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The Rotary Club of League City accomplishes all of this wonderful service work with our two fundraisers: the Wine & Dine in October and the Polar Bear Plunge for Polio Plus in December.  Both are at South Shore Harbour Resort & both are great fun!

LOCAL PROJECTS
FOR ROTARY YEAR 2012-13

Service Projects Each year, the Rotary Club of League City performs a hands-on, local service project. This year, the club has budgeted $4,000 dollars for two projects, and has received a grant for additional funding from Rotary District 5910. This year's projects are with Devereux Treatment Center (renovating the children's waiting room and play therapy rooms) and Hope Village Residential Care Facility (project details TBD).

League City Elementary Garden Project Last year, the Club's service project was rehabilitating League City Elementary's garden. The Club will continue to support this effort in the spring with $500 dollars and volunteer hours.

Holiday parade float
League City Rotary is entering a float in this year's Holiday in the Park parade. League City came in 2nd in the service organization category at the 2008 parade.

CCISD Teacher of the Year
League City partners with the Space Center and Seabrook clubs to host the awards ceremony and luncheon every May at South Shore Harbour Resort.

EarlyAct
The Club sponsors an EarlyAct club at League City Elementary. EarlyAct is a Rotary Club for elementary school children. The kids would meet twice a month and work on both a local and an international service project. A Rotarian attends most EarlyAct meeting.

Interact
League City Rotary sponsors an Interact Club at Clear Falls and Clear Springs High Schools. Interact is a Rotary Club for high school teens. The kids meet twice a month and work on both a local and an international service project. A Rotarian attends most Interact meetings.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards The League City Rotary sponsors 15 children annually to attend RYLA. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program worldwide. Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice.

Scholarships The Club gives two (2) $1,000 dollar scholarships to League City high school seniors each year.

YMCA Water Wise The Club teams with the YMCA to sponsor their Water Wise swimming lessons for children, held at low-to moderate income apartment complex pools. Approximately 30 kids participated at the Club's sponsored site in 2012. The Club has a Water Wise piggy bank on a table at their meetings to help the YMCA pay for swimsuits and googles.

Donations This summer the League City Rotary is donating several thousand dollars to worthwhile area charities. The Club's board determines their donations in the Spring.

Hurricane Awareness Forum The Club volunteers at the City of League City's public outreach and education forum every year just before hurricane season.


INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS FOR ROTARY YEAR 2012-13

Foreign Exchange Student The Club is currently sponsoring a foreign exchange student through Rotary International's Youth Exchange program. This year's student is hails from France and will attend Clear Brook High. Three Rotary families take turns hosting the student in their homes.

Group Study Exchange Rotary Club of League City hosts a team of five business professionals traveling abroad every spring for 4-5 days. Rotary District 5910 sends a team to a foreign country and receives a team from that same country. The team travels through the district, receiving vocational training, experiencing our culture, attending club meetings and events, and staying in Rotarian's homes.

Polio Plus League City Rotary donates $2,000 every year to the worldwide Rotary effort to eradicate polio.

Annual Fund The Club will donate $3,000 to Rotary International's annual projects fund this year. The Annual Fund serves communities worldwide in Rotary's areas of focus, which are peace and conflict prevention/ resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.

Kiva International The Club has budgeted to invest $3,000 in micro-loans through the Kiva Int'l, a non-profit microlending institution. Club funds will provide numerous small loans to business entrepreneurs in third world countries.

Heifer International League City Rotary has budgeted a donation of $1,400 dollars to Heifer Int'l, a non-profit company that provides animals to families in third world countries. The one-time donation is sustainable; the animals and their offspring will provide for many years.