Service Projects – Sub Committees
Alamo Heights Holiday Decoration
This committee conducts a contest to select the best three residences in Alamo Heights decorated for the December Holiday season. The committee conducts the contest, obtains publicity, obtains and make the awards.
Meals on Wheels
Members of this committee deliver noon meals to senior citizens who are homebound between 10:30 and 1:30 Monday thru Friday. Their goal is to extend the Rotary values of service and community by providing much needed meals and fellowship to a select group of senior citizens who lack the funds or mobility to obtain lunch.
This committee disseminates applications for scholarships to area high schools; evaluates those applications received and select the awardees. Additionally, the committee provides the opportunity to selected area educational programs such as NEISD Adult Education Program; NEISD Single Parenting Program; NEISD Academy of Creative Education; The School of Culinary Arts, St Philips College; Healy-Murphy Center and the Cyndi Taylor Krier Juvenile Detention Center to nominate recipients for $500 scholarships for vocational training or initial enrollment in San Antonio area colleges and vocational schools. The committee also assists the Healy-Murphy Center and the NEISD Adult Education Program in providing financial assistance to those students who are unable to fully pay for GED testing.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
This committee supports Run Wild Sports which has become a donation location for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Each gently-used mobile phone donated allows the charity to fulfill its twin missions of providing free communication tools for active-duty military members and assisting veterans as they transition to post-military life.
This committee strives to recognize the value of work performed in our community and recognize excellence in various professions. Awards are presented quarterly.
This committee accomplishes two functions: (1) It stimulates reader interest in The Rotarian magazine; sponsors a magazine month; arranges for brief periodic reviews of the magazine on regular club programs; encourages the use of the magazine in the induction of new members; provides a copy of the magazine for non-Rotarian speakers and visitors; and looks for ways to distribute copies of the magazine in non-Rotarian venues. (2) It collects used magazines and books for donation to the San Antonio military related activities (USO, Fisher Houses, Warrior and Family Support Center, SAMMC, etc) for use by service personnel and their families.
Gift of Sight
The committee collects used eyeglasses which are turned over to the Lions Club who then refurbishes and classifies them. They then provide boxes of classified glasses to groups doing eye-care missions around the world.
Bereavement Center Potluck Partner
Rotarians serve as a Potluck Partner at the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas about four times a year. A group of 8-10 people each bring a dish, serve the families who are about to attend their support group and clean up afterwards. The time commitment is from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. About 50 people are fed each time.
Shoes and clothes donations go to Haven for Hope. This committee supports the Run Wild Sports and Street2Feet partnership where all donated shoes/clothes go to benefit Haven for Hope in downtown San Antonio. Street2Feet is a division of SAMMinistries, and its mission combines a passion for running and health with a commitment to promoting a transformation in the lives of the homeless. The running program promotes health, self-discipline, perseverance, goal setting, and confidence.
Many of the service committees and some other service programs require volunteers for specific activities on specific dates/times. In addition to signing up at lunch meetings and notifying the project chair or Executive Secretary, there will normally be an opportunity to sign up online on Sign-Up Genius. Click anywhere on this paragraph for detailed information.