• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 2/1/2018
  • Rotary Year: 2017-2018
  • Award Category: Club Service
  • Club NameFront Royal
  • Member First NameBret
  • Address: 
    335 Locust Dale Road
    Front Royal, VA 22630
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  • Email: bret@hrbek.org
  • Brief Description: 
    · Red Badge program educates new members
    · Meeting Power Point updated weekly with events, birthday’s, anniversaries and Facebook posts
    · Happy Dollars / Backpack Buddies
    · Programs – a donation is made in the speaker’s name to “The Warren County Educational Endowment”
    · Rotary Gear Award – Members who dress in Rotary attire are entered to win a $20 gift card
    · Golf Tournaments – spring tournament and Glow in the Dark tournament in fall
    · Club Events – Dueling Pianos Cash Party (Nov) and a themed Gala (Feb)
    · Foundation – 80% Paul Harris Fellows; 98% of members Sustainers
    · Polio Plus 100%
    · Dictionary Project for all county 3rd graders
    · Camp Fantastic – host a dinner for child cancer patients at 4-H camp
    · Christmas Parade Float
    · Doc Smith Christmas Food Baskets providing over 140 food baskets to needy area families
    · Operation Warm Coats for Kids raised over $3,000 to purchase and distribute 150 jackets in partnership with our Social Services Department.
    · Lord Fairfax Community College Rotaract Dental Mission Trip to Jamaica – “passed the hat” in meetings to raise over $2,500.
    · Interact sponsored WCHS and MS clubs as well as Front Royal Christian and R-MA
    · EarlyAct club - Started at Hilda Barbour Elementary School.
    · RYLA – Sent 7 students and 2 Chaperones. 1 entered the speech contest.
    · Joint Middle School RYLA activity held and funded by Front Royal and Warren County.
    · Held 2 Blood Drives with Virginia Blood Services – with over 20 units given at each.
    · Student Athlete Scholarships – WCHS Seniors boy and girl
    · Scholarships – 4 – 2 for 4 year institutions, 1 for community college and 1 for a trade school. Total amount $13,000
    · Two Adopt-A-Highway Road Clean ups
    · Sponsored JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Walk.
    · Salvation Army Bell ringing
    · Community Christmas Concert – Coat’s for Kid’s and Interact Fundraiser
    · Sponsored a German exchange student
    · Held 4 “Pints for Polio” to date one was held on “World Polio Day”
    · Party with a Purpose Challenge! – Accepted it! Raised an additional $2,700 at our Glow Golf Tournament.
    · Co-sponsor United Way Day of Caring
    · Clubs Annual Grant – we awarded $9,500: $5,000 for Ressie Jeffries Elementary playground equipment, with a pledge for $ 25,000 more over the next 5 years; $3,500 to the Humane Society for a transport van; $1,000 to The Center for Workforce Development.
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    Club assignments – 100%
    Club Meetings – 65%
    Socials and Family Outings – 60%
    Red Badge Program – 25%
    Fundraising – 100%
    Pint’s for Polio and Party with a Purpose – 80%
    Paul Harris Fellows – 80%
    Sustainers – 98%
    Community Service Projects – 80%
    Children, Youth and Family Service projects – 85%
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    Through our Clubs fundraising projects we awarded over $80,000 to many groups, organizations and individuals ( see attachment) in our community and the world. In many cases we partnered with other Area One clubs, Interact, Rotaract, businesses and charitable organizations. It is our hope that through these various partnerships our members can make a difference in the world while they grow personally and professionally through the experience.

    This year our club President asked members to join in the effort to make the world a better place, while having fun together along the way! Members grew personally and professionally this year while accomplishing the goals of Rotary and our club! In many cases moving them emotionally and hopefully in a fun engaging way to make members involvement more fulfilling!