• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 1/22/2015
  • Rotary Year: 2014-2015
  • Award Category: Club Service
  • Club NameWarren County
  • Member First NameGeorge Karnes, President
  • Address: 
    PO BOX 702
    Front Royal, VA 22630
    United States View on Map
  • Email: george.karnes@yahoo.com
  • Brief Description: 
    The Rotary Club of Linden is a fun-loving fellowship of Rotarians with a spirit of cooperation and accomplishment while serving others. Members generously give time, energy & financial support. We involve 100% of our members in meetings, service projects, fundraising events & communications.

    Meetings - assigned weekly
    Greeter, Prayer/Inspirational Moment
    Rotary Minute
    Member Reintroduction
    Sponsor/Introduce speaker
    Member called to lead the Four-Way Test
    Personal celebrations with Happy Dollars
    A member volunteers to ‘work the crowd’ & fill the jar each week!
    New members are Greeters for 4 meetings to help them meet all members.

    Service Projects - Preparation, Participation, & Pack-up
    Backpack Buddies: provide food for under privileged children
    Tuesday’s table: Dinner for poor & indigent families. Interact Clubs often join us
    E Wilson Morrison Playground: District grant project to replace & upgrade playground equipment
    Stop Hunger Now: Packaging nutritious meals for disaster areas such as Haiti, Japan and Madagascar
    Holiday Fuel Assistance
    Salvation Army Ringing
    Blood Drive
    United Way Day of Caring
    This is Rotary newspaper insert: Joint project with Area 1 clubs promoting Rotary
    International projects
    Brazil: Slum school for orphans
    Liberia: Bleach, buckets & cleaning supplies for Ebola prevention
    Bangladesh: Clean Water & Sanitation
    Ghana: Clean Water

    Youth activities
    RYLA: Sponsored 4 participants
    Skyline High School Interact (40 members)
    RMA Middle School Interact (25 members)
    True Colors: promotes understanding
    3 Scholarships for graduating H.S. Seniors

    Fundraising events that celebrate Rotary in the local and world community while raising funds to support all Service Projects
    Anniversary Gala: Signature event is anticipated by the community with themes such as Casablanca, Garden Party and this year’s Masquerade Ball.
    Links for Learning Golf Tournament: Our Goofy golf tournament that includes fun events like teeing off with a putter and putting with a driver

    Club Socials
    Summer social
    Fall Social
    After the holidays holiday party

    Communications
    The Linden Reveille (Club Bulletin)
    Club Website
    Facebook
    Weekly p-mail highlighting upcoming meeting speaker & program
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    Participation of Membership:
    • Meetings - 100%
    • Service Projects – 100%
    • Youth activities – 100%
    • Fundraising events – 100%
    • Club Socials – 90%
    • Communications – 100%
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    • Meetings are integral to club success. Members are welcomed, assimilated and put to work becoming familiar with Rotary and the Linden club. This leads to enthusiastic participation in service to others. We exemplify Arch Klumph’s statement about ‘Doing Good in the World’ as we work to make life better for our local community, our nation, and the world. Meeting attendance has exceeded 95% for the past three years.

    • Service Projects are where our club shines. Projects completed by our club this year, include more than 30,000 meals packaged for those in need, hundreds are drinking clean water in Bangladesh and Ghana, orphans in Liberia have supplies to fight Ebola, children in a slum school in Brazil are learning to read, the poorest section of Warren County has a new playground for their children and 3 Warren County students received scholarships for $1000 each.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    PDF file including pictures from multiple club service events.

    (Club Service Award 2015 Pics.pdf)
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    Club Service Award 2015 Pics.pdf