Faustin N’Tala elected 2023-24 President

Indy Progressive Rotary members elect Faustin N’Tala as new Club President.

Experienced Elementary School Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Consulting, Lesson Planning, Event Management, and Educational Technology. Strong education professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in International and Comparative Education from Indiana University Bloomington. N’Tala is excited to work with other members for a year of growth and impact.

Faustin N’Tala – President
Jeremy Efroymson – Vice President
Paula Goldberg – Secretary
Brian Senninger – Treasurer

New Member Application

The Indy Progressive Rotary creates opportunities for leaders in the arts, social services, business, philanthropy, and community engagement to improve connections, communication, and cooperation to improve our city and world. We welcome new Rotary members at any time who want to join us in our service. You are always welcome to join a meeting to learn more.

Our Club meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6pm at the Rathskeller in the lower level of the Indy’s downtown Athenaeum. 

Please complete this application that will be reviewed by membership.  Email Tim Nation at tnation@peacelearningcenter.org when completed and for questions or more information.

Join Indy Progressive Rotary today by filling out this simple application:


Rotary Service

Indy Progressive Rotary works to help our nonprofit community. With many members in the nonprofit world and others who serve on boards, we are committed to share our experiences and our expertise to help others.

Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.

International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.

We have Service Opportunities

Thanks to our newest member Darren Slack allowing us to join his group’s activities we can be of service at least 4 times a month.  If you are not familiar with Pro(ACT) Community Partnerships you should go check it out. Here is a link to the calendar we will try to let you know about these as they come up, but please try to make as many as you can.

This is a great chance for us to make a difference here in Indy.


May’s Service project Anna’s House

We joined Proact’s flagship program, project (greater than) at Anna’s house to help assist it in passing out groceries to their constituents. If you look carefully you can see some Rotarians in this video.

  We are committed to volunteering at Second Helpings at 1121 Southeastern Avenue on Saturday June 22nd from 9AM until Noon.  We will help with meal preparation and a van washing.  We will be working alongside members of Pro(Act) Community Partnerships, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching youth about the value and benefits of service and altruism.
  I am hoping the lead time will allow for maximum participation.  We don’t need to provide numbers to Second Helpings until the middle of June, but if you are able to pledge your time now, please let Dawn know at dawncgrimes@gmail.com
  For those who are not familiar with Second Helpings:

Our Mission:
Transforming Lives
through the Power of Food

Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

We’re more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry – we’re a community kitchen. We’re not just  teaching people to cook – we’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. We don’t just collect food – we rescue food because we can’t stand to see it go to waste when others have none. Today, the need is so much greater than we ever imagined when we began – so we’ll go on undeterred. Would you join us?


Volunteer at Anna’s House

Anna’s House at 303 North Elder Avenue, Indianapolis 46222 on Saturday May 11th from 9:00 to 12:00. 

May’s Service Opportunity is scheduled for Saturday May 11th at Anna’s House 9AM – Noon.  We will unload, sort and prepare food for community members who shop there on Saturdays.  We may also prepare a meal.

Dawn Grimes has taken over as the service chair for the Club.  She will be scheduling a service opportunity once every month, usually on a Saturday morning.

If you have questions please contact Dawn Grimes at dawncgrimes@gmail.com.

Monday May 13 Meeting 6pm Rathskellar

ImageKristin Wright will be speaking to us about the situation in Burma and the Burmese refugees in Indiana.

Kristin is a journalist focusing on global human rights issues. Kristin currently serves as Director of Development for Exodus Refugee Immigration, where she works with refugees from Burma, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Eritrea, securing funding to help refugees adapt to their new lives in the United States.

Bring a friend.