Rotary Club of Davis Local Community Service Projects
Through the efforts of our Rotary club members and the wonderful volunteers within our community, we strive to maintain a balanced concerted effort for the betterment of the community. This area of our website represents the present and past community service projects that our club has been involved with. If you would like to learn more about these projects or are interested in volunteering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have an idea for a community project where Rotary might help?
Ideas for Community Service Projects come from many sources. If you believe that you have an idea that meets our Rotary requirements then please click here to download our Rotary Club of Davis Community Projects Application form. Here are our requirments:
1. Long term benefit to the Community.
2. Hands-on participation by the requesting organization.
3. Hands-on participation by the Rotary Club of Davis.
4. Based on the project, either provides on-site recognition for The Rotary Club of Davis, and/or newspaper publicity.
Historically, projects which have appealed most to the Club have been those that involve some funding and physical participation by Rotary. Funds are always limited and sometimes we offer partial funding plus physical Club involvement. This last year we made a donation to the UCD Arboretum Native Plant Garden that included funding and 2 work days. There are situations when we consider funding only. We have previously made a funding only donation to the Yolo Hospice Cottages. In most years, the projects requesting funding exceed the funding budget.
Past projects that we have undertaken include: Buying and planting the redwood trees in front of Davis High School, purchasing a sound system for the Community Pool, buying and installing playground equipment at the South Davis Migrant Camp, buying and installing a recognition sign at Davis High School for the school Environmental Club. Also, staffing the Salvation Army Drive Kettle for 2 days, donating $1300 worth of new toys for the Community Christmas Drive, collecting bedding for the Davis Homeless Shelter, purchasing and installing a bench in the North Davis Elementary School Native Plant Garden, repair and painting at the Hattie Weber Museum and establishing and maintaining a freeway shoulder garden at the SE corner of Covell Blvd and Highway 113.
Past projects have been varied and have ranged from preparing a site for a small Village Harvest storage shed to making a substantial monetary donation to build Yolo County Hospice Cottages. If you or your group has a good project that meets our criteria, submit it using the form mentioned above.