Club of Piedmont Missouri


Rotarians passing out 4-Way Test coloring books to 2nd graders
Rotarians passing out dictionaries to 3rd grade students to promote literacy
Rotarians discussing the importance of dictionaries
Rotarians passing out dictionaries to 3rd grade students
Students awarded prize for the best poster and essay for the Don’t Meth With Us program
Students receiving Don’t Meth With Us t-shirts
Rotarians installing new refrigerator and the Rotary Park concession stand
Rotarians presenting the High School Athletic Director with a girl’s softball pitching machine

Since its beginning in 1941, Piedmont Rotarians have given back in many ways to the communities in which they live and work in concert with Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service.

Youth Service- Our primary focus has been on the needs of youth by helping break down barriers to health, education and social development. Piedmont Rotary provides opportunities to develop self-confidence, public speaking and leadership skills through such programs as Clearwater Students of the Month; financial support of local scout troops and athletic teams; sponsorship of a high school Interact club and support for local students to attend Rotary’s Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).

Local social-economic conditions result in many area youth facing serious obstacles to achieving their full potential. Rotary programs have been implemented to address the lack of adequate clothing (footwear and winter coats). Programs have also been implemented to educate students on the life changing consequences of substance abuse and every third grade student in the county is given a personal dictionary to help develop reading and comprehension skills.

Our largest investment in area youth is through the annual awarding of college scholarships to help offset the expenses of higher education.

Community Service- Piedmont Rotarians undertake projects for the greater good of communities such as picnic shelters in city parks and benches along walking trails. We host several mobile food pantry events annually to help feed those in need while supporting hot holiday meal programs conducted by other organizations. Typically, Piedmont Rotary supports more than 30 local charitable efforts annually.

Vocational Service- One of Rotary’s founding principles promotes and encourages members to pursue excellence in their profession and maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of their business; and, to recognize these qualities in all professions. Annually, Piedmont Rotary recognizes the selection of Teacher and Staff persons of the year from county public schools with cash awards.

Club Service- Piedmont Rotarians are expected to participate in club activities with their time and other resources. Members are invited and encouraged to assume positions of responsibility and leadership and share their professional skills for the greater good of the organization. Annually, one member is recognized as Rotarian of the Year for outstanding and consistent efforts on behalf of Piedmont Rotary.

International Service- Piedmont Rotarians support the global initiatives of Rotary International through their personal contributions to the Rotary Foundation especially its focus on the worldwide eradication of Polio. In addition Piedmont Rotary has served as the US partner in Rotary funded grants that provided computer labs and artificial limbs in India. Lastly, Piedmont Rotary has hosted Group Study Exchange Teams from Denmark and Brazil. While visiting our area, GSE team members were able to meet and exchange ideas with host families, club members, area business leaders and students about subjects of mutual interest.

"Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves."
Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary