April, 2016 — Rotary Maternal & Child Health Month
Tue. April 5 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : Sawdust Days planning
Sat. April 9 : Rotary District 6580 Conference, Bloomington, IN
Tue. April 19 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : PDG Joe Hagedorn, Club Visioning & Membership
May, 2016 — Rotary Youth Services Month
Tue. May 3 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : Sawdust Days final planning
Fri. May 6 : 6:30 pm – Batesville Rotary Sawdust Days @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Silent Auction, Wine Tasting, & Concert by Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers.
Sat. May 7 : 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Batesville Rotary Sawdust Days, Downtown Batesville. Wood Crafters, Pioneer Living Exhibit, Sawdust Games, Food & more!
Tue. May 10 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : Sawdust Days wrap-up
Tue. May 17 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : TBA
Tue. May 24 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : TBA
Tue. May 31 : 12:00 pm – Club meeting @ Batesville Memorial Public Library. Program : TBA
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 once again present this spring festival to our community:
Batesville Rotary Sawdust Days — May 6 & 7, 2016
Sawdust Days features a kick-off evening wine tasting, silent auction, and concert by Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers on Friday, May 6, at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Starts at 6:30 pm.
On Saturday, May 7, we move to Downtown Batesville (11:00 – 5:00) for an afternoon of vendor booths, crafts, activities and entertainment including live music, Comedy Magic by Don Miller, and a Balloon Artist from FamilyTime Entertainment. This year, besides the Pioneer Living Hands-On Exhibit, we’ll have fun “Sawdust Games” for the kids. The Batesville High School Interact Club has their Chairs For Charity contest & silent auction, and there will be food by BBQ Street and Schrank’s Homemade Ice Cream,
Thanks for helping us raise funds to support our local and international service projects.
2016 Sponsors: Batesville Memorial Public Library, Wood-Mizer, BBQ Street, Batesville Area Historical Society.
The Batesville Rotary Club is particularly dedicated to promoting Literacy as a Rotary Area of Focus. In doing so, we are pleased to sponsor The Dictionary Project for third graders in Batesville schools.
Each school year, beginning in 2012-13, our club has given 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 200 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.”