Holiday Luncheon December 12

Invite a friend, your spouse, or other special guest to join us for this fun, annual social event, when we give back to a “not for profit” organization in our community.  This year’s monetary gift recipient is “United Against Opioid Abuse Initiative”.
The menu will include bourbon-glazed chicken and beef brisket, roasted potatoes, salad, green beans and the Tropicana legendary dessert-bar.
The traditional Tom and Jerry Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. Guest Lunch $15
Please RSVP for you and your guests.


Sign Up Now Rotary Santa Run Dec 2

Sign Up Today for the Dec. 2 Rotary Santa Run

The Rotary Santa Run is a perfect way to run into the holiday season. The Holidays will be here before you know it! The proceeds from this event benefit Changemaker Challenge, a program at the University of Evansville in which local students compete with innovative ideas to make our community a better destination.

SANTA SUITS FOR THE FIRST 500 REGISTRANTS ARE INCLUDED Plus a $25 unrestricted Diamond Galleria Gift Card!

5K Timed Run and 1 mile Family Fun Walk
Register now!

Rotary Holiday Luncheon Dec 12

Holiday Luncheon
December 12
Invite a friend, your spouse, or other special guest to join us for this fun, annual social event, when we give back to a “not for profit” organization in our community.
The traditional Tom and Jerry Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. Guest Lunch $15
Please RSVP for you and your guests.

Sign Up for the Fall St. Vincent Reading Rotarian Program

Sign up at Tuesday’s Rotary luncheon for the St. Vincent Reading Rotarian Program.  Rotarians will be reading in first grade classrooms beginning November 27 through December 8. Fall Program Chair: Scott Hurt


Applications for a $40,000 Rotary Global Scholarship are being accepted by the 34 Southern Indiana District 6580 Rotary clubs through December 31.

Awarded on a competitive basis, the scholarship will help support an exceptional scholar who enrolls in a master’s or doctoral degree program for one to four years of study at an overseas university.

Rotary Global Scholars must pursue a course of study in one of Rotary’s six areas of humanitarian focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy or economic and community development.

Among other requirements, candidates must:

  • Live in Southern Indiana or have residency at a four year-college in the District (Note: Scholars who attend a four-year college outside the District and who maintain a residence in a Southern Indiana community served by one of the 34 District 6580 clubs also are eligible to apply.)
  • Present a plan of study and a career plan that align with one of Rotary’s six humanitarian areas of focus
  • Provide a letter of acceptance from an overseas university – and three letters of recommendation
  • Apply through and be endorsed by one of the 34 Southern Indiana District 6580 Rotary clubs.

Rotarians and their family members aren’t eligible to apply. 

No later than December 31, clubs will forward their endorsement forms and scholar applications to the District Scholarship Committee who will invite finalists for an interview in Bloomington on January 27, 2018.

The scholarship committee will forward one application to The Rotary Foundation for final approval, and the Foundation will notify the nominee of its decision by July 1, 2018.

For more information, including the application and “club endorsement form,” go to or contact District 6580 Scholarship Chair Jim Bright at A list of the 34 Southern Indiana Rotary clubs also is on the website. Deadline to apply: December 31, 2017.


Pre-order your Santa Run T Shirts

Order Your
Santa Run T-Shirt

Limited Quantity
For the first time ever,
you have the opportunity to order a
Santa Run, red, long- sleeve, Dri-Fit T- shirt.
Unisex sizing S, M, L, XL, XXL

$20 each

  • Delivery of shirts- about three weeks

Contact the Rotary office to reserve your T-shirt.

New Member Orientation Today Oct. 31 at 11:00 a.m.

Tim Bray receives Paul Harris Fellow

Paul Harris Fellow Presented by Rotary President Cullen Stanley at the Rotary Club of Evansville luncheon on October 24, 2017

I am honored today to present a Paul Harris Fellow on behalf of the Rotary Club of Evansville to a person who not only holds a membership- but LIVES the motto of “Service Above Self”.

Immediately following his induction in 2009, he eagerly volunteered to serve as a Rotary mentor.  He has encouraged many others to join Rotary, including our President Elect, Christy Walker. This individual has served as our Financial Literacy Chairman for five years, has served as a Rotary Ambassador, and a St. Vincent Reading Rotarian. He really stepped up to the plate when asked to be a Santa Run Corporate Sponsor, increasing the amount of his financial support EVERY YEAR.

He was recognized by the Evansville Police Department as the first property owner to complete steps to be certified by the Crime Free Multi Housing Program as a “safe house.”  All of his properties have a designated symbol to note this status.

He served on the Easter Seals Board and the United Way Board, originated the Gifts in Kind program whereby new or slightly used materials from businesses are channeled to non-profit agencies.

He originated the Dress for Success program for individuals to access a clothing bank to procure appropriate attire for job interviews.

This individual received the 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year Award for Outstanding Dedication and Service to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana.

He Initiated the Breck Logistic’s volunteer program for the Fantasy of Lights. Employees and administration have worked this project for 23 YEARS.


Your leadership in so many endeavors outside your chosen profession has made our community a better place to live and work.  Your membership in the Rotary Club of Evansville has served to inspire others to engage in civic and charitable activities within the Club and in the wider business and professional community.

Today, I present to you the emblems of the Paul Harris Fellow Award for your service to our Club and our Community.

$500 Contributed to END POLIO NOW

Rotary Club of Evansville observed World Polio Day with Donut Bank Cookies! Over $500 has been raised this month by the Club to continue eradication efforts by Rotary International. This contribution will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill Gates Foundation. Thank you District Governor Judy Bush for your efforts and dedication to this worthy cause .#WorldPolioDay2017

Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force

The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force (MSATF) works with the Evansville community to promote substance abuse awareness, education, prevention, and treatment.
They strive to support and sustain a healthy and vibrant community that is an excellent place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Find out more on Tuesday, October 3 as Andrea Grace Phillips and Dr. Bill Wooten present the program at the Rotary noon luncheon.

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