Service Projects

Brentwood Rotary Golf Tournament 2015

Another great year for golfing!  It looks like everyone had a great time, good food and great company.  Thank you to the many, many sponsors who made our fundraising so successful.  Thanks to our tournament organizer, Dirk Zeigler for all the great work!  Thanks to all the members who volunteered the time and talent to make this years golf tournament one of our most successful ones yet!

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Local Kids Haul Off 500+ LBS Of New School Clothes!

Brentwood Rotary, First Bank and Kohl’s sponsored a very special event this past weekend (8/10/13).  With funds raised by the members of the Brentwood Rotary Club, 24 needy children from Brentwood and Knightsen were given the opportunity to get new school clothes during a 2 hour shopping spree!

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24 members of the Brentwood Rotary club along with some spouses and children, helped these children get the new school clothes they need.   This is one of the Brentwood Rotary clubs largest service projects and one that is near and dear to the members hearts.  Every child deserves nice new clothes in which to start the school year.  One member even fitted himself and his shopper with web cameras so that all the excitement could be captured live.  Our club photographer was also present.

 

These children come from both the Brentwood School District and the Knightsen School District.  They are given a $100 gift card from the Rotary club and Kohl’s gives them as many discounts as possible,  First Bank also donates $500 to this worthy cause.  This financial teamwork allows the children to haul off bags of new clothes that are sometimes bigger than the shoppers themselves.

 

This is the 10th year that the Brentwood Rotary Club and a major department store have conducted this shopping spree.

 

Brentwood Rotarians Active & Buzzing With”Service Above Self” 

– written by Carissa Pillow

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Brentwood Rotary has been buzzing with activity lately working on projects supporting our hometown and causes near and dear to the hearts of Brentwood Residents.

On Saturday April 20th, 18 Rotarians participated in the Rotary Ride for Veterans in the spirit of honoring those who have served in all branches of service.  This event was important to many Rotarians because many local Rotarians have served honorably, spanning all branches of service and 4 decades of generations.  Brentwood Rotary topped last year’s donation drive and achieved the award of highest level of donations by a Rotary Club by contributing $5,700 of the $225,500 raised at the cycling event.  Proceeds went to The California Veterans “Pathway Home Project” as well as Enchanted Hills Camp for The Blind & Visually Impaired.

On the same Saturday, several Brentwood Rotarians joined with students involved in the student extension of Rotary called Interact, to provide service above self by painting the United States map on the playground at Ron Nunn Elementary.  On Friday the stenciling for the map was done, and on Saturday the energetic Interact team went straight to work, masterfully painting the colorful map in 3 hours.  The finished map is an innovative, stimulating way to teach students geography while at play.  Rotary hopes to have the remaining 4 elementary schools completed by the start of the next school year for all students in Brentwood to enjoy.  The visionary map project was spearheaded by Brentwood resident and local Rotarian, Dirk Ziegler, who obtained Rotary district grant funding for the project.  Ziegler joined ranks with local Rotarian and Superintendant of Liberty Union High School District, Eric Volta to organize the project.

On Saturday, April 27th, Brentwood Rotary joined ranks again to volunteer service at Sheppard’s Gate Women’s Shelter.  Half of the Rotarians went straight to work with painting in the dining room, one bedroom and bathroom of the shelter, while the other half of the Rotary group revamped the outdoor garden with a working sprinkler system and a variety of fruit, vegetable and spice starter plants in an effort to help put fresh from the garden items in the kitchen.  This activity was part of the Annual Rotarians at Work Day sponsored by Rotary Clubs nationwide.

On May 13th, 144 golfers will join together in support of Brentwood Rotary’s effort to promote service above self at the annual Brentwood Rotary Golf tournament.  This golf tournament is one of Rotary’s biggest fundraisers of the year, and is expected to exceed $15,000 in donations.  The event will be held at Shadow Lakes, with LEBEC as the Golf Tournament sponsor.  Proceeds from this event will be used to fund local Rotary projects and will also aid several smaller local organizations in providing services throughout Brentwood via grant funding.

Brentwood Rotary is a community service organization of professionals spanning a wide spectrum of experience that volunteers to provide service above self to Brentwood and abroad.  Brentwood Rotary meets at Nines Grill and bar on Mondays from 12:00-1:30 and welcomes new membership.  Parties that are interested in becoming active volunteers for our community may get more information by calling 1-888-556-0083.