ACCOMPLISHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
EL SALVADOR PROJECT
In December 2009, Mid-Columbia Rotaract made a donation towards the construction of a gravity fed pipeline and water tank to serve 10 households in the rural mountain community of Las Mercedes in El Salvador. These rural Salvadoran mountain communities have a history of not having access to clean water. As a result of undernourishment and water-born diseases, community members formed their own advisory board to address the issue. To read more about the project including the projects timeline, photos and history, please click here.
- Provided funding and 3 members participated in Canstruction, a nationwide program that benefits 2nd Harvest.
- More than 10 members helped clean up during the last night of cool desert nights.
- Numerous members conducted west-end parking services during the entire 3-day Lamb Weston Columbia Cup (Boat Races).
- Approximately 10 members helped to complete Will Pitts' Eagle Scout Project.
- Continue to exceed local business-owner expectations picking up trash at the Richland Parkway.
- Organized 15 volunteers to serve food and beverages at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club's Oktoberfest.
- Organized first-ever club food drive in October; food donations were given to 2nd Harvest.
- Sold over 150 Duck Race Tickets in support of the Richland Rotary's philanthropic activities.
- 5 members volunteers at the Pasco-Kennewick Rotary's Elephant Ear Booth at the Benton-Franklin County Fair and Rodeo.
- Made Christmas Cards for Alzheimer patients and distributed them in person.
- President served as 2008-2009 Rotaract Representative
CLUB SERVICE/MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
- Recruited an alumnus from another Rotary-sponsored program.
- One member participated in RYLA.
- One member was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for their service to the club and community.
- Club membership grew by more than 10%.
- Significantly enhanced the club website.
- Developed professional club stationary.
- President Elect attended President Elect training.
- 5 members attended the District 5080 Fall Assembly.
- 5 members attended the District 5080 Spring Assembly.
- 2 members attended the District 5080 Conference and provided a presentation on "how to form/grow/develop Rotaract Clubs and why".
- 5 members participated in the Disctrict Rotaract Retreat.
- Recruited and elected a full slate of officers and committee chair persons.
- Established a relationship with the Red Lion Hotel in Richland (free place to have business meetings).
- Received the Presidential Citation for the 2nd year in a row.
- Developed monthly club newsletter.
- Continued to raise funds and support for Water Project, Project "Well"ness.
- 5 members attended the Future Leaders Conference in conjunction with the zone institute.
- Established monthly speaker program for professional/personal development.
- Members participated in E-Week, a program where engineers visit local schools to promote careers in engineering and pursuing higher education.
- Members participated in a 2 area-wide planning session regarding economic development and growth for the Tri-Cities in order to recruit and retain young professionals.
- 2 members sit on the Young Professionals Community Roundtable to provide input and represent Rotaract.