Matt Howell Named ‘Rotarian Of The Year’ in Rotary International District 6560

Pictured L-R: Matt Howell and Dale BashamPictured L-R: Matt Howell and Dale Basham

By: Tom Farris—

Muncie, IN – Matt Howell, member of the Muncie Rotary Club, was named Rotarian of the 2018-19 year in Rotary International District 6560. According to Dale Basham, 6560 District Governor for 2018-19, “Matt received the award for his service in Rotary brand and public relations efforts by developing the district website and utilizing social media platforms by documenting in photos and words the many District activities, events, programs and projects throughout the year – letting people know about the many great things being done by Rotary Clubs throughout the District.

Matt created graphic design work for district themes, programs and service projects and travelled throughout Indiana and the Midwest to cover District activities throughout the year.  Matt and his team at Farmhouse Creative Inc. sorted through the photo images and related copy, placing them on social media platforms to illustrate the vibrancy of the Rotary District’s “Service Above Self” efforts.”  Kelly Shrock, President of the Muncie Rotary Club, added, “We are so pleased that the District saw what our Club has known all along that Matt is a wonderful example to Rotarians of “Service Above Self.”

Matt Howell stated, “It was a pleasure to support Dale Basham during his governorship of Rotary District 6560.  We were able to deliver on his vision for a successful and exciting year as Governor.  I’m very humbled by this award.”  Professionally, Howell is Vice President of Farmhouse Creative Inc. in Muncie and also serves as a board member of the Muncie Rotary Club.  He manages the club website, Facebook pages and other social media platforms.  In July, Howell received the Merrill Greene award for Club Service from the Muncie Rotary Club.

Rotary International District 6560 is made up of 44 Central Indiana Rotary Clubs with over 2,400 members.  Club members work locally on service projects and partner on international projects that address today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

The Muncie Rotary Club, affiliated with the global service organization Rotary International, was founded in 1917 by a group of Muncie business executives, professionals and community leaders – and is celebrating its 102nd anniversary this year.  Muncie Rotary is a catalyst for community leadership, professional development, friendships, service and international understanding.  The Club meets on Tuesdays at noon at Minnetrista for lunch, networking, a business meeting and a feature program. The Club has more than 100 members.  For more information visit the Club website or Muncie Rotary Club on Facebook.

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