Club participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Once again this year, members of the club participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Over half of our club was involved by being walkers, donors, event planners, event volunteers, and some even leading other organizations in forming teams and fundraising. Our club raised about $1800 and the local Farmville Walk raised over $16,000.
Rotary members help FACES
Rotary agreed to help FACES, our local food pantry, distribute food last summer in the absence of the college students who usually help out. Then our volunteers saw the need and asked if we could continue! So now it’s a regular activity. Thanks to all! For more pictures see our Facebook page here.
Celebrating the Club’s 85th Anniversary through Service
The Rotary Club of Farmville, founded on March 8, 1938, celebrated its 85th anniversary with members gathering to work on a Piedmont Habitat for Humanity worksite that afternoon. Four new Habitat homes are coming soon to a section of Andrews Drive in the town limits of Farmville. Club members, one of the future home owners, and Habitat employees worked together to construct front and rear walls for storage sheds provided with each house.
Three-pronged effort for Rotary 9/11 Day of Service
25 volunteers joined in the effort to serve our community for Rotary 9/11 Day of Service, thanks to the efforts of Jeff Smith, who organized the day’s events. We supported three different ventures:
- Sarah Terry Trail and Wilck’s Lake Trail trash pickup
- FACES Food Pantry food distribution
- Operation Christmas Child shoebox preparation
Thanks to all who helped! Enjoy the pictures. And here’s to many more such endeavors.
Landscaping for Habitat
Rotarians helped with a Habitat build in Drakes Branch, doing some landscaping and other assorted jobs. Looks like some fun and games went on in addition to the work!
Dan, a Rotarian who works for Habitat, said the family was much in need of better housing. The ribbon cutting, below, was the following day.