Oriental Rotary Club Projects’ Summary

A Summary of our Community Projects
-A beach picnic shelter and table at the Oriental Village Beach.
This structure provided shelter during the year even thought the final roofing shingles were not installed until the middle of the winter.
-Assembly of a large playground with rock climbing wall, two slides and a variety of other play stations for the Heart Works Save Harbor located in Bayboro.
Heart Works, a non profit organization, supports children and local families with after-school, mentoring and counseling programs. In addition to the over 200 hours of labor that Rotary provided we also provided a cash donation of $1700 to purchase plastic timbers to build the “surround” for the playground. We also labored to move tons of wood chips into the playground area to create a soft landing place for the children.
-Dictionary Project
Our club donated dictionaries to all third graders in the county as part of our literacy project. All students in Pamlico County above the third grade level possess a Rotary-donated dictionary. With both the dictionary project and the essay contest our club promotes area literacy.
-$500 donation to the Arapahoe Charter School Tri athlete Team for the purchase of additional uniforms.
A former Rotarian organizes this successful athletic program.
-Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly in Columbia, North Carolina.
In April our club sponsored three students to attend this event. It’s a great way to expose young adults to leadership principles and the fellowship of Rotary.
-Celebrating Christmas
The club provided free chestnuts to townsfolk in the first weekend of December during the Spirit of Christmas celebration in Oriental. Even Charles Dickens would be delighted with those nutty treats roasted on an open fire.
-Our December Christmas Party for Rotarians and their partners was an occasion for collecting and distributing over 70 new toys for the Toys for Tots Program in Pamlico County.
-Paul Harris Fellows
Our Club awarded six Paul Harris fellows in 2008-2008.
-International Service
In May George Link, International Service Chair, and his wife journeyed to India. While visiting the country, there were able to travel to a small village and observe firsthand the results of an irrigation project that George initiated and shepherded through the three years that it took to complete the project.

Congratulations to all our members for sharing their time and talent in making this an outstanding service organization.

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