Members of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club volunteered more than 400 hours at 14 service projects during 2014, according to a recent year-end review.
Club volunteer projects ranged from a Forsyth Park litter pickup to feeding the homeless at the Emmaus House to manning craft tables at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. The Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club, which totals 62 members, volunteered a total of 406 hours last year.
“Service above self is the very foundation of Rotary International, and I’m proud that our Club found so many ways to serve Savannah last year,” said Board President Robert McCorkle. “It’s a testament to the dedication of our members, and their commitment to this community.”
In addition to monthly volunteer projects across Savannah, Metropolitan Savannah Rotary chooses an annual service partner to focus its efforts. Last year, Metro built a major community garden for service partner Greenbriar Children’s Home, and raised nearly $10,000 for its construction and upkeep.
This year’s service partner is the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Among other projects, Rotarians are helping the Bicycle Campaign refurbish bicycles as part of its New Standard Cycles program, which is providing bicycles for those needing a reliable commuting option to work.
“It’s more than just putting in the volunteer time. Our members put their hearts and souls into these projects,” said Club Service Chair Liza Smith. “They truly want to make Savannah a better place.”