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 Andy Ashworth (231-645-0922) or our PR Chair/Site Administrator John Ester (231-325-2445).
 

Club News

 
George Saylor gave our second new member bio.
 
 
 
Anne Hebért was the first to tell the story of her life.
 
 
 
As Benzie County Treasurer, Michelle Thompson also chairs the five-person Benzie County Land Bank Authority.
 
 
 
Fellow Sunrise Rotarian Peter Marinoff tells us what is going on at Frankfort's Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, where he is the CEO. 
 
 
 
New member Bill Kennis dons his Sunrise apron while sponsor Barb and President Andy look on. (Click on picture for larger view.)
 

 
 
Kris Thomas delivers the Food Security Report that she, Bill Anderson and Peter Van Nort have been working on since June. (The complete written report is available as a download on this website.)
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Jan 27, 2015
Amanda McLaren
Benzonia Public Library-all that's going on with the kids at the library
Feb 03, 2015
Josh Stoltz
Grow Benzie- Project Hive Minded
Feb 17, 2015
Kelly Ignace
Mariposa http://www.mariposapathway.org
Feb 24, 2015
Dave Clasen
Our partnership with the school
Mar 17, 2015
Kelly Ignace
Rare Earth Hardwoods
 

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Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617
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