December – Rotary Family Month
December 4 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
December 7 : Ringing the Salvation Army bell with BMS Interact members @ Batesville Kroger
December 11 : 5:30 pm, Club social/meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. (Program: Katie Warmuth, our Rotary Youth Exchange student) – All Batesville High School and Middle School Interact members are invited to attend and hear about the RYE program and Katie’s experiences in Japan.
December 18 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: Event planning)
December 25 : Merry Christmas! Club/Member Service Project Week
January – Rotary Awareness Month
January 1 : Happy New Year! No club meeting today. Watch for the Rotary International float in the Tournament of Roses Parade!
January 8 : Club Post-Holiday Party – Details TBA
January 15 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: Mayor Rick Fledderman, Report on the City)
January 22 : Club/Member Service Project Week
January 29 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Waters of Batesville. (Program: TBA)
The Batesville Rotary Club proudly sponsors the Batesville Middle School Interact Club.
The Interact Club at BMS is open to students in 7th and 8th grades.
Mrs. Shelly Prickel serves as the club’s Faculty Adviser.
NEWS FLASH: A new Interact Club is about to be formed at Batesville High School for the 2013-14 school year! Mrs. Lisa Gausman will be the Faculty Adviser. We look forward to working with Mrs. Gausman and her high school Interacters this coming year.
The Batesville Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor The Dictionary Project for third graders in Batesville schools.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, our club will give a dictionary to each third grade student in the Batesville Intermediate School and St. Louis School. This dictionary will be for each student to keep and use throughout their education.
Through this literacy project, we hope to help students to improve their communication skills and make the most of their education.
In 2012-13, Batesville Rotary Club’s major International Service Project is ShelterBox USA. ShelterBox is the largest international disaster relief organization that provides shelter, access to clean water and lifesaving equipment immediately following a disaster.
ShelterBox instantly responds to earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Established in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to over 170 disasters in more than 70 countries to date.
Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
At the request of the Mayor of Batesville, the Batesville Rotary Club works with the city on “Green Committee” matters and, in 2013 we helped plant trees in Batesville’s newly-designed downtown area. Thanks to the BMS Interact Club for their assistance. Together, we joined with Batesville Main Street, the Mayor’s Youth Council, and the Batesville Beautification League to celebrate the city being named a “Tree City.”
In 2011 and 2012, we sponsored the Batesville area’s Earth Day / Arbor Day Celebration.
Watch for more “green” activities and events throughout the area as we develop our plans with the City of Batesville.