Projects


Booker T Washington Cluster International Awareness and Building Tomorrows Rotary Leaders Resource Project

In a 2015 DOE report, Brown Middle School was listed in the lowest 10 percent of high-poverty schools in terms of the achievement gap among high and low-performing students. GreatSchools.com reports that 100% of the students who feed into the Booker T. Washington High School Cluster are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% are paying reduced lunch prices. With education often called the “great equalizer,” in 2016-17 the AWER placed an increased focused on the BTW cluster including BMS to build tomorrows Rotary leaders who will advance the needs of the community through service. This work included hosting an AWER meeting at the school with community and school leadership present, establishing a Rotary Interact Club at WHS, attending school events (basketball games, banquets, etc.) throughout the year, AWER coat donations for students in need and utilizing the 2016-17 District Grant to fund school supplies for BMS (atlases, reading books, etc.). The 2017-18 project will provide continuity to last year's District Grant project by developing BTW Interact Leaders (5 students) and BMS students (5 rising BTW Freshman) and further adding to BMS students' international awareness through funding trips to locations such as the Center for Human and Civil Rights (recommended by BMS Staff).

In kind contributions are calculated as the following: (1) 2 - Interact leader x 20 hours per month x 12 months x$15p/hr. = $7200. Project volunteers 30 x 5 hrs. per volunteer x $15 p/hr. = $2250. Collection of winter coats (50 coats x $20 per coat =$1000.00)

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Coat Drive

AWER will conduct coat drive to be distributed to Brown Middle School in December 2017.

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Fundraiser

To sell raffle tickets for a luxury van to support Children Village. They provide, but not limited, assistance with human trafficking. Project supported by south Rotary Clubs

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Holiday Celebration

Holiday celebration for AWER members, community partners and micro loan entreprenuers

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Honor Speaker - Polio Contribution

To provide funds helping end fight to polio by making a contribution in meeting guest speaker honor

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Hospice Care Fundraiser

Continue to conduct weekly tasse trivia to collect funds and give to Lady of Perpetual Care in June2018

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Micro Loan Entreprenuer Project

To provide up to four small loans to existing license West End entrepreneurs to expand and sustain business


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Parent University and LeadershipBuilding - Brown Middle School Books and Training Resources - Washington High Interact CLub

District grant funding will provide:

  1. One field trip for six hundred Brown Middle School students
  2. Leadership training for Washington High School Interact Club
  3. Develop Interact Club at Brown Middle School
  4. Linkage between AWER GRSP, Interact and Rotaract Clubs

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Rotary Wheel Display

To display Rotary Wheel in West End to increase Rotary image and awareness in West End

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RYLA

To sponsor one rising Junior to attend RYLA

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Sponsor GRSP

AWER will co sponsor one GRSP student with three Rotary Clubs to attend Clayton State College Student will have AWER host family. Traditional host family will have student in their home at least three times during college year. In kind contribution include food, activities and events.

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Tailgating Cookout for Frazer Center Olympics

AWER members and families will serve as volunteers to help with events. Duties will include but not limited to cooking, serving, races and activities

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Tree Planting

To plant at least two trees in West End

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Weekly Keyway

To provide weekly club bulletin with order of meeting and speaker biography. Bulletin will be used for meetings as well as increasing Rotary image and awareness by distributing to each speaker

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