The title says it all. "Hands On" Committee members continue to give financial assistance to our club's many worthy projects, but we yearn for more involvement, to get our hands dirty, so to speak. Yes, sometimes we dig in the dirt, having assisted with planting projects at Woldumar Nature Center and installing the center's Rotary Garden adjacent to the R. E. Olds Anderson Barn.


But our activities are varied. We loaded 200 computers and parts for shipment to India in collaboration with the club's International Committee and a group of MSU professors. We have worked with the Rotaractors and the Christmas Party Committee by gathering, testing, wrapping and delivering toys for selected handicapped students from North Elementary School. We have hung drywall in a Habitat for Humanity House and gathered books to accompany the club's financial support to the Literacy Coalition. We have marched in parades and more.


The committee meets quarterly to select projects that complement the work of the Foundation, the other committees, and on occasion, the administrative office. We accept project proposals from Rotarians at any time, requesting three months lead time to facilitate committee action and scheduling.


How to Become a Member

Any Lansing Rotarian is eligible for membership on the Hands On Committee. Members are asked to attend brief quarterly meetings held immediately following a Rotary meeting, and to work on at least one project per year. "Work" comes in the form of labor, loan of equipment, or donation of supplies. To join us, send an e-mail to the Club Administrator or the Club President.