Â The first Rotary Club was started by
businessman Paul Harris in Chicago on Feb. 23, 1905. It was mission was
to have businessman
network and to assist their community. In 1935, the Rotary Club of
Terre Haute became the first club in what is known as District
6580. In 1933 the Rising Sun Rotary Club was formed. Today there
are approximately 12 million members in 155 countries in
Although Rotary has many important projects,
one mission of Rotary is Polio Plus. The goal is to eradicate polio
in all its known forms. At our last District meeting it was
announced Rotary may be within five years of achieving its goal.
Rotary is open to a wide range of age groups.
Interact is for young people twelve to eighteen years old. Ryla is open
to thirty year olds. Rotaract is open to eighteen to thirty year
olds. All clubs teach leadership skills as well as offer
ways to serve the community.
The Rising Sun Rotary is known for building
parks, participating in the 4-H Rotary Club Auction, raising money to
to our local students by holding dinners and the annual Pancake
Breakfast. All the third-graders look forward to the dictionary
distribution. Rising Sun Rotary even sponsors local students in
youth exchanges to foreign countries.
So please join us on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12 noon to meet our Governor Sheri Sherman, our Assistant Governor Dale Shultz
and our newest President Angel Marks to learn what Rotary is doing today and what Rotary may be able to do for you and our
community. We are meeting at the Hickory House for this meeting and every Monday at noon.
Rising Sun Rotary Club
President Angel Marks