This area of service relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.
Examples of our activities include:
Our ongoing project "Contact the Elderly" (see below).
Annual Senior Citizen trips to the Victoria Theatre Halifax, where we take some of those who don’t regularly go out, to see a show. Ninety two of us went last time.
Toy collections. Queensbury school have been collecting new and nearly new toys for the Gingerbread Group for the last ten years, and our members take the toys to take to Gingerbread each year just before Christmas.
The annual Christmas Carol Concert at St. John's Clayton, usually with the Clayton C of E school choir and Notability performing. The money received from the collection is divided between the Church and Rotary charities.
Blood pressure testing days held at local supermarkets or large outlets.
In the summer we are usually involved with Southfield School (which is for children with special needs). Events include a "Kid's Day Out" at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike, and a Sports Day.
We also help to raise money to pay for these events. For example a Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting evening raised over £600.