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!  *On February 9, 2016, we will meet at the Platte River Inn at 10921 Main Street in Honor while the Cold Creek Inn completes its renovations.
 
 
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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
 
Bob Roelofs told us about the project to honor Benzie County veterans with a new memorial in Benzonia.
 
 
 
Bailey LaPan receives Service Above Self recognition from David Sylvester.
 
 
 
Today we honored Elizabeth Loveland for her service above self as a Benzie Central Middle Schooler.
 
 
 
Chuck Weitschat, Executive Director of the Northern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, told us about the Red Cross program to install smoke alarms. 
 
 
 
At today's meeting Taylor Moore of Food Rescue was happy to receive a $5,000 check from Barb on behalf of the Club in support of the Healthy Harvest Program.
 

 
 
Benzie Central Track and Cross-Country Coach Asa Kelly educates the Club on Phase 2 of the Benzie Central Athletic Complex Project:  Back the Track!
 
 
 
Roger Perry reported on the November 4 inauguration of the Elohim School in Arequipa, Peru. Roger also distributed copies of a Special Inauguration Bulletin, available as a Download on this website, illustrating the great improvements at the school.
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Feb 09, 2016
Sarah Anderson
The new Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville
Feb 16, 2016
Mitch Deisch
Gaylord / Manistee Rotary Dominican Republic Humanitarian trip.
Feb 23, 2016
Mar 01, 2016
John Ruggles
Eagle Village
Mar 08, 2016
Dr. Jane Millar
Rotary District Governor 2011 - 2012, District 6290
Mar 15, 2016
Meeting at Benzie Central Middle School
Update on School Programs and Activities
Mar 29, 2016
Sharron May
The State of the Region's Farm and Food System
Apr 05, 2016
Sue Webber
Special Olympics
Apr 19, 2016
Brad Dean
First Tee of Michigan
May 17, 2016
Kris Thomas
Rotary Foundation and Grants Program
May 24, 2016
Club Assembly
Update on Club Activities with a focus on Bike Benzie
Jun 21, 2016
Chuck Oldanie
Global Collaboration - India
 
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Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617