May 22, 2018 Rotary Civic Award Presented Since 1927

Join us at the Rotary Civic Award Noon Luncheon, Tuesday, May 22 to find out who the winner will be! RSVP

The purpose of the Evansville Rotary Club Civic Award is to publicly recognize persons for their outstanding civic, charitable, humanitarian, and/or cultural services to the City of Evansville and its people.This award can be given specifically for services performed in the year just ended or for a lifetime of services. This award generally is given to a person in recognition of services performed outside his or her business or profession, but in some instances a recipient is recognized of achievements related to his or her business or profession. The Rotary Club Civic Award was first given in 1927.
Civic Award Recipients
1927 • Mr. E. Mead Johnson, Sr., for his gift of the building at 422 S.E. First Street to the Public Health Nursing Association for headquarters.

1928 • Mr. and Mrs. John L. Igleheart, for their gift to Evansville College of a beautifully furnished home for the president.

1928 • Mr. Henry F. Koch, for his active leadership in the promotion of “Graham Day” which gave emphasis to Industrial Evansville.

1929 • Mrs. Albion Fellows Bacon, for her efforts in the enactment of better housing laws in the city, state and nation, and her many other civic activities.

1930 • Mr. Leslie T. Igleheart, for his gift of the solarium to Deaconess Hospital and a large legacy to Evansville College.

1930 • Col.Wm. H.McCurdy, for his generous bequest to Evansville College and for liberal gifts and active support to other worthy causes in our city.

1931 • Rev. Ernest I. Reveal, for his long untiring and successful service in the management of the Evansville Rescue Mission and for the wide influence of his life as a sincere Christian.

1934 • Mr. L. A. Parker, for his leadership as chairman of the first Community Fund Drive which was a notable success.

1934 • Mr. John R. Sterne, for his great work through the Masonic Shrine in aiding in the treatment of crippled children.

1935 • Mr. George F. Boehne, president of the Chamber of Commerce, for the great strides forward in the industrial and commercial life of the city during his presidency.

1936 • Mr. F. B. Culley, for his civic service in the Community Fund, Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Vanderburgh County Tuberculosis Society, Chamber of Commerce, Young Men’s Christian Association and the Kiwanis Club.

1937 • To those persons known and unknown who served the Evansville area so heroically during the Ohio River flood.

1941 • Mr. Louis Ruthenburg, for his active interest in the civic, industrial and educational life of Evansville, and the generous giving of his time and talents to all worthy causes.

1942 • Mr. Charles B. Enlow, for his outstanding and successful leadership as Director of the Office of Civilian Defense.

1943 • Mr. Albert G. Hollander, for his splendid participation in and unfailing support of work for servicemen, war bond campaigns and innumerable other civic and patriotic activities.

1944 • To the workers at the Evansville Red Cross Canteen.

1945 • Mr. Robert D. Mathias, for his outstanding work for Evansville College and active leadership in numerous civic organizations.

1946 • Mr. A. A. Brentano, for his unselfish and untiring efforts in every undertaking designed for the betterment of Evansville and its citizens.

1947 • Mr. Walter G. Koch, for his successful accomplishments in heading the Community Chest Drive, his work in connection with the city’s Air Transportation facilities, and his many other civic activities.

1948 • Mr. Charles A. (Dick) Anderson, for his effective and almost constant work for the youth of Evansville.

1949 • None

1950 • Mr. J. Henry Schroeder, who culminated a long career of tireless, unselfish labor for civic good by guiding the Evansville Community Chest Campaign to an unprecedented success in a most critical year.

1951 • None

1952 • Mr. H. A.Woods, in recognition of unceasing and outstanding service to his fellowmen and his community, which has been committed with enthusiasm, modesty and unselfishness.

1953 • Dr. Paul D. Crimm, for is years of leadership in medicine and public work, as a pioneer in chest surgery and tuberculosis research, as a public administrator, friend to the sick, citizen of the community and state, and leader in many fields of community endeavor.

1954 • Mr. Kenneth C. Kent, whose deep sense of personal responsibility and obligation to his home town has made him one of its greatest benefactors in leadership and effort for community betterment.

1955 • Mr. O. H. Roberts, Jr., for his great contribution to the improvement of education in the Public Schools, not only in Evansville, but statewide and nationally, through his leadership and guidance in organizations dedicated to this purpose.

