P.O. Box 814, Elk Rapids, MI
Meets: Tuesdays: 6 pm, Historic Township Hall, 401 River St. and/or 7 am, Elk Harbor Restaurant, 714 US-31
Because of the Water committee members: L>R Joe Yuchasz(R), Tom Bowes(R), Kathy Peterson, Jim Sak(R), Bob Streit, Dan LeBlond, Glenn Neumann - (Jim Witte not shown - out of town)
Through 2018, The Bill and Melinda Gates
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Special Programs
Oct 04, 2016
Steve Wade
Community Foundation
Oct 11, 2016
Tom Ault
LIfe Leadership
Oct 18, 2016
Bruce Gualtiere
Prisoner Counseling
Oct 25, 2016
World Polio Day
World Polio Day
Nov 01, 2016
Jim Sak
Club Retrospective
Nov 08, 2016
Al Bonney
Rotary Foundation
Nov 15, 2016
Steve Prissel
Elk Rapids Schools Update
Nov 22, 2016
Tom Vranich
Elk Rapids Library
RI News
Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...