May – Rotary Promote International Convention Month
May 1 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Mandi Logsdon, Adult Basic Education Coordinator, River Valley Resources, Inc.)
May 8 : 5:00 pm, Arbor Day Ceremony, Downtown Batesville
6:00 pm, Club social/meeting @ Batesville Wing Co.
May 15 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Larry Dimick, Summer Meals Program)
May 22 : Club/Member Service Project
May 29 : Club/Member Service Project
June – Rotary Fellowship Month
June 5 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
June 12 : 5:30 pm, Club social/meeting @ Cricket Ridge Restaurant.
June 19 : 12:00 pm, Club meeting @ The Sherman House. (Program: TBA)
June 26 : Club/Member Service Project
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.
The club’s Faculty Co-Advisers are Mrs. Shelly Prickel and Mrs. Sarah Heppner.
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.