Business Spotlight–Rotary Club of Monroe County!!



We are a service organization in Monroe County, but are a part of a much larger, worldwide organization called Rotary International. Rotary’s people of action work together to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Monroe County’s largest focus is supporting youth, veterans, and people in need in Monroe County, but we also contribute to causes on national and international levels.

Community members were looking for an organization that emphasized service in Monroe County, so local clubs (including Columbia and Waterloo) partnered to establish The Rotary Club of Monroe County, which was chartered in December 2013.

Our diverse club (the majority of our members are female) participates in several projects throughout the year, including a shorts collection for veterans undergoing physical therapy at Jefferson Barracks, trail clean up at Turtle Creek, and the sponsorship of local youth in a leadership academy. We also cook and serve meals several times a year for families in need at Martha’s Kitchen at St. John UCC in Waterloo.

While our mission is service, we also focus on community education and team building. In all our activities, our small tight-knit group has fun working together in whatever we do.

Monroe County Rotary is most proud of all the different ways we have been able to support those in need. Locally, we contribute to other nonprofits through funding and volunteer efforts. Every year, we educate third grade students throughout the county by distributing dictionaries containing details about presidents, the solar system, and language and present scholarships to four students from local high schools. Internationally, we assist Rotarians across the globe to eliminate polio and other diseases and provide scholarships and bunk beds to children in impoverished schools in Malawi.











The Rotary Club of Monroe County meets most Wednesdays at 7pm in Waterloo.

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