Upcoming Meetings
Damita White - Director
Feb 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Youth Advocate Program, Elkhart County
Sean Lanier - Founder and Executive Director
Feb 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Resolve Solutions
Jennifer Sager, Director
Feb 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Elkhart
Breanna Allen, Executive Director
Feb 27, 2023 12:00 PM
Tolson Center for Community Excellence
Brandon Eakins — Director
Mar 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Elkhart Area Career Center
Charmaine Torma, Executive Director
Apr 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Elkhart Education Foundation
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Meetings and Club Activities
Today we welcomed Trina Harris, Economic Development Specialist for the City of Elkhart's Development Services, introduced by Irwin Larrier.
Trina described the three areas of focus:
  1. Economic Development
  2. Community Development, and
  3. Redevelopment
Trina shared a great video showing some results of the City's Small Business Continuity Program grants.
Clink this link to view the video. https://youtu.be/kmBHZQ-2Kzg
Thank you, Trina, for visiting and sharing more about the City's Development Department.
Today we welcomed Dan Funston, Superintendent of Concord Community Schools. 
Dan shared updates about the growth of the district as well their strategic planning for the period 2023-2027. 
He shared their 'Portrait of a Graduate' and the details of their Strategic Plan Pillars:
  1. Student Engagement and Academic Success
  2. Student Wellbeing,
  3. Thriving Staff, and
  4. Community Building

For a video introduction, view this video: https://youtu.be/_cq7MF13gbY

Todd Stone presents Tom Neat the Rotary Foundation's Major Donor award for Tom's generous donations over the years.
Jan 16, 2023: A full meeting today!
“If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn’t committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.
--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968
(excerpts from his final speech before his assassination in April 1968, nearly 55 years ago)
Brad Rogers, Elkhart County Commissioner and the Hon. David C. Bonfiglio, Judge. Commissioner Rogers and Judge Bonfiglio presented an update on the Elkhart County Consolidated Courts project. For full details visit: https://elkhartcounty.com/en/news/county-courts-groundbreaking/
Charmaine Torma introduced our January Elkhart High School Students, who will be attending the remaining meetings in January. Students are (picture L-R) Maurice 'Mo' Harris, Diya Patel, and Emily Holtz. Please make them feel welcomed and get to know them!
Our club's heartfelt condolences to longtime Elkhart Rotarian Linda Rupnow and her family, who's husband (and longtime Lion's Club Member), Stan Rupnow passed away on Friday, January 13. Here is a link to Stan's obituary and arrangements at Billings Funeral Home: