Service Projects

The Rotary Club of Des Moines feels a strong and unified sense of purpose, which is demonstrated through commitment to our community.

The following are just a few of the local and international projects our club is involved in:





New Generations

New Gerations provides opportunities to assist young people in growing into mature and productive members of the community. The following are examples of projects and programs that our club has been involved with:

  • Highline Music4Life
  • Dollars For Scholars
  • Athletic Scholarships for secondary students in the Highline Schools
  • Highline Community College Foundation
  • Elementary School Dictionary Program
  • Highline Schools For Excellence
  • Pacific Middle School After School Program
  • Cle Gunsel Foundation/Outbound Exchange Student Program
  • Phil Swansberg Essay Contest at Pacific Middle School


Community Service

The following is a sample of the Rotary Club of Des Moines local projects and support, demonstrating the depth and breadth of our commitment to enrich our community and people’s lives:

  • DesMoines Parks and Recreation Support
  • LocalWater Project/Beach Park Clean Up
  • Fireworks Over Des Moines
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Des Moines Food Bank Backpack Program
  • Roto-Mow Community Outreach
  • Rotary Work Day
  • After School Program at Pacific Middle School
  • Elder Watch Program
  • Pacific Middle School Speaker Bureau


International Service

The following is a sample of the Rotary Club of Des Moines international projects from the last year, demonstrating our strong and sincere commitment to enrich the lives of people across the globe:

  • Micro Credit Loans
  • Purchase of Shelter Boxes
  • Purchase of Life Straws
  • South Africa College Scholarships
  • Solar Power H2O Project
  • Biosand H2O Project
  • Nepal Wheelchair Project


Vocational Service

Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their professions and to practice high ethical standards. By using vocational service to strengthen communities and build relationships, Rotarians  are taking an important step increating a more peaceful world. Every vocation can play a role in one of Rotary’s ultimate goals. The following is examples of projects designed for Rotarians share skills and expertise through their vocations and inspire others in the process:

  • Classification talks at Club Meetings
  • Vocational Presentations at Local Schools
  •   Volunteering your Vocation in the community

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