The Rotary Club of East Cobb is an organization for active or retired business and community leaders whose members are committed to serving others. The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self,” and our local chapter takes this seriously. For the past 25 years, East Cobb Rotarians have supported hundreds of charitable causes and service projects.
The group recently hosted its 7th annual Dog Days Run, a 5K run and 1 mile walk, held in August on Johnson Ferry Road. More than 740 runners participated in the race this year, and the money they raise goes to local
charities like Cobb Family Resources, WellStar Community Hospice, Camp Kudzu for Juvenile Diabetes, Camp Hope, Camp Sunshine for children with cancer and Canine Assistance. Member volunteers also present AIDS Awareness programs at local high schools and mentor elementary school students.
The group meets weekly, and guest speakers share information on a variety of topics, including identify theft and promoting East Cobb. Members are quick to share that it’s not all business; members also meet socially for
football parties and luaus.
“I am personally enriched by the friendships and by volunteering in many of the different projects and weekly programs we have,” says Blaine Hess, past president. “Professional growth is not my goal, but it has happened
through the relationships I’ve developed.”
Rotary Club of East Cobb has won Club of the Year for their district for the past three years. They’ve also earned recognition for their achievements in membership, club administration, community service and foundation.
If you are interested about joining, the group meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m., at Indian Hills Country Club. Visit www.eastcobbrotary.com for more information.
(Reprinted from the September 2012 issue of EAST COBBER.)