Speaker Date Topic
Elkhart Rotary Morning Division Aug 06, 2020 7:00 AM
Tom McArthur (Church Community Services) - Running a Food Pantry During a Pandemic
Tom McArthur (Church Community Services) - Running a Food Pantry During a Pandemic

The Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division meets the first three Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Elkhart Health & Aquatics located at 200 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516 (Enter through East Entry Doors). Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are programmed as such:

  • First Thursday: It's a 'working' meeting! Join us as we work on an in-club service project.
  • Second Thursday: Scheduled Program
  • Third Thursday: Scheduled Program

For Full Club Info visit https://www.elkhartrotary.org/

Kris Seymore - City of Elkhart, Chief of Police Aug 10, 2020 12:00 PM

Kris Seymore was appointed to Chief of Police on July 2 by Mayor Rod Robserson. Seymore rose to the role amid a 22-year career as an Elkhart police officer and detective. Most recently, he had been a lieutenant with the Elkhart County Homicide Unit since 2016.

“He brings a burning desire and passion to elevate the performance, relationship and perception of our police department,” Roberson said. “He is overflowing with initiatives to implement and achieve proactive intervention that will build public safety within our community.”

Seymore said his vision for the department will be “clear and concise,” and he promised to lead with fairness and consistency. He also said as an officer, he lives by his passion for duty and compassion for others.

“I have passion to do this job, passion to serve, passion to do what’s right,” Seymore said. “Having empathy and understanding is what I will expect of this entire police department. No exceptions.”

Seymore succeeds previous police chief Chris Snyder, who will now work with Seymore as the assistant chief.

“I intend to implement the mayor’s vision, coupled with my own for this department, coupled with the recommendations that came from the PERF investigation into our department,” he said.

This will again be a hybrid meeting, with your choice of attending in-person or from afar via online Crowdcast. Here's the link (Coming Soon) to join in advance to save your space, or to join the day of the meeting.

Don't miss it!

Stu Barb - Wellfield Botanic Gardens Aug 13, 2020 7:00 AM
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division

The Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division meets the first three Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Elkhart Health & Aquatics located at 200 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516 (Enter through East Entry Doors). Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are programmed as such:

  • First Thursday: It's a 'working' meeting! Join us as we work on an in-club service project.
  • Second Thursday: Scheduled Program
  • Third Thursday: Scheduld Program

For Full Club Info visit https://www.elkhartrotary.org/

Eric Garton, Executive Director Aug 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Wellfield Botanic Gardens - 季節 Kisetsu: Year of the Island Garden
Wellfield Botanic Gardens - 季節 Kisetsu: Year of the Island Garden

Wellfield Botanic Gardens' Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director Eric Garton presents an overview of 季節 Kisetsu: Year of the Island Garden and how Wellfield's staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are rising to meet the challenges during a year of thinking outside the box!

Speaker to be Announced Aug 20, 2020 7:00 AM
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division

The Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division meets the first three Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Elkhart Health & Aquatics located at 200 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516 (Enter through East Entry Doors). Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are programmed as such:

  • First Thursday: It's a 'working' meeting! Join us as we work on an in-club service project.
  • Second Thursday: Scheduled Program
  • Third Thursday: Scheduld Program

For Full Club Info visit https://www.elkhartrotary.org/

(Subject to Change) Carl Risk - President Aug 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Elkhart General Hospital - Beacon Health
Elkhart General Hospital - Beacon Health

During the span of his 22+-year health care career, Carl Risk has worked at the bedside and in the boardroom, both where he said came to realize the three main goals of a hospital should be to provide high quality patient care, contain costs and continue to enhance the patient experience.

The Madison, Ind., native was named president of Elkhart General in September 2016, coming from St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, Ind., where he served as the hospital’s top administrator.

Before becoming an administrator, Risk worked as a physical therapist assistant, a profession he felt drawn to having played sports and suffering injuries.

Risk earned an associate degree in physical therapy from the University of Evansville and started working in physical therapy in 1996. A few years later, he reached out to the chief executive of King’s Daughter Health, Roger Allman. Soon Risk had a mentor and his sights set on obtaining a master’s degree in order to enter the administration side of health care.

