Oshkosh Rotary Southwest

P.O. Box 1202
Oshkosh, WI 54903-1202

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New Generations (Youth) Service Projects

Growing the next generation of leaders through volunteer service

Southwest Rotary Projects

  • Scholarships - Scholarships are provided each year to students from Oshkosh North and West High schools, Lourdes Academy and Valley Christian Academy.   In an average Rotary year, $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to deserving students from these schools.
  • Partners at Learning - The Club partners with Roosevelt Elementary School in diverse activities such as funding of events at the school, mentoring programs, "Celebrity" reading programs, a Birthday Book program, Before School Interest Groups to give students an educational experience in the morning and a celebratory picnic and speaker at the end of the year.
  • High School Rotary Interact Program - Student driven; these high-school based Interact clubs are organized just like Rotary clubs, with all avenues of service represented. Oshkosh Rotary Southwest works with the high school Interact program on projects such as the holiday parade, Bowling for Big Brothers, and projects that the students choose to support.
  • Junior Rotary - This organization is driven by students and the needs that they are interested in pursuing. Students in the middle school create projects that we support, and they participate in events that our organization is involved with including; gift wrapping, holiday parties, and providing entertainment for younger students at those events.
  • Rotaract Program - Young professionals in the Oshkosh community are who makes up the Rotaract clubs , which are organized just like Rotary clubs, with all avenues of service represented. Oshkosh Rotary Southwest is currently working to get this group more involved in volunteer programs that are initiated by Rotary Southwest, and also for the Rotaract members to put their name on projects in our community. Our slogan is Growing, Leading, Doing, and that is the goal for these young professionals.
  • Back-to-School Fair - At the start of the school year each year, over 800 students from needy families in Oshkosh, are provided the necessities they need in order to be successful in school. Rotary Southwest provides basic needs for these students including, shampoo, soap, deodorant and toothpaste.
  • Second-Chance Program - We provide dollars to support the breakfast programs for students enrolled in the Second Chance program, so they may starttheir day nourished, as to help them learn and make decisions that willpositively impact their future opportunities

Examples of Other Programs Funded through Southwest Rotary New Generations Service

  • "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"
  • Celebrate Education
  • WAVE Robotics Team
  • High School Hockey Team
  • Oshkosh Holiday Parade
  • North High School Post-Prom
  • Oshkosh Youth Soccer Club
  • United Way Money Smart Week
  • SOAR
  • Wisconsin Bookworm Project
  • Special Education
  • Imagination Library
  • Rota Reader Backpack

Scholarship News

College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

Southwest Rotary grants mutiple scholarships to graduating high-school seniors, focusing on students who have been active in community service causes.

February 19, 2018

Download the application.