October 2013 Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Ada Jenkins
(Posted 10/25/13 - PreRelease, to be updated)
The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg held our 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on October 28th this year. Historically, the golf tournament proceed have gone to a deserving local charity, and this year was no different. Our community is fortunate to have the Ada Jenkins Center located in Davidson to provide for the needs of those who are dealing with unfortunate events such as poverty, poor health, or other difficult life circumstances. The center provides for the many needs of these individuals, but perhaps one of the most challenging is health care. Ada Jenkins has been in desperate need of an updated medical facility, and our club chose to apply this year's Golf Tournament proceeds to this worthwhile endeavor.
Through our funds, and other generous donations of time, talent and money, the Ada Jenkins Center will begin construction on a new medical facility. Things that we take for granted in health care such as private rooms, air conditioning and modern furnishing will now be available to those served by the center. We can't think of a more worthy cause!
August 2013 Bicycle Collection
Our club completed a collection a few weeks ago of bikes and helmets to raise money for the Ada Jenkins Center. When the final tally was done, we collected 72 bikes, and numerous helmets! There was a "Trips for Kids" on site, who was appreciative of our donations! (Caption) Anne Raynes was on hand to help deliver our collection to "Trips for Kids!"
Ada Jenkins-Leaders in Me Program
We assist Ada Jenkins in taking 90 underprivileged children in the After School Program to another level by implementing this project during this school year. The Leader in Me Program is based on Dr. Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, and has been proven in over 600 schools to produce transformational results, such as higher academic achievement and fewer discipline problems. It equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. The program has been proven to teach young students to be responsible, show initiative, be creative, set goals and meet them, get along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Our specific involvement:
We provided a total of $7690 with the help of a district grant for:
- Leader in Me Teacher Packs (teacher guides and student manuals, website access )
- Leader in Me Support Supplies (videos, posters etc.)
- 15 computers and ear phones used for this program as well as there literacy program
- Heathly Snacks for one day per week Rotarions from our club assist weekly in teaching lessons and adding enrichment to the program
- These same students may also benefit from our Back Pack project, which provides 5 backpacks per week
Annual Pancake Breakfast
Our Annual Pancake Breakfast was held on February 2, 2013. We had a great turnout, and a great time! More importantly, we raised money for some of our favorite local charities.
Fund raising totals will be reported once our accounting is complete - stay tuned!
Operation Christmas Child
(Posted December 5, 2012)
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaratan's Purse International, provides Christmas gifts for needy children around the world. Each year, the signature "shoe boxes" of gifts are packed by volunteers and delivered just in time for Christmas.
The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg is proud to participate with this project annually, and this year we sent 85 shoe boxes, and 25 volunteers to the Samaratan's Purse Charlotte location to pack even more boxes. Our members had a wonderful time. If you didn't participate, we'd love to have you next year! Learn more about the project HERE.