Pete McCown, President of the Community Foundation
of Elkhart County, Spoke to the Club
Presidential Stand-In Eric Garton welcomed all to the meeting and introduced Terri Rickel who provided thoughtful words and led the Pledge and Four Way Test.
Bill Kovach introduced our guests and Ashley Molyneaux introduced visiting Memorial High School students who all told us a little about themselves at the podium.
After several brief announcements, Doug Risser and Howard Edwards presented Michael Cristofeno with a distinguished Paul Harris Fellowship for his support of the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations, Michael!
Today’s Sergeant, the Maestro of Monetary Magnitude and Fountain of Fiduciary Fundamentals, Stan Cohen extracted maximum fines from Club Members, all for a great cause: Community organizations throughout Elkhart County, awarded each spring.
Upcoming Speakers: April 30; Suzie Wierick, Elkhart County Commissioner. May 7, Jack Colwell, Political Columnist from the South Bend Tribune. Elkhart Rotary Club Meetings are Mondays at Noon at the Matterhorn Conference Center. Join us for a meeting, we’d love to have you.
Today’s speaker, our club’s own Pete McCown, described his involvement in our regional development and the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, a knowledge-driven, highly connected region that serves and provides access to a global innovation economy. Recognized for our world-class higher education and community partnerships, superior access and connectivity and high-performing communities, South Bend - Elkhart is the proud home to the University of Notre Dame and a region of connected innovation hubs.  For more information visit: