Rotary Club of Plainfield: Who Are We?



The Rotary Club of Plainfield (Indiana) is one of over 34,000 Rotary International Clubs around the the World.  Four business leaders and professionals, who recognized their companies as an opportunity to provide service in their community, united to form Rotary in 1905.  Little did they realize that this grand concept would become the largest service organization in the world.  Dedicated to Peace and Goodwill, Rotary has remained committed to Humanitarian Projects, leading the way in the End Polio Campaign, with eradication now less than 1%,  Clean Water, Hunger, Maternal and Infant Health Services, Literacy and Youth.   The Plainfield Club was chartered in 1954 and has been active in the Plainfield and Hendricks County Communities since its inception. We are a small club with a huge commitment and are constantly active in serving our community and uniting in world service. Our SERVICE ABOVE SELF includes six primary categories:

  • Youth: PHS Interact (Rotary’s Youth Leadership and Service Club); Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA); PHS Straight A Salute, College Scholarships
  • Education and Literacy: Teacher of the Year; Little Free Libraries (4); Administrator’s Lunch
  • Hunger and Homeless: PUMC Feed the Hungry and Homeless; Clothe the Homeless
  • Charitable Organizations: Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center; The Gathering Together
  • International: Polio Eradication; Quadrat School (Afghanistan); Ebola Campaign; Beirut (Middle East) Wheelchair Campaign
  • Community Appreciation: 1st Responders Bicentennial Event; PCSC Administrators Appreciation Lunch

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Interact Celebrates Successful First Year



Plainfield Rotary’s new Interact Club was chartered in 2015 and opened the school year with a dynamic sponsor, Liza Payton, Super Board, and 57 members.  Soon after the callout, members were busy painting ceramics in the garden of The Gathering Together with the Just Be Kind Club and photographing for the Super Hero Run.  Then came PHS Homecoming and Carnival.  They have baked a whole lot of cookies this year to supply the St. Mark’s Food Pantry and send dessert to the 1st Responders, a joint Rotary-Interact Bicentennial Event.  They joined the Rotary Club for the Quaker Day Festival Parade, carried the banner and distributed candy to kids along the route. They also joined Rotarians for a dinner and fellowhip evening, where they learned more about Rotary and “passed their gifts” for their video. They sponsored the Flint, Michigan Water Drive at the high school and teamed up with the Just Be Kind Club to send over 10,000 bottles via semi-truck to the Eastern Michigan Food Bank for the kids in Flint.  Next was the Faculty-Student PHS Basketball Game,  sponsored by Interact, a new and successful fundraiser for the Club.  They ended the year with Elections and a Senior Celebration. 

Many thanks to Liza Payton, the Interact Board and the active Membership.  Looking forward to another great year in the Fall!