The annual Rotary Classic Rodeo, pumps about $24,000 back into the community through direct Rotary support of area civic groups and agencies. Overall, it results in an estimated $750,000 of economic impact for the area through business activity over its four-day span.
The Starkville rodeo is top in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Southeastern Circuit. Along with Justin Brands, the WPRA honors rodeo committees in each of its 12 circuits that go above and beyond to ensure safe ground for the animal athletes of rodeo, specifically the barrel racing horses.
About the Starkville Rotary Club
The Starkville Rotary Club, founded in 1924, consists of more than 170 community leaders representing Starkville’s businesses, educational institutions and governmental bodies. The club is one of more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas with about 1.2 million members worldwide. Our club is the second largest in Rotary District 6820, which encompasses 48 clubs in central Mississippi.
Our diverse membership offers leadership and resources for the enhancement of the greater Starkville area and for the promotion of goodwill and peace in the world by providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and working toward international understanding. Through a multitude of service activities, we seek to actualize the Rotary motto: “Service above self: One profits most who serves best.”
Follow these links to learn more about how the Starkville Rotary Club fulfills its mission of service to the local and international communities.