Avenues of Service
“Service Above Self” is the Rotary motto, championing the humanitarian spirit of our organization’s 1.2 million members. Rotary serves worldwide needs with empathy and expertise. Hudson Daybreak Rotary brings the Rotary motto to a local level by focusing on Hudson, putting the community’s needs before our own.
Our club service focuses on human connection. By strengthening our fellowship, we ensure smooth functioning of Rotary. On a quarterly basis, we hold club social events to bolster the Rotary community.
With community service, Rotarians bring “Service Above Self” to a local level. Our projects aim to address Hudson’s needs with purpose, knowledge, and compassion. In the past, we’ve worked at Prospect Park clearing trails and helping to clean up the area.
With international service, Rotary’s impact reaches communities on a global scale. We join leaders from around the globe to take action while expanding our network and deepening our world understanding.
This includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to contributing to water projects and other projects through out the world.
Club members can serve others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Currently, we work with the STRIVE program at Hudson High School.
Each year we sponsor Hudson High School students to attend Camp Enterprise to obtain an understanding of our free enterprise system, Camp Ryla to obtain leadership training, and World Affairs to under stand global health issues .
On a monthly basis we recognize HHS students who have excelled in school and community service as Students of the Month, September through May. We award four scholarships to students at our annual Honors Breakfast each April.
Rotary Youth Exchange is a year long exchange program for students. This year, we’re sponsoring an inbound Rotary Exchange student, Ayla Martinez Lopez from Spain. We are always looking for sponsor families and students interested in youth exchange.
Interact Club is a Rotary Club for students ages 13-18 years old. The club is run by the students and as a club at least two service projects are completed each year – one international and one local. Last year the club collected books for Africa, packed meals for Feed My Starving Children, made fleece blankets for hospitalized kids, and ran a pet photo booth for St. Croix Animal Friends “Raise the Woof” event, among other things.