Our members understand that we make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give. Each of our members has a heart for service and the desire to make the world a better place. They are the engine that drives our club to identify and meet the pressing needs of the world around us.
RCF is far more than a networking group. While we enjoy getting to know one another at our weekly meetings and monthly social events, service is our reason for being.
“Service above Self” isn’t just a slogan for us. It’s a promise. One that we have been delivering on for the past 100 years. We examine and adjust our infrastructure regularly, but we have a century of service behind us, constantly motivating us forward to more impactful service.
The generosity of our members combined with our excellent fundraising record has given our club deep financial reserves that we use to back up our volunteer efforts:
$1.25 million in five funds managed by the Community Foundation of Frederick County, whose $60,000 in annual proceeds is used to award scholarships, underwrite RCF service projects, fund service partnership grants and more.
Our annual Leprechaun Luau typically nets more than $50,000, the majority of which is reinvested in community service projects.
Our members’ generosity to the Rotary International Foundation makes us eligible to apply for grants, which we add to our annual service budget to create greater local and global impact.