ROTARY CLUB OF ELK RAPIDS, MI
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
 
 
 
 
 
Special Programs
Aug 30, 2016
Club Discussion
International Service
Aug 30, 2016
A.M. Meeting
7:00-8:00 Elk Harbor Restaurant
Sep 06, 2016
Tom Vranich
HERTHA
Sep 13, 2016
Bill Donberg
Angel Network
Sep 20, 2016
Peter Raphael... Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary
Club's Global Svc. Project in Malawi
Sep 27, 2016
Steve Prissel
Eik Rapids Schools Update
Oct 11, 2016
Jim Sak
Club Retrospective
 
 
RI News
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
 
 
Through 2018, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match, 2-to-1, every dollar Rotarians commit to Polio eradication.  Donate at: