Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Rotary Foundation
Membership Chairperson
 
Stories
Rotary Club of Jefferson:  Celebrating
100 Years of Service and Positive IMPACT!
 
Sunday, May 15, 2022,
Reception 5-7 pm
Jefferson Community Golf Course
Rotary Room
 
The program at 5:30 pm will feature inspiring messages from beneficiaries of the
Club’s impact and support of their programs.  Over $650,000 has been generated for the benefit of youth, education, community development, health and other projects throughout the county and the world.  You won’t want to miss these stories!
 
 
 
RSVP to email: jeffersoniarotary@gmail.com
 
In recognition of the Club’s Centennial the following projects have been completed or are underway:
  • A District 6000 grant is enabling the Rotary Outdoor Classroom update.  The project was started for the club’s 75th with the planting of 75 trees and bushes.  Additional trees are being added to the area adjacent to the Greene County Elementary School and naming plaques added.  A pollinator garden is being added at the request of teachers who want to include this is topic in their curriculum.
 
  • $50,000 in proceeds from the Club’s 23rd Annual Charity Auction (and previous) will fund the development of the Rotary Club of Jefferson’s Dog Park adjacent to the new Greene County Animal Shelter under construction in Jefferson. 
 
  • For nearly two dozen years, the Rotary Club of Jefferson has raised through its Auction hundreds of thousands of dollars for the benefit of countless projects and programs in the area along with the
 
  • sponsorship of generous college scholarships,
  • a High School Interact Club chartered in 1997
  • sending 2 Interact members to India to participate in a District-sponsored National Immunization Day and
  • sponsoring 4 Interact members to Xicotepec, Mexico to assist with the district project there, the first Interactors to participate,
  • along with RYLA sponsorships, and much more.
 
  • Hundreds of young people received a free admission to the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower in Jefferson including a “ride to the top!”  This project was launched in the summer of 2021 as the club began its Centennial celebration.  The tower was designed by District 6000 Past District Governor Dale Belknap in the early 1960s and was dedicated in 1966.  Rising to a height of over 168 feet, the tower features a four octave carillon of 47 bells.  A variety of music emanates from the carillon at regular intervals and also is played during special concerts by “Mahanay Maestros.”
 
  • A special literacy project in with the Club will participate is being launched with a D6000 Literacy grant provided by Save the Children. Our project will at the Head Start program.
Jefferson Rotarians are preparing for their 23rd annual Charity Auction, slated as a hybrid online/live event.  Silent auction items will be available online like the 2020 auction.  There will also be a live event including dinner, games, and live auction on November
 
In its 22 years, the Rotary Charity Auction has raised more than $600,000 for worthwhile causes in Greene County and, through the Rotary International Foundation, across the globe.
 
This year the Rotary Club is focusing on major projects and celebrations to mark its centennial, May 1, 2022. The first recipient of Centennial Major Project funds will be the dog park adjacent to the new Greene County Animal Shelter.
 
Stay tuned to this website, the silent auction website (below), as well as the Rotary Club of Jefferson's Facebook page for updates on available items and other news about the auction.
 
The silent auction is posted at www.32auctions.com/JeffersonRotary. Items that will be auctioned at the live event will also be featured on the website.  Silent auction bidding will open Saturday, November 13 and will close during the live event on Friday, November 19, 2021.
 
Tickets to our live event on November 19 are also available at the website above.