The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
Next Meeting
April 23, 2024
at 7 am
Happy Camper Coffee
A big thank you to Judy Parliament, Director of Commission on Aging for her informative talk about all the positive things our commission does for the county.  
As I finish up my last two months as president of The Elk Rapids Rotary Club, I extend my thanks to all of you for making this a wonderful year in Rotary.  It has been my pleasure to serve in this capacity.  I firmly believe that "Knowledge is Power".  With the addition of weekly speakers as well as bulletins, I hope that you feel better informed about what is happening in your Rotary Club and in the Village of Elk Rapids.  
Bob Strehl will provide a member forum on April 23.  
Volunteers are needed for June Member Forum.  Please let me know if you are willing to provide information about your background.
Upcoming Meetings
  • April 30 Social TBD
  • May 7 Club Meeting at First Presbyterian Church
  • May 14 Chad Honeycutt- Executive Director of Chamber
  • May 14 Board Meeting at 8:15 a.m.
  • May 21 Marianne Burrows and Aaron Timlin from The Chalfonte Foundation will provide an update on plans for the historic Elk Rapids Cinema: The breakfast meeting will be held at the Cinema.
Mark Your Calendars!
Important All Member Vote on Several Issues May 7.  Agenda items will include a vote to increase the Rotary International Dues with Club Dues remaining the same, a vote to approve desks for students in Malawi Africa in the amount of $6,000 and a report from the fundraising committee.  
The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids is a sponsor of Empty Bowls 2024
Empty Bowls is back!  Mark your calendars for April 28, from 11:00-3:00 p.m. at Howe Arena, Traverse City. This year's event will showcase the connection between Empty Bowls and the artist community her in Northern Michigan with the theme Heartful Artists....brushing away hunger.  For ticket information: EmptyBowls@northwestmifoodcoalition.    
 Meeting Responsibilities 
for April 23, 2024
Morning Meeting Chair: Blaine Campbell
Greeter: Drexel Noecker
Attendance:  Julia Pollister-Amos
Sergeant At Arms: Ed Boettcher 
Reflection Quote:  Julia Pollister-Amos
Happy Dollars:  Blaine Campbell
Tom Vranich reports that Community Service Work Days are scheduled for April 30, July 20 and September 21.  There will also be a work detail to assist with outdoor canopies for Art+ Connection.  TBA  Additionally, the Skegemog Raptor Center has made a grant request in the amount of $2000 for construction materials.  This request will go to Good Works for approval.
Gospel Concert at First Presbyterian Church
May 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Cheryl Knight announces that The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids will be the recipient of the free will donation following the concert on May 19.    Several Rotarians are singing in the concert.  Please join us on stage or in the audience for some uplifting melodies and soft, soothing vibes!
Can’t make it out at 7:00 am?  Try the zoom option with or without video.  Zoom in your pj’s in the comfort of your home.  
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