Posted by Eric Garton on Sep 30, 2019
Welcome to a special 'News and Notes' edition of our weekly E-Bulletin. In the absence of a regular Monday lunchtime meeting, we'll take the opportunity to review our special, Fifth Monday dinner meeting on Monday, September 30 as well as things to remember and upcoming events.

Great thanks to Julie Cotton and Mick Faloon for organizing our Fifth Monday Dinner event at the Matterhorn. Over 30 Rotarians and their guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, reminiscent music on the piano from Steve Gruber, a delicious dinner, and delightful table conversation with friends both new and old.


Ongoing Reminders - - "Don't Forgets":

  • Tom McArthur is taking volunteer signups for Saturday, October 12 for our twice-annual County Road 6 Clean Up. Tom will have Sign-up sheets at the next meeting, or you're welcome to email him or give him a call/text at 574-326-1641 to affirm your participation. Meet at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 and the work is usually done in less than an hour unless you're a Sergeant, like Stan Cohen. Sign-up is on a first come, first served basis. Operators are standing by!
  • Susan Ginther is leading our club's efforts to support an International Service Project Opportunity called "Dresses for Girls in Guatemala". You are invited to attend on Thursday, October 17 from 5-8 p.m. at 620 Verdant Drive in Elkhart, to participate in sewing dresses from kits that will be provided. Our goal is to have 30 dresses complete and ready to send by Christmas, delivered to the Guatemalan village of San Gaspar de Chajul. This effort can be a life changing experience for the girls who'll receive these gifts. And if you can't attend (or don't know the first thing about sewing), you're welcome to provide supplies from a wish list on the sheet attached below, or you can always provide a monetary gift to help with the cost of supplies or shipping. Thanks for your help with this international project.
  • Consider attending the October 11 Rotary Zone 30/31 Luncheon and/or the October 12-13 Rotary Zone 30/31 Conference in Fort Wayne. Eric Garton and Eric Amt will be presenting about Wellfield in a Saturday afternoon session aimed at getting clubs to "Think Big" about their community and service projects.
  • Don't forget our October 14 Mayoral Candidate Forum with Dave Miller and Rod Roberson - - if you have questions for consideration please send them to moderator Jim Rieckhoff by October 7; there will continue to be slips of paper on the table for questions OR you can email Jim directly at
  • Doug Risser reminded the club about the upcoming friendship exchange that will take place March 1-14, 2020 to Sao Paolo, Brazil. For more information contact Doug directly.
About Rotary:
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, community leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and act to create lasting change – across the globe, in our local communities, and in ourselves. The Elkhart Rotary Club was founded in 1917 and serves its community through volunteerism, providing grants to not-for-profit organizations, sponsoring, and participating in service projects such as ringing bells for the Salvation Army, roadside trash collection, and are the originators and sustainers of Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Elkhart Rotary Club’s membership consists of approximately 150 dedicated individuals from various professional backgrounds and diverse interests. Membership in the Elkhart Rotary Club is by invitation. We welcome guests to attend any of our meetings and hear from our great lineup of weekly presenters.
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All meetings are at noon on Mondays at the Matterhorn Banquet and Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St. in Elkhart IN, 46514. In months that include a FIFTH Monday, the Elkhart Rotary Club holds an alternative meeting or activity.