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C hartered in 1987, our club is dedicated to creating better communities at home and around the world.  We are an active organization of 35 members who gather to have fun while doing good in our community and around the world.

Please explore our website to learn more about us. We also invite you to join us for a weekly breakfast meeting as our guest to get to know us better and see if Rotary might be right for you.

Our club’s main focus internationally is on providing clean water to people who are suffering from high infant mortality rates, disease, and blindness as a result of living with contaminated water. Some of our recent projects include providing in-home water filters to families in Guatemala and building a 6-mile water pipeline and the rehabilitation of a well in southern Tanzania to provide clean water to 7 villages of Masai living near the Serengeti Plain. We traveled to Mexico to provide in-home water filters to several villages, and our most recent project was to construct a toilet facility and hand-washing area for a elementary school in Tanzania.

We also support the Rotary Foundation’s main health goal of eradicating polio worldwide. As a result of Rotary’s efforts, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and many other smaller donors, the world is now 99.99% polio-free. And we support Rotary’s partner in disaster relief, ShelterBox. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving equipment to families who have lost everything through either a natural disaster or conflict.

If you want to connect with others in the Jacksonville-Applegate area who believe in giving back to our community and the world, then Rotary is the place for you!

To learn more, please contact our membership chair, Jill Tompkins at 541-994-9499, or complete our contact form.

We take pride in our commitment to many local projects, some of which include:

  • Providing weekend food packs for children who come from food-insecure homes
  • Recognizing outstanding students at local junior and senior high schools
  • Providing scholarships for local college or trade-school bound students
  • Assisting local non-profits in building and maintenance projects. For example: improving gardens at the Britt Festival grounds, helping to rebuild the equipment at Bear Creek Park, supporting the Ruch Community Outdoor School in rehabilitating their track and field area
  • Supporting the Interact Club at South Medford High School

Get to Know JACET

The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club sponsors a charitable foundation: the JACKSONVILLE-APPLEGATE CHARITY AND EDUCATION TRUST, INC. (“JACET”).

Its purposes are:

  1. To provide funds for educational scholarships for deserving youth and adults
  2. To provide financial support for community improvements
  3. To contribute funds to world community service projects

JACET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, donations to which are tax deductible. To learn more, please contact any one of our members.

Our Projects

2019-20 Rotary Year

  • Provided over 200 bottles of hand sanitizer and disinfectant to residents of Hope Village and Dunn House and to clients of the Maslow Project during the time of the coronavirus
  • Made 130 masks for the residents of Pioneer Village
  • Provided three local students with scholarships
  • Sponsored the local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops
  • Built a toilet facility and hand washing station for a kindergarten in Tanzania
  • Sponsored disaster relief assistance through ShelterBox
  • Packaged food for the weekend for 30 elementary school children during the school year
  • Donated toward the remodeling of the Britt Grounds
  • Sponsored an Interact Club at South Medford High School

2018-19 Rotary Year

  • Provided three local students with scholarships
  • Sponsored the local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
  • Recognized outstanding students from five local schools
  • Traveled to Yelapa, Mexico to assemble water filters for villages without access to clean water
  • Sent two students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • Contributed money and labor to the rehabilitation of Bear Creek Park
  • Helped with the construction of the Jacksonville Community Center, the rehabilitation of the 3rd Street bathrooms, and the development of the Jacksonville dog park
  • Donated toward the remodeling of the Britt Grounds and helped with landscape cleanup prior to the summer opening
  • Helped the Durham Rotary Club fill 300 backpacks with school supplies so that students who were victims of the Paradise Fire could return to school
  • Helped the Ruch Outdoor School with funding to rehabilitate their track and field
  • Provided emergency flood relief funds for Yelapa, Mexico
  • Sponsored an Interact Club at South Medford High School

Prior Projects

  • Participated in the Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up Project on Highway 238
  • Provided volunteer labor and funding for the building of the Dog Griffith Park Playground Park fence and the Pheasant Meadows Playground
  • Helped with funds to construct the lobby of the Jacksonville Library
  • Provided signposts for the Jacksonville Cemetery
  • Built, furnished, and supplied a school for Tanzanian children and built a self-sustaining farm for orphans in Tanzania
  • Built a new chicken coop at Hanley Farm