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 Barb Skurdall (231-882-4332) or our PR Chair/Site Administrator John Ester (231-325-2445).
 

Club News

 
Today we were honored to have a visit from District Governor Tom Schmidt and his wife, Denise.
 
 
 
Barb presents a symbolic check for $1,500 to Renee Olah, Director of the Benzie Community Drop-In Center, while Volunteer Coordinator Arysa Narmore looks on.
 
 
 
Barb Skurdall was pleased to induct our newest member:  Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel.
 
 
 
Rebecca Garland is the Executive Director of Conflict Resolution Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers mediation services in a variety of contexts.
 
 
 
Once again Sunrise Rotarian Bob Istnick receives Paul Harris recognition for his generous contribution to the Rotary Foundation directed to Polio Plus.
 
 
 
Nancy Call, who heads up marketing efforts for Benzie Home Health Care, talked about its services and clientele.
 
 
 
Frankfort Rotarian Ned Edwards is the President of the Board of Benzie Home Health Care.
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Aug 11, 2015
Dave Long
Green Chemistry: The Key to Our Sustainable Future
Aug 18, 2015
Scott Scholten
The 86th District Recovery Court Program
Aug 25, 2015
Scott Kubit
Overview of 11th grade/World History Chicago Field Trip
Sep 08, 2015
Shaun Anchak
Tall Ship Madeline
Sep 22, 2015
Jack Pope
Energy Update
 

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