Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Hill"
July 1, 2016
I would like first to welcome you to our web site. As you navigate our site I hope you will begin to sense the type of Rotary Club that we have here in South Hill. We have tried to show both the serious working side of our club as well as the fun side.
The South Hill Rotary Club has been in existence since 1928 and has been an important part of the life of the town of South Hill for 88 years. Over this time the club has undergone continuous growth and numerous changes. We are highly involved in our local community and we have grown to support the international community with our donations to “PolioPlus”, to the Rotary Foundation and with participation in some international grants.
The primary focus of the club has evolved over the years to the topic of school involvement. Our members are “Lunch Buddy Mentors”, sponsors of the “Accelerated Readers” program and we conduct an Annual “Dictionary Project” at South Hill Elementary School and LaCrosse Elementary School. We host an Annual “4-Way Test Essay Contest” at Park View Middle School, and we provide a minimum of six $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors eligible to attend Park View Senior High School. However, we don’t forget other community organizations in our support of the community. We serve a steak dinner each year to our local Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad and we sponsor a “Donut Day” for all of our local teachers. These are just some of the projects in our home community.
In order to fund such programs, the “sweat equity” of our members is extensive. Members participate in several local functions at which we prepare and sell numerous food items. We also hold an Annual Auction when possible, a Reverse Raffle fund raiser and a wine festival again when possible. All of our events are reported in the media by our award winning Public Relations Chair.
With all this work and activity, we still manage to have meetings that are both informative and fun. The fellowship in our club is one of a family. We each know a great deal about our fellow club members and we don’t hesitate to remind each other of our “shortcomings”.
We invite you to look through these pages and to enjoy seeing what a truly active Rotary Club can do locally, on the district level and internationally.
Thanks for dropping in….