Elkhart Rotary Club Meeting October 15, 2018
Today's Speaker: Jackie Walorski, candidate for congress
Club President Peter Norton opened the weekly meeting of the Elkhart Rotary Club.
Two new members were inducted today! Welcome Irwin Larrier, Executive Director for the Center for Community Justice, and Melinda Konrath-Fielding, President/CEO of CAPS-Child and Parent Services
The Sergeant at Arms was Doug Thorne, "fun" fines are capped at $5.00 per meeting and the money the Sergeant's committee raises over the year is pooled into a fund and then disbursed annually to area non-profit organizations.

Today's speaker:
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, Jackie gave the club an update of what she has been doing the last year some of those items include:
Reigning in burdensome regulations, Balancing Trade Policies, passing tax cuts for the middle class and small business, voting to rebuild the military, revamp the VA, helping the 75,000 vets in her district get the medical attention they need in the new VA facility in Mishawaka, IN. Jackie told the group Obamacare is not working and she voted to repeal the individual mandate. She worked on a bill to help treat opioid addiction. Lastly, Jackie is helping our farmers cope through the tariff disputes.
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 Meetings and Program(s):
October 22: An EVENING Dinner for Elkhart Rotarians, 6 p.m. at The Matterhorn Conference Center (Please note this is regularly held on the FIFTH Monday of the month when it occurs)
October 29: Jack Colwell, South Bend Tribune Political Columnist
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.