Speakers
Tom Armstrong
Jun 21, 2018
Bill Sick
Jun 28, 2018
Susan VanWieren
Jun 28, 2018
Virginia Ewing
Jul 05, 2018
Mark Snyder
Jul 12, 2018
Don Swank
Jul 19, 2018
Jon VanWagnen
Jul 26, 2018
Amy Wieland
Aug 02, 2018
Aaron Wilkin
Aug 09, 2018
David Wilson
Aug 16, 2018
Norm Wise
Aug 23, 2018
 
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Olivia Adams, EA
    June 9
Anniversaries:
  • Robert Atkinson
    Liz
    June 5
  • Aaron Wilkin
    Amanda Wilkin
    June 14
Join Date:
  • Bob Kline
    June 11, 2015
    3 years
  • Marie Eckstein
    June 23, 2016
    2 years
 

Club Information

The Rotary Club of Charlevoix is comprised of more that 40 Community Leaders who are strong advocates for community initiatives, a central source for youth support & growth, and support international initiatives to improve living conditions and fellowship

Charlevoix Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Scovies Gourmet
111 Bridge Street
Charlevoix, MI  49720
United States
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Service Above Self
Charlevoix Rotarians give more than $36,000 to local, international projects
 
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix has so far awarded over $36,000 in 2015-16 to community projects and beyond, including a variety of efforts to assist youth, build communities, and aid global efforts to provide clean water and eradicate polio.
“We reside in a beautiful area of the world, but one that isn’t without acute need,” said current Rotary Club of Charlevoix president Jon VanWagnen. “We’re one of a number of local organizations in a position to channel community support and directly impact these issues for the better. Our organization considers it both our privilege and our duty to step in and help.”
 
Youth and community projectsrecently served by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Camp Daggett
  • Charlevoix High School Senior Class Safety Net
  • Camp McSauba scholarships
  • CHS trip to Cuba Charlevoix Main Street
  • Charlevoix Area Community Pool
  • Charlevoix Little League
  • Charlevoix Area Historical Society
  • Colorado Challenge
  • Charlevoix Circle of Arts
  • Community Food Pantry
  • Charlevoix County Community Foundation Auditorium Fund
  • Leadership Charlevoix County Born Learning Trail
  • Charlevoix County Humane Society
  • Pine River Place Dinner Project
  • Charlevoix Elementary School 3rd Grade Christmas Blankets
  • Raven Hill Discovery Center
  • CES Fourth Grade Beaver Island Trip
  • Top of Michigan Tails Council
 
International projects recently assisted by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Elk Rapids Haiti Bio Sand Project
  • Polio Plus
  • Imbert D.R. Safe Water Project
  • Spring Lake Uganda Water Project
 
 
Members of the Charlevoix Rotary Club gathered at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital on Thursday morning to present a check for $5,000 to the hospital’s Foundation. The generous check represented their ongoing support of the hospital’s recent capital campaign which included a complete redesign of the hospital’s surgery and laboratory services departments, and the creation of a third, larger operating room.
 
The Rotary’s check served to double the impact of community and employee gifts on Giving Tuesday (November 29), for a grand total of $10,225 raised – one spectacular day of giving! Thanks to the generosity of the local Rotarians, the community and employees of the hospital were challenged to raise a minimum of $5,000 in order to capture the complete matching gift of the Rotary Club.
 
This #GivingTuesday (November 29) the Rotary Club of Charlevoix has pledged to match all gifts to our hospital, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000! That means any gifts given in honor of this special day will go TWICE as far. We are grateful to our local Rotarians for giving us this wonderful opportunity – they mean it when they say “Service above self”! To reach our #GivingTuesday page, click on www.munsonhealthcare.org/
 
**** EVENT UPDATE****
We had a very successful event.  Thanks to the generosity of the Lake Charlevoix Brewery, attendees, and our club match we successfully raised $2550.  Each pint of beer sold resulted in $6 to EndPolioNow ($1 donated from LCBC, $1 match from the club, $4 from Gates foundation).  Grand total raised from this event (including Gates foundation match) $12,750 resulting in the equivalent of one pint of beer immunizing 10 children!!
 
 
Service Above Self
Charlevoix Rotarians give more than $36,000 to local, international projects
 
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix has so far awarded over $36,000 in 2015-16 to community projects and beyond, including a variety of efforts to assist youth, build communities, and aid global efforts to provide clean water and eradicate polio.
“We reside in a beautiful area of the world, but one that isn’t without acute need,” said current Rotary Club of Charlevoix president Jon VanWagnen. “We’re one of a number of local organizations in a position to channel community support and directly impact these issues for the better. Our organization considers it both our privilege and our duty to step in and help.”
 
