Throughout Rotary's rich history, Rotarians have strived to achieve the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary's Avenues of Service form the foundation on which all club activity is based.
- Through Club Service, we have fun, build lasting friendships, and make sure that our club functions well.
- Through Vocational Service, we volunteer our professional skills to serve others and promote integrity in everything we do.
- Through Community Service, we address local needs and work with our community to bring lasting improvements.
- Through International Service, we meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.
- Through New Generations Service, we work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and peacemakers.
Service to the community and to the club is at the core of what we do in Rotary.
The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley is involved in the community in many ways, and contributes to the general health and well being through the member's donation of time and expertise in tackling some of the community's challenges.
Several of the more recent community projects include the Big Brother/Big Sister, Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic, Blue Ridge Interact Club, Blue Ridge School, Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department, Cashiers-Glenville Rescue Squad, Community Care Clinic, Cashiers Cares, Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry, Friends of the Library, Greenville Symphony trip for students, Honor Air, Meals On Wheels, Rotary Children's Dental Health Project, Student of the Month for Blue Ridge and Summit schools, Summit Charter School, Tour de Cashiers and the Cashiers Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley also ran a series of free health screenings in conjunction with the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital with the aim of improving the health of the people in the area. Participants received health checks for height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and prostate for men over 45 - all supported by Rotary funding and volunteers.
Each year, Rotarians contribute on an individual basis to The Rotary Foundation. In the past year over $200 million was spent to support the goal of a polio-free world - the PolioPlus project - and other humanitarian efforts that provide clean water, medical care, literacy classes, and other essentials to people in need. For more information on the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International, visit www.rotary.org.