ROTARY CLUB OF ELK RAPIDS, MI
P.O. Box 814, Elk Rapids, MI  errrotary@gmail.com
Meets: Tuesdays: 6 pm, Historic Township Hall, 401 River St. and 7 am, TJ Charlies, 135 River St.
 
     
 
 
 
Special Programs
Jim Hockin
Mar 28, 2017
Hammered Dulcimer Group
Steve Prissel
Apr 04, 2017
Elk Rapids Schools May Bond Presentation
Linda Alice Dewey
May 02, 2017
Kassel Mission Historical Society-WWII pilots who fought against each other in September 1944
Sherry Steffen
May 09, 2017
Habors Days 2017
Robert Kent
May 23, 2017
National Safe Boating Week
 
 
RI News
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...