New Castle Rotarians exemplify “Service Above Self” in many ways.  Annually, Rotary provides monetary donations

to local service organizations through the grants and giving fund.  Some past recipients of Rotary 89’s grants and giving fund are as follows:

  • United Way of Lawrence County
  • New Castle YMCA/Diamond Girls
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • City Rescue Mission
  • Cray Youth and Family Services
  • Salvation Army

Local Rotarians also take part in various service projects throughout our community.  This can include events such as roadside clean up, flower planting and maintenance, and improvement of local parks.  These events are sometimes initiated by Rotary 89, or are a part of a larger coordinated effort to improve our city.  We support Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) and Rotary Occupational and Vocational (ROVA) student retreats.  Rotary 89 also contributes to international Rotary causes. (see: and