What Rotary Club of Salida is About:
The Rotary Club of Salida, California is strong and growing – our members are civic and business leaders in Salida and the surrounding community. We welcome fellow Rotarians and other guests to visit us and share our meetings and fellowship.
We are also looking for NEW Rotarians, so if you haven’t joined us yet, we invite you to visit us and find out more about our club, and about Rotary. We meet Fridays at 6:45 am, contact email@example.com for the current meeting location.
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Six Areas of Rotary Focus
Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
As Rotarians, we refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, we help refugees integrate and find jobs. We train leaders in how to prevent and mediate conflict. Action addresses poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions and the lack of education.
Members around the world have spent over 30 years in the fight to eradicate polio. Rotary members are helping by educating and equipping communities to stop the spread of diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS and malaria. We are dedicated to freedom from malaria through prevention and treatment. Through education and treatment, our members use their experience and leadership to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Providing clean water, hygiene and sanitation
We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with local leaders to ensure our projects succeed long-term. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.
Saving mothers and children
Nearly 6 million children under the age of 5 die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation conditions. Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to breast feed and how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission. They learn sustainable programs on how to protect themselves and their children from disease and how to find access to skilled health providers.
More than three quarters of a billion people over the age of 15 are illiterate. It is Rotary’s goal to support basic education and literacy. We strengthen the capacity of communities to reduce gender disparity in education, and to increase literacy for all children and adults. Our members work collectively to improve the quality of education and access – especially for girls – to improve teacher training in curriculum and hygiene facilities.
Growing local economies
Service projects are conducted to enhance economic and community development. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty. We provide training and access to well-paying jobs. Entrepreneurs use microloans to become street vendors, weavers and tailors. In rural communities, entrepreurs can borrow money to buy livestock or plant crops, or get training in sustainable farming.