The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
Next Meeting
May 14, 2024
at 7 am
Happy Camper Coffee
Join us on Tuesday, May 14  for our breakfast meeting at Happy Camper.  Today, we will feature Jim Nothoff presenting his member forum.  Jim has worn many hats during his lifetime.  
Additionally, we will have a Rotary Minute regarding Bob  Chaphalkar's  visit to Pune Metro Club,  India.  There will also be  a PHF awarded.  
Our summer location beginning June 4 through September 24  is The Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor.  
Upcoming Meetings
  • May 14 Board Meeting at 8:15- First Presbyterian Church
  • May 21-Marianne Burrows and Aaron Timlin from The Chalfonte Foundation will provide an update on plans for the Elk Rapids Cinema. The breakfast meeting will be held at the cinema
  • May 28- Historical Museum Visit- Flo Wettlaufer
  • June 4- Norte 
  • June 11- Rotary Charities
  • June 18 TBD
  • June 25- Club Meeting- Installation of Officers
The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
will celebrate a birthday on June 9.  Chartered on June 9, 1950 with 29 charter members.  Its not too early to plan a 75th celebration.
Meeting Responsibilities 
for May 14, 2024
Morning Meeting Chair:
Blaine Campbell

Greeter: Pam Williams
Julia Pollister-Amos

Sergeant At Arms:
Ed Boettcher 

Reflection Quote: 
Julia Pollister-Amos
Happy Dollars: 
Blaine Campbell

News from Good Works
Approved from membership $6,00 for student desks for Malawi, Africa.  
The board  has also approved money for the Skegemog Raptor Center and Art Rapids for their summer concert.
  • Laura Savoie introduced a need to raise  RI dues to cover current charges.  Membership voted to accept the increase.  See club membership minutes for details.
  • Ed Boettcher presented a report from the fundraising task force.  Recognizing that this is a challenging task that Rotary Club of Elk Rapids faces, the committee is recommending a goal of each member raising $1,000.  After a lengthy and very healthy discussion, membership approved the motion to refer this back to the board for a finite description of the membership ask.  

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