Rendezvous at Riverwalk

Rotarians and Friends gathered Tuesday evening to enjoy each other's company in the new game room at Riverwalk Grill. We were treated to libations by barista Melissa and delicious charbroiled beef tenderloin, broccolini, cheesy bacon mashed potatoes and big green salad prepared by chef Danny.

Club lunch/evening meeting chair Jim Hocken welcomed everyone and shared a memorable joke after accepting a variety of happy dollar comments, including a blushing moment for Tom Wiltse courtesy of our super hostess Sherry Detwiler! Afterward, Gary Chenoweth accepted an additional Paul Harris Fellowship pin from our inspiring Foundation Chair Bob Chaphalkar. Congratulations as well to Jim Hocken for his exemplary club service and his special Paul Harris Fellow.

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Christmas Dinner & Auction

Rotarians and Friends gathered on Tuesday evening at The HERTH to enjoy each other's company for this year's Christmas Party and Auction. Chef Michael Peterson and Siren Hall manager Mindy Bisson served libations, a delicious dinner, and a delightfully decadent dessert.

President Tom Stephenson led the merriment, announcing this year's charity auction recipients as #1 Antrim Baby Pantry, #2 ACTS and #3 Meals on Wheels. Santa and Mrs. Santa, Bernie and Barb Johnson, along with Elves Judy and Mel Matchett kept the bidding and gift distribution going smoothly as competition for the many gift and certificates became intensified.

Cheers to all for a great evening of fun and "fun" raising!


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Giving Tree Challenge

In the spirit of the holiday season, Elk Rapids Rotarians and the Village Market staff invites community members to pick up Giving Tree tags this week at the Elk Rapids Village Market location.
Tags on the tree identify a child, their age and a modest gift suggestion. (So, there’s no agonizing over the perfect gift; the tag provides the specific, requested details!) Gifts are to be turned in to the Village Market in Elk Rapids by Sunday, December 1st.
Village Market runs the Giving Tree program by seeking and identifying local children in need of a little extra holiday cheer. The Elk Rapids Rotary Club offers financial support to the program by donating $1,500 towards Giving Tree gifts, in addition to picking up more than 25 gift tags. Funds donated by Rotarians are raised through the club’s summer Rock-A-Thon, Chicken BBQ and fall Rotary Show. 
Pictured offering the challenge are front row: Rotarians Olivia Adams, Lisa Worsley-Matthews; Second row: Village Market managers Jenny Sobbry, Vickie Anderson, Rotarians Carol Heles, Tom Stephenson, Doug Swartz and Rockne Paige; in back: John Kiblinger and Norm Veliquette. 
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Life Leadership Conference

A life-changing experience!
In June, the Rotary Club of Elk Rapids sent several exceptional students to the Life Leadership Conference.
It was held at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, Michigan, a small wooded campus designed especially for leadership training.
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Rotary Social

Posted on Nov 14, 2019
On November 14, about 20 Rotarians and guests gathered at Grand Traverse Resort. 
We first chose a libation of choice and listened to/sang with Cheryl Knight, who was playing the resort's piano. 
Then all had dinner and good conversation. Oh, what a night! Pics and link to video follow.
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