Upcoming Meetings
Aug 27, 2016
"Taste of the Gardens"
11am-6pm at Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Aug 29, 2016
Rob Staley, CEO
The Crossing Education Program
Sep 12, 2016
Ashok Agarwal
Former District Governor from India
Sep 15, 2016
505 at 5:05
Monthly "Thirsty Thursday" Gathering at Artisan
Sep 19, 2016
Andrew Wiand
Executive Director of EnFocus
Sep 25, 2016
Sep 26, 2016
Iris Hammel (and Amish Shah)
St. Joe CEO Program
Oct 17, 2016
Jackie Walorski
Indiana 2nd District Congresswoman
Oct 20, 2016
505 at 5:05
Monthly "Thirsty Thursday" Gathering at Artisan
Our Club Leadership
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Club Advisor
Club Advisor
Alternate Board Member
Welcome to the
Elkhart Rotary Club!
Serving the Community for
Nearly 100 Years!
Meetings and Club Activities
Join us this Saturday,
August 27, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
at Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Elkhart Rotary's Signature Event!
(Click here for detailed information)

Sharon Pohly, CEO of Girls Scouts
of Northern Indiana-Michiana,
Speaks to the Club
Lynn Coleman, Candidate for Indiana's 2nd District,
Spoke to the Club
District Governor, Dr. Ranjan Kini,
Addressed the Club
Rotarian, Doug Risser, Speaks About His
Recent Rotary Friendship Exchange
Trip to Turkey
Former Rotary President, Terri Rickel, Presents
Greg Anders and Cindy Lindahl with a
Distinguished Service Award

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Presents:
Groovin' in the Gardens
(rain or shine under the big tent)
Thursday, August 4th, 7:00 p. m.
Featuring "Harmonious Wail"
(click above for a musical sample)

Connie Caiceros, from the Center for Community Justice,
Addressed the Club
Kreg Gruber, Chief Operating Officer for
Beacon Health System,
Spoke About Beacon Health's Relationship
with the Mayo Clinc
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