Each year the Rotary Club of Chatham honors a distinguished citizen by presenting a Vocational Service Award to a non-Rotarian who exemplifies outatanding qualities in his/her chosen vocation. The recipient in turn presents an award on behalf of the Rotary Club to the high school graduate who best emulates those same qualities. The Club also takes part in the annual Spring Litter Cleanup and actively supports the local Literacy Council.
Service To The Elderly
The Rotary Club of Chatham has provided wheelchair-accessible vans for local seniors and spearheaded a Lifeline project for seniors. As well, they contributed towards installation of an elevator in a seniors apartment complex. In recent years due to the success of the Miramichi Dragon Boat Festival the Rotary Club of Chatham has been able to donate to both the Miramichi Senior Citizen Home as well as Mount Saint Joseph Foundation.
Service To The Disabled
The Rotary Club of Chatham has actively supported and sponsored various youg people to the annual Camp Rotary at Grand Lake, N.B. and dedicated its 1998 Fund Run proceeds to the Miramichi Physically Disabled & Handicapped Association.
Each year the Rotary Club of Chatham sponsors a Paul Harris Fellow in support of the Rotary Foundation. They also contributed to the polio (eradication) Plus Program and have hosted several Group Study Exchange groups involving young adults from various parts of the world.
Service To Youth
The Rotary Club of Chatham presents a scholarship annually to a local high school graduate valued $2500 as well as a Volunteer Service Award valued at $500. Each year the Rotary Club of Chatham sponsors the annual Turnaround Awards for Anglophone North School District. These awards honor students who have made a significant change in their attitude, school life and behaviour.