March, 2014 – Rotary Literacy Month
March 5 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
March 12 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: Sawdust Days and club election planning)
March 19 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
March 26 : Club/Member Service Project Week
April, 2014 – Rotary Magazine Month
April 2 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
April 9 : 5:30 pm, Club Social/Meeting @ TBA
April 16 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
April 23 : Club/Member Service Project Week
April 25 & 26 : Rotary District 6580 Conference @ Terre Haute, IN
April 30 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Waters of Batesville. (Program: TBA)
Coming May 2 & 3, 2014 : Batesville Sawdust Days!
The Batesville Rotary Club proudly sponsors Interact Clubs at Batesville Middle School and Batesville High School.
The Interact Club at BMS is open to students in 7th and 8th grades, and at BHS to students in grades 9 to 12.
Mrs. Shelly Prickel serves as the BMS club’s Faculty Adviser. Mrs. Lisa Gausman is Faculty Adviser for the club at BHS.
We enjoy working with all the Interact students and appreciate their enthusiasm for serving the community and the world.
We are excited to introduce a new spring festival to our community!
Batesville Sawdust Days — May 2 & 3, 2014
The Batesville Rotary Club invites our community to celebrate its heritage and history of woodcrafting in this fun event for the whole family! We’ll feature a kick-off concert by a swing band from Detroit, an afternoon of booths, games, food and activities. Don’t miss the Chairs For Charity contest & auction, and the raffle where you could win an original chainsaw sculpture!
Thanks for helping us raise funds to support our local and international service projects.
Sponsors: The Batesville Rotary Club, The Waters of Batesville, Batesville Memorial Public Library, Interact Clubs of Batesville Middle School & High School.
The Batesville Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor The Dictionary Project for third graders in Batesville schools.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, and again in 2013-2014, our club gave a dictionary to each third grade student in the Batesville Intermediate School and St. Louis School. The dictionaries are 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.
Since 2012, Batesville Rotary Club’s major International Service Project has been 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 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.”