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Locally the Bainbridge Rotary Club has many and varied projects.
Rotary is very concerned with promoting ethics.
Rotarians live by the Four Way Test:
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all Concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The BRC has placed Four Way Test plaques in all the 4th grade classrooms in Decatur and Seminole Counties. Each year Ethics competitions are held among the 4th graders. At a higher level, the BRC participates in the statewide Laws of Life Competition among high school students. The Competition promotes learning by reflecting on life's lessons and experiences. We feel that our sponsorship of an annual Bainbridge High School Invitational Tennis Tournament also promotes good sportsmanship and disciplined effort.
One of the most exciting activities for the BRC is participation in the Georgia Rotary Student Program. Through this program, the BRC joins with other clubs in the area to bring in a college student from a foreign country which have included; Wales, Scotland, Columbia and Sweden. The student is treated to a year of education, all reasonable expensed paid, while they learn the customs and culture of our country. This program is an instrument for peace, teaching us all that we have more areas of understanding and similarity than disagreement.
As one of 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world, the BRC is deeply involved in the mission of Rotary International to promote peace and understanding. The tri-fold mission of controlling disease, providing clean water, and ending hunger are aggressively pursued. Other programs promote vocational and educational understanding that cross national borders. The local BRC has contributed over $35,000.00 towards Rotary's effort to eradicate Polio from the planet.
The BRC works towards it goal of clean water by participating the annual Rivers Alive Clean-up and by sponsor well-drilling in 3rd world countries.
Internationally, over the last several years, we have partnered with a Rotary Club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Through this multi-faceted effort, we have provided eyeglasses, school supplies, scholarship money for middle school students, and even, in one large project carried out in cooperation with the Rotary Foundation; a computer lab for the middle school.