1956 • Mr. A. B. Brown, for his great service in bringing Alcoa to this community.

1957 • Mr. D. Mead Johnson, for his dynamic recognition of the obligations of corporate and individual citizenship, his demonstrated faith in the future of Evansville and his leadership and example in all worthy movements for community betterment.

1958 Mr. Melvin W. Hyde, for his boundless energy to benefit the welfare of Evansville as chairman of the Community Industry Survey, which was responsible for the Fantus Study, and as first president of the Foundation for Evansville’s Future.

1959 • Col. Marvin J. Evans, in recognition of many years of dedicated community service, and in particular for his successful conduct of the 1959 United Fund Drive.

1960 • Mr. Richard E. Meier and Mr. Fred C. Newman, for sparking a new hope and spirit to achieve the acceptance of all facets of our community on a program of development of our economic future.

1961 • Mr. William A. Carson, for the broad scope of his contributions to this community, in business and industry, his help to our children through the YMCA and Camp Carson, and his work for the education of our youth through scholarships and financial support at Evansville College.

1962 • Col. Robert M. Leich, for his enthusiastic approach to our community betterment; for his tireless participation in the success of an extraordinary number of local, state, and national organizations, for his conscientious interest and aggressive service to the welfare of others for over a quarter of a century.

1963 • Joseph E. O’Daniel, in recognition of his long years of unselfish devotion to civic service and, particularly, for his unexcelled leadership in the Central Business District Improvement and Civic Center Development project.

1964 • Mr. Arad A. McCutchan, for bringing nationwide publicity and recognition to this community in recruiting and coaching the Evansville College basketball team to an undefeated season and to its fourth NCAA College Division National Championship as well as for his other civic and religious endeavors and his successful work in leading and developing our youth.

1965 • Mrs. Louis B.Whiting, in recognition of and appreciation for her sympathetic and continuing service to the emotionally and mentally ill of our community.

1966 • Mr. Leland M. Feigel, for his dynamic leadership and untiring personal efforts, as president and director of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Authority, in the successful launching and progress in building of the Civic Center complex, and for his financial leadership which saved untold amounts for the taxpayers.

1967 • Mr. Norman A. Shane, Sr., great humanitarian, patriot and community leader, who for almost 40 years has generously devoted his many talents to his city, his country, his religion and his vocation. “A man of action, integrity, and stability whose light didn’t burn out after his first few years of community service.”

1968 • Mr. Alexander L. Leich, for his outstanding leadership as President of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and for being the “Ready-Reserve” of Evansville’s leadership. Through exemplary conduct, scholarship, character and service he has been a humanizing influence and has inspired his fellow citizens to a fuller life.

1969 • Mr. D. Bailey Merrill, for his inspired work relating to the Citizens’ Crime Committee and the publication of the Committee Report, providing specific recommendations for reducing the overall crime problem.

1970 • Mr. Ervin Weil, for his humanitarian work in many fields, particularly with the Evansville Human Relations Commission.

1971 • Mr. Harold O. McCutchan, for his efforts in making our community a truly great center of higher education and his outstanding leadership in the organization and development of Southern Indiana Higher Education, Inc.

1972 • Mr. Henry B. Struby, for the honor he has brought to our city by reason of the fact that one of our citizens was chosen Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobels of the Mystic Shrine, leader of the more than 900,000 Shriners of North America; and second, because he discharged the duties of this high office with such great honor to the Shrine, himself, this city, and to all of us who claim him as a friend and fellow citizen.

1973 • Beulah M. Evans, for her lasting impact for good upon her community, who has consistently applied the ideal of service to personal and community life, who is a living example of “Service Above Self ”, and more particularly for her outstanding leadership of the United Fund Campaign for 1973.

1974 • Robert E. Green, for his single minded purpose in providing the finest motel hotel complex in Evansville, his dedication to the improvement of downtown Evansville, his promotion of Evansville as a convention center, and for bringing to Evansville the national convention of The American Academy of Achievement.

1975 • Alan Brentano, for setting a shining example for our civic leaders of the present and of the future, in his inspiring record of successful leadership in widely diversified activities too numerous to mention, whether of a civic, political, governmental, educational, religious or humanitarian nature and for his generous sharing of his God-given talents for the benefit of the entire community.

