The 2019-2020 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 Application: Applications must be received electronically at by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2019. 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.)


March 16, 2019
BAND from Nashville, along with great food, smiles and laughter, all to
celebrate the relationships we share as Rotarians and the value Rotary
brings to the Evansville community. 
Tickets $65 per person
Reserve a Table of 8 $650
6 p.m.-Midnight
Tropicana Riverfront Pavilion located at 421 NW Riverside Dr.
Special Hotel Rates available at Le Merigot with code “GROTARY”

Happy New Year

As we celebrate the New Year we would like to thank all those who generously contributed time and money to make our community, and our world, a better place.  This past year, The Rotary Club of Evansville committed the $100,000, raised to honor the Club’s 100th Anniversary, to support the Mickey’s Kingdom community build and to name the entry plaza. As a part of the plaza, a new Rotary Club of Evansville Civic Award Recognition Wall was created with an additional $20,000 gift allowing our club to display past and future Civic Awards plaques. Over $1350 was raised for Polio eradication efforts, $800 was given to Youth First, Inc. at our Holiday luncheon, and as in the past years, $20,000 was given to sponsor the Classroom Enrichment Grants initiative.

The Rotary Club of Evansville continues its long time partnership with the Rotary Club of Tizimin and this year donated $5,000 to their club to buy medical equipment for physicians to conduct colposcopy procedures on women in the surrounding Mayan villages around Tizimin.

An additional 60 trees were planted at the Buffalo Trace Council Eykamp Scout Center. The replacement trees included a few new varieties, creating an arboretum of over 40 different tree varieties, most native to Indiana.

Another successful Rotary of Evansville Santa Run took place on December 1st at the Buffalo Trace Council Eykamp Scout Center, resulting in a $20,000 gift to The United Methodist Youth Home. This gift will be used to help build a new home for the girls residential program, allowing for the opening and operation of the Semi-Independent Living program in the current Residential group home.

Once again, thank you to all the businesses, community leaders, and Rotarians who support our Club in raising money for local community, and International projects.

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.

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