One of the principals of Rotary is service to our community and to the world. The Rotary Club of Orlando is proud to have contributed to our local community and to the world at large in the following ways:

  1. Sponsor and produce the 2018 Rotary Downtown Orlando Christmas Parade for the community,
  2. Funds and direct support to three Title 1 Orlando Elementary Schools to create and facilitate extra-curricular literacy programs.
  3. Donated grade-appropriate books to the three Title 1 schools so each student may have her/his own books to read at home.                                  
  4. Funded $10,000 to a Global Rotary Grant to surgically correct cleft lip and palates of children Mexico      
  5. Funded $10,000 to a Global Rotary Grant toward construction of an Ethiopian Girls High School.
  6. Contributed $11,230 to the Rotary International Foundation program for world-wide eradication of polio.  Under this program, world-wide cases of polio have declined from over 1.6 million each year to less than 30 cases.   
  7. Funds provided for the construction of African School Classrooms.  This is an ongoing program of our club that has funded 21 such classrooms.
  8. Provide annual college scholarships to local graduating high schools seniors
  9. Conduct the annual Great Orlando Swan Boat Race to raise money and collect gently used books for A Gift For Teaching to provide additional books and school supplies to teachers for their classrooms at no cost to them. We also contributed $3.000 to assist in the purchase of school supplies for teachers to use in the classroom.
  10. We fund and sponsor both inbound and outbound high school students participating in international youth exchange programs       
  11. Volunteer as “bell ringers” for the annual Salvation Army Christmas program to collect funds for their important work.
  12. Additional financial grants to:
    1. Central Florida Leadership Academy
    2. Orlando Grace Medical Home
    3.  Friends of Fisher House of Orlando
    4.  Junior Achievement Orlando    
    5. Children’s Home Society Orlando             
    6. Ivey Lane Elementary School Direct support of its food pantry
    7. A Gift for Teaching                                                                           .
Our Rotary Club of Orlando and its Rotary Club of Orlando Foundation have jointly provided over $80,000 in financial support to the organizations and programs in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.