1976 • Dr. Charles E. Rochelle, for untiring and unselfish effort to achieve excellence in the education of all youth in the City of Evansville, for devoted and dedicated efforts to improve the quality of education in this community and the State of Indiana, for leadership in quiet, efficient and effective integration of the public schools in this city and a living example of the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

1977 • Dr. Wallace B. Graves, for his strength in guiding the University and community following the Dec. 13th tragedy, for leading the university to “new levels of academic recognition,” for bringing the school national and international attention for its quality and innovations and for bringing the school’s Harlaxton Study Center in England to European recognition. He envisioned a significant leap forward for U of E athletics and led the move to Division I basketball. After the Dec. 13th tragedy he took immediate and significant steps…to teach us as persons and as a community how to deal with the misfortunes for which we are never prepared and that we assume can never happen to us.

1978 • D.W. Vaughn, for his long positive involvement in various and diverse civic organizations and affairs which have benefited the citizens of the community of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, his example of high personal and moral integrity in the conduct and use of corporate responsibility and as a business leader in this community, his long standing, quiet, unassuming, effective leadership, personally and corporately, his concern for his fellow employees and fellow citizens of this community, and his positive example in the faith which he has in the future growth of this community.

1979 • Gregory E. Kempf and Jack F. Rogers II, for a forward looking vision of the growth of the City of Evansville through development of various real estate projects which have enhanced this city’s stature as a major commercial entity, and more particularly for the planning and implementation of the Riverview Commerce Centre.

1980 • Governor Robert D. Orr, for his long-standing record of accomplishments, both in his home community where his many successful business activities have made this a better community in which to live and work; while at the same time in the greater community, he has also given generously of himself in public service to the continuing benefit of us all. His high personal and ethical standards, in both private and public works, personify in himself the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.”

1982 • Aubry D. Ryals, For his long service and leadership to Evansville in many projects adding to the quality of life for people in our community. He worked for the return of professional baseball. He served the business community as President of the Chamber of Commerce and, more recently, demonstrated his patient leadership in bringing to a successful conclusion the rebuilding and revitalization program for our YMCA, which now becomes a cornerstone of our City’s downtown.

1983 • William L. Brooks, for his continuing efforts to introduce our city and its people to visitors…for placing Evansville in the national spotlight…and especially for serving as point-man for the Thunder On The Ohio Regatta.

1984 • Robert L. Koch, for his quiet leadership, his wise counsel in matters of business, civic works, cultural achievements, and especially for his generous stewardship which serves to inspire others in our community in their free will support of worthy institutions.

1985 • Dr. David L. Rice, president of the newly independent University of Southern Indiana, for his many contributions to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of the Evansville region. His tireless and unpretentious leadership symbolizes the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

1986 • Ted C. Ziemer, Jr., for his repeated willingness to take on the tough and vital fundraising challenges of our community, and for raising more money for more organizations than anyone in Evansville’s history.

1987 • Rolland M. Eckels, for his decades of diligent and tireless leadership in numerous community betterment projects including key roles in moving public television into the historic Willard Carpenter home, and the development of the University of Southern Indiana.

1988 • N. Keith and Susanne Riley Emge, for more than 20 years of service to their family, their church and their community through countless hours of volunteer service for scores of not for profit and governmental organizations.

1989 • Jack Buttrum, for his unceasing efforts for 20 years to improve the lives and opportunities of Evansville’s black citizens, for his efforts to provide job training and job placement for displaced workers and the disadvantaged, and for his efforts to promote dialogue, understanding, and cooperation between labor and management.

1990 • William H. Miller, for his lifelong efforts as a community volunteer and a Circuit Court Judge, to coordinate people resources and initiate court reform to make Evansville a civilized and caring city.

1991 • Robert L. Koch II, for his appreciation of the need to strengthen the public and private educational system at all levels, for his tireless research in developing data that has helped State and Federal Leaders support education initiatives; and for his personal involvement in engendering International trade in the area business community.

1992 • Dan W. Mitchell, for his many years of service to his community, his company, his family and to Rotary, and especially for his great service to the University of Evansville and The Rehabilitation Center in Evansville.

1993 • Carolyn S. Georgette, for her significant achievements and contributions to the Evansville business and residential community during her 40 year professional and civic career.

1994 • John H. Schroeder, for his dedicated leadership in meeting the needs of higher education and an almost incredible lifetime of contributions to his family, his business, his industry, his city and his country.

