Benzie Sunrise 

                                    Rotary Club

                                                                                                                         Crystal Lake Sunrise Courtesy Steve Loveless 

Who We Are

Benzie Sunrise Rotary is a volunteer service club whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and beyond, with a special emphasis on making a difference in the lives of Benzie County youth. Our motto is “Service Above Self,” and we strive to live by the Four-Way Test. We meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Cold Creek Inn at 185 Benzie Blvd in Beulah, Michigan.  Guests are always welcome; come and check us out!  
To learn more about our Club contact our President David Sylvester (231-871-1577) or our PR Chair/Site Administrator John Ester (231-325-2445).
Club News
Colby Taylor is the founder of Covenant Defense, a faith-based cooperative network operating out of Traverse City.  Its focus is to educate people and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to preserve their safety and community.
Kurt Bard, a financial adviser at State Savings Bank in Frankfort, is also a long-time member of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. Kurt showed us a short video about NAVHDA and talked about training and working with hunting dogs--clearly a passion with him.
A retired Air Force pilot from Texas, Boyd Clampitt moved to Michigan in 1996. Since then he has run marathons, hiked the Appalachian Trail and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today he took us from one end of the Appalachian Trail to the other.
BACN Fundraising Director Kelly Ottinger led a tour of the facilities and answered many questions about the organization's numerous services for BACN neighbors.

Today volunteer Lynne Bekkering welcomed us to the BACN facility, starting off on the right foot by donating a happy dollar to the Club in thanks for our support.
Gabe Kennis, Michael Shaub and Eryk Feala from BSA Troop 267 returned to report on the trip they took to Alaska with the help of Benzie Sunrise Rotary and many other generous supporters.
Today we welcomed Gary Gordon as a new member.

Sep 27, 2016
Peter Raphael
Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club Global Service Project - Malawi
Oct 04, 2016
Michelle Russell
Consumers Energy Grant - Pathways for Youth Program
Oct 11, 2016
Glen Chown
Update on the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Oct 18, 2016
Linda Dewey
The Kassel Mission
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617