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Speakers
May 08, 2019 7:00 AM
Bullying Prevention
May 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Sculptiing Community: Now and to come
May 22, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
May 29, 2019 7:00 AM
TED Talk: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
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Upcoming Events
Benton Harbor High School Interact Dinner
May 15, 2019
5:07 PM – 9:08 PM
 
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Special Notices

Regular Meetings Continue
 
No Breakfast Meeting on May 29th
 
 
Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 am, Elks Lodge, 601 Riverview, Benton Harbor, MI 49023
 
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Stories in this issue

Lest We Forget Plan for 2019
 
Living Beyond Hope Update
 
Rotary Centennial Park Maintenance
 
 
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Lest We Forget Plan a Great 2019 Event
Our own Lee Scherwitz was on deck to provide Lest We Forget’s plan for June 22 and 23, 2019. This year’s theme is Anchors Away - a look at the US navy's role in combat. Displays will present the three navy ships on permanent exhibit in Muskegon and Bay City. Beach landings, boat rides and helicopter rides will be available.  There is a great slate of speakers on both days. Saturday night will end with a FREE outdoor concert by The Fortunate Sons, a Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band.
 
All events will be held on the parcel on St. Joseph River just west of M-63.  Just take M-63 north from St. Joe and exit for Witwam Drive, then turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Parking is at the same location.
 
For schedule information and speakers list go here.
Living Beyond Hope Update
Our member, Farai Rukunda, started Living Beyond Hope, a 501c(3), to support improvement activities in his home village of Arnoldine Zimbabwe. In this week’s update he reported the new school was completed and dedicated on April 23, 2019. School test scores are also improving as a result of donated desks and books.  Six students will receive scholarships to attend high school.  The community also wanted to reward the teachers by providing housing nearby.  Farai highlighted the contributions by the village residents, preparing the ground, making bricks and building the structures.
Brain Sexton joined in for a brief discussion of a global grant to start egg production to provide jobs and income.  District and RI matching grants of $3 or $4 to 1 might be available. The project has the club’s support. Brian will be forming a committee to help produce all the materials that the grant application requires.  If you are interested, contact Brian or Farai.
Rotary Centennial Park Maintenance
 
Sunrise Rotarians used these mountains of playground mulch to return the park to a safer area for neighboring children. Special thanks to Mike Kinney for prepping the site and Lee Scherwitz for his outstanding work with a small front loader. This maintenance was made possible by a Rotary District 6360 matching grant.