We also ask that you sign up for at least one job or task, join a committee, help out with our service projects and attend—or even host—a fireside chat as soon as possible after your induction as a member.
Please take a moment now to review the many opportunities our club offers for club and community service below. New opportunities are being posted often, so check back frequently.
Ready to sign up? Just click on the link of the contact person in the description. Want more info? Email the contact person and start a conversation to see if duties and time commitment are a fit for you. No one can do everything but everyone can do something!
Welcome your fellow Rotarians and guests as they arrive at our weekly lunch meeting at Dutch’s Daughter. (Robin Rose at RRose@frederick.health)
Sell raffle tickets at the check-in table at a Wednesday meeting. (Patti Hagemann at email@example.com)
Provide a short, non-denominational prayer or reflection at the beginning of a meeting. (Call John George at 301-698-5586 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assist the Sergeant-at-Arms in setting up the backdrop, projector, and microphone. Sign up one meeting or more as your schedule permits. (Rich Robertson at email@example.com)
Host a social event for members and their partners from 5-7 (ish) PM at your place of business or home Be a solo host or join with other members! (Karlys Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Help maintain the club’s website, take photos at weekly meetings, send press releases to local media, and contribute to the Rotogram when needed. (Joanne McCoy at email@example.com)
Help review new member applications, answer prospective member questions, and contribute to a plan for bringing in new members. (Caroline Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Work with a team to create a set of workable, sustainable bylaws and other governance documents to guide Board action and club decision-making. Contact President Stacey at email@example.com)
Assist with reaching out to members, monitoring contributions and fellowships, and help educate members on the Rotary International Foundation. (Jean Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Guest Hosts
Host two students and an administrator from each area high school at Wednesday meetings for one month throughout the school year. Commitment is for one month from 11:45 A.M to 1:30 P.M. on consecutive Wednesdays at Dutch’s Daughter. (Michael Planz at email@example.com)
Global service is a key component of our identity as Rotarians. Help expand our impact around the world by joining our International Committee. (Caroline Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Help coordinate our master plan for community service and help formulate an annual report. (Lisa Coblentz at email@example.com)
Service Partnership Grants
Help review grant applications from local non-profits to determine how to award funds from the club’s annual disbursement from the Community Foundation of Frederick County. (Greg Rausch at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Review applications and assist with the identification and management of a 3-5 year signature project. (President Stacey at email@example.com)
This year’s dates are SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2023. Choose one or more days to volunteer at the Fair from 9:30 AM to 1:05 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of Fair Week. There are 11 agricultural learning stations– you will be assigned one and given fun facts to share with young visitors and their families. You’ll get free parking, free admission, free ice cream and cold water,and the chance to wear a day-glow Ag Host vest (to be returned). Each session you sign up for counts for a make-up toward your attendance. John George will be explaining more at a future meeting as the day draws near. Feel free to call him at 301-696-5586 now to reserve your space!
Food & More
Shop and deliver food and household items to a homebound senior twice a month through our club’s partnership with SOAR. (Ian Bartman at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read to Succeed
Read to an elementary school student or class or help out with book fairs at Monocacy Elementary School. (Cathie Alschuler at email@example.com)
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Assist with the process of building twin beds for kids in Frederick who do not have one on a Saturday in December, 2023. (Rob Skora at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ring the bell at the Salvation Army’s red kettles with a fellow Rotarian or family member on a Saturday during the holidays. (Rich Robertson at email@example.com)
This year’s project is Saturday, September 9, 2023. Starting at 7 AM, volunteers are needed to help with demolition in shifts throughout the day or as drop-in labor as time permits. Hardhats, goggles and other safety gear will be provided. Bring a sledgehammer if you have one, but don’t let that stop you if you don’t! Help also needed in the water/coffee tent. Sign-up sheets will be at the 8/16 meeting, or email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Park Clean-up
Lend a hand on a Saturday in the spring, summer and fall to get Frederick’s Memorial Park (201 Bentz Street) ready for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. Michael@pughrealestategroup.com
It’s all able hands on deck for our club’s major fundraiser held annually in March. It requires a huge volunteer effort to gather sponsorships, set up and stage the event, decorate, welcome, serve, and clean up. Watch for opportunities to sign up year-round.
Alive @ Five Takeover!
This year’s takeover is SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 from 5-8 PM: Jason Stanczyk is our project lead on this fun service and public relations opportunity. Sign up at http://bit.ly/rotaryfred2023 for this fun evening in the Amphitheatre on Carroll Creek.
Spring, 2024, Scholarship Chair
In the Spring of 2024, we need one or two people to review and evaluate applications for, and recommend the recipients of, The Rotary Club of Frederick college scholarships awarded from The Young Fund at The Community Foundation of Frederick County. Review is done at home, when you have time. Let Service Chair Lisa Coblentz at email@example.com if know if you’d like to take over this important job!
New service projects are being added all the time– watch this space for opportunities!