Speakers
Mark Snyder
Nov 21, 2019
Donald Swank
Dec 05, 2019
Jon VanWagnen
Dec 19, 2019
Norm Wise
Jan 09, 2020
Mark Andresky
Jan 16, 2020
Robert Atkinson
Jan 23, 2020
Cory Bascom
Jan 30, 2020
Glen Catt
Feb 06, 2020
Chuck Center
Feb 13, 2020
Janet Chambers
Feb 20, 2020
Chuck Center
Feb 27, 2020
Rick Golding
Mar 05, 2020
David Gray
Mar 12, 2020
Dennis Halverson
Mar 19, 2020
Abbie Hart
Mar 26, 2020
Mark Heydlauff
Apr 02, 2020
Mike Hinkle
Apr 09, 2020
Don Jess
Apr 16, 2020
Bob Hoffman
Apr 23, 2020
Kirby Dipert
Apr 30, 2020
Tom Jillson
May 07, 2020
Luann Keinath
May 14, 2020
 
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mike Hinkle
    November 27
  • Chip Sauer
    November 30
Anniversaries:
  • LU Keinath
    Scott Keinath
    November 5
Join Date:
  • Kent Knorr
    November 15, 2018
    1 year
  • Rick Golding
    November 20, 2014
    5 years
  • David Gray
    November 22, 2012
    7 years
 

Club Information

The Rotary Club of Charlevoix is comprised of more that 40 Community Leaders who are strong advocates for community initiatives, a central source for youth support & growth, and support international initiatives to improve living conditions and fellowship

Charlevoix Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Scovies Gourmet
111 Bridge Street
Charlevoix, MI  49720
United States
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The Rotary Club of Charlevoix recently completed a multi-year renovation of Rotary Park on Carpenter avenue. In this final phase, Club members installed a new slide, new benches, and a new T-Rex rider. The $37,000 total project was made possible with collaboration from the City of Charlevoix, and generous funding from The Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Rotary District 6290, and the Charlevoix Rotary Club. A special thank you to all of the Club members that helped with the installation, Swanson K&D, and Charlevoix Ace Hardware.

 

Service Above Self
Charlevoix Rotarians give more than $36,000 to local, international projects
 
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix has so far awarded over $36,000 in 2015-16 to community projects and beyond, including a variety of efforts to assist youth, build communities, and aid global efforts to provide clean water and eradicate polio.
“We reside in a beautiful area of the world, but one that isn’t without acute need,” said current Rotary Club of Charlevoix president Jon VanWagnen. “We’re one of a number of local organizations in a position to channel community support and directly impact these issues for the better. Our organization considers it both our privilege and our duty to step in and help.”
 
Youth and community projectsrecently served by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Camp Daggett
  • Charlevoix High School Senior Class Safety Net
  • Camp McSauba scholarships
  • CHS trip to Cuba Charlevoix Main Street
  • Charlevoix Area Community Pool
  • Charlevoix Little League
  • Charlevoix Area Historical Society
  • Colorado Challenge
  • Charlevoix Circle of Arts
  • Community Food Pantry
  • Charlevoix County Community Foundation Auditorium Fund
  • Leadership Charlevoix County Born Learning Trail
  • Charlevoix County Humane Society
  • Pine River Place Dinner Project
  • Charlevoix Elementary School 3rd Grade Christmas Blankets
  • Raven Hill Discovery Center
  • CES Fourth Grade Beaver Island Trip
  • Top of Michigan Tails Council
 
International projects recently assisted by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Elk Rapids Haiti Bio Sand Project
  • Polio Plus
  • Imbert D.R. Safe Water Project
  • Spring Lake Uganda Water Project
 
 
Members of the Charlevoix Rotary Club gathered at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital on Thursday morning to present a check for $5,000 to the hospital’s Foundation. The generous check represented their ongoing support of the hospital’s recent capital campaign which included a complete redesign of the hospital’s surgery and laboratory services departments, and the creation of a third, larger operating room.
 
The Rotary’s check served to double the impact of community and employee gifts on Giving Tuesday (November 29), for a grand total of $10,225 raised – one spectacular day of giving! Thanks to the generosity of the local Rotarians, the community and employees of the hospital were challenged to raise a minimum of $5,000 in order to capture the complete matching gift of the Rotary Club.
 
This #GivingTuesday (November 29) the Rotary Club of Charlevoix has pledged to match all gifts to our hospital, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000! That means any gifts given in honor of this special day will go TWICE as far. We are grateful to our local Rotarians for giving us this wonderful opportunity – they mean it when they say “Service above self”! To reach our #GivingTuesday page, click on www.munsonhealthcare.org/
 
**** EVENT UPDATE****
We had a very successful event.  Thanks to the generosity of the Lake Charlevoix Brewery, attendees, and our club match we successfully raised $2550.  Each pint of beer sold resulted in $6 to EndPolioNow ($1 donated from LCBC, $1 match from the club, $4 from Gates foundation).  Grand total raised from this event (including Gates foundation match) $12,750 resulting in the equivalent of one pint of beer immunizing 10 children!!
 
