Rotary Santa Run 9 am, Saturday, December 1, 2018

Rotary Santa Run

9 am, Saturday, December 1, 2018

Buffalo Trace Council Eykamp Scout Center at 3501 E Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, Indiana.



Get your family involved in Christmas and spread some holiday joy!! Sign up now and join us as we raise money to support the United Methodist Home for area teens.


A 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. Bring the whole family out for the most jolly run of the year! Yes, there are Santa suits!

5K Awards

Overall Male and Female

Age Groups ( 1st male and female in each group)

1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 -+

Most Spirited Award

5 awards total – prizes to be given

Categories are: Families, Teams, Kids (1-9 years of age), Young adults (ages 10-18) and Adults 19 +


Proceeds of the Rotary Santa Run benefit the Rotary Foundation of Evansville, Inc. providing support to local projects supporting education, recreational activities, and community projects.


Be sure to visit for more information

Dec. 4 Holiday Luncheon and Trivia Challenge

RSVP NOW for the annual Rotary Holiday Luncheon in the beautiful Tropicana Pavilion.  Invite your friends, spouses and co-workers to join your Trivia Challenge Team or gather a team when you arrive!  Let Julie know the name of your team and a sign will be placed on your table.
Guest lunches are $20.
We will be passing the hat for Youth First. If you prefer to donate items, see the list of suggested items below.
School Supplies, especially:
*         Dry erase markers
*         Colored pencils
*         Washable magic markers
Games like:
*         Uno
*         Go Fish
*         Candyland
*         Checkers
*         Connect 4
Items like:
*         Stress balls
*         Stuffed animals
*         Jump ropes
*         Miniature figurines of all sorts


Rotary District 6580

Southern Indiana Rotary clubs are accepting applications for a $40,000 Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship that will enable a Southern Indiana scholar to study one to four years in a graduate program at any qualified university outside the U.S. To qualify applicants must:

  • Maintain a residence in Southern Indiana or attend classes at a university in the District.
  • Present a plan of graduate study and a career commitment that align with one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: (1) Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, (2) Disease prevention and treatment, (3) Water and sanitation, (4) Maternal and child health, (5) Basic education and literacy, (6) Economic and community development
  • Be endorsed by a Rotary Club in District 6580 (See a list of Southern Indiana Rotary clubs at
  • Provide a Letter of Acceptance (or a Letter of Affiliation) from the university where the scholar’s study will take place. (Applications may be submitted before an applicant receives an acceptance letter.)

For more information and for an application, go to: You’ll find an overview, timetable, club endorsement form, application and other information. Application deadline: December 20, 2018.

The 2018-19 Rotary Global Grant Scholar is Rutgers University Graduate Aubrey Seader of Bloomington, Indiana.

Aubrey will pursue a master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at King’s College London. She plans to use storytelling in theater and in other communication channels to build peace and understanding among people of different cultures.

Questions?  Contact Scholarship Committee members Jim Bright at or (812) 219-0228 … or Kim Gray at or (812) 219-3894. 

Nov 3 Evansville Rotary Tree Planting Day

November 3 – Rotary Tree Planting Day
Eykamp Scout Center at 9 a.m.
Sign up to help plant 60 trees. Contact Scott Fenneman to sign up.

Past President Cullen Stanley judges Championship Round at UE Changemaker Challenge

Rotary Club of Evansville was honored to have Past President Cullen Stanley representing our club in the final, championship round of judging yesterday at the University of Evansville Changemaker Challenge.
Each member on the winning team received four-years, full-tuition to the University of Evansville, and this year’s competitions were made possible by the generous support of the 2017 Rotary Club of Evansville’s Santa Run funds. UE wants to connect these inspirational young changemakers to Rotarians, not only to help them implement their ideas, but to expose them to community leaders who give back through servant leadership.

Joint Meeting with Henderson Rotary on October 23

Shawn McCoy, CEO of Deaconess Health System will be the keynote speaker at the annual joint meeting with Rotary Club of Henderson on October 23, in Henderson, KY.  The luncheon will take place at the Preston Arts Center on the campus of the Henderson Community College located at 2660 S Green St, Henderson, KY 42420. Please RSVP.

United Against Opioids Asset Map-Together We Can Beat This

Together, we can beat this!

President/CEO of United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Amy Canterbury addressed the Rotary Club of Evansville on Tuesday, thanking us for the initial contribution that started this program that will benefit our community in many ways.

The United Against Opioids asset map provides an assortment of resources in Vanderburgh County individuals suffering with Substance Use Disorder may need. The map is a helpful tool not only for suffering individuals but also to their families and case workers. Resources are categorized for easy navigation. Current categories include: Shelters, Medication Assisted Treatment Programs, Abstinence Programs, Hospitals, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings, Celebrate Recovery, Recovery Centers, and Drug Take Back Locations.

