Community service is one of the Avenues of Service which encourages Rotarians to offer service to their communities. Every Rotary club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest.
- Encouraging and fostering the ideal of service to the personal, business and community life of every Rotarian
- Opportunities for every Rotarian to exemplify 'Service Above Self'
- A chance to respond to the needs of a local community
- Are relevant to the community
- Serve as a learning experience for Rotarians
- Identify a Rotary Club’s role in its community
- Determine how Rotarians can help with the resources at hand.
Current and Ongoing projects
Warm clothing collection for Emmanuel House
For the past three years, we have been collecting warm clothing to support the work of Emmanuel House in providing for the homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham.
Food collection for Arnold FoodBank
In December 2012, our Club invited one of the Arnold foodbank Trustees to speak to us about their plans in starting up a foodbank in Arnold. One of the decision from the Club was to support Arnold foodbank - a support we have been providing for the past 4 years and plan to continue this line of service to our community.
Working with local schools on different projects - We recently engaged about 29 Schools within Mapperley and Arnold areas with planting croci as part of "End Polio Now Campaign". As stated by Rotary Crocus campaign coordinator Lynn Mitchell, purple colour crocus was chosen to match the dye colour painted on children 's finger after being immunised against polio.
Heartbeat defibrillator - our Club decided to purchase a defibrillator and provided session of training on how to use the defibrillator. The aim of this project was to make this life saving kit more accessible for our local community. We have now installed one defibrillator outside Arnold and District Victory club on Church Drive. See a cut out from Gedling newsletter "contacts Issue 36 Winter 2014.