Ada Jenkins-Leaders in Me Program
We assist Ada Jenkins in taking 90 underpriledge 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.
Our club joined with other rotary clubs in the district to purchase new American flags for the all CMS schools. Our club supported and delivered new flags to J.V. Washam, Highland Creek Elementary, Hopewell High, Cornelius Elementary, Huntersville Elementary and Blythe Elementary. On our trip to JV Washam and Cornelius Elementary we were honored to be have club member John Washam who attended Cornelius Elementary as a child and whose father J.V. Washam was named after along for the presentation.
Our club currently sponsors an interact Club at Hough High. It has 22 members who carry out the ideals of Rotary through service projects in the local and international community.
The group recently wrote letters to Pre-School Children in Kenya. One of the member’s has a relationship with a global mission project which partners with and sponsors the construction of pre-schools in Kenya. 3 of the Kenyan leaders are currently in the states visiting, and will bring the letters home with them when they return.
(Posted October 31, 2012)
This Halloween, the Rotary Interact club of North Mecklenburg spent the day decorating pumpkins for the residents of The Pines in Davidson. Such projects are great fun for the club members, and also put a smile on the faces of residents of The Pines.
Only in it's second year, our Interact Club has grown to over 20 members, and continues to grow at an impressive rate. And with projects like these, its easy to see that our young members understand "service above self!"
Collection Projects Throughout 2012
Back Pack Project
We fill backpacks full of food weekly to give to needy children each Friday so that they had nourishment over the weekend.
United Family Services:Rape Crisis Assistance Services
Our club has collected hundreds of personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, travel size shampoos and conditioners, soaps, mouthwashes, combs, brushes, lotion, wash clothes
Classroom Central School Supply Collection
Our club has collected hundreds of schools supplies to support local area schools.
Ladies Habitat Build
August 4, 2012
Today was the day we had our Ladies Habitat Build! It was so much fun... There were two houses that needed to have work done. The men volunteers worked on one house and we, the "ladies", worked on another house. We were joined by the Davidson and Cornelius rotary clubs. Our jobs were to paint the doors, woodwork, inside walls, spackle and clean. Sue Falcone will be seeing red for a while - she did a great job with the outside red doors! Sandi was the expert interior painter. She made sure that all the spots were covered, even behind the inside doors... Janet was our expert spackler. There wasn't an unspackled spot left in the house thanks to Janet. As for me, I was the "white painter" I painted the inside doors white as well as parts of myself. We all had a great time and really enjoyed helping. Thank you to all who volunteered their time today! (Picture: Sandi Vizner, Habitat build recipient, Janet Patterson, Sue Falcone, Dottie Sheehan
Founded in 1988, Our Towns Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian ministry. Our Towns Habitat is one of over 1625 affiliates in the U.S. They serve families in the towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville, NC. They were chosen Affiliate of the Year in 2008 by Habitat for Humanity International!
Our Towns Habitat partners with hard working families in need of decent, affordable housing, and with local churches, businesses, service groups and individuals. Learn more at http://www.ourtownshabitat.org/our_towns_habitat_for_humanity.html
Sponsored by the North Mecklenburg, Davidson & Cornelius Rotary Clubs