Rotary Club Golf Classic
Our most successful fund raising project, the annual event is held
each August at the Cherry Hill Country Club in Richwood, WV. For the
past five years the tournament, with golfers vying for positions on
teams, has had no problems filling the entries. Actually each year,
the Rotary has a waiting list of individuals and teams requesting
positions. With a dinner held after golf and open to the public, the
Rotary has been fortunate to top off the event with popular guest
speakers: Eddie Pastilong, Don Blankenship, Jim Justice, Oliver Luck
and Dana Holgorsen have informed and entertained the audience.
Nicholas County Fair Week
Each summer during the Fair, Rotary continues to pursue its fund
raising efforts by sponsoring a raffle. In the past, a car, big
screen TVs, four wheelers and a Harley to name just a few of the great
prizes raffled have brought plenty of smiles to the winners and
benefited the community as well.
The Dictionary Project
An annual event held each September and October the Rotary distributes
dictionaries to every third grade student throughout Nicholas County.
In the past five years, the Rotary Club has distributed more than
1,600 dictionaries to school children.
“Hats ON For Polio”
In response to a world wide effort by Rotary International to
eradicate polio, the Rotary Club of Summersville has initiated its own
program to help. “Hats ON For Polio” will allow any student enrolled
in a school in Nicholas County to wear a hat during class. Price of
admission, $1.00! Last year the effort raised over $1,200.00. World
Polio Week is the last week in October.
The Rotary Club of Summersville has been actively involved in doing
its part to help clean-up litter and has adopted a two mile stretch of
road at the Summersville Lake area. The clean-up campaign is held
twice a year…spring and fall.
Seeing a need to help those less fortunate, the Rotary will begin
a new project with hopes that it becomes an annual event: each member
of Rotary will be asked to donate a non perishable item which can be
brought to weekly meetings. This project will begin six weeks prior to
Thanksgiving. The food will be distributed to the local food
One Saturday in December, the Rotary Club volunteers to be “Bell
Ringers” manning the kettles at different entrances at Wal-Mart. The
whole bell ringing thing has become very competitive since the City of
Summersville and its crew always thinks they can best us!
Easter Egg Hunt
In corroboration with the City of Summersville, the Rotary provides
volunteers for the Summersville Easter Egg Hunt. Members stuff
thousands of plastic eggs, hide them around the grounds of the Armory
and help distribute the prizes.
Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast
Usually April is a quiet month for Rotarians, so they look forward to
the Pancake Breakfast held in the spring. After donning Rotary
aprons, members visit with friends and associates while serving them
all you can eat pancakes. Deliciously prepared by Applebee’s and
masterfully served by Rotary! Proceeds from the event are earmarked
for Rotary International Projects.
The Rotary Club of Summersville has committed $5,000.00 in each of the
past five years to providing scholarships to deserving seniors. After
applications are submitted and reviewed a number of these students is
selected to be personally interviewed. Members from the Scholarship
Committee conduct the interview and make their selections.
Scholarship Applications may be found on line and are due by April 1st
of each year.
Joining hands with the City of Summersville, the Rotary Club has
selected as a beautification project the surrounding landscaping and
maintenance of the “Welcome to Summersville Sign” at the intersection
of Route 19 and 41.