Henrico North Rotary
The Henrico North Rotary Foundation:
This 501 (C) 3 foundation has been established to provide funds for a variety of charitable projects. Gifts are tax deductible.
Henrico North Rotary funds several full scholarships annually to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. An annual Cherry Tee Golf Scramble is held during the month of September to help fund these scholarships. Henrico North Rotary Club has donated over $100,000.00 in scholarship funds to help less fortunate students attend this fine college, which provids world-class programs such as libertal arts, nursing, teacher education, culinary arts, and automotive technology. Graduates with an associate’s degree earn about $8,000 more a year than individuals without a two-year degree, and $250,000 in career earnings during a lifetime.
Riders for Readers:
This unique literacy project, developed by a local Rotarian, is becoming one of our favorite service projects. Picture a "squadron" of motorcycles rumbling up to an elementary school, where 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students await. Then they hear about the importance of reading and the joy found in books, not from parents or teachers, but from bikers! Each child leaves with two books, a T-shirt, and refreshments - plus the memory of touching and sitting on gleaming motorcycles.
The ALS Walk:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig's disease or simply ALS) is a progressive disease that as yet has no cure. The club supports the ALS walk by cooking thousands of hot dogs each year for the many volunteers that walk in the annual ALS walk for the cure. We do this in memory of one of our members Edwin Bell who lost his battle with this terrible disease.
Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army:
The Henrico North Rotary Club each year "rings the bell" for the Salavation Army Christmas Red Kettle fund at the Kroger Supermarket on Staples Mill Road. We have been awarded the "highest fundraiser" for this event for two years.
Service Above Self Essay Contest:
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School
In 2013 the Henrico North Rotary began sponsoring an essay contest at Wilder Middle School which is the school that rising 5th graders from Laburnum Elementary School attend. The intent was to continue the relationship that was established with these 5th graders in our "Riders for Readers" program. The foccus of these essays was the Rotary slogan "Service Above Self". We are proud to partner with the staff and students of Wilder Middle School in this wonderful project.