Community Build Day at Mickey’s Kingdom Sept 22

Saturday, September 22, 8-11:30 a.m.
Rotary-Rotaract Community Build Day at Mickey’s Kingdom
Mickey’s Kingdom Playground is set to become a main attraction of the Evansville riverfront upon it’s completion, and organizers are giving residents a real sense of ownership by inviting them to be a part of the building process during a 10 day community build beginning Saturday, September 14th!

Rotary Club of Evansville along with Rotaract Club of Evansville will be volunteering on Saturday, September 22 from 8-11:30 a.m.

Sign up now to volunteer for Rotary/Rotaract day at the Mickey’s Kingdom Community Build. Pick up your free Rotary Mickey’s Kingdom T shirt when you arrive on Saturday, September 22.
We have (2) public parking lots where we are suggesting volunteers park. The primary parking lot is at 408 SE Third Street (west of Select Hospital on Mulberry between Third and Fourth Streets). Shuttles are provided from this lot from 7:30-8:45am; noon-1pm; 5-6pm and 7:30-8:30pm. The secondary parking lot is the surface lot near the Tropicana at 617 NW 625 Riverside Drive. Shuttle service will only be provided from the secondary lot if the primary lot is full. If you can find street parking closer, that would be fine as well. Parking at the museum next to Mickey’s Kingdom is by permit only for our Construction Captains.
Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes that you are ok with getting dirty. If you are building with a team, we suggest that you wear a shirt to represent your team. We will be providing all gloves and needed materials required for the build. You do not need to bring personal tools and we are not responsible for loss of personal tools. Depending on the weather, you may want to bring a hat, sunscreen, or sunglasses.
Please print and sign the participation/ liability waiver that will be emailed to volunteers by Sept. 20. Please bring your completed copy of the waiver to the volunteer check-in table when you arrive at Mickey’s Kingdom. Please do not email this form back. We will have blank copies at the site if needed.
We will provide meals/snacks per the schedule below. We will typically have (1) entree option per meal so we may not be able to meet all food allergies or dietary restrictions needs. If you have specific needs, we suggest you bring separate meals/ snacks just in case.

8am – Noon shift- morning snacks and lunch provided at Noon
12:30-5pm shift- afternoon snack and dinner provided at 5pm
5:30pm – dark shift- dinner provided at 5pm
If you did not request childcare; however, will be needing it, please contact Andy Scales at

2018 Santa Run Beneficiary – Building Hope for At-Risk Girls by United Methodist Youth Home

The Rotary Santa Run’s Grant Committee was astounded with the enthusiasm and interest shown by organizations within the Tri-State requesting funding of their projects from the proceeds of the 2018 Santa Run scheduled for December 1, 2018.  We received 30 outstanding grant applications.

With much deliberation, the committee chose Building Hope for At-Risk Girls by United Methodist Youth Home. Since 1979, the United Methodist Youth Home has been helping at-risk girls in Southern Indiana. The young ladies they serve often come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect, and they strive to impart to them that they are individuals worthy of love and success. Their services include Day Treatment, to help young men & women get their TASC (formerly GED), Truancy Intervention, to help teens stay in school, and Residential, where young men & women are placed into their care by the Department of Child Services (DCS) or the juvenile court system. The $20,000 gift will be used to help build a new home for the girls Residential program, which will allow them to open and operate the Semi-Independent Living program in the current Residential group home.  Rotary Club of Evansville will receive naming rights for the dining area in the new girl’s home, and the information will also be included in the newsletter, as well as on social media channels.

The Rotary Club of Evansville is a Service Above Self organization which supports the Evansville and Tri-State communities by providing resources for projects and programs which serve to benefit and strengthen our community.  Proposals most likely to catch our review committee’s attention are those that pull on our heartstrings.

Sept. 22 Rotary/Rotaract Volunteer Day at Community Build at Mickey’s Kingdom

Mickey’s Kingdom Playground is set to become a main attraction of the Evansville riverfront upon it’s completion, and organizers are giving residents a real sense of ownership by inviting them to be a part of the building process during a 10 day community build beginning Saturday, September 14th!

Companies, church groups, youth groups, families, and individuals are all welcome to stop by as many times as they can over the 10 day period and get their hands dirty digging holes, putting together and raising playground equipment, or any number of tasks that will be required to complete the project.

Rotary Club of Evansville along with Rotaract Club of Evansville will be volunteering on Saturday, September 22 from 8-11:30 a.m.

Sign up now to volunteer for Rotary/Rotaract day at the Mickey’s Kingdom Community Build on September 22, 8-11:30 a.m. Pick up your free Rotary Volunteer T shirt at the Rotary luncheon and wear it proudly on Saturday, September 22.

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