Rotary Club of North Pole

About North Pole Rotary

 

 

Service to the North Pole area since 1978

 

The North Pole Rotary Club meets at Noon on Wednesdays at
the "Leaf and Bean" Restaurant in North Pole, Alaska.

The North Pole Rotary Club was chartered in 1978 and has 12 members, including 2 charter members. Our most recent project was to install a bus shelter near a school and senior housing complex. For our Centennial Project, we developed an outdoor sports park for skateboarders and BMX riders. Over 14 years ago, we installed a gazebo in a local park that we developed and we continue to oversee the upkeep of the gazebo. Five years ago, we "adopted" a mile in the state's Adopt-A-Mile program, and at least two times a year we do our best to keep our mile clean. We host the North Pole Health Fair and provide turkeys for Thanksgiving boxes. We sponsor a youth to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), provide a four-year scholarship to a local high school student, adopt a family in need at Christmas, and support a Rotaract Club. Our primary fundraisers are selling roses, hosting a basketball tournament, and hosting a halibut fry with a silent auction.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs located in 200 countries (RI International site).

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; and FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service (RI International site).

North Pole Rotary Club, P O Box 55737, North Pole, AK 99705