 
Service Above Self
Charlevoix Rotarians give more than $36,000 to local, international projects
 
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix has so far awarded over $36,000 in 2015-16 to community projects and beyond, including a variety of efforts to assist youth, build communities, and aid global efforts to provide clean water and eradicate polio.
“We reside in a beautiful area of the world, but one that isn’t without acute need,” said current Rotary Club of Charlevoix president Jon VanWagnen. “We’re one of a number of local organizations in a position to channel community support and directly impact these issues for the better. Our organization considers it both our privilege and our duty to step in and help.”
 
Youth and community projectsrecently served by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Camp Daggett
  • Charlevoix High School Senior Class Safety Net
  • Camp McSauba scholarships
  • CHS trip to Cuba Charlevoix Main Street
  • Charlevoix Area Community Pool
  • Charlevoix Little League
  • Charlevoix Area Historical Society
  • Colorado Challenge
  • Charlevoix Circle of Arts
  • Community Food Pantry
  • Charlevoix County Community Foundation Auditorium Fund
  • Leadership Charlevoix County Born Learning Trail
  • Charlevoix County Humane Society
  • Pine River Place Dinner Project
  • Charlevoix Elementary School 3rd Grade Christmas Blankets
  • Raven Hill Discovery Center
  • CES Fourth Grade Beaver Island Trip
  • Top of Michigan Tails Council
 
International projects recently assisted by the Rotary Club of Charlevoix include:
  • Elk Rapids Haiti Bio Sand Project
  • Polio Plus
  • Imbert D.R. Safe Water Project
  • Spring Lake Uganda Water Project
 
***** EVENT UPDATE *****
Thank you to all the Rotarians that volunteered their time and everyone that donated (cash or nonperishable items) to our canned food drive.  Thanks to the generosity of our community we were able to donate over 1200 items and $3006 to the Charlevoix Community Food Pantry!!
 
Please join the Charlevoix Rotary Club on December 3rd and help us raise money to stop Polio Worldwide! Internationally, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in more than 122 countries, which has resulted in reducing the polio cases by 99 percent worldwide. For every pint of beer sold, LCBC will donated a dollar, and for every dollar raise (up to $1000) Charlevoix Rotary Club will match the donation to Polio Plus. This event is open to the public, so mark your calendars and tell all your friends.
 
**** EVENT UPDATE****
We had a very successful event.  Thanks to the generosity of the Lake Charlevoix Brewery, attendees, and our club match we successfully raised $2408.  Each pint of beer sold resulted in $6 to EndPolioNow ($1 donated from LCBC, $1 match from the club, $4 from Gates foundation).  Grand total raised from this event (including Gates foundation match) $9,632, resulting in the equivalent of one pint of beer immunizing 10 children!!
 
Charlevoix Rotary awarded several members Paul Harris fellows today. The club continues to maintain its 100% Paul Harris Fellow status as a club. Rotary District 6290 District Governor Tom Schmidt was in attendance to help pass out the awards.
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix recently donated $1000 to the "Stop the Slide" reading program. Stop the Slide is a partnership program between the Charlevoix Elementary School and the Charlevoix Public Library to help kids continue reading throughout the summer. (pictured from left to right, Audrey Shapiro from the Charlevoix Public Library and Rotarian Dr. Aaron Wilkin)
The Rotary Club of Charlevoix just finished upgrading the flooring to the cabin we maintain at Camp Daggett.  The project was done in conjunction with a grant from Rotary District 6290.  The flooring was done with a epoxy resin material that should last for many years!!  Thanks to Summit Painting, Letters Online, Charlie Wittehoff & the Camp Daggett Staff, as well as our Rotarian Manual labors for the installation of the floor.
 
On December 20th 2014, The Rotary Club of Charlevoix collected $1260 and a 8 foot trailer full of canned foods for the Charlevoix Community Pantry today. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated.
This week the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce awarded The Rotary Club of Charlevoix as the November Business of the Month!

The Rotary Club of Charlevoix would like to send a very special thank you to Mark Greyerbiehl and Charlevoix ACE Hardware for donating a lawn mower to our club.  This lawnmower will be used to maintain the grass around the Big Rock Memorial Park on US 31 North of Charlevoix
 

The Rotary Club of Charlevoix would like to welcome three new members to our club.  A big welcome to our Club and to Rotary International go to: Mike Argetsinger (pictured in the first photo with Rotarian Bill Sick), Olivia Adams (lower photo - middle left next Aaron Wilkin), and Lyn Jenks (lower photo - middle right next to Mike Hinkle).

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The Rotary Club of Charlevoix would like to welcome our newest member Cynthia Lamberson.

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The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly upgraded playground at Charlevoix’s Rotary Park was held on Thursday, May 29th 2012 at Noon.  Located at 330 West Carpenter Street adjacent to the City Airport and municipal ball fields, the playground has long been popular with area youth since the original equipment was installed in 1989.  The park now features all new equipment with new playground surfacing that is ADA compliant, providing area families with a fun and safer area to recreate while promoting early childhood development with unique and innovative playground features.

The project was accomplished through a partnership with the City of Charlevoix which removed the antiquated equipment, upgraded and prepared the site, and agreed to maintain the new equipment in future years.  Funding for the $25,000 project was provided through generous grants from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and Rotary District 6290 along with fundraisers organized by the Charlevoix Rotary Club.

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