Youth and community projectsrecently served by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Camp Daggett
  • Charlevoix High School Senior Class Safety Net
  • Camp McSauba scholarships
  • CHS trip to Cuba Charlevoix Main Street
  • Charlevoix Area Community Pool
  • Charlevoix Little League
  • Charlevoix Area Historical Society
  • Colorado Challenge
  • Charlevoix Circle of Arts
  • Community Food Pantry
  • Charlevoix County Community Foundation Auditorium Fund
  • Leadership Charlevoix County Born Learning Trail
  • Charlevoix County Humane Society
  • Pine River Place Dinner Project
  • Charlevoix Elementary School 3rd Grade Christmas Blankets
  • Raven Hill Discovery Center
  • CES Fourth Grade Beaver Island Trip
  • Top of Michigan Tails Council
 
International projects recently assisted by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Elk Rapids Haiti Bio Sand Project
  • Polio Plus
  • Imbert D.R. Safe Water Project
  • Spring Lake Uganda Water Project
 
***** EVENT UPDATE *****
Thank you to all the Rotarians that volunteered their time and everyone that donated (cash or nonperishable items) to our canned food drive.  Thanks to the generosity of our community we were able to donate over 1200 items and $3006 to the Charlevoix Community Food Pantry!!
 
Please join the Charlevoix Rotary Club on December 3rd and help us raise money to stop Polio Worldwide! Internationally, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in more than 122 countries, which has resulted in reducing the polio cases by 99 percent worldwide. For every pint of beer sold, LCBC will donated a dollar, and for every dollar raise (up to $1000) Charlevoix Rotary Club will match the donation to Polio Plus. This event is open to the public, so mark your calendars and tell all your friends.
 
**** EVENT UPDATE****
We had a very successful event.  Thanks to the generosity of the Lake Charlevoix Brewery, attendees, and our club match we successfully raised $2408.  Each pint of beer sold resulted in $6 to EndPolioNow ($1 donated from LCBC, $1 match from the club, $4 from Gates foundation).  Grand total raised from this event (including Gates foundation match) $9,632, resulting in the equivalent of one pint of beer immunizing 10 children!!
 
Charlevoix Rotary awarded several members Paul Harris fellows today. The club continues to maintain its 100% Paul Harris Fellow status as a club. Rotary District 6290 District Governor Tom Schmidt was in attendance to help pass out the awards.
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix recently donated $1000 to the "Stop the Slide" reading program. Stop the Slide is a partnership program between the Charlevoix Elementary School and the Charlevoix Public Library to help kids continue reading throughout the summer. (pictured from left to right, Audrey Shapiro from the Charlevoix Public Library and Rotarian Dr. Aaron Wilkin)
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix just finished upgrading the flooring to the cabin we maintain at Camp Daggett.  The project was done in conjunction with a grant from Rotary District 6290.  The flooring was done with a epoxy resin material that should last for many years!!  Thanks to Summit Painting, Letters Online, Charlie Wittehoff & the Camp Daggett Staff, as well as our Rotarian Manual labors for the installation of the floor.
 
On December 20th 2014, The Rotary Club of Charlevoix collected $1260 and a 8 foot trailer full of canned foods for the Charlevoix Community Pantry today. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated.
This week the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce awarded The Rotary Club of Charlevoix as the November Business of the Month!

The Rotary Club of Charlevoix would like to send a very special thank you to Mark Greyerbiehl and Charlevoix ACE Hardware for donating a lawn mower to our club.  This lawnmower will be used to maintain the grass around the Big Rock Memorial Park on US 31 North of Charlevoix
 

The Rotary Club of Charlevoix would like to welcome three new members to our club.  A big welcome to our Club and to Rotary International go to: Mike Argetsinger (pictured in the first photo with Rotarian Bill Sick), Olivia Adams (lower photo - middle left next Aaron Wilkin), and Lyn Jenks (lower photo - middle right next to Mike Hinkle).

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The Rotary Club of Charlevoix would like to welcome our newest member Cynthia Lamberson.

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The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly upgraded playground at Charlevoix’s Rotary Park was held on Thursday, May 29th at Noon.  Located at 330 West Carpenter Street adjacent to the City Airport and municipal ball fields, the playground has long been popular with area youth since the original equipment was installed in 1989.  The park now features all new equipment with new playground surfacing that is ADA compliant, providing area families with a fun and safer area to recreate while promoting early childhood development with unique and innovative playground features.

The project was accomplished through a partnership with the City of Charlevoix which removed the antiquated equipment, upgraded and prepared the site, and agreed to maintain the new equipment in future years.  Funding for the $25,000 project was provided through generous grants from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and Rotary District 6290 along with fundraisers organized by the Charlevoix Rotary Club.

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The Rotary Club of Charlevoix donated $500 to the Charlevoix Elementary School for their "Stop the Summer Slide" summer reading program.  This program will ensure that every elementary child gets at least two books to read during the summer months.  This program is based on research showing the decrease in literacy levels over the summer vacation.  Image

Above is Charlevoix Rotary President Don Jess presenting a Check to Charlevoix Elementary Principle Doug Drenth

 

CAMP DAGGETT - CABIN UPDATE

This spring the Rotary Club of Charlevoix updated the old wooden steps at the Charlevoix Rotary cabin at Camp Daggett.  These wooden steps were starting to show their age and were a potential safety concern in the near future.  A special thank your to Rosetta/MDC for donating the steps and to Swansons K & D for helping with a wonderful installation.  Not only do the new steps look great they will insure safety far into the future.

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A very special Thank You goes out to Virginia and Jack Ewing for donating the profits from their Corn and Bean Crop to the Rotary Foundation.Image

Thank you very much Past President Luann Keineth for the past year of service to the Rotary Club of Charlevoix.Image

Pictured left to right: Wayne Seger (President Elect), Luann Keinath (Past President), Don Jess (President)

 
 
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