History & Accomplishments

A long history

Chartered in 1948, the Sharon Springs Rotary has always had a reputation for being filled with skilled craftsmen and women.  For year, at the Founder’s Day parade, the Sharon Springs Rotary float was greeted with lots of ooooh’s and aaaah’s.  From working water wheels, to Lady Liberty, the Rotary Club float was sure to draw some attention.

For decades the Sharon Springs Rotary Club has been a foundational support of the community. From supporting the community nativity Scene and Christmas tree to supporting of the Community Food Pantry to bringing in and sending out students around the world through the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program.

Probably most importantly is that Rotary is not alone in their actions. Sharon Springs is a small rural community with BIG hearts. The Rotary Club partners with a variety of local organizations to make their community a better place. From working with the 20th Century Club on the Nativity Scene to Erecting WELCOME signs with help from the Chamber of Commerce. The lives of the residents and businesses are better because of Rotary.

The Dictionary Project

We purchase and distribute books to students in the Sharon Springs school district, both in school and home-schooled. These books are for the individual child to keep.

  • Dictionaries to Third graders
  • Thesauruses to Fourth graders
  • Spanish-English Dictionaries to all Spanish I students

Group Study Exchange

Hosted the GSE Team from District 1910, Eastern Europe. Club member, Paul Tichy, was selected as GSE Team Leader for the 2008 GSE Team from D7190 traveling to Eastern Europe D1910 for four weeks visiting Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Building a Literate Community

Donated $2500 to the Sharon Springs Free Library in addition to approximately two dozen books for youth, teens and adults, a keyboard for special programs and held two Reading with Rotary story-times.

Backpack Bucks

Donated $375 toward purchase of school supplies for children in need. The donation is distributed through the elementary teachers so as to provide the specific supplies and needs of the children in a low key, private manner.

Foundation Giving

100% Every Rotarian Every Year

The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.


The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact one donation can have

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

Youth & Education

  • EarlyAct Club – Community Service for Youth
  • Odyssey of the Mind program at SSCS
  • Cub Scout Pack 17