Rotary's motto is Service Above Self, and Rotary Club of Prince Frederick takes it to heart. We're involved in numerous service projects in the area, and other projects that span the globe, organized along Rotary's Avenues of Service.
Books for International Goodwill is a project of the Rotary Club of Parole, in Annapolis. Prince Frederick Rotarians gather donated books in Calvert County and deliver them on a regular basis to B.I.G. for distribution internationally.
Rotary Club of Prince Frederick, in partnership with other Rotary Clubs in the area, is sponsoring a water well project in Oltorotua, Narok District, Kenya. This project will provide 800 Maasai villagers access to clean water about a mile away, instead of the all-day trek they currently undertake.
Rotarians take turns providing meals at Project ECHO, a shelter in Prince Frederick that is doing great work to help those less fortunate. Please consider donating to Project ECHO in the form of time or financial support.
Our largest service project, by far, is our scholarship program. Every year, Rotary Club of Prince Frederick has the task of selecting four deserving students to receive a $2000 cash scholarship. In 2014, we have increased to five awards. Applications for Rotary scholarships can be made through the Southern Maryland College Access Network.
Our club provides support to our children early in their academic careers as well. Every year, we provide every third grade student in Calvert County a paperback dictionary/gazetteer. It is a great way to spark interest in a variety of topics for every child in Calvert County.
We are also involved in Sail For Youth, a great day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay that raises money to support our various youth projects.
Our Four-Way Test speech contest is held every spring, during which contestants give a speech to the Club about what the Four-Way Test means to them. The winner of our contest receives a cash prize, and continues on to compete at the District level.