Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore Endowment Fund
The Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore (RCSNS) was founded in 1984 by several local businessmen. Today, we have members from business, education, information technology, government, real estate, oil and gas, insurance, accounting, banking and finance, marketing, law, engineering, medicine and health professions, the clergy, public service, and other vocations. Importantly, and in recognition of the commitment of our members, more than 40 men and women in the Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore are Paul Harris Fellows.
We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Pinewood Country Club for breakfast, fellowship, and an exciting program. The third Wednesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. our board meets in conference room space generously provided to us by one our member, Dave Kaufman.
Projects Specific to RCSNS are Juvenile Drug Court Program, Heritage Park Outdoor Theatre, Boys and Girls Club, Slidell Art League, Community Christian Concern, Civdad Delcias Mexico for wheel chairs, Shelter Box, Project Graduation, Renewed Hope Center, JIM Orphanage in Uganda, Dictionaries for Third Grade Students, Dos Amigos Dental Clinic in Belize, Handicap Playground, Fit as a Firefighter, Cop Camp, Savannah Smiles, Thanksgiving Dinners, Rotaplast, Rainbow Child Care Center, Slidell PD Motorcycle Communications Devices, Eagle Scout Project, Mount Olive Feeding Ministry. Additionally, we perform multiple hands on projects in our community.
Post-Katrina monetary value of these projects is > $46,000 with additional monetary support going to Polio Plus.
Rotary Rebuilds Slidell is an ongoing joint project of RCSNS and the Rotary Club of Slidell and came into being as a result of actions taken after Hurricane Katrina. These Clubs after assessing the situation in Slidell, came to the conclusion that Rotary must become a major driver in rebuilding the non-profit social infrastructure in the greater Slidell area. The Rotarians in these Clubs all had significant damage to their homes and businesses, but they recognized the overreaching needs of others. The mission of RRS was to rebuild and restore significant non-profit organizations in Slidell area with the following support:
Rainbow Childcare Center a complete rebuild and significant outfitting of facility.
- K-Bar-B Youth Ranch a rebuild of one cottage and the facility's kitchen.
- Safe Harbor the purchase of a new facility in Slidell along with modification and upgraded.
- Slidell Area Schools the purchase of school supplies transport from multiple areas and computer hardware support.
- Community Christian Concern the purchase of a delivery van along with support in building rebuild.
- Mt. Olive Feeding Ministry the build and outfit of a 4,000 square foot t kitchen/dining building along with purchase of a meals-on wheels van.
- Boys & Girls Club a complete rebuild and upgrade of facility.
- Senior Citizens Center provide a people transporter and food delivery vans, plus outfitting of new Slidell Center.
- STARC Adult Day Care a retrofit and upgrade of building.
- Sunshine Village the replacement of heating and air-conditioning systems and clothes washers and dryers for all units.
- Caring Center the enlargement of facility by building a 2,000 square foot addition.
- Habitat for Humanity provide six habitat houses in their shipping boxes and assist with the construction of two houses.
- Peace Lutheran Volunteer Kitchen provide funds to build a kitchen for feeding out-of-town volunteers.
Dollar value of contributions to make these projects possible > $2.5M with additional thousands of hours of labor.
** Slidell Heritage Festival
Now in its fifteenth year, the Slidell Heritage Festival is operated by the Slidell Heritage Foundation, Inc on July 4th in Slidell's Heritage Park every year. The Heritage Foundation was organized as a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization by the Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore and the Rotary Club of Slidell. The Foundation Board of Directors are members of these Clubs. The Foundation was formed to manage the Festival and receive donations and sponsorships.
The Times-Picayune/Slidell-Picayune Newspapers and the City of Slidell provide key support to the Festival. From the outset, the main goal of the Festival is to give our community an event to celebrate America's freedom. Additionally, by incorporating assistance of all the members of RCSNS and the Rotary Club of Slidell and local non-profits to run the various booths and entry gates, the Foundation has given Slidell non-profits and service organizations approximately $500,000 over the past fourteen years. In the last five years, funds have gone to organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Community Christian Concern, East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity, Rainbow Child Care Center, Safe Harbor, Slidell Police Association, St. Tammany Toys for Tots, STARC and Veterans Celebrate Freedom.
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RSNS service within Slidell can best be described by the many projects we have both completed and ongoing. To facilitate an appreciation of these projects, they are presented in three major categories: Projects specific to RCSNS, Rotary Rebuilds Slidell and Slidell Heritage Festival.