2015-16 Rotary Club of Mesquite President
President Keith Buchhalter
ROTARY…..A WORLD OF CARING!
Hello and welcome to Mesquite Rotary Club’s website.
What brought you to our website? Are you curious about Rotary? Do you already belong to a Rotary club and want to know what other clubs are doing? Or maybe you are planning to relocate to Mesquite and want to find out what community service clubs are in this area. Whatever the reason, Mesquite Rotary is a good place to begin, and I would like to tell you what makes our club so great!
First, let’s briefly answer the question “What is Rotary?” We are a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders interested in improving our community and finding ways to be of service to others. Rotary is an international organization that is involved in projects like ending the spread of polio around the globe, creating avenues for people to have clean water or temporary shelter, and other types of assistance in a variety of ways.
The Mesquite Rotary Club has made our youth the center-point of our activities. We started a high school Interact Club for students 14-18 years of age to help them learn to become leaders and to have a better understanding of what community service is all about.
We support our youth by sending students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, designed for juniors in high school, and Teen Leadership Camp, for our middle school-age students. These camps bring hundreds of students from across our Rotary District together to learn the skills needed to become productive and successful in life. Interact students are provided the opportunity to join District Rotarians on the annual SuperBuild weekend – when a couple of hundred Rotarians travel to Mexico and build a house in a day for a needy family. On a local level, Interactors have done projects for the elementary school, Community Heritage Garden, local food bank, and BLM Conservation District.
In addition to our youth, the Mesquite Rotary supports its local firefighters and police, the Mesquite Reads Program — making sure that every child is able to read at grade level or beyond by the 3rd grade, seniors, the local food bank, and much more.
Why should you consider joining our club? Not only for the satisfaction of community involvement, but also for the fellowship our club offers, and most of all to have fun! The club meets each Tuesday at noon in the Mesquite Vistas Club house, 851 Oasis Blvd. Lunch is provided. I personally invite you to join us and find out for yourself what Rotary is all about and how you can benefit from becoming a member.