Community Service Committee
With our goal being to make a real difference to the community through the initiatives we support, the club’s Community Services Committee identifies and facilitates projects for us all to contribute to through our time, our club funds and personal donations.
There are two main project areas the committee focuses on: Wellington’s homeless community, and Supporting Employers to employ people with disabilities. We create relationships with those working in these areas in Wellington; bring them in as speakers to the club, and work to find a niche area that the networks and skills of club members could contribute to these areas.
We also help the club provide annual grants via two trusts with a view to get best bang for the buck. Our job is to visit some of the groups that may be beneficiaries of the grants and recommend back to the Board and Foundation which groups may be the best to support.
We also help coordinate club members to be volunteers for the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand annual blood pressure awareness campaign which is supported by Rotary at a national level and encourage club members to support other charities in their annual campaigns.
Being able to give back to our local community is something close to the heart of everyone in our club. If you would like to get involved and make a difference for our local community we would love to hear from you.