Speaker Date Topic
Annual First Responder's Appreciation Luncheon Jun 24, 2024 12:00 PM
A celebration of gratitude for our community's First Responders
A celebration of gratitude for our community's First Responders

First Responder's Appreciation luncheon including presentation of Colors: EPD Honor Guard; Invocation: Elkhart County Chaplin; Remarks from Department Heads; with final remarks by Mayor Rod Roberson.

And a celebration of THANKS for President Julie Cotton in her final meeting as President for the 2023-2024 Rotary Year!

Dan Ryan, District 6540 PDG Jul 01, 2024 12:00 PM
Mobility Ministries and P.E.T. Carts
Mobility Ministries and P.E.T. Carts

Please welcome Dan Ryan, District 6540 PDG (Previous District Governor)

Bob and Dan will be giving highlights of the Personal Energy Transportation (PET) Carts.3-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs for victims of Polio and landmines. The project also includes an opportunity for our clubs to participate in two joint programs, "Days for Girls" and "Baby Packs for Life". This will be a wonderful opportunity for clubs to join and participate in both local and international projects, by starting the conversation at this meeting.

This meeting will be hosted by the Elkhart Rotary Club at the Matterhorn Conference Center 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart IN, 46516. The cost for this event is $13.00 and will cover the fee for your lunch. We accept cash at the door at this time. Online payment features are coming soon.
RSVPs are required as seating is limited.

For more information visit: Mobility Ministries

Julie Cotton and Andrew Harman Jul 08, 2024 12:00 PM
The Peaceful Transition of Power
The Peaceful Transition of Power
Doug Risser, Elkhart Rotary Club Jul 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Sharing Service Trip to Costa Rica
Sharing Service Trip to Costa Rica

In May, Elkhart Rotarians traveled to Costa Rica to assist on an international literacy project, under the Dickerson Literacy Initiatives (DLI). Several clubs in our District have been involved with this project in the past, along with our club’s Rotarian Doug Risser. The international side of DLI organization works in Costa Rica, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Eastern Caribbean to create sustainable literacy projects. DLI partner and collaborate with the local ministry of ducation, in country Rotary Clubs, U.S. Rotary Clubs, Peace Corps Volunteers and RPCV to carefully design and implement literacy projects that align with and support the current needs and curriculum in the host country. 

Come learn from Doug about this great service trip!

Rotary Scholarship Award and RYLA Presentation Jul 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Rotary Scholarship Award Presentation and Interact Club shares their RYLA experience
Rotary Scholarship Award Presentation and Interact Club shares their RYLA experience

Today, Rotary Scholarship Chair Tom Neat and committee members will present the Rotary Club Schoalrship Award to a deserving student.

We'll also hear from our Interact club about their Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) experience. RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

FIFTH MONDAY Fun Day! - - TBD Jul 29, 2024 12:00 PM
More to come on our plans for this Fifth Monday Fun Day
More to come on our plans for this Fifth Monday Fun Day
Scott G. Thomas MD, FACS Aug 19, 2024 12:00 PM
The Lifeline of Our Community: The Critical Need for Comprehensive Trauma Care
The Lifeline of Our Community: The Critical Need for Comprehensive Trauma Care

Please welcome Scott G. Thomas MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director, Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Chief of Trauma Services, Beacon Health System.

Dr. Thomas will share "The Lifeline of Our Community: The Critical Need for Comprehensive Trauma Care"

A native of Indiana Dr. Thomas is a General/Vascular Surgeon who returned to South Bend in 1994 and began working to develop the areas first and only verified Level II Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He went on to expand trauma care for northern Indiana, leading Beacon Health System to add a Level III Trauma Center at Elkhart General Hospital. 

Dr. Thomas is currently the Medical Director at Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Chief of Trauma Services for Beacon Health System. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, serves as Vice Chair of Advocacy for the Committee on Trauma and is past President of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and is the immediate past-Chair of the Indiana Committee on Trauma. He was recently appointed to the Indiana State Trauma Care Commission and has been instrumental in the development of a statewide Trauma System for Indiana. Dr. Thomas has authored and published numerous peer reviewed studies focused on the coagulopathy of trauma and has lectured nationally and internationally on his research. 

Adam Czamanske and Anne-Marie Williams Aug 26, 2024 12:00 PM
Geenex Solar
Geenex Solar

Please welcome Adam Czamanske and Anne-Marie Williams of Geenex Solar. They'll give us an overview of solar projects in our area.

Solar energy is our passion. Simply Solar.
Geenex is a solar developer focused on utility-scale solar projects. Since 2012, we have been actively developing within the PJM territory. Our team members live and work in the communities that we serve. We take pride in our team's focus on ensuring our work supports our stakeholders and our communities. We are committed to providing comprehensive guidance and education throughout the solar development process.

Established in 2012, our company's foundation rests on the principles of trust, transparency, and a steadfast commitment to fulfilling our promises. We possess extensive experience and the agility to solve complex problems efficiently. We approach our work with intentionality and maintain unwavering honesty when engaging with all project stakeholders.

For more visit: https://www.geenexsolar.com/