Springdale Rotary Will Give Away Up To 6,000 Books on Saturday, December 3!

Springdale Rotary Club will give away FREE books to children this Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Jones Center in Springdale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no charge for this event.

The event will start with a reading by Santa Claus of the poem The Night Before Christmas. Santa will re-read the poem every half hour, with the final reading at 1:30 p.m. After each reading children will be invited to look through the books and choose two per child to take home. Santa also will be available for pictures during the book giveaway.

Books that are not claimed will be used for the Springdale Rotary Club’s book barrels throughout the next year.

In addition, The Jones Center will offer public ice skating from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. that day. An admission charge applies to the ice skating.

There are approximately 6,000 used books in very good condition for children to choose from during this Santa Claus Used Book Fair. Most are in English, but there are Spanish books available as well. The books are appropriate for children up to 12 years old. These books were sorted during Springdale Rotary Club’s Scavenger Hunt in October. Thanks to all our Scavenger Hunters and Scavenger Hunt Sponsors for making this Santa Claus Used Book Fair possible: Harp’s, Shiloh Museum, Sam’s Furniture, The Jones Center, Springdale Public Library, Eureka Pizza, Jose’s, and Samaritan Community Center. Special thanks to the Jones Center for hosting this event.Share

Scavenger Hunt 2022 - The Search Continues!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Scavenger Hunt! By playing our game and exploring our great community, you supported our Rotary Club projects to benefit our neighbors in Springdale!

Our winners were announced at Springdale's Brews & Tunes Event in Downtown Springdale. For anyone who wasn't able to be there for the announcement, the winners are:

1st Place - Team 168, Team Captain Nicole Herrington;
2nd Place - Team 151, Team Captain Shan Isaacson;
3rd Place - Team 161, Team Captain Brittany Pirtle.

Congratulations to our winners!

Thank you again to all our Scavenger Hunters and everyone who supported our event. You help us Do Good in Springdale and Around the World!

Special thanks to the Downtown Springdale Alliance for hosting our announcement of winners at Brews & Tunes!


Four Way Test Speech Contest

The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Attention High School Students in Springdale

The Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas invites high school students from the Springdale community to present a speech on the subject of Rotary’s Four-Way Test. Participating students are asked to select a subject and apply the Four-Way Test to their thoughts or decision. The Four-Way Test is one of the key elements of Rotary.

The top three students receive a cash prize. The winner of the Springdale Rotary contest will then go on to compete at the District level.  Winner at the District level contest will receive a significant college scholarship.

Would you like to participate in the contest? Contact us today!


2021 Scavenger Hunt!

The Winners of our 2021 Scavenger Hunt were Team Escape! Congratulations on your expert sleuthing!

Team Escape successfully completed all ten missions first, but it was truly a photo finish with five teams successfully completing all 10 missions:

First: Team Escape

Second: MommaKeller

Third: Free_Family_Springdale

Fourth: Ally_B

Fifth: Float On

Thank you all for your support for the Rotary Club of Springdale's 2021 Scavenger Hunt and our great Springdale community! 

Still wondering about some of the Missions? See all of Team Escape's Mission Photos below!

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Pig Trail Mud Run

The Pig Trail Mud Run is the signature fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Springdale.  The club's 8th annual 5K race will be October 2, 2021 at Ecclesia College in Springdale.  With 15 to 20 challenging obstacles this event is a MUDDY BLAST! The Pig Trail Mud Run funds all the Club’s projects, and focuses on teamwork and Rotary's Motto of Service Above Self.  Register at


End Polio Now

Why are our Pinkies Purple?

So you will ask, and we can tell you that there is this devastating disease called POLIO that has killed and paralyzed hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, mostly children under five. There is NO CURE for polio, but there is a VACCINE, and thanks to a vaccine, the United States saw its last case of polio in 1979. But while the United States was polio-free, children around the world continued to suffer, so in 1985 ROTARY launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Since 1988 we have reduced the number of cases 99.9%, and in 2020, the World Health Organization certified the African region wild polio-free!

While this is a huge accomplishment, it is not enough, because unless polio is completely eradicated, it could come roaring back with as many as 200,000 new cases a year within 10 years! No child is safe, because polio is literally only a plane ride away. Around the world Rotary and its partners are working to vaccinate every last child against this devastating illness, and children’s pinkies are often marked in PURPLE to show volunteers that they have received the vaccine.

The Rotary Club of Springdale joins Rotarians all over the world in marking World Polio Day each year. On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Mayor Doug Sprouse proclaimed World Polio Day in Springdale. Rotarians gathered at Jose's Bar & Grill for an End Polio Purple Margarita Special, and, for every purple margarita sold, Jose's donated $2 to the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus fund to help rid the world of polio. In 2018, the Club raised money for PolioPlus with the sale of our Polos for Polio. In 2019 and 2020, the Club held a Happy Hour fundraiser at the Odd Soul in Downtown Springdale. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation matches every dollar raised 2:1!

WHEN we eradicate polio, it will be only the second human disease eliminated from the world. Come join us and help make history!


Rotary Clubs of Springdale and Fayetteville Host Day of Awareness to End Human Trafficking

Updated June 30, 2018.

The Rotary Club of Springdale and the Rotary Club of Fayetteville joined forces to present A Day of Awareness to End Human Trafficking Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. This program, sponsored in part by the Jones Center, was designed to bring awareness, attention, and understanding to the issue of human trafficking in Northwest Arkansas.

Thank you to all our presenters, attendees, and volunteers who made this Day of Awareness possible. Together, we can make a difference in this issue in Northwest Arkansas.

Human trafficking, sometimes called modern slavery, is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or services or a commercial sex act. Any commercial sex act involving a person under the age of eighteen is unlawful in Arkansas and under federal law. Sex trafficking is better recognized and more frequently prosecuted, but both sex and labor trafficking are a growing concern in the United States, and in Northwest Arkansas. In order to address a problem, we first must recognize it exists: that knowledge was the purpose of Rotary's Day of Awareness.

Speakers addressed a wide range of perspectives. Topics included general information on human trafficking; incidences of trafficking in Arkansas; recognizing trafficking in various setting; remedies and assistance for survivors; and protecting children online and in social media. Two hours of continuing education credit for licensed counselors and social workers, six hours of continuing legal education credit, and six hours CLEST credit were available.

Additional resources are available below.

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