After earning a master’s in health administration from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis in 2002, Risk began his hospital administrative path, guided by Allman and another mentor, Doug Leonard, who is now president of the Indiana Hospital Association.

Since 2002, Risk and the entire health care field have endured an immense change.

This will again be a hybrid meeting, with your choice of attending in-person or from afar via online Crowdcast. Here's the link (Coming Soon) to join in advance to save your space, or to join the day of the meeting.

Don't miss it!

Amish Shah - CEO, Kem Krest Aug 31, 2020 12:00 PM

For more than 20 years, Amish Shah has focused on making Northern Indiana a better place to live and work.  Amish began his career at Kem Krest in 1996, and has been the CEO since 2008.  Under his leadership, Kem Krest has grown to become a $500+ million company that services Fortune 100 companies globally.  Amish is also a board member and co-owner of ESGI (“Educational Software for Guiding Instruction”), a second stage education technology company focused on early literacy.
 
Amish has been recognized for his entrepreneurial talent and philanthropic work in a  variety of ways, most recently as the Mendoza College of Business “Commitment to Michiana” 2018 honoree.  Amish currently serves on the GM Supplier Diversity Council, the YPO Mid-America US Region Board, the IUSB Chancellor’s Advisory Board, the Beacon Health Board of Directors, the Junior Achievement Lemonade Day serving Elkhart County Board of Directors, the South Bend–Elkhart Regional Development Authority Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and the Lake Forest Academy Board of Trustees. Additionally, Amish is very active in community and regional development through many projects and ad-hoc councils. He is particularly passionate about building the next generation of entrepreneurs in Elkhart County. 
 
Amish and his wife Amy, daughter Maya, and sons Samuel, Charlie and William live in Elkhart County, where Shah was born. Amish holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

This will again be a hybrid meeting, with your choice of attending in-person or from afar via online Crowdcast. Here's the link (Coming Soon) to join in advance to save your space, or to join the day of the meeting.

Don't miss it!

Elkhart Rotary Morning Division Sep 03, 2020 7:00 AM
Join us for an in-club service project!
Join us for an in-club service project!

The Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division meets the first three Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Elkhart Health & Aquatics located at 200 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516 (Enter through East Entry Doors). Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are programmed as such:

  • First Thursday: It's a 'working' meeting! Join us as we work on an in-club service project.
  • Second Thursday: Scheduled Program
  • Third Thursday: Scheduld Program

For Full Club Info visit https://www.elkhartrotary.org/

Speaker to be Announced Sep 10, 2020 7:00 AM
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division

The Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division meets the first three Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Elkhart Health & Aquatics located at 200 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516 (Enter through East Entry Doors). Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are programmed as such:

  • First Thursday: It's a 'working' meeting! Join us as we work on an in-club service project.
  • Second Thursday: Scheduled Program
  • Third Thursday: Scheduld Program

For Full Club Info visit https://www.elkhartrotary.org/

Speaker to be Announced Sep 17, 2020 7:00 AM
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division
Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division

The Elkhart Rotary Club Morning Division meets the first three Thursdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Elkhart Health & Aquatics located at 200 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516 (Enter through East Entry Doors). Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are programmed as such:

  • First Thursday: It's a 'working' meeting! Join us as we work on an in-club service project.
  • Second Thursday: Scheduled Program
  • Third Thursday: Scheduld Program

For Full Club Info visit https://www.elkhartrotary.org/

Dan Boecher - Hotel Elkhart Project Manager Sep 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Hotel Elkhart's Past, Present, and Future
Hotel Elkhart's Past, Present, and Future

Did you know?… On April 10, 1919, Elkhart Rotarians agreed to support the effort to build a new hotel – Hotel Elkhart. Completed in 1923, the Hotel Elkhart was “Home” to the Elkhart Rotary Club until 1974! The renovation of the Hotel Elkhart is being led by Project Manager Dan Boecher, Cressy Commercial Real Estate’s Community Development Director. Dan will share the hotel’s past, present, and future plans in this exciting presentation that will include updated images and renderings of the hotel including the bar, café, rooftop, and ballroom. The re-imagined Hotel Elkhart will be unlike any other and has a great story to tell!