Rotary/PEF contribute $4000 to Teacher Locker

Rotary Club of Evansville and Public Education Foundation Contribute $4,000 to Brand New Project for Teachers. Teacher Locker, a new school supply resource store, plans to open its doors in August to support EVSC teachers. This resource is a collaborative initiative of local educational organizations who share a common mission to provide educators with classroom supplies at no cost. Teacher Locker will be located at AIS on Diamond Avenue.  Your Rotary Club of Evansville and the Pubic Education Foundation contributed $4,000 toward this amazing new initiative.

Public Educational Foundation, Evansville Area Council PTA, EVSC Foundation, Evansville Teachers Association, EVSC Retired Teachers and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) are all a part of the collaboration.   EVSC has donated the space for the project, and teachers will be able to come to the Teacher Locker throughout the year to pick out school supplies, art supplies, classroom decorations and office equipment at no cost for their classrooms.

“It’s been exciting to see the passion and strength of all of these groups coming together to support teachers. We have parents, teachers, business owners and other community champions…all focused on helping to support the work in our classrooms,” said EVSC Foundation Treasurer and Rotarian Jeffrey Berger.

“This project was simply meant to be, said PEF Foundation Executive Director Kate Reibel.  Area Council PTA started working on researching teacher resource stores around the same time PEF and EVSC Foundation started conversations of a teacher supply store. We reached out and connected to pool our resources.”

The group researched teacher resource stores across the nation and surveyed a sample of local educators as they prepared to open Teacher Locker. Teachers indicated that having access to a local classroom resource store would be beneficial, especially as the academic progresses.

“What’s exciting about the project from PTA’s perspective is supporting teachers in a new way that truly helps students, said Area Council PTA President Leah Wayman. “It’s a powerful way for the P and the T of the PTA to work together.”

Rotarians can help by either volunteering their time; making cash donations to allow the project committee to buy supplies; or donate surplus supplies from their company.
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George Honig Bronze Plaque presented to Evansville Museum

As a part of the new Rotary Centennial Plaza at Mickey’s Kingdom Park, a new Rotary Civic Awards Recognition Wall was created to display the names of the past and future Civic award recipients. The previous wall, which stood for decades behind the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, was at capacity, without room for recent and future honorees. Through a gift from the estate of Evansville Rotary past president and Civic Award recipient, Dr. Ray W. Arensman, a new wall was created with room for over 40 more years of Civic Award winners. Husk Signs worked with the club to design the wall and remove the old wall from the Evansville Museum. One of the two matching bronze plaques from the old wall, created in 1927, by artist George H. Honig, was incorporated in the new design; the other plaque, was presented, on behalf of the club, to be included in the Evansville Museum’s art collection. Museum Curator Tom Lonnberg, accepted this artifact of our City’s history, today at the Annual Rotary Civic Award Luncheon. Thomas R. Lonnberg Curator of History accepted plaque on the museum’s behalf and gave a brief history of the work of George Honig, artist and historian.

Author Susan Hyatt Gives Proceeds from Sale of Book to Rotary Club of Evansville Foundation

Author Susan Hyatt Gives Proceeds from Sale of Book to Rotary Club of Evansville Foundation
Susan Hyatt, author and Master Certified Life and Business Coach, generously gave all the proceeds from her book sales at yesterday’s luncheon to the Rotary Foundation of Evansville. In addition, she personally signed a book, titled “BARE” and presented it to each of the ladies that serve our lunch every Tuesday. Thank you for your generous heart, Susan Hyatt, a wonderful example of “Service Above Self”.

Rick Moore, Scott Wylie and Catherine Sickman Renner Receive Paul Harris Fellow Award

It has been a long tradition in the Rotary Club of Evansville for  the Immediate Past President to have the honor of presenting 3 PHF. 
Yesterday, Past President Cullen Stanley presented the emblems of the Paul Harris Fellow award to Rick Moore, Scott Wylie and Cathy Sickman Renner.  
Like these Rotarians, YOU can become a Paul Harris Fellow, or present a Paul Harris Fellow to someone else by contributing $1000 or more to the Rotary International Foundation.  This can be a one-time gift or multiple gifts over a period of years.  If you have made a contribution in the past and would like to know how close you are to meeting this goal, please reply to this email. Next week, President Christy Walker will explain a little more about becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.

Rotary just gave more money away!

The Rotary Club of Evansville in partnership with the Public Education Foundation and the Love Foundation presented over $35,000 in Classroom Enrichment Grants to teachers today at the noon luncheon.
The Public School Classroom Enrichment Grant Program has funded 934 projects, a total, to date, approximately $710,500.00.
The Private/Parochial School Enrichment Grant Program, since its’ founding in 1996, has awarded $150,000.00 to 210 projects.
THANK YOU teachers for your dedication to the youth in our community. We appreciate YOU!

EVSC Foundation State of the Schools

2019 Rotary Santa Run Grant Application Form

The Rotary Club of Evansville supports the Evansville and Tri-state communities by providing resources for projects and programs which serve to benefit and strengthen our community. Currently, we are accepting Grant Applications from organizations who wish to be considered as a beneficiary of the 2019 Rotary Santa Run.

-Primary Objective of Grant: To benefit & strengthen our community, our children and/or our environment.

-Levels of Grant Requests:  Up to but not exceeding $20,000

Deadline for Application:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by 5 pm Late Applications will not be accepted.

-Grant Recipient(s) will be notified by Friday, April 12, 2019

-Funds will be distributed within the 1st quarter of 2020.

-Submit your application electronically to

Evansville Rotary Receives Rotary International Presidential Citation

Judy Bush, 2017-2018 District Governor, Rotary International, presented the Rotary Club of Evansville a Presidential Citation for the year 2017-2018, for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and the club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in our community. Accepting the award on behalf of Rotary Club of Evansville was the 2017-2018 Rotary President Cullen Stanley. Thank you for your leadership, Cullen! Congratulations!

Join Us for Lunch with Mitch Daniels!

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