Wellness Checks are an affordable community multiphasic blood analysis available to all community members. Excela Health partners with the Rotary to present these screenings as a benefit to our community and those they serve. This popular program includes 22 tests that monitor all major body organs as well as a glucose (blood sugar) and cholesterol test, a complete blood count is included for a cost of only $35.00. The comparable cost of having these tests done individually or not as part of a community health fair or similar event would be well over $200. Results are processed at an Excela Health laboratory and are screened for abnormalities
Fasting for 12 hours prior to the testing is recommended. Participants receive a copy of the results and a booklet explaining what the tests are for in the mail approximately 7-10 days following.
For dates and locations, visit www.excelahealth. org
Looking for a way to increase the amount of money available to support community service efforts, in 1989 the Rotary Club of Latrobe initiated its annual Community Projects Dinner. Tickets for an elimination drawing are sold within the community and surrounding area. Those who attend enjoy an evening of fine food and fellowship while enabling the club to serve the community in a wider variety of projects.
In the months following the dinner, grant requests are received by the Grant Allocation Committee, who review them to determine whether they merit further consideration. Preference is given to “brick-and-mortar” projects rather than requests for funds for operating expenses. The committee then makes its recommendations to the Board of Directors, who make the final decision on the grants.
A three-year 2010/2011 project partnered by Districts 7330 and 4590, and the Campinas-Alvorada and Latrobe Rotary Club to demonstrate that over-logged, denuded forests areas along riverbanks in Campinas, which cause damaging runoff and pollution, can be restored by planting, growing and managing large numbers of tree seedlings. Briefly, the project accomplished the following: Read More