Rotary Club of Picayune
Community Service
Four new scholarships are awarded annually to qualified Pearl River Central and Picayune High School seniors. The scholarships awarded are currently 2 Academic-$3,000.00 scholarships at $750.00 / year for four years and 2-Vocational $1,000.00 scholarships at $500.00 / year for 2 years.The scholarships may be used at any Mississippi based College or University.   

Special Education Fishing Rodeo
Annually participants of the fishing rodeo include students, faculty and family members. Rotarians grill and serve hamburgers and hotdogs with all of the trimmings, along with, a full day of cane pole fishing. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Paternostro for allowing the Rotary Club to host this function on your beautiful property.  

Christmas Food Basket Drive
Annually Picayune Rotarians prepare and distribute over one hundred food baskets.  Each Rotary member looks forward to this event all year as they are motivated by the gracious contributions of food and the appreciation expressed by the recipients. Any excess food not distributed is donated to a local charity organization which distributes food as needed during the rest of the year. 

Dictionary Donations

                Distribution to Schools                       

1.      PRC –  250 students

2.      Roseland Park 75 students

3.      Southside – 57 students

4.      Westside –  55 students

5.      Nicholson - 68 students

Habitat for Humanity Donations
In addition to many members who are able to volunteer their time to help in the construction effort, the clubs annual donation budget includes funds to supply Hot Water Heaters to the Habitat for Humanity homes built in Picayune. Multiple donations have been made over the last 2 years. 

Other Services
The Rotary Club of Picayune's current annual budget includes recurring items such as donations to support Toys for Tots, FBLA, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Picayune Police Department Youth Camp, Picayune Fire Department Youth Camp, Millbrook Country Club Annual Drawdown and Multiple program adds for local groups. In addition to the above, special non recurring donations are approved and awarded by the membership.Examples of these are donations to the Pennies for the Park 2 and PRC SPCA. 

2012-2013 Year in Review
  • Rotary Clock at the City of Picayune's new City Hall building
  • Installation of Past President's Plaque at Picayune's Intermodal & Tourist Center
  • Installation of Trophies and Awards won by the members of the Picayune Rotary Club at the Intermodal & Tourist Center
  • J. Houston Costolo, Club Delegate attended the Rotary International Convention 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Record Membership Daily Attendance
  • Hosted Annual 5K St. Patricks Day Race
  • Hosted Annual Fishing Rodeo for Special Education Students
  • Hosted Annual Scholarship Drawdown
  • Hosted Annual Etiquette Class for 1st & 2nd Graders during Picayune's Police Summer Camp
  • Hosted Annual Distinguished Young Woman Trunk Show & Reception
  • Distributed Christmas Food Baskets to the needy
  • Distributed dictionaries to 3rd Graders in Picayune & Pearl River County School Districts
  • Participated in Team Picayune's Bar-B-Que Cook Off at Jack Read Park, winning 2 trophies
  • Participated in Picayune Exchange Club's Chili Cook Off during the Fall Street Fair, winning 3 trophies
  • Collected funds for free Mammogram Tests
  • Collected funds for the Rotary Club of Moore, OK
  • Participation in RYLA
  • Participated in the Rotary District Conference Food Fest in Bay St. Louis, MS
  • Participated in the Rotary District 6840 raffle
  • Donation Annually to the Rotary Foundation
  • Donation Annually to Polio Plus
  • Donation Annually to Boy Scouts of America
  • Donation Annually to Picayune's Police Summer Camp
  • Donation Annually to Toys for Tots
  • Donation of an iPAD made to Southside Lower Elementary Special Needs Class
  • Donated to Partner's for Pearl River County's Partners in Leadership Student Mentoring Program
  • Donation of a Red & Blue sponsorship the 64th Annual Picayune Chamber's Awards Banquet
  • Sponsored a full page ad in the Crosby Memorial Library's Cookbook
  • Hosted Annual Club Christmas Party
  • Hosted Annual Installation Banquet
  • Donated funds to the 857th Horizontal Engineer Company's deployment meal
  • Hosted the Inaugural Southwest Mississippi Art Expo
  • Sent nominations for the Cliff Dochterman Award