There are 4 elements or “Avenues of Service” in Rotary: Community Service, Club Service, World Community Service, and Vocational Service. Rotary clubs and Rotarians strive to provide services in all of these areas.
Community Service are the activities which Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. It frequently involves assistance to youth, the aged, handicapped, and others who look to Rotary as a source for hope for a better life. The Fenton Rotary supports the Fenton Freedom Festival on the 4th of July and has been instrumental in bringing the festivities back to town. With improvements to Bush Park, the annual Senior Citizen picnic on Lake Fenton, and Christmas activities such as the Angel Tree, the Fenton Rotary provides a broad spectrum of Community Service Activities.
Club Service involves all of the activities necessary for Rotarians to perform to make their club functional successfully, such as meeting arrangements, preparing the weekly club bulletin, and fellowship activities for club members. This includes activities like a progressive dinner on Lake Fenton and Silver Lake, several Christmas events, golf outings, and an occasional social at the Fenton Hotel. the French Laundry, and the Fenton Winery.
One of the hallmarks of Rotary is the club banner and the Fenton Rotary Club is proud to have the distinction of being the first Rotary club to have it’s banner flown in space by Shuttle Commander Lt. Col. Mike Bloomfield.
Vocational Service is the opportunity each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation to other members of the cluband to the community-at-large. Fenton Rotarians are actively participating in organizations such as Junior Achievement, and provide several classroom instructors each year. In addition, the Fenton Rotary sends 6 local high school students to a weekend leadership program in London, Ontario.