Examples of programs and services supported throughout the Middletown, Connecticut community include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Annual Turkey Drive and delivery of Thanksgiving meals to the home-bound.
-Mask distribution projects to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Annual Youth Scholarship Program, awarding student community service and scholarship.
-"Tools of the Trades" Annual Award Program providing tool kits to vocational high school students.
-"Service Above Self" Youth service recognition awards (Donation goes to community organization).
-Community Assistance Programs (focused on Food Insecurity and Permanent Supportive Housing).
-Community Grant Programs.
-Amber Alert ID cards for children.
-Funding for Youth Exchange and Youth Leadership Programs.
-Sponsorship of Youth Interact Clubs (which focus on community service).
-High School "Student of the Month" Recognition for local high school students.
Some examples of International Projects supported include:
-Polio Plus Eradication Initiative.
-Clean Water Projects.
Following the motto of "Service Above Self," Rotary members end each meeting reciting "The Four Way Test" which guides their personal and professional relationships:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?