Elkhart Rotary Club Meeting November 5, 2018 featured guest Brian Buckley, Elkhart Central High School Athletic director, with updates on Elkhart athletics and the impending school merger.
Elkhart Rotary Club Meeting November 5, 2018
President Peter Norton welcomed the club and introduced Sharon Hirstein who provided inspirational words, led the Pledge and Four Way Test. Ashley Bowen introduced our guests.
Today's Announcements:
  • Dave Lehman: If you’d like to donate a turkey to Matterhorn’s Thanksgiving Dinner for the Salvation Army, bring $20 to the next meeting!
  • Julie Cotton: Get ready for Rotary Games Volunteer Drive! Captains will receive an email this week and we’ll get started November 12, earning points based on the PC2 (squared) Participation, Connection, Promotion, and Celebration format.
  • Matt Lentsch: Friday December 7 will be Restaurant Fundraising, followed by Rotary Bell Ringing for Salvation Army on Saturday, December 8. Signup Sheets coming soon!
  • Erin Wagler: Our Marketing Committee needs your photos! Send to elkhartnoonrotary@gmail.com so we can help promote our club’s volunteer engagement and service to our community.
  • Dean Bergeman introduced the November Elkhart High School Students.
  • TUESDAY, December 11 is our joint meeting with the Kiwanis Club (no regular meeting on December 10)
Sergeant Stan Cohen asked Rotarians to open their pockets for some fun fines. Rotary fines occur weekly and are pooled into a fund. In the spring approximately $10,000 is distributed as grants to not for profit organizations around our county.
Today's Speaker:
Brian ‘Buck’ Buckley, Elkhart Central High School Athletic Director. Buck gave a great overview of the upcoming Elkhart High School merger, in particular, the changes to the respective athletic departments, including the new mascot - - the Lions - - and their new Elkhart High School colors, royal blue and gold. For more about the unveiling of the mascot and colors, including a news video, visit: https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Elkhart-High-School-team-to-be-Lions-instead-of-Mangy-Lions-485319621.html
For more about the school merger, visit: https://docs.elkhart.k12.in.us/district/Strategic_Planning/Fall_2018.pdf     
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.
For more information on the Elkhart Rotary Club, visit elkhartrotary.org or email elkhartnoonrotary@gmail.com. Like and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook/ElkhartRotaryClub to stay current on meetings, upcoming events or speakers, and initiatives in the community.
Upcoming Meetings and Program(s):
  • November 12: Jesse Sensenig, owner of Goshen Brewing Company
  • November 19: Dave Weaver, co-owner of Kem Krest
Join us for our next meeting:
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 a dinner meeting (no presenter) at the same location.