Thomas School Bicycle Helmet Day
On May 8th, the Rotary Club of Carbondale and the Carbondale City Police Department provided bicycle helmets to the students at Thomas Elementary School. Members of the Police Department also discussed bike safety with the kids. This is an annual event to place emphasis on the need for everyone to have a fun and safe summer.
Members of the Rotary of Carbondale help weigh the trash and recyclables brought in by numerous community organizations during the Carbondale Cleanup on April 22nd. Though it was a cold and rainy morning volunteers removed hundreds of pounds of refuse from the sides of our local roadways.
2016-2017 Rotary Exchange Student Program
Polio Plus is a Rotary Foundation program started in 1985 which has led the global effort to eradicate polio. Besides volunteering worldwide, Rotarians will have contributed more than $1 billion by the time the world is certified polio-free.
Belize Children’s Program
In 1977, the members of Rotary District 6510 resolved to help the orthopedically disabled children of Belize when they initiated the Belizean Children’s Project. Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis generously offered to accept Belizean children for treatment – free of charge. Now, almost three decades later, more than 300 children are leading happier, more productive lives. Dr. Jack Sheridan, an orthopedic surgeon, donates his time, and travels each year to Belize, where he conducts clinics and identifies the children who can be helped through treatment in the United States. — Youth Services Committee
Water Wells in Mali
International Service Committee
Read to Me
Several members volunteer annually to read to local grade school students in the “Read to Me” program.
Lights Fantastic! Parade