The Rotary eClub Engages in Service to Support the Safe Harbor Shelter
In January and February of 2017, the Rotary eClub is collecting items needed for the Safe Harbor Shelter, located in Easton, PA. Safe Harbor is in need of many items to help the hundreds of homeless men & woman who use their shelter each week. Items can be purchased or donated from your items around the house.
Safe Harbor Easton is dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women, and to helping them to achieve a better way of life. To that end, we provide safe, secure housing and case management for all clients. It is our mission to see that everyone who comes to us is given the means and opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and recovery.
The Rotary eClub holds an annual service project in August, enjoying fellowship at a potluck bonfire while collecting school supplies for donation to children on the Fort Peck Native American reservation. This forum provides inspiration and and opportunity to discuss issues facing children on Native American Reservations. Please join us for the potluck on August 28th, and watch the below videos for this week’s forums.
Please join us from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 9 for a day of service with America’s Grow-a-Row. We will be harvesting produce at Longmeadow Farm in Hope, NJ. We will mostly likely be harvesting apples and squash.
Feel free to invite your spouse or children to help out!
What to wear: Dress for the weather and dress to get dirty. Sturdy shoes such as sneakers or boots are advised. Gardening or Work Gloves are recommended. Sunscreen/hats if very sunny.
What to bring: Water bottles, snacks if desired
Please RSVP for yourselves and any guests so we can give an estimated head count. Hope to see you there!
America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce.
At America’s Grow-a-Row we:
Provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need
Educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help
Introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating
Cultivate tomorrow’s leaders to give back
Contribute to the sustainability of agriculture
As a dynamic grassroots organization, America’s Grow‐a‐Row’s impact is resonating throughout the entire state of New Jersey by addressing the complex problems of hunger and food insecurity through an approach that integrates the efforts of an extensive network of volunteers; the growing, gleaning, and distribution of free fresh, healthy produce; and the implementation of a comprehensive hunger and nutrition education program. Our multi‐level approach to addressing the hunger and nutrition crises makes us unique. We are the only organization in NJ tackling these issues from multiple angles. We have donated 2 million pounds of free fresh produce since our inception in 2002. Currently 1 in 5 New Jersey children is food insecure and 12% of New Jersey residents suffer from hunger.Reducing the number of people who suffer from hunger requires significant resources, both financial and human. We rely on funding from foundations, corporations, and individual supporters and do not accept any state or federal funding.
Each February, the Rotary Club of Flemington hosts its annual Soup Cook-off at Hunterdon Central High School. Area restaurants serve out samples of soup, and attendants vote for their favorites. The cash raised through admission tickets is donated to area food pantries. Donations of canned goods are also collected and distributed to food pantries. This even it a lot of fun and a great success every year!
The Rotary eClub of Hunterdon Horizon provides volunteer support for the event, when requested by the Rotary Club of Flemington.
The mission of Rotary International is to assist and guide Rotarians and Rotary clubs to accomplish the Object of Rotary to ensure Rotary’s continuing relevance and to help build a better world, emphasizing service activities by individuals and groups that enhance the quality of life and human dignity, encouraging high ethical standards, and creating greater understanding among all people to advance the search for peace in the world.
The Rotary 4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1st: Is it the Truth?
2nd: Is it Fair to all concerned?
3rd: Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4th: Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
1) Through Club Service, we have fun, build lasting friendships, and make sure that our club runs well.
2) Through Vocational Service, we volunteer our professional skills to serve others and promote integrity in everything we do.
3) Through Community Service, we address local needs and work with our community to bring lasting improvements.
4) Through International Service, we meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.
5) Through New Generations Service, we work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and peacemakers.