All year around, the Murray Rotary club is busy designing and implementing various projects that benefit the Murray Community. They take various forms that involve members in various capacities. Members have gone to schools to distribute dictionaries, they have participated in fun activities - Bass fishing, Golf, Polar plunges etc - to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation for families and children as well as numerous not-for-profit groups involved in the community. Members have also joined together to help victims of natural disasters all across the US and even small countries nearby. 

The 108th Bill Wells Make a Difference Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00AM to noon. Items will be accepted on the East parking lot of MSU Roy Stewart stadium. Please enter form the 12th street entrance.

(Murray, Ky.) – The Rotary Club of Murray is responding to flooding victims in Louisiana with a school supply collection September 8 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM in the Bel Air Shopping Center parking lot. Rotary volunteers will collect donations of pencils, crayons, blue pens, glue sticks, and ruled loose leaf paper.

The school supplies benefit children in Livingston Parish, La., who are preparing to go back to school in temporary facilities later this month. All 14 schools in the parish were wiped out by flooding, and 40,000 homes in the surrounding region were flooded. The Murray club is partnering with the Livingston Parish Rotary Club to deliver the supplies to students.

“This effort will help a specific need in the areas damaged by the floods,” said Mark Welch, Rotary Club of Murray president. “It’s a perfect example of our Service Above Self motto, and resonates with me personally as I have several Louisiana friends affected.”

The club has responded to natural disasters in the past, most recently in the Northeast and Oklahoma. Collection partners include Gallimore Electric Contractors, LLC and local Murray businesses.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation to Rotary flood relief may send checks to: “Rotary of Baton Rouge Foundation,” memo, “Flood Relief,” 9625 Fenway Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

The Rotary Club of Murray has been active for more than 90 years, and is part of Rotary International, the world’s largest service organization with 1.2 million members. The mission of Rotary is Service Above Self. Find more at murrayrotary.org or on Facebook @MurrayRotaryClub.