Victorville Rotary Club is a service club with the motto “Service Above Self”, not just a lunch club. These are some of the many projects the club is involved in:
Reading B4K (pre-K reading program)
Utilizing the computerized “Funnix” reading program, we help 4-year olds learn to read BEFORE their first day of Kindergarten - with the aim of combating poverty before it happens with this strong head start toward literacy.
Holiday Food Baskets
Food baskets are distributed to needy families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or Easter.
Community Partnership Projects
We collaborate with community organizations in obtaining matching grants for worthy projects. Recently we partnered with the Victor Valley Rescue Mission to install a new drinking fountain.
Gifts for Kids
Each Christmas, we partner with the Salvation Army “Angel Tree” project to provide Christmas presents for our adopted “angels”)(clothing and toys). We’ve adopted 100 kids each of the past two years.
Canned Food Drive
Rotarians bring in canned goods for donation to area food
Maintain a referral phone line and send out post card reminders to families regarding immunizations due. Less than 72% of our children age two and under are properly immunized.
Junior Rotary Clubs School
Students at High, Junior High and Elementary Schools develop service projects and fund raisers as well as working on their leadership skills.
A Professional Development, Fellowship and Service
oriented Club for young business and professional people
located at Victor Valley College.
3-day skill and team building camp for the Junior Rotary Club President, the School Advisor and the Rotary Liaison.
Teen Leadership Camp for 8th Graders
3-day leadership camp that stresses “leading yourself” as a first step to leading others.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for Juniors in High School.
A 3-day leadership camp that develops abilities in an atmosphere of fellowship and learning.
Gerard Brown “Read to Me” Program
Business people read to kindergartners at a local school and talk about their business or profession.
Rotarians and Interactor read books to children and give them their own copy.
Money is given to teachers for innovative projects to increase the students chances to complete school and LEARN.
High School Scholarships
Students going further: basics, service, financial need, goals and GPA.
For continuing students at Victor Valley College.
4-Way Speech Contest-from Club to District
High school students incorporate the 4-Way Test in a speech they develop and present at a club meeting.
Dr. Pat Mark Junior High 4-Way Speech Contest
Junior High School students incorporate the 4-Way Test in a speech presented at a club meeting.
Dr. Dale Marsden Elementary 4-Way Speech Contest
Elementary school students incorporate the 4-Way Test in a speech presented at a club meeting.
Dan Stover Music Awards-from Club to District
Individual performance, music contest.
S.T.A.R. Awards “Striving To Achieve Results”
6th grader with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or less for a significant improvement in G.P.A., attendance and/or attitude.
Brentwood Career Exploration
2nd and 3rd grade students have lunch with a Rotarian and explore the relevant career.
George Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
Christmas baskets. Electric bills paid and food donated.
International Youth Exchange - Summer
High school students spend three weeks in a foreign country and then return with the foreign student for three weeks here.
International Youth Exchange - Year
Juniors or Seniors spend an academic year in the foreign country of their choice. We adopt students from other countries for their academic year here, 3-6 month per family.
Sister Club - Ensenada
Fellowship, skills and aid are shared with selected international Rotary clubs. Christmas baskets for the poor.
Vocational Service Team
A group of Rotarians and/or non-Rotarians with a specific vocation go to another country to teach and provide service in their specialty e.g. educators, obstetrical or surgical medical personnel.
A worthwhile project overseas is identified - money from the club is matched by District and by Rotary International to quadruple the effect. 2014-2015 water project for schools.
Scholarship through District or Global grants.
Overseas study with a service component.
A partnership with District 5300 and “Project Corozon” To build homes in Mexico where Rotary is building a community and “changing lives”.
Publicize club events to the media and publish weekly club bulletin - The Joshua Tree, Facebook & Website.
An evening of fellowship where Rotary information is presented in a social setting.
Events designed for leisure and relaxation. Enjoy a Maverick’s game, a film, a show, dinner or a mystery trip. How about a day or overnight off-road trip into our area? Or go on the Colorado River trip in September.
Wine Jazz and More
Major Fund Raiser for our Club, September 6th, 2014.
This funds on-going international projects such as Polio Plus, International Scholarships and matching grants, to name but a few.
Paul Harris Fellow
$1,000.00 over and above dues, fines, etc. to the Foundation in unrestricted funds. ($500.00 matched by Victorville Rotary will make you a Paul Harris Fellow). Receive a Paul Harris pin and certificate.
Sustaining Paul Harris
Give at least $100.00 per year to the Foundation. Goal: Paul Harris Fellow. Funds matched by club subject to availability. $500.00 can gain you the international recognition of a Paul Harris Fellow.
Paul Harris Benefactor
Make the Foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and annuity.
Paul Harris Society
Become a member of this prestigious society by giving at least $1,000 a year to the Rotary Foundation. Members wear a distinctive gold and blue “ribbon” on their Rotary pin; and receive invitations to special district events.