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

 
World History teacher Scott Kubit provided an update on the trip that he took to Chicago with 56 Benzie Central 11th graders (and six chaperones).
 
 
 
Today we heard the life story of our newest member, Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel.
 
 
 
Barb poses with Bill Parris after giving him five-year Paul Harris recognition.
 

 
 
Dave Long, founder of Environmental Sustainability Solutions, LLC educated the club members on the topic of Green Chemistry.  Green Chemistry is a philosophy of chemical research that encourages the design of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunrise Rotary was on hand at the Relay for Life in Benzonia to support the efforts of the Benzie Central Middle School Interact Club.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Sep 01, 2015
Skip Comer
Blessings in a Backpack
Sep 08, 2015
Shaun Anchak
Tall Ship Madeline
Sep 22, 2015
Jack Pope
Energy Update
Sep 29, 2015
Allison Beers
Michigan Blood
Oct 13, 2015
Marsha Smith
Rotary Charities
 

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When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member spotlight: Peak performer scales Kilimanjaro
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Carole Kimutai was growing up in Nairobi, family members were always coming for long stays – a grandparent one month, a cousin the next. "Anyone who needed school fees would come to Nairobi, and my parents would assist," she says. "Or if my grandmother was sick, she would come to live with us until she was better. It was natural to help others." Years later, Kimutai was invited to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, where she instantly felt at home. "I grew up seeing my parents help relatives, and now I am seeing people help quote-...
Convention: Hear the music
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Chances are, you’ve heard of Psy and his signature song, “Gangnam Style.” He’s the Korean pop star with dark sunglasses and a distinctive galloping horse dance who was everywhere a few years ago, including on a This Close ad for End Polio Now. But what you might not know is that Psy is merely the tip of the colossal iceberg known as K-pop, short for Korean pop. If you plan to attend the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul from 28 May to 1 June, you won’t have to search for K-pop – you’ll hear it in the streets, in cafes, in taxis, and on...
Member interview: Jay Cook helps young people through Rotary Youth Exchange
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian A Rotarian for nearly three decades, Jay Cook has helped hundreds of young people broaden their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. Recently, while working for the nonprofit Water Missions International, he’s turned his attention to bringing safe water and sanitation solutions to developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. Cook is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston Breakfast and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. THE ROTARIAN: How did you become involved with Rotary Youth Exchange? COOK: My club was hosting a young...
 
 
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617