Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 Rotary year with Betty Willis serving as our Decatur Rotary President. We have a great line-up of meetings scheduled as we start the Rotary year off with a bang and hope you join us!
Community Projects Grant Recipients
Decatur Housing Authority
Focus: STAR Summer Camp. 5-week summer camp for 70 low-income 3rd -8th graders in the four
properties managed by the Decatur Housing Authority.
Friends of Refugees
Focus: Literacy Toolkit Project. Literacy toolkits for parents to take home and use with their children. Helps both parents and children who are working on their English literacy.
Focus: STEAM Truck. Stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It's a mobile
"maker-space". Funding provide for an all-day event where hundreds of students get to
interact with the truck's activities.
DeKalb Library Foundation
Focus: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Helps families of young children build family
libraries in their homes. Provides some starting books, and then incentives as they progress
towards owning 1000 books.
Decatur Education Foundation
Focus: Decatur High School Writers Workshop. An 8-week program designed to allow talented, low-income writers to develop their skills under the guidance of published writers.
Reading is Essential for All People
Focus: REAP Foundational Reading Camp. An intensive summer camp aimed and developing reading skills for 1st - 3rd graders.
Focus: Stride Ahead Cowboy Ethics program. Uses equine-assisted psychotherapy to teach at-risk
youth coping and life skills.
Gentle Spirit Christian Church
Focus: Hygiene kits for the homeless women and mothers.
Focus: Amplify Decatur. Organizes and produces local concerts to raise money to help homeless