“SERVICE ABOVE SELF”
Sevice above Self is the motto of Rotary. At both the international and local level, we work on projects that address important issues while fostering peace and friendship. Every club is expected to address each of four Avenues of Service:
Rotarians identify needs in our community and address them through grants and service projects. Among our achievements are:
- Yearly distribution of dictionaries to all third graders in public and parochial schools
- Support of Ossining youth through the OHS Interact Club
- Awarding of Volunteer of the Year recognition annually
- Annual support of Brookside School’s Storytelling Festival
- Providing thousands of dollars in grants annually to community organizations such as the Ossining Food Bank.
Rotary promotes goodwill worldwide, regardless of politics, race or religion. We contribute to Rotary International Foundation projects like
- Worldwide eradication of polio
- Supplying clean water to communities that don’t have it
- Fellowships for international training in peace and conflict resolution.
In 2010, our Club arranged to bring a Panamanian child to the US for open heart surgery through Rotary International’s Gift of Life.
- We enable local businesses to recognize outstanding employees through our Employee of the Year Awards
- Each year, the Club awards scholarships to OHS Seniors.