Today's presenter was Mel Hall, candidate for congress
President Peter Norton opened the weekly meeting of the Elkhart Rotary Club. 
The Sergeant at Arms was Matt Lentsch, “fun” fines are capped at $5.00 per meeting and the money raised the Sergeant’s committee raises over the year is pooled into a fund and then disbursed annually to area non-profit organizations.
The Speaker was Mel Hall, Democrat Candidate for Indiana’s Second Congressional District. This is Mr. Hall’s first attempt to run for public office. He retired as CEO of Press Gainey a firm that specializes is hospital surveys. Mr. Hall believes congress should work five days per week instead of the current three, as well as term limits and pledges that if elected he will only run for three terms (six years). Mr. Hall supports President Trump on his China policy but would vote against him when he feels the President is wrong about a policy. Mr. Hall believes in reducing regulations except when it comes to the environment. 

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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Upcoming Program(s):

October 8: Rex Martin, CEO of NIBCO
October 15: Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, candidate for Congress

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.