Although providing financial assistance for worthwhile organizations and projects, the Victoria Rotary Club does much more than just write checks. Projects that are “Hands On” as well as funded by the club include:
Early Act First Knight – A new approach to character education, featuring spectacular live-action components like real jousting tournaments and periodic knighting ceremonies in which students are recognized for noble deeds, with Rotary providing curriculum resources, monetary support and manpower, where elementary students are taught why it is important to serve others while offering them practical avenues of application in their community.
Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest which presents scholarship funds to winners from the three Victoria high schools.
Adoption Awareness Picnic is held each year at the Victoria Zoo. This event allows prospective adoptive parents to meet adoptable children.
Youth Leadership Awards sponsors young people ages 14-30 to attend an event run by the club’s district committee. Participants are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants.
Other organizations and programs that have benefited from the clay shoot include:
- Golden Crescent CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
- Victoria YMCA after school program Boy Scouts – So. Texas Council
- Food Bank of the Golden Crescent Young Life Ministries
- Restoration House Ministries Salvation Army Camp Compound