October 19, 2015
Matt Lentsch was Sergeant. Sergeants raise money to donate to area charities at the end of the year.
The speaker was Roger Sims, Rotary District 6540 Governor. Roger spoke of the collective good behind Rotary, like raising over $1.3 billion to eradicate polio with the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Polio is now on the verge of eradication from nearly 500,000 estimated cases in 1980 to less than 100 cases so far in 2015 through the end of September. October is Eradicate Polio month for Rotary.
Roger wanted to compliment the Elkhart Rotary and the good it has done particularly with the Wellfield Botanical Garden, and describe the available resources for Rotarians to take on new projects in all levels of our community (local, regional, national, and international).
October 26, 2015
Ann Lowry of Reach360.com became a new member. For the Rotary Foundation message, Terri Rickel stressed “We’re just that close…” to eliminating polio. Sergeant Dave Dygert quizzed Rotarians on Halloween trivia. Sergeants raise money to donate to area charities each year.
Speaker was Myrl Nofziger discussing Rotary International’s Goat Project. He spoke specifically of the Eden Goat Project where missionaries are now attempting to raise goats to help provide milk, food, and hides for over 100 children in Mhangura, Zimbabwe who have been orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic. These children need food, medical care, schooling, and a place to call home. The goats are part of a longer range plan to make the Children’s Village to be self-sustaining. Until then, it continues to be part of a ministry of Goshen Christian Church.  http://www.edenchildrensvillage.org/index.htm