Sam Callantine, from Gweedo's Purple Shamrocks,
Spoke about the Growing Opioid Epidemic
Scott Puckett opened the meeting and introduced Matt Lentsch who provided some inspirational words, led the pledge, and Four Way Test.
Dean Hupp, Cara Norvell, and Merritt Dilts welcomed guests today:
Visiting Rotarians: Doug Grant (Wawasee), Mike Crabill (Elkhart Morning). Marie Drake joined us today, as well as Kathy Geiger, a guest of Deb Hall.
Eric Garton - - a reminder that Taste of the Gardens is August 26. Restaurant Applications and Artist applications are available at and Stand by for volunteer requests - - thanks so much (in advance) for your help!
Ashley Molyneaux - - Elkhart Education Foundation urges you to sign a petition in support of the Elkhart Community Schools Master Plan - -see Ashley for details.
Cindy Lindahl: Had your Rotary photo taken recently?.. If not, or if you’re a newbie and need your photo taken for the first time, Cindy will be doing photos at the club TWO WEEKS from today on June 5. Come prepared.
Fran Conner - - Don’t forget our 100 Year Celebration features the 4th Quarter Century program at our July meeting.
Mick Faloon - - Still tickets left for our Club’s South Bend Cubs Game - - bring a prospective member and the prospective gets a FREE ticket to the game courtesy of the club.
Doug Risser - - Representing Rotary Foundation: Remember, “Every Rotarian, Every Year” is a mantra to encourage at least $100 per club member per year donated to Rotary International - - help our club achieve this goal by donating when and as you are able.
Mike Crabill, Kissenger Award Winner, expressed his thanks to the club for their support of his nomination and award. All agreed Mike is very deserving of the honor!
Sergeant Matt Lentsch provided some encouragement and forced generosity. Remember all fines go to local organizations - - give ‘til it hurts!
Memorial and Elkhart Central High School high-achieving students were present and recognized by their respective school Assistant Principals, Mr. Trigg and Mr. Milford. Way to go high schoolers!
From Elkhart Central: Brandon Ball, Brayden Cantzler, Karis Cochrane, Chloe Downs, Alexis Eiteljorge, Ian Fahrenkrog, Cassandra Felton, Iveth Gaona, Oliva Haworth, Alexus Joiner, Ross Kirkton, Trevor Piazza and Emma. 
From Elkhart Memorial: Dillan Baesler, Alyna Bailey, Micthell Crothers, Christy Graber, Bryan Jackson, Elizabeth Lewis, Louel Jay Lucas, Melissa Luft, Romikumar Patel, Emily Prough, Doego Reynoso, Joseph Smith, Spencer Swift and Ian Veen.
Brian Housand introduced the day’s speaker:
Sam Callantine, President, Gweedo's Purple Shamrocks
“The Growing Opiod Epidemic and Prevention Programs”
Nationwide, 61% of overdoses involve opioids. In America, an average of 91 people die in opioid-related deaths. For more information visit: