The Town of Belleair is located in Pinellas County, a peninsula on the west coast of Florida. The town has a total area of 2.81 square miles and a population of 4000 residents. Clearwater shares our north border, Largo our east border, Belleair Bluffs our south border, and the inter coastal waterway is our west border.
The Belleair Rotary Club was chartered December 1, 1989 with 67 charter members drawn from Belleair and the surrounding communities.
The Rotary Club of Belleair meets at 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the Belleair Country Club, Florida’s First Golf Club.
Our Club is part of Zone 34, Rotary District 6950.
Our current membership averages 27.
We have weekly “fund raisers” that include “Happy Dollar/Sad Dollar” announcements, fines for not wearing the Rotary Pin and a 50/50 drawing for the Joker. For the past 12 years our major fundraiser has been a Wine and Tapas event.
Belleair Rotary and its members have been honored
Last year our Club won numerous awards for their contribution to the local and international community. The Rotary Club of Belleair was one of the top giving Club’s in the World in their per capita contribution to the Rotary Foundation. A member was presented the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award for Zone 34 and District 6950 for Service in the Local and International Community.
If you are a Rotarian visiting our community join us for a luncheon. If you are unable to attend our meeting, call and we will direct you to another Rotary club in the local area. If you are not a Rotarian and want to know more, Rotary Basics provides a good summary about Rotary.
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We welcome positive, Service oriented, engaged individuals
Local Community Service projects have included:
Restrooms next to the Town of Belleair tennis courts Placement of a water fountain on the Pinellas Trail, A covered shelter at a bus stop outside the entrance to the Belleair Country Club We contributed to the construction of the Rotary Centennial Nature Center at Honeymoon Island State Park. Labor to construct a house for the Pinellas Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Provided over 120 computers to three Pinellas County Schools. Participated in the Relay for Life Cancer Drive. Contributions to support RCS Food Pantry Helped gather food donations at the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot. Served as bell ringers for the Salvation Army (Our Club has been recognized for the highest kettle collections for years in a row). A member sent books to our servicemen Christmas gift to military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Provided assistance to Friends of Deaf Families. Provided assistance to La Clínica Guadalupana, a free Clinic providing routine health maintenance, screening and management of chronically and acutely ill patients without charge. Financial assistance to the Police Athletic League for ‘At Risk’ children Provide a Christmas dinner for the Florida Sherriff’s Youth Ranch Financial support to Doorways Scholarships Financially support classes at Belleair Elementary School Members have provided mentoring and tutoring of students at Belleiar Elementary. Provide dictionaries for students and award bicycles and helmets to foster learning in primary grades Donate a book in the name of our speakers to Belleair Elementary Sponsored a high school student to study in Austria and a student from Peru to study in the United States Send (2) high school students to attend the Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders program Financial support for the Arc of Tampabay. Funding and a member volunteered at Toymakers of East Lake, toys for children during hospital stays And, Many other Local Community charities
Our club is involved in International Service.
Financial assistance to victims of the 2009 Haitian earthquake. Contribute to The Rotary Foundation Contribute for the eradication of Polio, through Rotary’s Polio Plus program A Rotary International Matching Grant our club provided washing machines, driers, kitchen equipment, bedding and clothing for Casa Hogar Don Bosco, an orphanage in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A member Initiated and oversaw the drilling of a well for water in Punta Piedra, participated in the Rotocleft Cleft Lip –Palate and Dental missions in Huanaco. Huacho, Puenta Piedra and Chincha, Peru. A Matching Grant funded a ‘Burn Unit’ in a Huacho hospital. A member donated and constructed a Hydroponic and Tilapia project in an agricultural school An orphanage project began with the process of funding a well in an orphanage and continued with the construction of dormitories and a hospital. A project to skills to Teen mothers so they may become employable and self sufficient A project begun in 2012 to create a Pastry Bakery. The facility became a school, teaching not only Culinary skills, but sales and business management and becoming self funding and self-sustaining. It is a project that has mirrored itself in many locales throughout the City of Lima. Donation of operating room lights to a Clinic in Chiclayo And, much needed medical equipment to a hospital in rural Haiti.