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
Before Marlene left she introduced her successor, Dave Schaffer.  After a few brief remarks Dave promised Barb that he would return in a year to provide another update.

Marlene Wood, retiring Benzie County Recycling Coordinator, provided an update on recycling in Benzie County.
Sonny Rodriguez presents a 1st place plaque to Bill Kennis, Mitch Deisch and Ted Schendel, members of the the Club's winning team at the Benzie Dodgeball Tourney.  Not pictured is Andy Ashworth, who was responsible for the winning catch and throw.

Barb inducts our newest member, Renee Olah.
Brad Dean, Director of Golf at Crystal Mountain since 1994, returned to give us an update on The First Tee of Northern Michigan.
Barb pins a badge on Sunrise Rotary's newest member, Bob Dunn.
The Regional Foster Care Initiative is the brainchild of Hon. Nancy Kida, retired Benzie County Judge.
Marc Murphy, Executive Director of Northern Family Intervention Services, introduced today's topic with an exercise for all in attendance.
Paul Clulo shared his life story with our club.
Club Member Kris Thomas shared her life story with the club.  
May 03, 2016
Phil Ellis
Community Foundation - how the organization benefits Benzie County
May 10, 2016
Linda Wood
Rotary Youth Exchange
May 17, 2016
Roger Perry
Travels to Cuba and Panama
May 24, 2016
Tim Reznich
Frankfort Aquaponics Program
May 31, 2016
Katie Larsen
The Bay Initiative
Jun 07, 2016
Kris Thomas
Rotary Foundation and Grants Program
Jun 21, 2016
Chuck Oldanie
Global Collaboration - India
Jun 28, 2016
John Ester & Kris Thomas
Sunrise Rotary Website
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