1995 • Robert R.C. Miller, for his consistent pattern of enthusiastic dedication to his family, his alma mater, his occupation, and his community, and for helping everyone he touches to strive to become champions.

1996 • Howard and Carol Abrams, for their leadership in business, civic and volunteer work, for their caring concern to make Evansville an even better city, for their gracious, yet dynamic and always helpful demeanor, and for their warm, creative and caring approach to fulfilling their responsibilities to their family, city and occupation.

1997 • H. Lee Cooper, for his 30 years of dedicated leadership through the Evansville area’s leading community institutions, for his key roles in helping launch the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, Leadership Evansville and Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, and for leading his company to the top of its industry.

1998 • Frank F. McDonald II, for his leadership and many lasting contributions to the City of Evansville as its mayor and First Citizen, and for using his office as a “Bully Pulpit” to benefit community organizations too numerous to mention.

1999 • R. Scott Anderson, for his visionary and successful efforts to save and revitalize many of downtown Evansville’s aging treasures. And for his adaptive reuse of those buildings, assuring us that they will be there for future generations of Evansvillians.

2000 • Shirley W. James, for her almost 40 years of studying community issues, and developing coalitions of everyday citizens and elected leaders to bring about a better Evansville, and for her tenacity in over coming obstacles that would have stopped many of us from accomplishing worthy goals.

2001 • Rita P. Eykamp, for years of steadfast leadership of numerous community and state organizations, representing education, the arts and humanities, for her cheerful attitude that helps others keep their balance while facing challenges, and especially for her role in making the Victory Theatre a diamond in the crown of Evansville’s Downtown, the Rotary Club of Evansville is proud to recognize one of its own, Rita P. Eykamp, as the winner of the 2001 Rotary Civic Award.

2002 • Donald B. Cox, for his monumental service to humanity through formation of the Welborn Foundation, for his political leadership in Evansville and in Indiana, and for his insight and leadership that have brought better higher education, safer roads and job opportunities to our region and state.

2003 • JohnM. Dunn, for making a lifelong commitment to building the Evansville area’s moral and economic strength, and for helping achieve an environment for countless others to discover our area, and for exemplifying the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” the Rotary Club of Evansville is proud to recognize John M. Dunn as the winner of the 2003 Rotary Civic Award.

2004 • Dr. H. Ray Hoops, for his Service Above Self on behalf of the University of Southern Indiana and of the greater Evansville region, for sharing his extraordinary ability to marshal human capital and state resources, and for his support of business and cultural institutions, the Rotary Club of Evansville salutes and honors Dr. H. Ray Hoops as the winner of the 2004 Rotary Civic Award.

2005 • Dr. Ray W. Arensman, for sharing his love of history, his insight into economics, his gift of music, his discoveries of travel, his support of charities, and his “Wonderful Life” with our region, we honor Dr. Ray W. Arensman with the Rotary Civic Award.

2006 • James A. “Jim” McCarty Sr., for service to his family, his country, his fellow men and women, numerous civic organizations and educational institutions, and for his years of using his vocation to nourish and beautify Planet Earth.

2007 • Dr. William G. Wooten, for his recognition of the profound dangers of alcohol, drug and tobacco abuse, for his lifework in rallying the community to pull young people from the edge of disastrous lives, and for the formation of Youth First, Incorporated.

2008 • Reverend Adrian M. Brooks, Sr., for developing Memorial Community Development Corporation into the model of holistic ministry, and for his remarkable achievement of converting his personal faith into helping feed the hungry, house the needy, provide economic opportunity and save souls.

2009 • Jack and Sue Schriber, for their years of supporting and improving education and the arts in Evansville and Indiana, for their untiring leadership in making local arts organizations viable, and for bringing hundreds of other volunteers along for the delightful ride called community service.

2010 • Randall D. Wheeler, for encouraging and fostering the ideal of service, and in recognition for his outstanding professional, civic and charitable endeavors benefiting Evansville, his beloved Newburgh, and the Rotary Club of Evansville.

2011 • Vicki Snyder, for leaving a comfortable teaching position and taking great risks to lead a small group of teachers to launch the first charter high school in Indiana, and for her tireless dedication and hard work that yielded extraordinary measurable success for Signature School and its students.

