The Rotary Club of College Park - Orlando

brings together leaders to exchange ideas
and take action in our community.

COMMMUNITY SERVICE

IS SOMETIMES CALLED THE

HEARTBEAT OF ROTARY

Rotary’s reputation for serving others rests largely upon the service projects that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life for all people within the club’s local community.

END POLIO NOW

AFTER 20 YEARS OF EFFORT, ROTARY AND ITS PARTNERS HAVE ERADICATED 99% OF THE CRIPPLING POLIO VIRUS.

WITH THE HELP OF THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

ROTARY’S 1.2 MILLION MEMBERS
BELIEVE THAT IT STARTS WITH A COMMITMENT TO

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change —

across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

What Is Rotary?

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders spread throughout 34,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries.

Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, share the main objective of service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

The Story of Rotary

Rotary founder Paul Harris said he never imagined that his oasis of friendship and service in a single city would grow into a global force for improving people’s lives.

But that is what Rotary is today…

Rotary four way test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages.

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

So, how can you be involved…

Rotary club of College Park

The history of the Rotary Club of College Park began in 1986 with a handful of businessmen who were members of the Winter Park and Orlando Rotary Clubs.

We invite you to learn about us…

Taste of College Park 2022 will be held on October 13, 2022 at
the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom and Patio

The 20th Annual Taste of College Park Food & Wine Festival will be held October 13, 2022 The Taste of College Park is the primary fund-raising event for the Rotary Club of College Park Foundations, Inc. The Taste of College Park combines food, wine, music, and silent and live auctions for an extraordinary evening in College Park. Over a dozen local restaurants and distributors provide the food, beer and wine. Local retailers supply items for the auctions. College Park businesses and Rotary Club members sell over 300 tickets.

Taste of College Park Sponsors

What is the Rotary Club of College Park?

The Rotary Club of College Park offers you the opportunity to connect with over 1.2 million others who share a commitment to improving their communities and the world. Our club is one of 33,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries. Internationally, the club sponsors programs that include eradicating polio, building schools in Africa, and providing healthcare in Latin America.

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The Rotary Club of College Park Sponsors Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Friday, September 3, 2021 By: George L. Stuart Jr.
In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among preschool children  and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

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History of the Rotary Club of College Park

The history of the Rotary Club of College Park began in 1986 with a handful of businessmen who were members of the Winter Park and Orlando Clubs. They believed that the neighborhood of College Park could sustain its own Rotary Club. With no official meeting place, they, along with others who would also become members, held their first meeting under the oak tree at Dubsdread Golf Course. Someone forgot to tell Dubsdread to have breakfast ready!
 

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One Heart for Women and Children

Friday, April 10, 2020One Heart for Women and Children is a local resource center based in College Park. Known for their community food pantry, which provides fresh and organic foods for local families living in transition, One Heart provides services to those who are homeless or are transitioning between jobs and homes and without funds to purchase fresh foods for their family. Here are other ways One Heart helps in the community:
  • Community thrift store open every Saturday from 8am-2pm
  • Place to donate household goods, furniture and clothing
  • Offers team bonding/team building experiences
  • Provides hot meals to the homeless in group feedings
One Heart for Women & Children is 100% volunteer-based and always looking for new volunteers to share their talents, treasures and time.

For more information about One Heart and its founder, Stephanie Bowman, click here - 
https://youtu.be/V9Q2Bysva4I.