Major Rotary Club of Quincy Projects
Over the past 102 years the Rotary Club of Quincy has funded an incredible number of major projects. Below are a few examples:
- Shelter house at South Park (1917)
- Indian Mounds Pool (1924)
- Indian Mounds Pool Reconstruction (2003)
- Gazebo at Clat Adams Riverfront Park
- JWCC Student Activity Center & Arboretum
- Gazebo at Bob Mays Park (2010)
- Salvation Army Family Services / Shelter Complex (2013)
- Quincy University’s Rotary Centennial Park (2015)
- Pedestrian bridge at Bill Klingner Trail (2015)
- StarLab at Gardner Camp (2020)
- Student Learning Centers at Bob Bangert Park (2020)
Rooney School Reading Program
Every week a Rotarian goes to Rooney Elementary School in Quincy and reads books to 1st graders. After the story, the kids have the opportunity to ask the Rotarian questions about his or her profession.
Vocational Students of the Month and Year
Every month the Rotary club of Quincy honors two high school aged vocational students who have excelled in their field of study. Students are nominated by their instructors and come to a noon Rotary club meeting to accept their award. At the end of the academic year a Rotary Student of the Year is selected to receive a scholarship.
Rotary Teen Career Day
This program allows area high school freshmen to attend a Rotary meeting and then spend the afternoon with a Rotarian at their place of business. This gives the student the opportunity to see if they are truly interested in a certain career choice before they begin college.
Blessing Community Garden
The Rotary Club proudly supports the efforts of the Blessing Community Garden, which provides fresh produce for patients in need. In addition to financial resources to establish the Garden, Rotarians have the opportunity to get their hands in the dirt to plant seed, weed beds and harvest produce.
Community Service Opportunities
Throughout the year, Rotarians demonstrate Service Above Self by volunteering together to support local non-profit organizations. Service projects include ringing bells for the Salvation Army, serving meals at the Horizons Soup Kitchen, helping with the Poker Tent at the KC BBQ, directing traffic at the End of the World outdoor concert, packing meals for food pantries and more.