- The Opportunity To Give Back To Your Community. Some of the local charities that our club is involved with include: Chartiers Boys and Girls Club, Carnegie Free Library, Meals On Wheels, Local Food Banks, Shoes That Fit, Camp Aim, Adult Literacy, Dictionaries For Carnegie Elementary Third Graders, Salvation Army, Relay For Life, Boy Scouts, Operation Backpack, Carnegie Youth Baseball, and the St. Patrick's Day Luncheon for Parc-Way Industries. We have raised over $500,000 for local charities in the past 30 years.
- The Opportunity To Help Our Youth. Over the years, the Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club has hosted or sponsored local high school students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Conferences, Ethics Symposiums and World Affairs Conferences. We currently sponsor an Interact Club at Carlynton High School, which is like a mini-Rotary club, where the students are responsible for their own service projects and fundraisers. We also have an endowment fund which provides secondary education scholarships to students from either Carlynton, Bishop Canevin or Chartiers Valley High Schools.
- Professional Networking. A founding principle of Rotary was to provide a forum for professional and business leaders. It's true that Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self" but people generally like doing business with people they know and trust. (See the Four-Way Test)
- Personal Growth and Development. Leadership, public-speaking and communication, organization and planning, team-building, fundraising, and teaching are just a sampling of the skills that can be exercised and enhanced through Rotary.
- Fellowship. The Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club's social calendar is a full one. Our members have attended CLO performances, Penguin and Pirate games, golf outings to various country clubs as well as, our monthly international dinners. Our club members have also taken trips together to Las Vegas, Aruba, the Bahamas and Ireland. We also have our annual Christmas party and the President's Dinner at Nevillewood.
- Excellent Weekly Programs. Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world. Some of our past speakers have included: Handwriting expert, Michelle Dresbold, Stan Savran, Jack Bogut, Jim Roddey, Eleanor Schano, WTAE's Mike Clark, Gene Collier, Jim Leyland, Pat DiCeasare and Dr. Cyril Wecht.
- World Understanding. Since 1984, our club has hosted 23 Youth Exchange Students through Rotary. In 2007-2008, our club hosted Lauri Pelander of Finland. The Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club has also sponsored several local students to travel abroad as well. In 1991, our club sponsored Sean Wright of Thornburg to be a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Sean studied international law in France for one year and received a Rotary scholarship valued at $22,000. Our club has also sponsored or participated in numerous World Community Service projects over the years. We've help build water wells in Haiti, sent used textbooks to the Philippines, built orphanages in the Ukraine and have delivered medical supplies to Russia. We've also provided leg prothesis to people in India and have shipped shoes to earthquake victims in Chile. In September of 2008, Rich Meyer, from our club, led a group of four non-Rotarians to Norway as part of a five week Group Study Exchange (GSE). GSE is a vocational and cultural exchange between countries. In May of 2009, a GSE team of six from Norway arrived in Pittsburgh to complete the exchange.