Modesto Rotary Club - Committees
Club Service

Committees support the logistical details for the club’s meetings and events


Assists with the check-in process, collects lunch and fine payments at noon meetings.

Cog Committee

Provides new member orientation and information. Membership is mandatory until new member requirements are met. Meets monthly on the second Thursday morning or evening for fellowship and learning.


Provides Greeters, announces visiting Rotarians from the podium, and helps provides hospitality for visitors at Tuesday lunches. Average activity is on two occasions every six months.

Fun Committee

In charge of the “Fun Factor” at meetings according to Presidential whim. Coordinates with Special Events Committee to add an element of fun and entertainment to club socials.

Information Committee

Composed of Past Club Presidents to provide Rotary Information to candidates who have been approved by the Board for membership.

Marketing / Public Relations

Leads the Club’s efforts in outreach to the broader community to assist in member recruitment, inform the public of local and international Rotary projects and efforts, and to promote the awareness of The Modesto Rotary Club and Rotary International.

Membership Development

Involved in new member recruitment including organizing the Annual New Member Recruitment Challenge.


Responsible for selecting, screening, scheduling and arranging a half-hour program for each Tuesday lunch meeting throughout the year. The overriding goals are to have quality presentations on diverse topics – the six areas of topical interest include business/economic, entertainment/cultural, political, educational, health and safety, and Rotary-related topics.


Provides assistance to facilitate the flow at each Tuesday meeting and other events as needed. Provides mobile microphones, collects money, keeps order.

Special Events

Plans the Club Summer Social and Holiday Social, including selection of theme, location, menu and entertainment.

Community Service

Committees provide fundraising support for our major initiatives

Community Projects

Responsible for identifying worthy projects in the community. These projects may be both large or small in scope and will require active involvement of club members. Committee assists in organizing and coordinating activities to successfully complete the projects.

MORo! Foundation Fundraiser

Coordinates, organizes and conducts the Annual Auction and Raffle where our Club raises money to support projects and grants identified and approved by our Modesto Rotary Foundation.


Annually coordinates the Fairview School Read-In. Works collaboratively with SCOE to coordinate the selection and presentation of the Annual Teacher of the Year Awards.

Senior Services

Plans and coordinates the Annual Senior Stride to Breakfast event, which is a Senior-oriented fitness and information outing in September.

International Service

Committees spearhead fundraising and planning for our global service efforts

RI Foundation

Disseminates information to the Club about the Rotary International (RI) Foundation and its activities; promotes the annual International Foundation Dinner. Informs members of International projects and progress. Promotes Paul Harris Society and Benefactor Giving, educates members about Planned Giving opportunities, promotes “Every Rotarian Every Year” giving.

International Scholarship

Recruits Ambassadorial Scholarship candidates for the District program.

International Service

International Service Committee (ISC) members identify urgent needs and implement heath and humanitarian projects throughout the world in partnership with other Rotary Clubs. Projects include hands-on work opportunities, travel and interaction with Rotarians in other countries, International Night Fundraiser, Liaison, support, and management for various programs; Group Study Exchange Team recruitment and coordination.

Youth Exchange

Manages and recruits for short-and long- term high school student exchange programs.

Vocational Service

Committees provide for career knowledge and development

Vocational Service

Coordinates high school job shadowing, Vocational/Career Pathways Scholarships, and vocational presentations by members to the Club. coordinates activities to select and honor the Club Distinguished Service Award recipient.

Youth Service

Committees support local youth in meeting their personal and education goals

Academic Scholarship

Administers $9,000/yr scholarship program. Members conduct student interviews, make selections, transport and accompany finalists to a Tuesday lunch meeting.

Elliott Recognition

Rotarians mentor a senior student from Elliott Alternative Education Center up until graduation and beyond. The Rotarian and student meet twice or more a month. The focus is on education, social and life skills and the world of work opportunity.


Committee members act as advisors for Rotary at the High School level, complete with self-government and their own community service projects.

Outstanding Citizenship

Committee organizes annual trip to the Santa Cruz Boardwallk for Jr. High students who achieve “good citizenship” performance goals in 7th & 8th grade. Members occasionally responsible to transport and introduce students at lunch meetings.

RYLA/Camp Royal

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp (RYLA) is open to high school juniors who currently are, or anticipate being, in a leadership position at their school eg. student govt, clubs, activities, etc. Committee members interview, screen and select finalists and assist with transportation to camp.

Speech Competitions

Speech Contest or High School students on a subject related to ideals of Rotary. Cash prizes are awarded annually. Committee recruits students and manages the annual competition.