"This is an incredibly exciting time to be a Rotarian. This Rotary year can be one of the greatest years we have yet experienced in Rotary - but it is up to each one of us. We are now writing the last chapter in our fight against polio. While it has been a long, hard journey, we have learned many valuable lessons. We have learned that as a group we can move mountains, we can change people's lives for the better, and we can honestly make a difference in our world. Perhaps the greatest lesson has been that the more we challenge ourselves, the more we can achieve."
Ron D. Burton President, Rotary International
The Mullica Hill Rotary Club was founded in 2002 and has moved mountains in our local community and internationally. Each member takes a role in ensuring our seasonal fundraising projects are a success. These projects include in the fall we host a Beer Fest and a Build a Scarecrow Event, in the winter we host a Breakfast with Santa, and in the spring a Wine Event. The money we raise goes towards local community service projects, such as providing Dictionaries for the 3rd graders, Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need, hosting the Survivors Dinner for Relay for Life, Reading is Fundamental, and the People for People's Veterans Picnic. We are also working on a grant to provide backpacks, school supplies, and coats to local children in need so that they can be properly equipped for the school year. Internationally, we raise funds for Rotary International's mission to end the disease of Polio in the world, we have teamed with Clearview to sew dresses for girls in need to be able to go to school and get their education, prior efforts were made to aid Haiti & Brazil. Nationally we have supplied disaster relief to victims of Hurricanes Sandy and Oklahoma.
My goal as President is to grow our club both in membership and in connections. I believe our community is rich with people that want to make a difference and are not aware of the presence and influence Rotary has. By growing our awareness in the community through utilizing publication resources and teaming with other organizations we will be able to set ourselves up for success for years to come and continue to make a difference.
President, Rotary Club of Mullica Hill