Benzie Sunrise 

                                    Rotary Club

 
                                                                                       
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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, energetic new director for Benzie Bus, brought us up to speed on this valuable community service.
 
 
 
Julie Clark, the Executive Director of TART Trails updated club members on the trail system in Northwestern Lower Michigan.  The TART Trail system consists of over 60 miles of regional trails including the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Leelanau Trail, Vasa Pathway, Boardman Lake Trail, Boardman River Trail and others.
 
 
 
 
 
Lauren and Abbey updated the club on their experience at the Rotary District 6290 Life Leadership Conference that they attended in June. Lauren is a Sophomore and Abbey is a Junior at Benzie Central High School.

 

 
 
 
Steve Strasko is the newest member of the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club.  Welcoming Steve are Club President Andy Ashworth and Steve's sponsor Michelle Russell.
 

 
 
Shaun Anchak has been running Benzie County's Probation Department since 2003. He also is its chief officer.
 
 
 
Executive Director John Stephenson describes the role of NMCAA in the 10-county area it serves.
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Nov 04, 2014
John Russell
A.P photographer/ The Honor Flight
Nov 11, 2014
Riley Burch
Riley experience in Croatia
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 25, 2014
Our own George Saylor and Anne Hebert
New member biographies
Dec 09, 2014
No meeting
No meeting
Dec 16, 2014
Kris Thomas
Food security study
 

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Restoring vision to hundreds in China
Seeing an elderly Tibetan woman weep with joy when cataract surgery restored her vision after 10 years is the kind of moment Dave Razo will never tire of. For several summers Razo, a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, traveled to rural northwest China with a team from Georgia-based nonprofit Gansu Inc., to provide free sight-restoring cataract surgery to some of the country's poorest residents. In 2012, after 22 years and 6,000 successful procedures, Gansu's founder, ophthalmologist William Conrad, retired and discontinued the organization's operations. But Razo didn't...
World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
 
 
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617
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