Act Locally in Merced County
Our Club is always "on the move." From the Field of Honor in November, Clothes for Kids in December, our famous Shrimp Feed fundraiser in March, the North-South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic in June to the monthly homeless dinners, sporting events, scholarships, youth and leadership counsels and other community service, there is always an opportunity to impact our local communities with thoughtful intention. As a member of your corporate team, family or as an individual member, Rotary provides you the information and fellowship to get involved across Merced City and County with goodness and meaning.
Act to End Polio Now
Rotary International's chief global project is ending polio. Some brief facts are:
Poliomyelitis (poliovirus) is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.
The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It attacks the nervous system historically leading to paralysis.
Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners so-far used to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
Rotary's efforts since 1988 reduced polio cases by 99.9% with only three countries remaining endemic.
Every year our Club makes a specific and significant donation toward this global project in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn more at https://www.endpolio.org/ and http://polioeradication.org/
Act Globally in Nicaragua and Beyond
Our Club routinely acts in Somoto, Nicaragua, in concert with Hearts Afire Foundation. Somoto is Merced's sister city and as such we have an ongoing deep and personal experience in this region doing medical, sanitary and cultural exchange.
Additionally our Club supported projects in Nepal, Philippians, Romania and Uganda. We also provide important micro-financing through Kiva. If you have a passion or experience working internationally, our Club is ready to support new ideas and sustainable projects.