Message from Our President

Greetings from the Springdale Rotary Club!  We are a group of more than 150 community-minded individuals who work together with one goal in mind:  "Serve to Change Lives."  Our members come from all walks of lives, professions, ages, and educational backgrounds -- whether you are a young professional, a non-profit executive, a public employee, a small business owner, or retired (or anything else), you would fit in with our group!

Springdale Rotary's two areas of focus this year are (1) Education and Literacy and (2) Combating Food Insecurity.  To these ends, we actively engage our community with projects and programs designed to address these concerns.

Education and Literacy:
  • We support our local educators by participating in the Chamber of Commerce Teachers Breakfast and providing door prizes for the teachers.
  • In September 2021, we are distributing 375 pairs of new shoes to Springdale elementary students through a partnership with Samaritan's Feet.
  • Our Literacy Project in the spring will result in the donation of three reading-level appropriate books to every single third grader in the Springdale School District.
  • We donate nearly 100 books per year to the library at a local elementary school -- our current school partner is Rollins Elementary.
  • We award one college scholarship and one workforce training scholarship to Springdale graduates every year.

Food Insecurity:
  • Springdale Rotary installed and continues to stock three free food pantries across the city.
  • In December, our members will pack 600 bags of groceries and deliver them to two of our local elementary schools to go home with students who will face food insecurity over the Christmas break.

We also have a lot of fun together as Rotarians!  We recently volunteered at the Springdale Police Department's National Night Out, and we're currently working on a city-wide scavenger hunt and getting ready for our big annual fundraiser, the Pig Trail Mud Run (a 5K obstacle race).  These opportunities to work together, serve together, and give back together are the very heart of the Springdale Rotary Club and the reason so many of our members continue their membership year after year. 

I invite you to join us for one of our weekly meetings -- most of our members gather at noon on Mondays for lunch, but we also have a group that meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays for breakfast.  Our Monday meetings are at 12:00 PM at the Jones Center for Families, Room 228, 922 E. Emma Avenue in Springdale, Arkansas, 72764.  You'll find a friendly, welcoming group of business and community leaders, and I know you'll want to be a part of all the amazing things that are going on in our Club!  Feel free to call me at 479-751-5222 or email me at for more information about our projects or membership.

Yours in Rotary,
Matt Fryar

Matt Fryar is a partner with Crouch, Harwell, Fryar & Ferner, PLLC, a law firm in Downtown Springdale.  He has been a member of the Springdale Rotary Club for 10 years.  His wife, Cori, is a teacher with the Springdale Schools, and his daughters are both Springdale students.

What is Rotary?

We are business and professional leaders joining together to make an impact on our local and global communities. Learn how we can do more with you!

Rotary International is the world’s first service club. The first club was the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA. The club was formed February 23, 1905 by lawyer Paul Harris and three friends. The name “Rotary” was derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among the members’ offices.

The Rotary Club Springdale, Arkansas, is an affiliate of Rotary International. We are an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Springdale members have the option of attending weekly meetings locally on either Monday at noon or Thursday morning. Both meetings are currenty at the First Security Annex in Downtown Springdale. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for our noon meeting, and the program begins at noon.  Thursday doors open at 7:30 AM, and the program begins at 7:45 AM.

Since being chartered in 1925, the Rotary Club of Springdale has maintained an impressive commitment to camaraderie among its members and service to the community. The Springdale Rotary Charitable Trust Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, funds many of the Club's projects. The Rotary Club of Springdale, with over 150 members, is active locally and globally providing service in many areas. Learn more about our projects below, or contact us for more information.