The Rotary Club of Historic Prince George's County (formerly the Rotary Club of Bladensburg) was founded in 1959. The Rotary Club is a local club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business people who have been dedicated to service projects for over a century, fostering goodwill and world peace through helping communities in need. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self." Our club's signature project is Disaster Aid USA. The mission of Disaster Aid USA is to provide immediate disaster relief and humanitarian aid both domestic (in the USA) and international (worldwide) to victims suffering the effects of a disaster. Disaster Aid USA utilizes the 4 Way Test and guiding principles of Rotary, and adheres to the United Nations and Sphere Standards while providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid. The club performs a number of community service projects including: Margaret Brent Fun Day, where we provide games, pony rides, clowns, pizza, etc to students with special needs and their staff; and food baskets for families in need; we sponsor six high school students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference; dictionaries for 3rd grade students; Christmas Stockings for children of incarcerated inmates at the Prince George's County Detention Center; weekend snack program for elementary school students; and backpacks for elementary school students. In addition, we support international programs, such as Rotary's End Polio Now project, and a water project in Kyotera, Raiki District, Uganda.
In addition to these service projects, we also enjoy fellowship with club members, family, and friends. The Rotary Club of Historic Prince George's County meets every Wednesday, at 6:15PM, at the Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 4500 Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD 20716 .