Community service is one of the Four 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.
- 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
- Are relevant to the community
- Serve as a learning experience for Rotarians
- Identify a Rotary Club’s role in its community
- Determine how Rotarians can help with the resources at hand.
LATEST CLUB BULLETIN
CURRENT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) NSW is a non-profit organisation which enables children and adults with disabilities to enjoy and achieve physical, social, psychological and educational progress through participation in therapeutic horse riding programs and horse related activities. The Ryde Centre is one RDA facility, which relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to raise the funds required for day to day running expenses of the centre.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
Since 2005, Ryde Rotary Club has organised a Primary School public speaking competition for Year 5 and Year 6 students from the local Ryde area schools. This competition gives Primary School students the opportunity to demonstrate their speaking skills in a public forum with prizes awarded to the winning competitors.
TREE OF JOY
Tree of Joy is a Rotary Club of Ryde community project whereby a Christmas tree is placed in various local Ryde area shopping centres. Local charity groups hang envelopes on the trees with the details of needy people in the local area.
Rotary International, the world's first service club organisation, is made up of over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.
Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organisation's members.