Our Club at a Glance

As suggested by the photos above, membership in Benzie Sunrise Rotary offers opportunities for both community service and fellowship. Becoming a Rotarian also connects you with a global network of 1.2 million other members who share your drive to give back. To learn more about our Club and our focus on the youth of Benzie County check out Who We Are.

 
Club News
Tim Furbacher is the Nordic Program Director of the Crystal Community Ski Club (CCSC). While CCSC has a full slate of programs to bring affordable alpine (downhill) and nordic (cross-country) skiing to local residents, Tim's focus today was on the NordicRocks program for our area's elementary schools.
High School Senior Abby Bretzke receives Service Above Self recognition from Sunrise Rotarian David Sylvester.  At Benzie Central Abby has maintained a 4.0 GPA while being captain of the cross-country, basketball and track teams.
Sarah Lucas is the Director of Community Development for Networks Northwest.  A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Sarah is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and has been a practicing planner in Northwest Michigan for over 15 years.
 
The Michigan ACEs Initiative is a state wide effort to create awareness in communities across Michigan.  The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study demonstrates the correlation between toxic doses of stress hormones in childhood and health outcomes both physical and mental.  As an ACEs Master Trainer Mary Gruman, our speaker today, is charged with bringing this science to decision makers in the hope of creating collaboration to reduce ACEs.
Patty Roth is a social emotional educator for MSU Extension targeting key areas of importance to Michigan.  Today she focused on improving health and nutrition in Michigan residents with Mindfulness as a technique.
 

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Cold Creek Inn
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Beulah, MI  49617
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Speakers
Michigan Works! Staff at BACN
Jan 22, 2019
Educational & Career Supports for Benzie County Residents
Ranae McCauley
Jan 29, 2019
United Way Northwest MI, 211
Carissa Savage, Lost Lake Farm, Honor MI
Feb 05, 2019
Ag Practices & the Impact on Produce, Land, & Consumer
Peggy Case, MI Citizens for Water Conservation
Feb 12, 2019
Upholding Water Rights in Michigan
Carol Bontekoe, Grow Benzie Farmer
Feb 19, 2019
The Experiences of an Appalachian Trail Through-Hiker
Bob Eichenlaub, Citizens Climate Lobby
Feb 26, 2019
Working to Preserve a Stable Climate
Chad Van Tol, Cold Creek Farm
Mar 05, 2019
Permaculture Farming and Maximizing Energy Return
Martie Manty & Aimee Erfourth
Mar 19, 2019
Betsie Valley Community Center Update
Kay Bond, Valerie Gerhart, Jack Harnish
Mar 26, 2019
Advocates for Benzie County (ABC) Update
Amanda McLaren
Apr 02, 2019
Benzonia Public Library, Update on Programs for All Ages
Josh Stoltz, Executive Director of Grow Benzie
Apr 09, 2019
Grow Benzie's Updated Strategic Plan: Our Past, Present, & Future
Dani Havath of Stigma Busters
Apr 16, 2019
Living & Thriving with a Disability: Cracking the Stigma of Mental Illness
Allan O'Shea, CEO Contractors' Building Supply
Apr 23, 2019
Alternative Energy & Residential Solar Panels
Patrick Lamb, Principal, TBA Career Tech Center
Apr 30, 2019
Providing a 21st Century Education and a Future Not to Be Outsourced
Mark Lagerwey, Assoc. Dir. of Business Development
May 07, 2019
MAT2 Mechatronics Program at Baker College-Cadillac
Ashley Darga-TBAISD & Kevin D'Alessandro-NMC
May 21, 2019
Early College Opportunities for Benzie Central Students
Club Meeting
May 28, 2019
Final Plans for Bike Benzie
Kris Thomas
Jun 18, 2019
Annual Rotary Foundation Meeting
No morning meeting
Jun 25, 2019
President's Dinner
 
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