THE ROTARY CLUB OF MAYWOOD
"Serving the Maywood community for over 60 years"
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who, in all vocations, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build good will and peace in the world. Rotary is one of only two organizations to hold a seat in the United Nations, and has 32,000 clubs throughout 200 nations.
Rotary offers an opportunity to build lifelong friendships and experience the personal fulfillment of providing community service and volunteerism.
How We Serve Maywood
Donated- A defibrillator to the First Aid Squad, LED flares to Maywood Police and Fire Departments, a pitching machine to the Girls Softball League, dictionaries to every third grade student, gifts to Adler Aphasia Center Holiday Wish List, a bench in memory of 911 victims at the Memorial Park 911 Monument and Fetzer Park.
Award- $2,500 scholarships each year to six outstanding high school seniors and we select the two candidates for the $12,500 James Hackbarth Foundation Scholarships, Plaques to outstanding 8th grade Maywood Avenue School Rotary React members.
Support- the activities of the Maywood American Legion, the Maywood Police Officers Association and the Maywood youth Athletic League.
Participate- in the July 4th parade by entering a food collection float, in the annual street fair selling pickles, in the police sponsored "National Night Out" by distributing free popcorn, and with "Caring and Sharing" by volunteering to assist needy families. Maywood rotary also conducts food collections to assist local food pantries and cooks and serves food at the County shelter in Hackensack.
Sponsor- the Christmas house decoration contest, a holiday luncheon at Lydecker Manor, the Boro's senior residence...five high school juniors at a week-long Rotary Youth Leadership Award symposium...Finance a drum and bugle corps unit for the July 4th parade.
International- In past years, we sponsored open heart surgery for 12 children from countries that do not have life saving capabilities. Maywood Rotary has adopted an elementary school in Kenya and has built school rooms, developed a clean water system, provided much needed food for 300 children, started a library, created a vegetable garden, supplied school books, uniforms, equipment, and supplies with volunteers who visit Kenya for 2 weeks each year.
"Maywood Rotary thanks all individuals, businesses and professionals who support our fund raising and community support efforts. Because of your generosity we have been able to serve Maywood in many ways."