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Community Service with a Purpose

To kick off the focus on P2’s Purpose, the Tully Rotary, joined by the LaFayette Optimists and Pompey Lions, came to TES to give a live presentation in the auditorium. While the 3rd graders experienced the presentation in-person, the rest of the school was able to tune in virtually via live stream. Each service organization presented on “purpose” and shared some of their work in the community. The Pompey Lions club touched on the history of Helen Keller and how the club helps to distribute eyeglasses and hearing aids to those in need. The LaFayette Optimists club spoke of their motto, “Friend of you,” and explained the service projects they conduct such as oratory contests, the Winterfest fireworks, and Stafford Park projects. Tully Rotary representatives and Interact students from the high school presented on how they work in the community including food giveaways, the Apple Fest, and pancake breakfasts, in addition to their work internationally, such as Pennies for Polio and Books for the World. All three organizations help clean up Tully and keep the community beautiful in addition to the many other services that they offer. Each 3rd grade students was given an atlas at the end of the presentation and were shown how to look up some of the countries that these organizations help, like Ukraine. It’s never too early for students to start thinking about how they can serve a purpose in their very own community!

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Speakers from Tully Rotary, Pompey Lions, LaFayette Optimists, and Interact Club spoke to students regarding purpose.

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Students listened to what each club does in the community and internationally.

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Atlases were handed out to the third grade students.