Todays Meeting: September 14, 2016
Invocation: Brian Clark
Pledge & 4 Way: Nancy Keller
Song: Floor Wasswnaar; National Anthem
50/50 Winner: Lauren Boone;but not a winner
Our Guests Today: 
  • Stan Cohen (Elkhart Noon)
  • Floor Wassenaar (Exchange student)
  • Scott Puckett (Elkhart Noon)
  • Guy Fisher (South Bend)
  • Bill Firstenbergar
  • Jonathan Gomez
  • Lauren Boone
  • Kerry Czoch
  • Emma Westlakes
  • Any visiting rotarians and guest are all to pay $10 dollars now.
  • September 30th is the District Foundation Dinner at the Learner in downtown Elkhart. Socializing starts at 6pm. Dinner and presentation starts at 7pm.
  • Kris Reiff mentioned she has the tickets for our fundraiser we do. The tickets are for the super bowl which will be held in Texas this year. 
  • October 20th will be the shop with kids at Meijer starting at 6pm. A dinner will be held afterwards at ANCON. Sign up sheet was passed around.
  • Rotary Foundation golf outing is September 27th. 12:30pm start at Maple Crest.
  • Elkhart River Queen Sunday, September 25th. Its a fundraiser for the foundation. $40.00 per person. Half of the money raised goes to the rotary foundation. 
Program Today:
Bill Firstenbergar who is the executive director at Ruthmere came and spoke to us about the history of the Ruthmere and the events that it holds. He mentioned that in 1973 it was opened as a Public House Museum. Ruthmere is actually named after Beardsley's daughter Ruth who died during infancy. Mere is a latin word that means by the water. The Ruthmere is a member supported organization and they do apply for grants to help with different things. They send out a newsletter twice a year displaying all their different events and what may be taking place. Bill mentioned that the windows on the Ruthmere received a face lift this summer. He also mentioned that Nicholas Roth is coming back to perform on November 25th at 7pm. Their music concerts will be taking place in the game room. Bill also stated that the deputy families grand piano is being gifted back to the Ruthemere and two piano series will be played off that piano this fall. 
Future Meetings
Date    Program Chair  
9/21    Andrew Hicks
9/28    Samantha Forester
10/5    Anthony Hurley
10/12  Mike Jansen
10/19  Dick Kellenberg
Club Information
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Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Community Room Concord Mall
3701 S. Main Street Concord Mall
Elkhart, IN  46517
United States
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