FITZGERALD ROTARY AND BEN HILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PARTNER TO END THREAT OF MENINGITIS
The Fitzgerald Rotary Board of Directors voted unanimously on August 2 to accept a project presented by Gary Smith to collaborate with the Ben Hill Health Department under the leadership of Nurse Manager Dale Niday to provide immunizations for the deadly Meningicoccal virus to all Ben Hill childeren ages 11 and above. Fitzgerald Rotary will provide advertisement and solicit volunteers to assist with mass immunization days that will be scheduled in the schools and community. Fitzgerald Rotary has long honored the memory of Cory Hall, son of Rotarian Tim and Pam Hall, who was victimized by the virus in 1998 by presenting scholarships to Fitzgerald High School Seniors. "A campaign to encourage and provide immunizations to our children in our community can hopefully prevent pain and suffering from other families" stated project chair Gary Smith.
Fitzgerald Rotary First to Respond
Fitzgerald Rotary received a district grant of 2014-2015. The proceeds from the grant and other fundraisers were used to purchase an AED unit for the Ben Hill County School System. Fitzgerald High School Athletic Director Paul Stokes launched a campaign to secure 7 AED units for various athletic facilities in t he system. The AEDs are portable and will also be available for the sports teams of the system during practices and games. These units will increase the medical response time should a need arise on campus or at a practice or game.
Fitzgerald Club Receives First Ever Awards
During the 2013-2014 Rotary Year, Club President Mike Ruffin accepted the challenge of DG Gary Smith (RC Fitzgerald) to become a 100% EREY and 100% Sustaining Member Club. Fitzgerald Rotary responded and received for the first time in club history the 100% EREY and Sustaining Member Banners. The club also was recognized as being 4th in the district in the level of per capita giving to the Annual Programs Fund.
Great Day of Service
Rotary Day 2015. Second Annual Great Day of Service. May 16, 2015. Look for projects and pictures.