Service Above Self

The Rotary motto Service Above Self conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s more than 1.2 million members.  Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South presents and participates in numerous community service projects each year including:

  • Dictionary Day
  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Quarter
  • Roadside Cleanup
  • The Four-Way Test Award
  • Scholar-Athlete Awards
  • Rotary South All-Star Classic
  • American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball “Cattle Cans” & Relay for Life
  • Giving Tree – Heights Foundation
  • Law & Order Ball

Through the generosity of our members and events such as the Rotary South All-Star Classic, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South’s Foundation has donated more than $32,800 in funding for the following projects and organizations in the past year:

  • Music Foundation – summer camp scholarships
  • Hope Clubhouse – dining tables and chairs
  • Art of the Olympians – donation in honor of Scholar-Athlete speaker
  • Laboratory Theatre – anti-bullying education
  • Pine Manor Association – backpacks, school supplies and food bank
  • Tice Fire & Rescue – educational materials
  • Rotary Camp Florida – memory brick
  • Club Rotario Santiago Gurabito – general donation
  • Honor Flight, Rotary District 6960 – sponsored 2 veterans
  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School – chapter books
  • Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala – water tank
  • Meals of Hope – Kids Against Hunter
  • Center for Spiritual Living CC – Thanksgiving and Christmas donations
  • Dr. Piper Center for Social Services – funding for holiday gifts
  • Children’s Advocacy Center – freezer for United Way House
  • Lee County Reading Council
  • Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc.
  • Heights Foundation
  • AFCAAM
  • Junior Achievement – classroom sponsor
  • Scholar Athlete scholarships
  • SWFL Symphony Orchestra – youth education programs
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County – summer camp programs
  • Multicultural Centre of SWFL – backpacks and school supplies
  • Fort Myers YMCA
  • Boy Scouts of America, Southwest Florida Council
  • Mosquito nets
  • Freedom & Virtues Institute