Benzie Sunrise 

                                    Rotary Club

 
                                                                                       
                                                                                                                         Crystal Lake Sunrise Courtesy Steve Loveless 

 
Who We Are

Benzie Sunrise Rotary is a volunteer service club whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and beyond, with a special emphasis on making a difference in the lives of Benzie County youth. Our motto is “Service Above Self,” and we strive to live by the Four-Way Test. We meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Cold Creek Inn at 185 Benzie Blvd in Beulah, Michigan.  Guests are always welcome; come and check us out!  
 
 
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To learn more about our Club contact our President Barb Skurdall (231-882-4332) or our PR Chair/Site Administrator John Ester (231-325-2445).
 
Club News
 
Chuck Oldanie, Tampa Bay realtor and Rotarian, told us about the global collaborative initiative that is building homes in Mumbai, India and in other places around the world.
 
 
 
Benzie Central Senior Paige Cutler thanks the Club for the $1,000 Tim Krause Memorial Scholarship that she won.
 

 
 
Dick Conrad reports on our latest success:  the 6th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Area Youth held over the weekend at Crystal Lake Golf Club.
 

 
 
After providing the particulars on the hugely successful Bike Benzie event that she ran over the weekend, Kris gave us a refresher course on Rotary foundations and the grants that are available through them.
 
 
 
Benzie Central Senior Luke Reed thanks the Club for the $1,000 scholarship that he received.
 
 
 
Barb inducts Dave Wynne as the newest member of Benzie Sunrise Rotary.
 

 
 
 
Speakers
Jul 05, 2016
John Ester & Kris Thomas
Sunrise Rotary Website
Jul 12, 2016
Rachelle Bishop & Dhea Dhiafira
Update on their year in the Rotary Exchange Program.
Jul 19, 2016
Jennifer Ritter
Safe Kids - Michigan State Extension Program
Jul 26, 2016
Michelle Russell
Pathways for Youth Program
Aug 02, 2016
Author John Wemlinger
"Winter's Bloom"
Aug 09, 2016
Jim Radabaugh
National Parks Tour by Air and Ground
Sep 27, 2016
Peter Raphael
Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club Global Service Project - Malawi
 
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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
 
 
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club
P.O. Box 341
Beulah, MI 49617