Graffiti lines the walls of the old rail line along first avenue south Tuesday June 19, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. The area will become part of a pedestrian and bicycle connection between Railroad Park and Sloss Furnaces. (The Birmingham News,Hal Yeager)
Preschool Learning Initiative
The Rotary Club of Birmingham’s signature project is the Preschool Learning Initiative.
The Rotary Club of Birmingham and the Rotary Club of Colombo Sri Lanka have embarked on a new partnership with the Department of Health to create the Early Detection Cancer Center.
This “Avenue” 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.
In the one hundred years since the club’s founding, members have played a prominent if not dominant role in providing leadership to such civic enterprises as the Red Cross, Community Chest/United Way, and the Chamber of Commerce. The Club itself has been directly involved in a number of community projects and has led the Rotary world in international service through RI Presidents Frank Spain and Roy Hickman, as well as Les Wright’s leadership of the hugely successful Polio Plus Campaign. In 1986, the Club, through members John Harbert and Hall Thompson, led in building the Harbert Center where we meet now. At present we have some 635 members, making us the largest in the world.
Funds the clubs PreK Learning Initiative program. Originally funded by a club-wide effort to build a club foundation.
Funds disaster relief projects, other club-initiatied projects. Originated with a one-time gift from South Trust Bank with additional funding provided by members.
Funded by the contributions of members and member-companies for the Centennial through pledges which are still being received.
Maye Head Frei
A Message From Our Local & International President
BhamNow: Rotary Club of Birmingham is set to welcome third female president in the organization’s 104-year history
For those who became familiar with “Rotary” only after the recent opening of Birmingham’s Rotary Trail, it should be known that the influence of the organization behind that name extends far beyond this half-mile length of land. As in, around-the-world far. That is one of the primary appeals to Betsy Bugg Holloway as she takes Read more about BhamNow: Rotary Club of Birmingham is set to welcome third female president in the organization’s 104-year history[…]
Rotarians, The time has come to nominate a member of our club for the Spain Hickman Distinguished Service Award. To be eligible, a nominee must demonstrate a commitment to the tenets of Rotary’s 4-Way test in all things they think, say and do. In their civic, personal and professional lives, nominees should act truthfully Read more about Spain Hickman Distinguished Service Award Nominations[…]
This year’s Career Academies Service Day could not have gone better! Many thanks to thank Eric Jack, and all 100 volunteers that made this event a success. Click the following link to view the 2017 Career Academies News Release: http://www.birminghamrotary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Career-Academies-New-Release.pdf
Our regularly scheduled March 29th meeting has been changed to March 28th. The Rotary Club of Birmingham and Kiwanis Club of Birmingham will host a joint meeting with guest speaker Jeffery Immelt, CEO of General Electric.
The Rotary Club of Birmingham celebrated its centennial anniversary with the construction of The Rotary Trail. Click on the link below to view pictures taken by Instagram users enjoying the use of this beautiful landmark in the Magic City! Rotary Club of Birmingham Instagram
Our own Sarah Parcak, along with a team of other leading experts, has discovered evidence of what may be North America’s second Viking site. Check the link below to to find out more about it: http://alabamanewscenter.com/2016/04/04/possible-viking-discovery-uab-archaeologist-rewrite-north-american-history/?utm_source=powerfacts&utm_medium=email&utm_content=b6&utm_campaign=pfapr2016