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

 
Bill Kennis provided the second new-member biography.
 
 
 
Dustin Vandervest gave the first of two new-member biographies today.
 
 
 
Born in Michigan and educated at Michigan State, Karl Sparks returned to the state to become the Benzie County Administrator. He gave us a fact-filled presentation on Benzie County and how it is managed. 
 
 
 
Meryl Marsh and Randi Stoltz are two of the women who will be taking part in next month's Run Across the Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo.
 
 
 
Norm Plumstead is a former Sunrise Rotarian who is also Chair of the non-profit charitable organization, On the Ground. Norm introduced two women who will be participating in the organization's latest effort for Project Congo.
 

 
 
After Dennis Pace gave an update on the status of the Benzonia Ice Rink, Barb Skurdall presented him with a Rotary sweatshirt in recognition of his fund raising efforts for the rink over the last five years.
 

 
 
Scott described The First Tee's mission as teaching youth (ages 5-17) certain core values and healthy habits while they learn to play the game of golf.
 
 
 
PGA golf professional Brad Dean has been Director of Golf at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa since 1994. 
 
 
 
 

Speakers

May 12, 2015
Bill Gitten
Climate Change, What is the Truth?
May 19, 2015
Nancy Call
Benzie Home Health Care
May 26, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
Jason Richards
McDonald's
 

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Ecuadorean heart surgeon donates his professional skills to children in need
Pediatric heart surgeon Gerardo Davalos has treated scores of young heart patients, but one made a particular impression on him. The day before 11-year-old Josue Ochoa died in 2013, Dr. Davalos, a member of the Rotary Club of Quito, Ecuador, walked into the boy's hospital room to say goodbye. The atmosphere in the room, where family members were gathered, was somber. But one person was smiling and comforting everyone else. It was Josue. Says Davalos: "I'll never forget how strong Josue was in that moment. He wasn't concerned about himself. He was more worried about his mom and dad. He kept...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
 
 
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617
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