Rotary is a worldwide volunteer service organization with over 1.2 million members.
The Rotary Club of South DeKalb (RCSD) was founded in 1971 by a group of dynamic businessmen involved in the South DeKalb Community. Carey Paul of Carey Paul Ford and Jack Mathis of Mathis Dairy – names still familiar today – were charter members.
A signature accomplishment of the club was “Arrive Alive Georgia”, a statewide, drunk driving prevention program for teens.
Today there are 12 business and professional men and women who meet weekly to make a difference in southern and eastern DeKalb County. The meetings are held at the 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, Georgia 30034 at 12 noon.
Here is a sample of current club projects:
Meadowview Elementary School: Provide financial support to the school’s media center, co-sponsor the annual spelling bee, and serve as mentors.
Stephenson High School: Support school’s technology and robotics program. Rotarian Members serve as mentors at the School’s academy.
Project Haiti: Support the DeKalb County based GIANT Global Haiti project in collaboration with Morehouse’s School of Medicine.
Cedar Grove High School and Chapel Hill Middle School: Sponsor an annual symposium on HIV/AIDS and personal health.
Marine Biology Camp: Support our youth to attend marine biology and scuba camps sponsored by the Atlanta Underwater Explorers and the NOAA.