Committee Update Form

  • Community Service Committee As a member of Community Service, you have an opportunity to participate in the review of grant requests from a broad section of our community. This committee meets 6-8 times/ year to review and discuss grant requests and projects impacting our local community. Non-profits we have supported in the past include the Cherry Street Mission, Sunshine, Habitat for Humanity, Toledo Ballet, Little Sisters of the Poor and many more. This committee spearheads annual service projects such as Salvation Army bell-ringers, a spring clean-up and more. Involvement with the Community Services Committee offers hands-on opportunities that make a difference right here in our own community.
  • Disability Service Committee Committee members have an opportunity to participate in the long-history of our Club’s focus and service of helping others maintain a relatively normal lifestyle, no matter what their ability. Our Club’s long history with Glendale Feilbach elementary school and the Ability Center have created regularly promoted committee and club projects. Among them last year included a day at the Toledo Zoo and Toledo Museum of Art day at the Glass Pavilion. This committee manages all grant requests for any type of disability and meets 6-8 times/year. The Disability Service Committee studies the needs and challenges of the disabled community and recommends steps and procedures to provide solutions.
  • International Service Committee The International Service Committee manages international grant requests and projects. International Service adopted three rural villages in Honduras with a commitment to long-term development in this area from our Club and holds 6-8 meetings per year. Using worldwide Rotary resources, this committee involves every member in advancing International understanding, goodwill, and peace. International Service Committee is connected with our Club’s district 6600 through MESA (Medical Equipment Supplies Abroad), water projects, and more.
  • Vocational Service Committee Vocational Service Committee members play an integral role in mentoring youth and adults in their respective vocations. Vocational Services promotes ‘Networking that Supports & Fosters the Four-Way Test’! Committee members focus on development of professions, trades, and education within the community’s chosen vocations. As a Vocational Service Committee member, you will have an opportunity to review and manage grant requests for new and existing vocational programs; this committee meets 6-8 per year. Vocational Service provides an opportunity to mentor & help high school seniors with mock interviews and participation in the 4-way speech contest within our Club and District.
  • Youth Service Committee The Youth Services Committee members have an opportunity to experience and manage multiple grant requests that impact the youth in our immediate area. Past Youth Service grant requests have come from Claire’s Day, Toledo School for the Arts, Early Childhood Development & more. This committee will manage grant requests during each of the grant cycles, participate in site visits, and make recommendations to their committee for projects they feel will have the greatest impact, meeting 6-8 times during the year. The committee discovers the problems challenging young people, cooperates with existing social agencies, and establishes help with new organizations when needed.
  • Water Service Committee The Water Services Committee members will evaluate foundation grant requests relating to waterways & bodies of water within and/or contiguous to the U.S. The committee leadership will present recommendations to the FAC. This committee may meet 6-8 times during the year.
  • The Peace Advocacy ad hoc committee is supporting those organizations in the community working to create a peaceful community.
  • Membership/Engage Committee This Club committee engages members in activities outside of the Monday meetings with at least 4 social activities being planned. New Committee members will be assigned this committee, participate in one new member orientation during their first year and become a member of the Class of 2018-19. Committee will focus on fellowship, social activities and connecting to fellow Rotarians. This committee encourages members to regularly attend meetings and get involved in all facets of the Club.
  • Marketing/Communications Committee This Club committee recommends, reviews, and implements activities surrounding external communications and promotion. Committee meetings are scheduled by the chairman. In collaboration with Rotary office, this committee creates and manages marketing campaigns, maintains local media contact, sends weekly press releases of speakers and other relevant content regarding meetings and events of notable public interest; the overall focus for 2019-2020 is showcasing our Club’s relevance within the community—more external communication; the bulk of member communication is created and disseminated internally.
  • New Membership This committee will develop a membership campaign focused on key targeted community leaders as members. Committee will focus on inviting other community leaders to attend a Monday meeting or social event, introducing them to others and guiding their initial first steps in becoming a member. Committee will encourage current members to seek and propose new members to add to their targeted list of community leaders as new members.
  • Program Committee This Club committee prepares & arranges programs for all Club meetings. The Program committee meets quarterly to review submitted ideas & speakers and determine the viability of speakers. Members vote to approve or deny which speakers will become part of our Monday program meetings.
  • Youth Exchange Student Committee The Club is hoping to host an exchange student during the next Rotary fiscal year. The #1 priority is finding and confirming 2-3 host families in his/her school area. Committee members will assist with transportation from time to time, and help develop enriching experiences between student and club members.
  • Friendship Committee This Club committee communicates with members in times of illness. This committee also oversees informing the Club of the passing of past and current members.
  • Reflection/Invocation Committee This Club committee provides a weekly reflection/ invocation at regular and special club meetings. Members wishing to participate should contact the chairman.
  • Constitution Committee This Club committee reviews and recommends changes to the Club Constitution or by-laws to the Board for approval
  • AV Committee Be part of the Monday ‘behind the scenes’ AV studio
  • Major Fundraising Event—spring 2019 This Ad Hoc committee will plan, implement, and execute a major fundraiser in support of our Club’s Foundation for up to 500 attendees!