Monday, May 22, 2017

Math Field Day Winner's List!

The Indio Rotary Club is proud to present the Winner's List from this year's Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day. Congratulations to all our winning students and schools. These mathematicians work hard all school year preparing for this event. Great job! To everyone that participated, you are ALL Winners in the eyes of Rotary.

Thank You Indio Mayor, Elaine Holmes!

The Indio Rotary Club would like to thank City of Indio Mayor, Elaine Holmes, for participating in the Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day on May 13th. Elaine was on stage representing our home city and presented awards to our Winners of this year's event. We appreciate the support we get from our city.

Thank You Sheryl Benoit!

The Indio Rotary Club wishes to thank Sheryl Benoit for joining us May 13th for the Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day. It was because of her influence seeing the need for our middle school children, that our late Riverside County 4th District Supervisor and Indio Rotary President in 1995 led the way to create this wonderful event celebrating mathematics. 23 years later, Math Field Day is a May institution and the signature project of the Indio Rotary Club.
Thank you Sheryl for joining us and helping pass out the awards recognizing the hard work of these students. Your dream has flourish and is strong. The middle school students of the Coachella Valley thank you.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

KESQ: Students put their minds to work for...

Students put their minds to work for...
INDIO, Calif. - Students from all three valley districts put their minds to work Saturday at John Glenn Middle School. This is the 23rd year the Rotary Club of Indio, along with the Desert Sands Unified School District, hosted Math Field Day.
Dozens of sixth, seventh and eighth graders spent the day solving problems and competing for the coveted prize of mathematician in each grade.
This year, the club is honoring late County Supervisor John Benoit. In 1995, as president of the rotary club, Benoit helped bring Math Field Day to the valley, after learning there weren't enough funds to send students to Riverside to compete. (CBS)

Monday, May 15, 2017


The Indio Rotary Club would like to Congratulate our Winners at the Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day.

8th Grade Top Mathematician - Danica Frey from Palm Desert Charter.
7th Grade Top Mathematician - Brody Toth from Palm Desert Charter.
6th Grade Top Mathematician - Martin Coronel from Coral Mountain.
Top Overall 8th Grade School was Palm Desert Charter
Top Overall 7th Grade School was Palm Desert Charter.
Top Overall 6th Grade School was Coral Mountain.

Congratulations to all participants in the 23rd Annual Math Field Day presented by the Indio Rotary Club (Noon). You are ALL winners to us!


The Indio Rotary Club would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who stepped up to help us make Saturday's Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day a huge success!!
Platinum Sponsors:
City of Indio
Riverside County - 4th District Supervisor's Office
Indio Sunrise Rotary Club
Gold Sponsors:
Woman's Club of Indio
Altura Credit Union
Coachella Valley Community Trust
RAP Foundation
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino/Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Rotary Club of Coachella Valley
Silver Sponsors:
Indio Police Association
Palm to Pines Rotary Club
Bronze Sponsors:
Latino Police Officers
Dr Carreon Foundation
Rotary Club of Cathedral City
We would also like to thank Desert Sands Unified School District for all of their help with this great community event.
The Rotary Club of Indio is a group of community leaders meeting to share ideas to make a difference in our community. Since 1949, our group of civic leaders share their time and energy to support our community. We meet weekly to network, hear speakers on various subjects and work on service projects including our signature project, the Coachella Valley Middle School Math Field Day, plus Dictionaries for Indio Third Graders, and Scholarships for City of Indio high school students to further their educational pursuits.
We meet Tuesdays at Noon in the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Our club is always looking for new members. We are helping members become better leaders and in that process, we are helping communities become better communities. “Service Above Self”

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Indio Rotary Club announces the date of the 23rd Coachella Valley math Field Day

Would You Like to Help Touch the Lives of Our Youth?

The Rotary Club of Indio is proud to announce the date of the upcoming
23rd Annual Coachella Valley
Middle School Math Field Day. This year’s edition will be held on
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at John Glenn
Middle School in Indio.
Math Field Day began in 1995.
Our Indio Rotary Club President at the time, our late 4th District
County Supervisor John J. Benoit, found there was a lack of funds in education for
activities. Coachella Valley students were not participating in the
Riverside Math Field Day. Through his
leadership, the Indio Rotary stepped up and organized this event.
Since then, the Coachella Valley annually
celebrates the math prowess of our middle school students.
This event was created to promote math as a fun subject. So much of what we
do is grounded in math.
The activities at this event encourage middle school students to sharpen their math skills. Think of this as
the Olympics for our “mathaletes”. There are a number of competitions recognizing and celebrating these
student’s math abilities. Students compete individually for awards, as well as for their schools.
Without the assistance of our brothers and sisters in the other desert Rotary Clubs, as well as with the support
from the business community, this event could not be put on. As we prepare for our 2017 Math Field Day, we
are asking you to please consider sponsorship opportunities to help us keep the tradition, started by John J.
Benoit, ongoing for years to come.

Platinum Sponsorship: $1,000
Gold Sponsorship: $500
Silver Sponsorship: $250
Bronze Sponsorship: $100

Please make your checks payable to the Rotary Club of Indio and
send to the address below. For more
information, email
The children of the Coachella Valley thank you for your generosity!
Rotary Club of Indio
P.O. Box 412

Indio, CA 92202

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Congratulations to Indio Rotary Club Member Katherine Melbern

At Tuesday's Noon Meeting, Katherine was awarded her BLUE Badge from President Stacy Fifield. Katherine has completed all of her Red Badge introductory assignments successfully. Katherine thanked her sponsor Joan Dzuro for inviting her as s guest to discover the world of Rotary.
Interested in finding out more about Rotary? We meet every Tuesday at Noon in the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tour de Palm Springs

The Indio Rotary Club is out in the community this morning. We are helping out getting the Tour de Palm Springs 🚲off the starting line. A great community event and we're happy to help out. Pedal hard!

Math Field Day

The Rotary Club of Indio will be hosting the annual Math Field Day at John Glen Middle School on May 13, 2017.  This program was started by our late member John Benoit and his wife, Sheryl over 20 years ago.

Each year we invite 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from throughout the Coachella Valley to participate in math contests at John Glen Middle School on a Saturday morning.  The winners of these contests receive ribbons, trophies and gift cards and the school that has the most winning math students wins a large trophy for their trophy case at the school.
The day starts with our furnishing the students with breakfast bars and water to start their day.  At lunch we furnish them with sandwiches, chips and water.  At the end of the day there is an assembly where the awards are given out to the students and schools.
This event could not happen without our many sponsors, teachers and volunteers who give up their time to help these students receive an infusion of enthusiasm for the world of math and science.  Our hope is that this enthusiasm will continue through college and into their careers to better our world.
If you would like to help defray some of the costs (for the food, water and prizes) for the children you can make donations to:
Rotary Club of Indio
% Math Field Day
P O Box ________
Indio, Ca  92201