.  We are looking for people with the same mindset of service and fellowship…are you one of those professionals looking for a way to fill that void in your life?  Come join us!!

Banners, members and service..oh my!!

We knew that things would take off for our little club when our 20131007_182831[1]model was in full swing!!  We have had so many service projects, new members and this all on top of our official banner ceremony it is a challenge to keep up!!  We have9-21-13-2 had service projects at the Blood Center, one at a farm for recovering children and siblings with cancer.  We have inducted some awesome members with many more in the process!!  There comes a time as a club establishes its own culture that you are evaluating what is important and what we hold precious to our future.  Our founding principles of fellowship and service have continue to expand and attracting a great deal of attention both

in the district and around the world.  Come see the new model of a Rotary club and why this is NOT what you expected!