Category: Service Projects


Students of the Month

p2079367532-2Searcy Elementary held the October Character CHAMPS assembly today.  The third grade in partnership with BTC Bank introduced the word of the month, self-control, with a skit. The students of the month were announced and are pictured, left to right, Alys Everett (3rd), Payton Adkison (1st), Bryce Brogan (2nd), Nicholas Brady (K), Matana Byrom (4th), Hannah Miller (5th), and Kyler Trimble (6th).  Rotarian Julia Filley (not pictured) presented the students with a certificate and medal.  Rotary sponsors the program and will host the students for lunch to honor them later this month.

Shoes for Orphan Souls 014The Gallatin Rotary Club donated its collection of 75 pairs of new shoes for Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphan Souls during the recent Rotary District 6040 “Shoes Caravan” conducted on May 4.

In partnership with the other 54 Rotary Clubs in Missouri Rotary District 6040, a total of 11,332 pairs of shoes, 1,315 pairs of socks and nearly $16,000 were collected for international orphans in the Dominican Republic.  This humanitarian aid was collected during the multi-stop Shoes Caravan, starting in Blue Springs, MO on April 27 and ending in Parkville, Missouri on May 4.

“Kyle Parkhurst, president of the Gallatin Rotary Club said, “As Rotarians, we want to provide service to our local community and to people in need around the world. Donating shoes is so simple, but it makes such a big impact in the lives of needy children.  I appreciate all the work and time our members donated to this project.”

Thanks to Foster Shoe Store in Gallatin for helping with project.  Pictured is Reta Rains delivering the shoes to Larry Lunsford and John Gill at a stopping point in Chillicothe on May 4.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly 170 countries.

Gallatin Rotary 2013 Scholarship

scholarshipThe Gallatin Rotary Club is pleased to offer an educational scholarship to Gallatin High School Seniors.

This $100 scholarship is for an outstanding Gallatin Senior that has demonstrated Rotary’s Motto “Service above Self.”   The application requires an essay of a minimum of 500 words typed. This essay will explain/show how you as an individual have demonstrated “Service above Self” in your life.   The application deadline is April 30, 2013.

Download the Scholarship Application Form (.docx)

Students of the Month

Tschool-students-of-month-300x178he Covel D. Searcy Elementary Students of the Month for February received a paw medallion and Student of the Month certificate sponsored by the Gallatin Rotary Club.  Students of the Month were Mary Taylor (K), Abigail Burns (1), Tyler Butler (2), Libby Wilson (3), Gabe Allen (4), Nick Widner (5), and Addison Burns (6).  They are shown here with Champ the Bulldog, Rikki Dungy, and a Gallatin Rotarian, Jeremy Dungy.

Students of the Month Recognized with Rotary Support

Covel D. Searcy Elementary November Students of the Month were recognized at the December Character Champs Assembly on Dec. 5.  Students of the Month received Paw Medallions and Award Certificates sponsored by the Gallatin Rotary Club.

Read more at: http://gallatinnorthmissourian.com/2012/12/11/november-students-of-the-month-recognized/

The Gallatin Rotary Club sponsored the fifth annual Gallatin Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, November 3rd.  Approximately 36 men, from the Class of 1988 to the Class of 2010, signed up to play at this year’s tournament.  The four teams participated in a round robin and The Sophomores won the tournament.

Proceeds support the RYLA youth camp, district scholarship and various needs in the community.

With the help of the Gallatin Rotary Club, the Gallatin Police Department booth at Chautauqua was able to provide 47 free EZ Child IDs to parents.  The EZ Child ID system includes a digital fingerprint analysis software package to make sure all the necessary “points” on a fingerprint are obtained.  This ensures that all the vital information required by the Amber Alert system is captured.  In addition, the software records a digital video with voice.  In the event that a child goes missing, parents will have the option to provide this information to law enforcement for faster response that could save a live.

“I could not have run the booth without Rotary’s help,” said Gallatin Police Chief Richards.

Rotary Fountain at Dockery Park Flows Again

Years ago, the Gallatin Rotary Club installed a two-person drinking fountain at Dockery Park.  In the last year or so, it was vandalized and rendered inoperable.  In preparation for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, the Gallatin Park Board supplied new faucets and Park Board president Mike Butcher donated his time to install them.

The Gallatin Rotary Club would like to thank Mike and the Park Board for keeping this memorial running.

The Gallatin Rotary Club donated its collection of 80 pairs of new shoes for Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphan Souls during the three-day Rotary District 6040 “Shoes Caravan” conducted from May 17-19.

In partnership with the other 54 Rotary Clubs in Missouri Rotary District 6040, a total of 14,300 pairs of shoes, 1,415 pairs of socks, and over $12,000 were collected for international orphans in Romania and Ethiopia.  This humanitarian aid was collected during the multi-stop Shoes Caravan, starting in Kansas City on May 17 and ending in Lee’s Summit on May 19.

“We want to thank Anna Mae Cummings, owner of Foster Shoes in Gallatin for helping us in this Rotary project,” said Joseph Billings, Club president. “As Rotarians, we want to provide service to our local community and to people in need around the world. Donating shoes is so simple, but it makes such a big impact in the lives of needy children.”

Since 1999, Shoes for Orphan Souls has delivered more than 2 million pairs of shoes and socks to orphan children in 69 countries. Shoes for Orphan Souls is a ministry of Buckner International, a Dallas-based global ministry dedicated to the restoration and healing of orphans and at-risk children, families and senior adults.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly 170 countries.  The Gallatin Rotary Club has 27 members and meets every Tuesday at noon at Cycles Restaurant.

Gallatin Rotary Club along with the Gallatin Lions and the Gallatin Men’s Club will be sending 2 young men to 2012 American Legion Boys State of Missouri in June held in Warrensburg at the campus of University of Central Missouri.  This opportunity will be an enlightning experience for both boys as every year, Missouri Boys State brings a distinguished list of speakers to share with the attendees. Many of the elected officials of Missouri attend to include the Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and U.S. Senators and Representatives. They also have other professionals, atheletes, and community service or military leaders. There is usually a question and answer period that Boys State citizens have become knowm for their thoughtful and insightful questions. The Gallatin Rotary Club will be looking forward to both of the young mens presentations after they come back from the life-time experience.