Speaker Date Topic
Mike Keen, Managing Partner Hometowne Development Jul 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Green Building Industry
Green Building Industry

Welcome Mike Keen, Managing Partner with Hometowne Development LLC, and President of The Bakery Group LLC. 

Mike received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985. He spent 30 years as a professor at Indiana University South Bend. In 2008, Mike founded the IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future and led the development of the first B.A. in Sustainability Studies in Indiana.  He was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash in 2016, the highest recognition that can be awarded to a citizen of Indiana. Currently, Mike is a faculty member with the Incremental Development Alliance.

As a Managing Partner of Hometowne Development, Mike is serving as master developer for Portage Midtown, a sustainable neighborhood demonstration project located in the middle of the Near Northwest Neighborhood.  This has included the acquisition and renovation of three structures (909 Portage, 905 Portage, and 819 Cushing), acquisition of several vacant lots in the area, and collaboration with Habitat for Humanity to build five high performance New Energy Homes on Shetterly Triangle just north of the Ward Building.  As President of The Bakery Group, Mike is taking the lead in the renovation and adaptive reuse of the abandoned Ward Bakery building.  He is also the founder, in collaboration with the Incremental Development Alliance, of the Michiana Incremental Development Ecosystem, a network of small scale developers, design professionals, finance officers, real estate agents, property managers, contractors, neighbors, and municipal officials dedicated to helping create wealth in neighborhoods for neighborhoods.

This will be a hybrid meeting - - you can attend in-person or virtually on Zoom at noon: 

Meeting ID: 960 144 8006

Passcode: 1917  

Whether we see you in-person at Matterhorn or see your chat broadcast on the screen, hope to see you there!  

Don't miss it!

Goodwill Industries Aug 02, 2021 12:00 PM
The Excel Center
The Excel Center

The Excel Center

Our Mission: 
We change lives every day by empowering people to increase their independence and reach their potential through education, health and employment.

The Excel Center provides support services such as on-site child care, transportation assistance, and college credit and industry-recognized certification courses – all at no cost.

Through our access to additional Goodwill programs such as employment and disability services, a criminal re-entry program and services for first-time mothers, The Excel Center is able to help remove barriers to education and empower individuals to achieve their goals.

Fifth Monday Fun Day Aug 30, 2021 12:00 PM
A chance to get to know fellow Rotarians - with an added twist
A chance to get to know fellow Rotarians - with an added twist

On Monday, August 30th, let's take the opportunity to get to know our fellow Rotarians. This will be a regular lunchtime meeting with abbreviated business meeting, but with a twist - no program today. Instead, we'll  be treated to the chance to socialize, with a little fun added in - - how well do you really know your fellow Rotarians? You're guaranteed to learn a few NEW things about folks you didn't know before.

In addition to some guided table interaction, we'll play a little game - - a reader from the podium will share (shall we say...) interesting, little or never-before-known facts about Rotarians in our club. Members will guess who the Rotarian is, with the correct answers winning a prize. This is meant to stir some interest, provide some 'aha moments' and be FUN! :)

This is an IN-PERSON meeting only (probably best not to have this one recorded for posterity - What happens at Rotary Fifth Monday Fun Day STAYS at Rotary Fifth Monday Fun Day!

See you at Matterhorn on August 30 for Fifth Monday Fun Day!