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!  
 
 
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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
 
Today we welcomed Gary Gordon as a new member.
 

 
 
Marcus Matthews is a Certified Personal Trainer who heads up Crystal Mountain's Peak Fitness Center.
 
 
 
Stephanie Scott is the Director of the Crystal Mountain Spa.
 
 
 
Veteran pilot and Frankfort Rotarian Jim Radabaugh described the September 2015 trip that he took wife with Pam to many of the national parks in the west, showing us many great photos both from the air and from the ground.
 
 
 
Our featured speaker today was John Wemlinger, author of "Winter's Bloom," a self-published novel based on "bits and pieces" of his life.
 
 
 
Today we met the new Superintendent of the Benzie County Central Schools, Mathew Olson.
 
 
 
 District 6290's new District Governor is Gernot Runschke, an architect from the Rotary Club of Grand Haven.
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Aug 30, 2016
Sep 06, 2016
Boyd Clampitt
Trails and Summits - A Man Who Has Done It All and Isn't Finished
Sep 13, 2016
Kurt Bard
North American Versitle Hunting Dog Association
Sep 20, 2016
Colby Taylor
Covenant Defense - Protection and Terrorism
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
 
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Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
 
 
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617