Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service
- in the Community
- in the Workplace
- throughout the World.
Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence
Fullerton Sunrise Rotary has participated in many International Service Projects
Waterwell in Okigwe, Nigeria
The Fullerton Sunrise Rotary Club & Rotary Club of Okigwe, Nigeria are currently in the process of completing a Waterwell project in Okigwe, Nigeria. This water well will provide clean drinking water to the inhabitants of Okigwe. We hope to complete this project by June 2010.
Classroom in Morelia, Mexico
Working with the Rotary Club of Morelia, FSR helped equip classrooms in a grade school in Morelia , Mexico. Originally, the school was taught by the wives of Rotarians and now the school has been passed on to government control. The school has computer classrooms, a medical clinic and kitchen to feed the students.
Eradication of Polio
In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, a 20-year commitment to eradicate polio. PolioPlus is one of the most ambitious humanitarian undertakings ever made by a private entity. Fullerton Sunrise members actively participate in this cause by participating in the distribution of polio vaccines in Coborca, Mexico.
Examples of our Community Service Projects Include:
The Arts Lab Bus
Working with All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation and the RC Baker Foundation, Fullerton Sunrise Rotary helped equip the Arts Lab Bus with laptop computers and other equipment. This bus travels to elementary schools in the Fullerton School District to teach students with lessons in art, music, dance and theatre as part of their regular school day.
Crittenton Services - Valley View Park and Tot Lot
The Fullerton Sunrise Rotary helped equip the revitalized Valley View Park and Tot Lot with play equipment and picknic benchs. Crittenton Services for Children and Families provides residential treatment to children (boys and girls ages 6-12) and adolescent girls (ages 12-21) who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, who are pregnant or parenting, or who have entered the juvenile justice system as youth offenders.