Long Beach Rotary is an active club with many avenues for community service. Service projects generate tremendous benefits for the local community.
We are currently working to set-up a high school version of a Rotary Club called an Interact Club.
OPERATION SANTA CLAUS
Rotarians volunteer to help out an underpriviledged family enjoy a happy Christmas. Families in need of financial assistance are identified by LBUSD and tthe family's needs and wishes are provided. Rotarians then shop for and deliver the presents to the families. More than 60 families were adopted this year.
READING BY NINE
This program was established in 1999 and since then has provided over 150,000 new library books to local students and 62 local elementary school libraries; thousands of books to pre-school students attending Child Development Centers in Long Beach; and contributed books to a variety of local non-profit literacy programs, including those sponsored by the Long Beach Day Nursery, Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Cambodian Association. Over the years more than $275,000 has been contributed by Long Beach Rotary, its members and our Rotary Charitable Foundation to this innovative literacy program founded by the Los Angeles Times, Scholastic Books and Rotary. Long Beach Rotary has not only placed books in the hands of countless local youths but has received numerous honors for its role in this program. This program was recently covered in the Long Beach Press Telegram.
This is the equivalent of a Rotary Club on a college campus. Having setup a Rotaract Club at CSULB this year we have sponsored a Downtown Rotaract as well. Its Facebook page is [ here ]
100+ readers volunteer at least one hour per week to read to K-3 students throughout Long Beach Unified School District. Computers (over 170) have been donated to Lee Elementary School (training center for Rotary Readers).
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ROTARY SPEECH COMPETITION
Long Beach Rotary sponsors a yearly Rotary Speech Contest for high school students. Cash prizes are awarded, topics reinforce Rotary themes and ideals and winners have an opportunity to participant in District competitions.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award – LB Rotary supports this Rotary International program by sponsoring 4 – 6 students each year.
District 5320's First eClubLong Beach Rotary has also sponsored the District 5320 first eClub. This club is in for provisional stage and is on line as eClub of the West