Our mission is to provide services and goodwill to our local & international communities through fun and inclusive fellowship
Rotarians are people of action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people around the world. Rotary is a community of 1.2 million men and women from all continents, cultures, professions, and experiences who connect through our local clubs. Rotary clubs tackle projects of every scale and inspire fellow Rotarians, friends, neighbors, and partners to share their vision, exchange ideas for lasting solutions, and take action to bring those ideas to life.
The Rotary Club of Kingwood applies the principles of Rotary International to our local community. We are constantly searching for service projects to help those in need. Whether it's helping feed the children in Preston County schools through the Food for Preston program or assisting with health fairs at Preston Memorial Hospital, we leave each project knowing we helped better our community in some way and had a great time while we did it.
Each August, Kingwood Rotarians literally pack a bus full of donated food items! Generous people drive up to the Kingwood Community Building, with their vehicles full of food, and the Rotarians unload and pack the bus! The food ultimately makes its way to Food for Preston, who provide meals to Preston County students who might need food on weekends. Each backpack includes two breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Typically, the program collects approximately three months of food for over 360 students. See our calendar section for exact dates and times.
A dictionary is perhaps the first and most powerful reference tool that a child should own. Its usefulness goes beyond the spellings, pronunciations and definitions it lists. It is also a companion for solving problems that arise as a child develops his or her reading, writing, and creative thinking abilities. Each October, the Rotary Club of Kingwood distribute a dictionary to each and every third grade student in Preston County. Members actually go into the classrooms and spend time ding fun dictionary activities with the children. Even in this time where technology is paramount and prevalent, the teachers agree that students learn valuable, long-term lessons from being able to use an actual dictionary.
Each Fall, Rotarians set a time period to collect coats from local community members. A specific day is then designated to make these coats available to those who need them.
This year's event will be held on Saturday, 20 November from 10am to 3pm at the Courthouse Parking Annex in Kingwood at the corner of Price Street and Main Street.
Donation Drop Off Locations until 19 November are:
Ray Thompson, State Farm Insurance
Tarrell Ries, Edward Jones Investment
House and More Real Estate
Coats, scarfs, hats, gloves, boots, all acceptable items to donate.
Each February, Rotary holds a Golf & Cash Bash! This fun event allows attendees to win fantastic golf-related prizes as well as cash. BBQ and brews help make the event even more enjoyable. The money we make goes towards our many projects and efforts in the community.
Over a period of several days, Rotarians work shifts at Preston Memorial Hospital to help community members complete their paperwork to receive a variety of blood screenings and free blood pressure screenings.
In January, Rotarians meet at Food for Preston for a fun day of actually packing the bags of food for each child in Preston County that needs meals on weekends. Approximately 1500 bags are packed at this event!
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