At last week's business meeting it became clear that there are a lot of Rotary programs that we have very little knowledge about. For the next few weeks we will focus on a Rotary Program. This week we look briefly at the Rotary Community Corps.

A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of volunteers who don't belong to a Rotary club but share Rotary's values and commitment. Under the guidance and support of a sponsor Rotary club, RCC members put their own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their communities.

The possibilities of an RCC are limited only by the resourcefulness and dedication of its members and sponsor Rotary club. RCCs can be an excellent way to introduce the community to Rotary.

RI President John Kenny had the following to say about the RCC:"I have traveled the world and seen with my own eyes the good work done by Rotary Community Corps. Whether they are equipping libraries or developing clean water systems in their villages, people are joining together to help their neighbors and themselves. Their accomplishments, as well as the skills they have gained, will improve their communities for many years to come."

For more information on Rotary Community Corps and how to start an RCC, go to