From packing meals that will be distributed to local school children, to delivering dictionaries to third graders, to sponsoring a Christmas tree sale, our club’s history of service is connected to the community and always open to new ways we can help serve. We are actively involved with Meals of Hope and typically engage in at least one major packing event per year. Some of the projects we operate and support are:
- Rotary 5K Run
- Dictionary Day
- Wheelchair Project
- Christmas Tree Sales
- Poinsetta Sales
- Kid’s Against Hunger
- Relay for Life
- Shots for Tots Vaccination Program (program retired in 2014)
Rotary Camp Florida
Rotary’s Camp Florida is an 21 acre, non-profit organization that caters to children with special needs and challenges. The camp is located in Brandon Florida, nestled between two lakes, and canopied by grand oak trees. Although the camp is secluded, it is only minutes away from I-4, I-75, numerous shopping amenities, and five different hospitals.
The camp offers both day and overnight rentals, as the facility has a host of necessary structures to aid in our goal of supplying a pleasant and satisfactory visit. Rotary’s Camp Florida consists of: air conditioned cabins that sleep a total of 50-100 individuals, kitchen, dining hall, assembly hall, library, pavilion, fire pit, boating, and a pool.
Our own club member, Rotarian Susan Schmidt, sits on the board of directors of Camp Florida. You can learn more about the camp at their website here www.rotaryscampflorida.com