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 Barb Skurdall (231-882-4332) or our PR Chair/Site Administrator John Ester (231-325-2445).
Club News
Josylin Thompson also received a STRIVE Scholarship, as did Justin Hawkins, who was unable to attend. 

Jessica Priest receives one of the Club's three STRIVE Scholarships from Michelle Russell.

Kileen Moore, Luke Reed and Paige Cutler were pleased to receive Sunrise Rotary scholarships at Benzie Central's Senior Class Night.
Bill Anderson succeeded in a big way at Hope College despite what he described as an undistinguished high school career in his hometown of Owosso.
Andy Ashworth went from a high school athlete in Brooklyn, Michigan to a Certified Financial Planner and President of Sunrise Rotary.
Roger Perry fields questions about Cuba today.
Benzie Central Middle School student Grant Hackbarth receives Service Above Self recognition from David Sylvester.
Doug DeYoung, Public Affairs Area Manager for Consumers Energy, presents a $2,500 Pathways for Youth grant to Barb while grant-originator Michelle looks on.
Linda Wood reminded us why the Rotary Youth Exchange program is the best.
David Sylvester gives Service Above Self recognition to Benzie Central senior Austin Ross.

Executive Director Phil Ellis explained that the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation exists to facilitate, promote and serve philanthropy and permanent endowments, enhancing the quality of life in its five-county region.
May 31, 2016
Katie Larsen
The Bay Initiative
Jun 07, 2016
Kris Thomas
Rotary Foundation and Grants Program
Jun 14, 2016
Peter Van Nort
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Foundation Club Assembly
Jun 21, 2016
Chuck Oldanie
Global Collaboration - India
Jul 05, 2016
John Ester & Kris Thomas
Sunrise Rotary Website
Jul 12, 2016
Rachelle Bishop
Update on her year abroad as an Exchange Student
Jul 19, 2016
Jennifer Ritter
Safe Kids - Michigan State Extension Program
Jul 26, 2016
Michelle Russell
Pathways for Youth Program
Aug 09, 2016
Jim Radabaugh
National Parks Tour by Air and Ground
Sep 27, 2016
Peter Raphael
Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club Global Service Project - Malawi
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
Get live updates from the Council on Legislation
Get live updates and vote totals from the Council on Legislation on beginning on 11 April. Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.  Many of this year’s proposed changes are designed to increase membership by giving clubs greater flexibility in the timing and the nature of their meetings. Other proposals would amend membership requirements.
UNESCO-IHE scholarship applications now available
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals. Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. The...
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617