2012 • John Whinrey, for his years of service through Rotary and other community organizations, for his successful efforts to make the Rotary Club of Evansville an unmatched forum for the airing of important local issues, and for his leadership in making the Rotary Club of Evansville a true international organization.

2013 • Dr. Maria Del Rio Hoover, for her career of advocating for children and women, and for helping deliver services that have improved the quality of life for people in Evansville, the Tri-State, Indiana and our nation.

2014 • Dr. Raymond W. Nicholson, Jr., for his years of leadership and service as a teacher, doctor, a volunteer and a public servant.

2015 Dr. Linda L.M. Bennett, for her years of leadership in our community ensuring a brighter tomorrow for education, culture, economic development, and our young people.

2016 Barbara and Brian Williams, for embodying the spirit and ideals of Rotary with humility and servant leadership.”

Randy Wheeler receives Orphie Bridges Award at Indiana All IN Conference

 This past weekend at the ALL INDIANA District Conference, in Bloomington, IN our on Randy Wheeler was presented the Orphie Bridges Award by District Governor Judy Bush.

The Orphie Bridges Award is awarded annually to one Rotarian who has demonstrated a strong commitment to Rotary on both the club and district level and even beyond, and who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. 

Evansville Rotary accepts Rotary International President’s Tree Challenge

Every Rotarian Plant a Tree by Earth Day, April 22, 2018

WHAT:            To adhere to Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s challenge, Evansville Rotarians will plant at least 220 trees to create shaded space for a future Cub Scout camping area benefitting local scouts. Further, this service project supports the “101 Trees of Indiana” project that was established shortly after construction of the Eykamp Scout Center on the property. Finally, this is the location of the annual Evansville Rotary Santa Run.  Club members aspire to leave locations better than found previously.


WHEN:            Saturday, April 7, 2018. 8:00 A.M. CST


WHO:              Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Indiana State Representative Wendy McNamara

Evansville Rotarians

Rotarian, Scouting supporter and Project Coordinator Scott Fenneman

Rotarian, Scouting supporter and Horticulturist J.T. McCarthy



WHERE:               Buffalo Trace Council, 3501 East Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, Indiana 47715


We Need You for April 7 Tree Planting Project

2018 has been declared “THE YEAR OF THE TREE” by our ROTARY INTERNATIONAL President IAN RISELY.  He has challenged Rotarians World Wide to plant at least one tree for every Rotary member… 1.2 million trees worldwide. This current issue of the Rotarian if full of articles and pictures supporting that initiative aimed at putting The State of Our Planet  back on the Rotary agenda.
In October, our Rotary District Governor, Judy Bush, previewed “The Year of the Tree” in her keynote address to our club. Soon thereafter YOUR Rotary Club of Evansville Officers and Board got to work.
On Saturday morning , April 7th, we need you to join your fellow Rotarians at the Eykamp Scout Center.
Over 200 locations have already been flagged for planting of our trees at the Scout Center.
Over 40 native Indiana  tree varieties have been selected for the arboretum planting.
The trees are coming  from Tom Guggenheim, the Sabic chief scientist who, you may recall, addressed our Rotary Club several years ago.  He grows the trees as a hobby is Lexan tubes, creating exceptional root development for exceptional tree survival rates.
We have had expert guidance on the project from City Arborist Shawn Dickerson and Horticulturist & Rotarian J.T. McCarty of Colonial Classics Landscape and Nursury, along with Rotarian & Scout Executive John Harding.
JT will be auguring the holes a few days prior to April 7th AND he will be donating truck loads of mulch to be placed around each tree.
Now we need you, as many of you as possible, at least 30 Rotarians, for Saturday, April 7th, 8 AM. Bring your gloves, shovels, rakes, wheel barrels. The morning begins with brief training and we hope to be finished by noon. The hard work… the digging of the holes, will already be done. But proper planting is critical. It will be fun and something you won’t want to miss. So please mark your smart devices right now to save the date and reply to this email to sign up! #service above self

Reserved Corporate Tables at Rotary Luncheons

Corporate Tables now available at Rotary Luncheons

Reserved corporate tables may be purchased if you would like all attendees seated together in a preferred location with your organizations logo displayed prominently on the table. There are two options to choose from, a table of 8 costs $200, and a table for 10 costs $250.
Reserved corporate tables provide an excellent opportunity for companies to be recognized, in addition to showing support for Rotary and its mission.

