Welcome to Freeport-Merrick Rotary Club!

Helping our community far and near is our mission. At the end of the day if you have tried to make a difference to better the life of another you have done Service Above Self.

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Rotary International Mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Club vision


To promote service activities that foster understanding, goodwill and peace which serve to unite us to take action to create lasting changes in our community and around the world. 

Activities of the Freeport Merrick Rotary Club

 
 
In April 2020, the Freeport Merrick Rotary club joined with a member in the community to purchase 600 face shields that were distributed to hospitals and clinics in the community during the pandemic when there was an acute shortage of PPE.
 
The pandemic caused many members of the community to be food deprived. The club members decided to pull their resources together and contribute to 5 food pantries in the area to help them  meet the needs for adequate nutrition of the people affected by the pandemic. Some food pantries elected to receive the funds to purchase the food. Others wanted the club members to purchase the food and deliver to them for distribution. It was a great project and many club members who participated felt rewarded for the opportunity to serve those in need.
 
 
For many years , the Freeport Merrick Rotary club has been sponsoring an interact club at the Freeport High School. The club has also sponsored a yearly scholarship for a graduate going to college. This year the recipient of the scholarship will be attending Stony Brook University. 
 
Other Charitable Contributions:
  • Support the Gift Of Life Program through sponsorship of several children who came to the US for heart surgery
  • Volunteer on a yearly basis to ring the bells for the Salvation Army to help them raise funds
  • Sponsor meals for needy families at Thanksgiving
  • Provided support to youth basketball tournament
  • Participated in mentoring youth groups
  • Sponsored an interact club at Freeport High School
  • Provided scholarships to high school students from Freeport and Merrick upon graduation

Donations

Join our charitable efforts by donating to The Rotary Club of Freeport-Merrick.

Your donations and assistance can aid the Rotary Club of Freeport-Merrick in our effort to help individuals and families in need.

 

Make a difference in your community

Donations are accepted via paypal or credit card below. 

For other methods of donations, please contact us at

fmrotarycontribution@gmail.com

516-378-0562

 

Rotary Story
 
Rotary Happenings Around The World
The Rotary Club of Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, built and stocked a dozen public bookcases around the city so children and adults would have better access to books. People use them to both take and give books. The libraries reach areas without many sources of books, especially when public libraries are closed.
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Africa, has a thriving flower industry, but during the lockdown, many large-scale flower exporters and small-scale growers have been unable to sell their blooms. Rotary members in District 9212 partnered with other organizations to purchase and distribute flowers at five different hospitals. The goal was to show appreciation for the health care workers but also support the growers and let them know they are a valued part of the community.
 
 

The Rotary Club of Bensheim-Heppenheim, Germany, provided a two-hour virtual musical concert for residents and caregivers in senior living homes. Bruno Weis, a member of the club, and two colleagues performed from areas outside the facilities while residents watched from the safety of their balconies or nearby park benches.

 
The Rotary Club of Saint-Denis, Réunion, and the Inner Wheel Club Saint-Denis Vanille, Réunion, France, bought computers and tablets with wireless routers to give to a local nursing home to enable family members to connect with residents while the home was closed to visitors due to the pandemic.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
 
Rotary Virtual Meeting
December 3, 2020
Meeting Time: 7:30pm
- Links for meeting has been forwarded to all members and guest.  Contact the arranging officer if not received.
- Welcome Guest Speaker Monica Bennett of Positive Mind LLC.
International Convention
June 12-16 2021
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