Welcome To The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf

Club History

The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf was chartered on September 17, 1982 as the Rotary Club of South Gwinnett County (RCOSGC).  Two charter members still actively participate in all club activities.  The club has historically performed at a competitive level with other clubs of its size within District 6910.  The name of the club was changed to Rotary Club of Sugarloaf (RCOS) on February 27, 2018. The new RCOS meets for lunch on Thursdays at the Sugarloaf Country Club at 2595 Sugarloaf Club Dr. Duluth, GA 30097.  Past locations of club meetings have been Northwood Country Club, Lawrenceville; Summit Chase Country Club, Snellville; and Little Gardens Restaurant, Lilburn.  RCOS is proud to have a Past District Governor, a current Assistant Governor and several former Assistant Governors among its membership.  Various members have held other leadership roles in District 6910 activities.

Who Is Sugarloaf Rotary

The mission of the Rotary Club of Sugarloaf is to provide unselfish service to our local and international communities while exhibiting the Values of Rotary International, the highest ethical standards, fellowship among its members and Service Above Self.
To be recognized in our community of interest as a source of exceptional programs of service above self, with a perceived value of Rotary membership, a platform of leadership development for Rotary and our community, a careful steward of monetary and human resources, and an outlet to harness the power of our youth in developing community service opportunities.
The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf is a small but growing club of 24 members and we think we are the most fun in Gwinnett county! We have a proud 30 year history of service to the Gwinnett County community and we promise a warm welcome and a fun and irreverent time
click to review our 30 years of history. SG Rotary 30th Anniversary.

Our Key Service Projects

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: We have partnered with the Gwinnett Medical Center to support programs aimed at educating at risk children in Type 2 diabetes management and prevention. This is our 3rd year of supporting this cause aimed at mitigating the effect of this fast growing disease in our Gwinnett community.

Corley Elementary School: We volunteer as readers in a bi-weekly reading program aimed at encouraging elementary and 1st grade students to develop a love for reading – the key to academic success. We also host a Student of the Month celebration for a deserving Corley student, teacher and parents at a club meeting.  In addition we support an annual Corley Career Day where our members talk about their vocation and we have completed various playground improvement projects at Corley including an outdoor classroom.

Gwinnett Technical College: We support an annual scholarship for deserving Gwinnett Tech students to assist with expenses for books and tuition to help in completing their education.

The Good Samaritan Missionary Ministry house is in the Dominican Republic and located at: Autopista Nagua-Cabrera, Barrio Los Pajones de Payita, Provincia Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Frente al tanque de Inapa. This is a very remote mission house that is 2 hours from Santo Domingo, the capital city.

This project addresses a Water and Sanitation need and the objective is to build and install a septic tank for the current mission house and completely finish the bathroom. This mission house currently has a restroom, but it cannot be used because there is not a septic tank.  Work is expected to begin on 8/1/2015 and be complete by 11/1/2015.

Lawrenceville Boys and Girls Club, Brookwood High School: We sponsor Interact clubs at both Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club  and at Brookwood High School.  As part of this sponsorship we provide scholarships for college books for 2 deserving seniors and sponsor 2 students to the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Academy to help emerging student leaders develop their skills at a 4 day program at the Tallulah Falls School.

We also have fun partnering with our Boys & Girls Interact Club in supporting the annual summer ice cream social and the Thanksgiving dinner for the kids.

Our club has also supported important community institutions and causes including Annandale Village, Relay for Life, Gwinnett Great Days of Service, United Way.

Structure of Rotary

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

ROTARY CLUBS bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL is the parent body and supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world..[/toggle] [toggle title=”History of Rotary”]“WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”
—PAUL P. HARRIS

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member..[/toggle] [toggle title=”Donations to Rotary”]WHAT WE DO WITH DONATIONS

Each year, gifts to The Rotary Foundation fund thousands of projects around the globe. Here are a few examples:

 

$1 million spent on rapid-response grants to fight polio outbreaks in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

$98,500 spent to provide clean drinking water, irrigate crops, and establish fish farms in rural Kenya.

$25,550 spent to provide 600 indigent women in Honduras with business training and access to small loans, in partnership with microlender the Adelante Foundation.

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Meet Our Board for Rotary Year 2019-2020

Greg Whitlock
Greg WhitlockPresident
Jack Wilson
Jack WilsonVice President
Dian Baker
Dian BakerPresident Elect
Barbara Myers
Barbara MyersiPast President
Ginger Powell
Ginger PowellSecretary, Membership Chair
David Hearn
David HearnTreasurer
Ron Lee Jr.
Ron Lee Jr.Sergeant-at-Arms
Bill Shaver
Bill ShaverClub Admin Chair
Linda Schoepf
Linda SchoepfClub Service Chair
Anne Chen
Anne ChenPublic Image Chair
Jody Campbell
Jody CampbellFoundation Chair
Brooke Waters
Brooke WatersClub Programs Chair
Kristina Blum
Kristina BlumOn-To-Conference Chair
Scott LeCraw
Scott LeCrawDuck Derby Chair

Our Members – Service and Fellowship