Leadership Charlevoix County approached the Rotary Club of Charlevoix for funds to complete their Wheels to Water Project at Whitings County Park on Lake Charlevoix.  The Club board decided to donate $500 to this project and promised another $500 as a challenge to Leadership Charlevoix County.  Our challenge was to have the Leadership team also secure a $1,000 donation from both the Rotary Club of East Jordan and the Rotary Club of Boyne City (The other two cites that surround Lake Charlevoix).  We are happy to report and all three of our clubs were able to support this county wide project resulting in a combined donation of $3,000. Please read below to find out more about Leadership Charlevoix County and the Wheels to Water Project.


Leadership Charlevoix County’s mission is to cultivate new emerging leaders from our area, to strengthen individual leadership abilities, and create an awareness of leadership opportunities in our communities. One way that participants in Leadership Charlevoix County strengthen their leadership skills is by partnering with a local agency to complete a community service project.  The 2013 Leadership Charlevoix County team partnered with the Disability Network – Northern Michigan to bring universal beach access to Whiting County Park in Boyne CityMichigan so that all individuals can enjoy one of northern Michigan’s premier natural resources, the beautiful water and beaches. 


With the help of many community sponsors, the Leadership Charlevoix County class of 2013 raised funds to purchase a portable roll-out access pathway, Mobi-Mat RecPath, that can be used for pedestrians, disabled persons, wheelchair users, strollers, bicycles and emergency equipment. The class also raised funds to purchase a high quality, amphibious rolling beach chair, Mobi-Chair, providing seamless transition from boardwalk-to beach-to water.