The Batesville Rotary Club was named Club of the Year in District 6150 at their district meeting in Jonesboro, Saturday, April 27. District 6150 includes the geographic areas bound to the west by Van Buren County, north to the Missouri border, down the eastern part of Arkansas to Helena — including the metro Little Rock area. The district represents some 41 clubs and 1,900 Rotarians.
Internationally, Rotary has 1.2 million members and over 35,000 clubs. Rotary was founded in Chicago, Ill. in 1905 and has grown to an international powerhouse working to improve the world through efforts in literacy, health, education, peace, and child welfare.
The Batesville Rotary Club was founded in 1940, by local individuals interested in improving our community. While there are none of the charter members still living, many of the current members have been active for over thirty years. The club has sponsored many local activities, with the most recent being the fundraising efforts for body cameras for the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. The club is now taking nominations for outstanding community members for their leadership within the community.
The Batesville Rotary Club meets each Monday, 12 p.m., at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 20th St. Membership is open to all that have an interest in community service.