Upcoming Meetings
Jennifer Tank
Mar 27, 2017
Indiana Watershed Initiative: Using Conservation to Prevent Nutrient Loss from Indiana Farms
Beverly Kitson
Apr 03, 2017
Costa Rica Library Project Update
Special Club Celebration
Apr 10, 2017
Commemorating our Club's 100th Anniversary
Sonya Nash, ECCVB
Apr 17, 2017
Epic Art Adventures with Quilt Gardens and Public Art for Elkhart County in 2017
Tentative Date for CR 6 Cleanup
Apr 22, 2017
Tentative Date for CR 6 Cleanup
Iris Hammel, Program Director for St. Joe CEO
May 08, 2017
Startup South Bend Elkhart
Rotary Meeting at Wellfield Botanic Gardens
May 15, 2017
Rotary Meeting at Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Special Rotary Family Event
Jun 07, 2017
at South Bend Cubs
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
Welcome to the
Elkhart Rotary Club!
Serving the Community for
Nearly 100 Years!
Meetings and Club Activities
Elkhart Rotary Celebrates
100 Years of Service
(Click the "read more" link below for more about this historic meeting.)
Dr. Robert Haworth, Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools,
Spoke to the Club about the Coming School Merger Plans
Ashley Boling Molyneaux Spoke to the Club
About the Elkhart Education Foundation
Annual Grant Committee Awards Announced
(more details available in from the "read more" link below)

The Grant Committee met recently to review 26 applications from well deserved non-profit agencies in our community.  A total of $28,800 in funds were requested from these to support positive results for within their agency and our community.  

This year our club was able to support grant requests to non-profits for a total of $9,000.   The recipients for the 2017 year include:

ADEC = $500

Church Community Services = $750

Council on Aging = $500

Jr. Achievement & Lemonade Day = $500

LoveWay = $456

Renew = $1,500

Roosevelt STEAM Academy = $400

Ryan's Place = $750

United Cancer Services of Elkhart = $1,000

Wellfield Botanic Gardens = $850

WVPE = $1,000

YWCA North Central Indiana = $800 

Brad Miller, Community Preservation Specialist
from Indiana Landmarks, Addresses the Club
Rotarian Merritt Dilts Spoke to the Club About
the Center for Business Excellence
Kyle Hannon, President/CEO of the Elkhart
Chamber of Commerce, Spoke to the Club
about the "Launch Elkhart" Business Incubator
Andy Jones, Director of Downtown Development,
for the City of Elkhart, Speaks to the Club
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...