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The Rotary Club of Orlando East meets each Tuesday, 7:15 a.m. for breakfast, at Blanchard Park YMCA on Rouse Road. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders, united worldwide, who provide humanitarian, educational, and cultural service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill. They have many projects in East Orlando, including a partnership with Union Park Elementary School; a Student of the Month sponsorship with University and Timber Creek High Schools; and support of the East Orlando Food Pantry. For more information contact Bo Trapnell at 407-687-0296.

Kiwanis Club of East Orange County – Kiwanis International is a worldwide service organization for men and women who are personally involved in the leadership of their communities and who work to improve those communities. The Kiwanis motto is: “Serving the Children of the World.” They meet for breakfast every Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Steak and Shake (located on University Boulevard between Rouse Road and Alafaya Trail). Breakfast is followed by a brief business session and guest speaker. A variety of special functions are held throughout the year. For more information contact Dave Schmitt at 407-381-7040.

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The Rotary Club of Avalon Park-Orlando is the newest Rotary Club in a Central Florida District of 42 Rotary Clubs. The Avalon Park Rotary Club joins the Orlando East Rotary Club as the second Rotary Club to serve the growing East Orlando area. The Rotary Club of Avalon Park-Orlando joins other service organizations in the East Orlando area and brings the Rotary spirit of “Service Above Self” into the community. The Rotary Club meets each Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at Barnie’s Coffee in Avalon Park to enjoy Rotary fellowship and to plan community service and international service projects. Please contact Bob Ewald at 407-466-6837 or at for further questions.


Hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours make East Orlando such a great place to call home. Many thanks are owed to the men, women and children who volunteer for a variety of causes. Whether it’s mentoring or tutoring children in our local schools, safeguarding our environment or providing other opportunities to give back, these and several other organizations are the backbone of our community.

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