Programs & Projects
Through our Charitable Giving Committee, we provide much needed financial support to local organizations like the Placer SPCA, Lighthouse Resources Center, The Gathering Inn, Placer County Veterans and more. The objective here is to address urgent and immediate needs of these local charities as the need arises.
Annually, we raise money to perpetuate and sustain the following annual local projects:
Shop-With-A-Cop – In association with the Roseville Police Department, local officers shop with low income families to by children clothes for school and various seasons with funding from the Rotary Club of Roseville.
Miles of Smiles – In association with local dental professionals, no cost dental sealants are provided to local elementary school children without dental care.
Book Buddies - Each month the Rotarians involved in the program purchased a book suggested by the teacher so that it was grade appropriate. The Rotarian read the book then wrote a letter to their paired student about the book and what reading meant to them. In turn, the student also read the book and wrote back to their Rotarian. The program encourages reading and letter writing by establishing a pen-pal relationship while the students gain the beginnings of a personal library.
Rotary Days - Neighboring Rotary and Rotaract clubs might combine their ideas, talent, and resources to co-host an event. Even entire districts can come together to host one big Rotary Day.
Tree Planting -
Each year, the Rotary Club of Roseville recognizes the exceptional teachers, police officers, firefighters and civic leaders in our community for their service with a special awards ceremony.
Youth Programs – Emphasizing programs that provide youth with life skills and experiences as well as safe opportunities for personal growth, the Rotary Club of Roseville annually funds the following:
Rotary Youth Exchange – A classic student exchange program where funding is provided to support a local youth for a year abroad, and host a foreign student here in Roseville with a host family.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award – Two local Roseville students are sponsored to attend a week-long, life changing summer leadership camp where they participate with other students from throughout the Greater Sacramento area and discover who they are and what they can be.
Interact Clubs – The Rotary Club of Roseville annually funds local high school service clubs.
Scholarship and Speech Contest Programs – College money is awarded for the top high school students and speakers in Roseville.
Around the world, Rotary is known as the organization that has almost put an end to polio. Rotary has done this and so much more through its 32,000 worldwide clubs. Clubs join together to fight world hunger, abate malaria, provide safe water, distribute wheel chairs, and much more. The Rotary Club of Roseville participates in 2 to 5 different international projects each year.
HONDURAS EL PARAISO
We are working with a multiple partnerships on the ground in Honduras to provide clean drinking water to three different communities. This is an active project in the research and development phase. It will cost approximately $90,000 and impact thousands of Hondurans for years to come.
Global Grant for Physical Rehabilitation Clinic Equipment in Zacapu Mexico, in the state of Michoacán. This was a strong partnership between the community, which provided the building and brought it up to code and excellent standards, and the two Rotary clubs. Many of our club members visited the project in Zacapu, as well as we hosted the Rotarians here in Roseville when they came to visit us! This was our largest global grant to date. The leads were Ralph Felix and Andres Ordaz.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program that brings together high school seniors to further develop character and leadership skills and learn about Rotary. Students from the Roseville area attend the RYLA sponsored by District 5180 near Portola, California. This is a week long camp organized by Rotarians. RYLA gives Rotarians the opportunity to mentor promising young leaders serving their own communities and beyond. Rotarians serve as resources for participants on the path to becoming professional and community leaders. In turn, RYLA can bring new energy to a Rotary district, inspire ideas for service, increase support of community service projects, and develop future Rotarians.
Participants have to be sponsored by local Rotary clubs, which often cover all expenses. For young adults, this recognition offers the opportunity to build self-confidence, gain exposure to a variety of issues and people, meet active community leaders, and learn valuable information and
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.
What are the benefits?
Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
Take action to make a difference in your school and community
Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
Become a leader in your school and community
Have fun and make new friends from around the world
Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
Celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in:
World Interact Week
Interact Video Awards
Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations
Global Youth Service Day
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.
Rotaract members decide how to organize and run their clubs, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects. Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with your club as partners in service.
Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
What are the benefits?
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
Develop lifelong leadership skills
Learn a new language and culture
Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
Become a global citizen