Rotary Club of Indio


Rotary is the largest non-religious, non-political organization in the world. Founded in 1905 by Paul Harris in Evanston, Illinois, Rotary today boasts 1.2 million members worldwide in 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries. Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary’s work impacts lives both at the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after smallpox. Since launching Polio Plus in 1985, there has been a 99.9 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide. To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children against polio in 122 countries. The Rotary Club of Indio is a group of community leaders meeting to share ideas to make a difference in our own community. Since 1949, our group of civic leaders share their time and energy to support our community. We meet weekly to network, hear speakers on various subjects, and work on service projects. Our signature project is the Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day. Since 1995, we have hosted this community wide event celebrating the achievements in mathematics by our local middle school students. Working with all three local school districts in the Coachella Valley, as well as private schools, nearly 400 students participate. The Rotary Club of Indio also provides Dictionaries each fall to Third Graders in Indio Grade Schools. We sponsor trips for Indio Grade School Students to the Coachella Valley Cultural Museum each year. We are also a proud sponsor of Shadow Hills High School leading their Interact Youth Club. In addition, we annually award sponsorships to graduating seniors to continue their educational pursuits. There are various other projects in the community we get involved with whether it is assisting Southwest Church for their Fall Spooktacular for families, helping local food drives to support the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, ringing bells for the Salvation Army during the holidays, or assisting with the Tour de Palm Springs. We also participate annually in the Rotarians at Work Day sponsored by Rotary International. We meet Tuesdays at Noon in the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Our club is always looking for new members. More members allows us to impact our local community in more ways. We are helping members become better leaders and in that process, we are helping communities become better communities. The Rotary Motto is “Service Above Self!” Don Casper, President Elizabeth Tucker, President-elect Contact Jon-Marc Blalock regarding the club and membership: cell# 202-341-3298

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Contact Name Jon-Marc Blalock (202) 341-3298 -

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