Muncie Rotary Partners with Muncie Central High School Students to Raise Funds

Dale Basham directs traffic at the County Fair. Photo provided.Dale Basham directs traffic at the County Fair. Photo provided.

By Kate Stoss, Muncie Noon Rotary President—

Muncie, IN – If you attended the Delaware County Fair in the past several years, you probably noticed the energetic man directing traffic and collecting entry fees. Dale Basham of the Muncie Rotary Club, has organized fellow Rotarians to help Muncie Central High School students raise funds for various CHS sports teams and clubs. The teams and clubs earn money while staffing the front gate and the Muncie Rotary Club provides matching funds.

This year, Dale Basham presented six CHS teams and clubs with a total of $2,700. Each team received $450; $200 from the county fair and $250 from the Muncie Rotary Club. A total of 25 Rotarians volunteered their time to assist the Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team, Golf, National Honor Society, Tennis, Soccer, and Girls Varsity Basketball with this fundraiser.

As a retiree from Muncie Schools, Basham continues to provide support through his work in Rotary.

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. If you would like to attend one of our meetings and learn more about being a Rotarian, please sign up at

For more information visit the Club website or Muncie Rotary Club on Facebook.