Community Service

The Rotary Club of Stockton serves the Stockton community through a variety of committee activities and provides grants to local non-profit organizations.

The club focuses on educational activities that include:

  • Distributing free dictionaries to all third grade classes in Stockton Unified School District.
  • Organizing and sponsoring the annual Rotary Read-In where almost 900 community members take an hour to read a book to a Kindergarten through third grade class and leave the book for the school library.
  • Adopting Spanos Elementary School and bringing enhanced services to that school.
  • Supporting Read to Me, Stockton!, an early literacy project that sends free books to children from birth to age 5 in targeted city zip codes.
  • Participating in Window on the Future in Lincoln Unified where Rotarians interview students in a job interview setting to prepare them for life after high school.

The Rotary Club of Stockton also serves the community by providing holiday baskets to needy families and food to the Emergency Food Bank, and participates in holiday bell ringing for the Salvation Army.

The Club also funded and continues to maintain the World War II Memorial at Weber Point where special programs take place on patriotic holidays throughout the year. Club members, joining with the other Rotary clubs in Stockton, maintain Rotary House at San Joaquin General Hospital where families can stay when needed.

There is something for everyone to do at the Rotary Club of Stockton; members are dedicated to making a difference in their city and their county.

For more information contact our Director of Community Service:

William R. Brown