Wilmington Rotarians enjoy fellowship. Rotary brings together professional and service minded men and women for fellowship and service to our community and the world.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell and members of the Howard High School Interact club. The club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilmington, is one of thousands of clubs around the world organized by Rotary that provide an opportunity for young people to enjoy the benefits of service.
Wilmington Rotarians Steve Novack, Dory Jacobson and Susan Polikoff fill backpacks at Stubbs Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware. The club has “adopted” Stubbs and has provided support for the school, students and their families.
Wilmington Rotarians have proudly participated in several “Stop Hunger Now” projects, producing food packets to aid the organization in ending hunger worldwide.
Wilmington Rotarians Pete Booker, George Alderman, John Hickey and Jonathan Whitcomb are joined by Howard High School Interactors in the club’s annual holiday project assisting the Salvation Army ringing the bell and manning the kettle at Christmas time.
Wilmington Rotarians distributing dictionaries to third graders at Elbert Palmer Elementary School. This annual Rotary effort provides students with what are frequently their first books of any kind.
Rotary Club of Wilmington President Kai Lassen with club members and their families as well as members of Howard High Schools Interact Club pause during one of the club’s several clean-up sessions at the Can-Do Playground, a joint project of six Northern Delaware Rotary Clubs that provides a fun and educational play environment for children with disabilities and their families.
Wilmington Rotarians and Howard High School Interactors celebrate the successful packaging of over 10,000 food kits for the Stop Hunger Now project. The club encourages Interact involvement in its activities and is in the process of launching two additional Interact Clubs in Wilmington.
One of the club’s long-time fellowship events is our annual picnic that, for the past several years, has been celebrated at the Delaware Nature Society’s Ashland Nature Center. This Rotary year-ending event is our opportunity to celebrate another year of service to humanity with the fellowship that is such an important part of Rotary.
The Rotary Club of Wilmington celebrated the 4th of July this year by launching our new Flags for Heroes program. Over a dozen volunteers from the club and their families prepared and installed 200 flags in downtown Wilmington honoring individual military and first responder heroes from the past and present. This new initiative by the Club will be an annual event that both honors community members and helps to raise funds for the club’s annual service projects. Anyone can sponsor a flag, naming their own personal hero. In future years the flags will be displayed over the Memorial Day holiday.
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