Upcoming Meetings
Oct 24, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Robert J. Bernard
Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Nov 07, 2016
Jason Lippert, CEO of Drew Industries
The RV Supply Business
Nov 14, 2016
John Webber, Founder of Carved
Our Business as a Smart Phone Case Maker
Nov 21, 2016
Erin Wagler, PR Manager for Sonset Solutions
Technology for An Abundant Life
Our Club Leadership
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
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Club Advisor
Club Advisor
Alternate Board Member
Welcome to the
Elkhart Rotary Club!
Serving the Community for
Nearly 100 Years!
Meetings and Club Activities
Rotarian Pete McCown, President of
Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Spoke to the Club
Sara Stewart, President and Executive Director,
of Unity Gardens Spoke to the Club
Iris Hammel, Facilitator at St. Joe CEO,
Spoke to the Club
Andrew Wiand, Executive Director of EnFocus,
Speaks to the Club
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
RSS News Feed
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...