Our service projects include:
Polio Plus-formed in 1985 to eradicate the Polio virus. Over 210 countries, territories, and surrounding areas around world are polio free.
Health, Hunger and Humanity Grants-fund large scale projects to alleviate hunger and improve human development. Since 1978 over 287 projects in over 75 countries have been funded.
Disaster Recovery-Solidarity in South Asia after the tsunami in 2004 and Hurricanes in Guatemala and Mexico as well as earthquake assistance in India, Pakistan, and more recently, Haiti and Chile.
Dictionary Project-Distribute more than 600 dictionaries covering 13 schools within Cherokee County to all third grade students.
Red Fern Literacy Project -Distribute more than 600 books covering 13 schools within Cherokee County to fifth and sixth grade students.
Food Baskets- With the help of school councilors and organizations such as the Food Pantry and Help- In- Crisis, Rotary donates 125 food baskets within the Tahlequah community.
Community Action Grants- Donate over $6000 in grants to groups within the community, such as: Help- In- Crisis, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Tahlequah Public Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts. Etc.
Students of the month-Honor students within Cherokee County with certificates and medals for their outstanding achievements.
Scholarships- Award scholarships to students within Cherokee County helping them attain higher education.
Group Study Exchange (Chile)-Business professionals and students from Chile participated in the GSE and were housed with host families for a week duration. The group visited the Heritage Center, enjoyed Sam & Ella's Restaurant, and bowling at NSU.
Open World Program (Russia)-Through Rotary International and their partnership with the Open World Program, the Tahlequah/Cherokee County Rotary Club was allowed to host six Russian delegates and introduce them to life in Tahlequah. The group visited Tahlequah Public Schools and Northeastern State University to better understand how Oklahoma's school systems address the needs of the disabled. Delegates shopped at Meigs, lunched at Sam & Ella's, and enjoyed a float trip from Arrowhead Floats. They also experienced trips to Oklahoma City and Tulsa during their stay.
Medical Supplies Network-Our club makes several trips a year to the Medical Supplies Network in Tulsa. The Medical Supplies Network, Inc. is an international service project of Rotary International District 6110, which encompasses 77 Rotary Clubs and over 5,200 Rotarians located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. With generous donations of materials, money, volunteer time and transportation, thousands of lives are being saved by the efforts of M.S.N.I. Over the last 4 years, M.S.N.I. shipped medical equipment and supplies valued at over 4.8 million dollars, in 107 containers.
Kibingo Book Project-Tahlequah Rotary Club partnered with Rotarian's in Tulsa to donate textbooks for schools in Kibingo, Africa.