About Our Club
Chartered in 1987, our club is dedicated to creating better communities at home and around the world. We are an active organization of 35 members who gather to have fun while doing good in our community and around the world.
Please explore our website to learn more about us. We also invite you to join us for a weekly breakfast meeting as our guest to get to know us better and see if Rotary might be right for you.
We take pride in our commitment to many local projects, some of which include:
- Providing weekend food packs for children who come from food-insecure homes
- Recognizing outstanding students at local junior and senior high schools
- Providing scholarships for local college or trade-school bound students
- Assisting local non-profits in building and maintenance projects. For example: improving gardens at the Britt Festival grounds, helping to rebuild the equipment at Bear Creek Park, supporting the Ruch Community Outdoor School in rehabilitating their track and field area
- Supporting the Interact Club at South Medford High School
Our club’s main focus internationally is on providing clean water to people who are suffering from high infant mortality rates, disease, and blindness as a result of living with contaminated water. Some of our recent projects include providing in-home water filters to families in Guatemala and building a 6-mile water pipeline and the rehabilitation of a well in southern Tanzania to provide clean water to 7 villages of Masai living near the Serengeti Plain. We traveled to Mexico to provide in-home water filters to several villages, and our most recent project was to construct a toilet facility and hand-washing area for a elementary school in Tanzania.
We also support the Rotary Foundation’s main health goal of eradicating polio worldwide. As a result of Rotary’s efforts, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and many other smaller donors, the world is now 99.99% polio-free. And we support Rotary's partner in disaster relief, ShelterBox. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving equipment to families who have lost everything through either a natural disaster or conflict.
If you want to connect with others in the Jacksonville-Applegate area who believe in giving back to our community and the world, then Rotary is the place for you!
To learn more, please contact our membership chair, Jill Tomkins at 805-801-3882, or complete our contact form.