Free Home Maintenance for San Rafael Seniors and People With Disabilities – Saturday, February 20, 2016.
We excited to announce another Rotary Home Team day for Saturday, February 20, 2016 between 9 am - 1 pm. If you know of any one who might benefit from a visit, please pass this on. Here are the specifics: The Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael provides free light home maintenance for San Rafael seniors and people with disabilities. Teams of Rotarians will replace light bulbs, install new CO2/smoke detectors, replace batteries in smoke alarms, unclog most drains, silence squeaky doors, reset blown fuses, trim bushes from front doors and perform other small repairs. To arrange a Rotary Home Team Visit please call Leslie Klor at 415-456-9062, ext 132 NO later than Friday, February 19,2016.
Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael
Join Us! We meet every Thursday at 12:15PM
At San Rafael Joe’s Restaurant
931 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Rotary is an organization of business people who volunteer their time, talents, friendship, and funds to better the community they live in through their local Rotary Club, and to better the rest of the world through Rotary International. For example, Rotary International is the prime force in the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. As an organization Rotary has over 1.3 million members worldwide.
Each Rotary club has a personality and Mission San Rafael Club boasts a ‘renowned’ Kazoo Band, the development of Rotary Island, and, capping it off, origination of Project Tooth Fairy.
Join us for lunch and see what Rotary at Mission San Rafael is like. We serve with fun. Our luncheon meetings feature speakers from the community on topics of interest to all who live here.
If you have questions contact the Club President.
Youth Service projects for 2009-2010 year
Dictionary Project at St. Raphael's and Glenwood Elementary Schools
Goals of the the project:
- Assist with District efforts to provide dictionaries to every Third Grade student
- Community Outreach to school teachers and interaction with youth
The positive results of this project are:
- Educated students on what Rotary is all about
- Provided teachers with resources to increase fun and learning in the classroom
In addition to gathering weekly donations from club members in the fight to eradicate polio around the world, the International Service Committee is involved in a variety of projects.
One example is the committee's recent donation in support of Child Medical Connection in the Boston area. Under the guidance of Joe Bodanza ("Mr. Joe"), Child Medical Connection is a lean-and-mean non-profit that has been bringing polio-stricken children from Vietnam to receive medical treatment at the Shriner's Hospital in Boston for a couple of decades. Although Shriner's offers free medical services (including surgeries), there are still a number of other expenses in having the children here for up to 6 months, such as travel expenses for the child and possibly a family member. In addition, food, clothing and non-polio-related medical expenses as well as rent and cost of vehicles make up the bulk of the organization's expenses. "Mr. Joe" does not take a salary, choosing instead to donate his modest Social Security and pension income to support the work of CMC. Their mission dovetails perfectly with Rotary International's goal of eradicating polio from the planet and Mission San Rafael Rotary is proud to support such good work!
Vocational Service 2009-2010: “October is Rotary Vocational Service Month”
- Recognize and focus on the high ethical standards in all occupations we share in our club and the opportunity we have to share our vocations and values with others to make this community and this world a better place.
- Distribution of and review of “The Four-Way Test”, “The Story of The Four-Way Test”, “The Object of Rotary” and “Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions”.
- Weekly 5-minute speaker on one of the four components of the Four-Way Test:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Here are some of our club's many worthwhile projects
- Club members volunteered at a local Safeway as part of a county-wide partnership between the Marin Food Bank and Safeway asking shoppers to donate $10 or $15, thereby providing a bag of groceries for Marin Food Bank clients. It was a very successful day with over 100 bags donated at just the store where we worked!
- For years the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael has supported Whistlestop, Marin County Senior Services facility, in serving a Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 60 seniors by setting up the tables, decorating and serving the meal. We often provide musical entertainment as well.
The gathering of community members, Rotarians and their children produces a warm holiday event for everyone. It has been a favorite service event for our club for over 20 years because it is sharing with our seniors & giving thanks for our own good fortune. This is an opportunity for us to connect with older members of our community to enforce a sense of caring.