Projects


2018 Foundation Ball

The Foundation Ball is Buckhead Rotary's primary fundraising event that will provide funds for the projects we undertake in the coming year. The event hosts around 250 people, probably at the Cherokee Town Club, and features a live and silent auction, raffles, dinner, dancing, and fellowship.

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7th Grade Basketball Tournament

Since 1965 the Rotary Club of Buckhead has sponsored a 7th grade basketball league for boys. In addition to a financial contribution, the club has continued to provide assistance each week with running the scoreboard and stats for each game.

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Apple Polishing

Apple Polishing is an annual event for the Buckhead Rotary Club. Over 3,000 apples are polished and delivered to teachers in the elementary and high schools in the Buckhead community. It's our way of saying thanks to these valuable people.

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High School Tennis Tournament

For over three decades the Rotary Club of Buckhead has hosted an annual high school tennis tournament for varsity boys and girls teams. Public and private schools from all over the Southeast participate in this spring weekend event which is generally considered to be the largest tournament in the Southeast. It will be held March 16 & 17, 2018.

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Hillside Assistance

Hillside is a residential treatment center for troubled teens. In addition to its financial contributions to Hillside, Buckhead Rotary supports their work through volunteer efforts on site. Our activities range from maintenance and building, to landscaping and renovation. In addition we have refurbished and furnished a house next to the campus that is now used as a welcome and resource center for parents and patients. Other activities include an anticipated program of vocational counseling and continued work with Hillside on all aspects of their mission.

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Swimming with Rotary volunteer

Horizons Summer Camp

Horizons Summer Camp provides education, nutrition, and fun to K-3 students at Garden Hills Elementary School who are at most risk of Summer Learning Loss. The focus is helping those students attain 3rd grade reading and math levels. A paid staff is assisted by Rotarians and others in giving individual attention in the classroom, playground, and swimming pool.

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Open Hand

Open Hand has been a signature project since RY 2016, so RY 2018 is the third and final year of our involvement. Events are arranged each month to give Rotarians an opportunity to volunteer in preparing, packaging, or delivering meals to clients.

Open Hand was founded in 1988 and now serves almost 2 million healthy meals annually cross 19 Georgia counties. More than 50% of Open Hand clients are elderly.

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Pets For Vets

Through Pets For Vets, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are available to adopt a pet from the Atlanta Humane Society at no charge. The Buckhead Rotary contribution includes the pays the adoption fee, some veterinary care and supplies.

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Rooted to Rise

Rooted to Rise is a program devised by the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) and the Atlanta Speech School to inform parents of very young children how to read to and with their children to increase their vocabularies and better prepare them to read and for school.

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Rotary Foundation Matching Gifts

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Rotary Peace Exchange

This is a program designed to promote world peace between the United States and Russia. Eight Russian Rotarians are visiting Atlanta, Oak Ridge and Tuscaloosa. Buckhead Rotary will host the visitors on their Atlanta visit. The visit will include social interaction, visits and tours of Rotarians businesses, visits with city and state officials, and tourism. Visitors will be hosted in Rotarians homes.

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Air wall for GEEARS conference room

GEEARS -- the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students -- is a 501c3 organization, and its mission is to inspire and provide leadership for a statewide movement on quality early learning and healthy development for children from birth to age five. This project will provide materials and assistance in building an innovative meeting space in its current office location. This will be accomplished through the installation of an air wall.

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