If your company or organization would like to purchase corporate tables at any Rotary event please go to

Submission of the online form will automatically initiate an invoice request.  Please do not pay for corporate tables online.

Why choose to have a Corporate Table?

  • Immediate Reserved Priority Seating (no waiting in line)
  • Each Guest Receives Full Lunch Buffet Including Dessert and Beverage
  • Logo/Organization Name Placement on Table
  • Support Rotary and its Mission


Upcoming Rotary Programs:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Parri Black, President and CEO, Youth First, Inc.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meet in Las Vegas Room

Bobbie Gillman, Maple Hill Engineering – IODD Award
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 UE President, Dr. Tom Kazee and USI President Dr. Linda Bennett with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Economic Forecast-Mark Nickel, Chief Investment Officer with Hillard Lyons
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 State of the City Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 State of the County
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Senator Jim Merritt –Campaign Against Opioid Addiction

State Senator – District 31

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meet in Las Vegas Room

Tim Ethridge-Retired Courier&Press Editor
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Education Grants – Steve Boehleber “All Living Things in Great Smokey Mountains”
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 State of the Schools – David Smith, EVSC
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Dan Parod, President, St. Vincent
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Dr. Roy Arnold, The Future of Medicine
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Civic Award
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Aleisha Sheridan, President/CEO 4C’s
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Eric Cummings-Community One
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Millie Marshall, President of Toyota Indiana
Tuesday, June 26, 2018  TBD
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Transition  Meeting


For more information call the Rotary office at 812-962-4687

Rotary 2018-2019 Classroom Enrichment Grants


The 2018-2019 Classroom Enrichment Grants are offered through a partnership of the
Rotary Club of Evansville, the Public Education Foundation and the Love Foundation.
To download the link for the public schools application please go to

Deadline for Public School Application:

Applications must be received electronically at by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Late applications
will not be accepted. A confirmation email will be sent out upon receiving applications: if
you do not receive one within 2 business days, contact the PEF office at (812)422-1699.
The applicant and building principal or supervising administrator must sign application cover
page. (See cover page for details.)

Rotary Club of Evansville/Love Foundation Private/Parochial School 2018-2019 Classroom Enrichment Grant

Link to download the private school application:

Deadline for Private/Parochial School Application:

Applications must be received electronically at by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday March 6, 2018.   

New Member Orientation Jan 23

Membership Chair, Matt Hanka, has a New Member Orientation scheduled for January 23.  If you are a new member or just want to learn more about Rotary, join us on January 23, at 11:00 a.m. across the hall from the noon luncheon at the Tropicana Executive Conference Center.

Ronald Court, Founder and President of the Booker T Washington Society addresses Club on Jan 16

On Tuesday, Jan 16 Ronald Court, the Founder and President of the Booker T Washington Society, will be our keynote speaker.

The Booker T. Washington Society empowers and equips young Americans to live, learn, and lead lives of good character and purpose.

Thank You Evansville Rotarians

As we celebrate the new year we would like to thank Evansville Rotarians that generously contributed time and money to make our community, and our world, a better place. This past year over $1000 was collected for the American Red Cross efforts to aid hurricane victims, $500 was given to the End Polio Now Campaign, $1300 to United Against Opioid Initiative, $1000 to purchase books for classrooms, $20,000 to the Change Maker Challenge, $500 to the Boom Squad, Inc. and over $20,000 in Classroom Enrichment grants to private and public schools in our community. Thank you for your support!

Rotary Santa Run Gives Back

Rotary Santa Run…..For a good “Claus”

The chairman of the Rotary Santa Run Cathy Renner and the Santa Run committee reports that over $27, 000 dollars profit was raised during our annual fundraiser.  $20,000 is designated for the 2018 UE Change Maker Challenge, designed to motivate young people to take a leading role in identifying and solving challenges in the world around them through innovation and creativity.  This falls in line with Rotary’s mission statement of bringing business and professional leaders together in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.  Both of our organizations are committed to making a positive impact in our community.  As such, we are excited for the opportunity to support a program that empowers the leaders of tomorrow to make a better community for all.
In addition, $500 will be given to the Boom Squad whose mission is to provide youth the necessary skills to make well informed choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle and successful future.
The remainder of the profits will go back into the Rotary Foundation of Evansville for future board approved programs.

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