Our club is dedicated to supporting our local educators and making sure every student in Roswell has access to the education they need for a successful future.
Here are some of the many ways our club supports education and literacy in our community:
Read Across America - On March 2nd our club will participate in Read Across America where virtually we will read to 32 kindergarten classes in North Fulton County. When we finish reading, we gift the book to the class.
Student & Teacher Of The Year - Each month we honor the student and teacher of the year from a local area school. Throughout the year, each school in Roswell (both public and private) attends a Roswell Rotary meeting to speak to the club, introduce that school's student and teacher of the year and receive an award from Roswell Rotary. With COVID restrictions our private schools students and teachers recognized the importance of this program and continued to attend our meetings.
Laws of Life Essay Contest - Each year our club is proud to be a platinum sponsor ($2500) of the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest. Volunteers from our club coordinate the contest at Roswell and Independence High Schools. The school winners present their essays to our club at a meeting every April.
Scholarships - We award four $1500 Tom Zachary and one Power of One Scholarships in honor of Dave McCleary to local high school seniors. This year we added an additional $1500 Stan Moses Scholarship in memory of Stan a member of our club for 41 years and a life long educator. In January the scholarship committee begins working with school counselors to promote the opportunities. The awards are presented in April with students and family members attending.
Career Day- Roswell High School Virtual Career Day, a first was held Nov. 16th. Thirteen Roswell Rotarians participated. Professions taught included plumbing, electrical engineering, banking, sales, web design, careers in law enforcement, and public service.
Star House - STAR House is an after-school education program for hundreds of children in Roswell and around North Fulton County. Many of our families rely on multiple low wage jobs, usually without benefits or paid time off. When COVID hit, many of SH families found themselves without work, and soon after, without food. With donations from individuals, including several Roswell Rotarians, and CARES Act funding, food and grocery gift cards were provided to families in need, delivered by volunteers and staff. Four Roswell Rotarians spent 2-3 hours each, over several weeks, dropping care packages at the doors of STAR House families. At Thanksgiving, these same 4 Rotarians spent 3 hours each delivering a family meal to families.