The Community Service Group includes committees and activities that focus on projects with immediate benefit to the OKC community.
District grants provide a flexible avenue for OKC Rotary to work on worthy local projects. The District provides RI funds to match awarded grants up to $2 for every dollar the club invests. Since 2015-16, Rotary Club of Oklahoma City has used District Grants to purchase:
- Cargo box truck for The Homeless Alliance
- Beds and comforter sets for Genesis Project,/li>
- Items for Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Survival Packs
- Dictionaries for the library and classrooms at Gatewood Elementary School
- Reading centers, headphones, cassette and CD players at Gatewood Elementary School, and
- Travel expenses for Rotarians to participate in international projects
The Club has latitude in selecting projects and favors projects that benefit the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Anyone with project suggestions should contact the Club’s District Grant chair or a committee member by mid-February. Applications submitted for the Club’s annual project may also be considered for District Grant projects.
Grant dollars cannot be used for labor or operations expenses.
Annual Club Project
- Identify special needs or projects that meet the objectives of Rotary and present those needs or projects to the Rotary membership.
- Organize, solicit and secure from the Rotary members and others the funds required to meet the special needs or projects.
- Provide 30 to 40 Rotarians to assist a nonprofit such as the “Rebuilding Together” organization, for a single service day.
- Coordinate with the nonprofit organization in the logistics of accomplishing the service day.
- Coordinate with the Rotary Foundation to financially support the effort as appropriate.
- Coordinate with the Salvation Army for the Rotary Club to participate in the Bell Ringing day.
- Organize and recruit Rotarians to participate in bell ringing on Club 29’s designated day.