Jan 23, 2019 7:00 AM
Tri-County Head Start
Jan 30, 2019
Fun, fundraising, and membership drive
Jan 31, 2019 5:00 PM
LOCATION: The Livery 190 5th St., Benton Harbor
Feb 06, 2019 7:00 AM
Feb 13, 2019 7:00 AM
Feb 20, 2019 7:00 AM
Feb 27, 2019 7:00 AM
Mar 06, 2019 7:00 AM
Mar 13, 2019
Ghostlight Theatre
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Meet & Greet Pint Night
The Livery
Jan 31, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Special Notices

Rotary Meet & Greet Pint Night on January 31, 5-8 pm at the Livery.  Open to All.

No Regular Meeting January 30, 2019

Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 am, Elks Lodge, 601 Riverview, Benton Harbor, MI 49023
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Stories in this issue

Ministering to the Forgotten Man
Board Meeting Highlights
Foundation Enrolls in Amazon Smile
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Ministering to the Forgotten Man
Russ Simonson is chaplain of the Berrien County Jail.  He works for Forgotten Man Ministries, an organization that has chaplains in 35 counties in Michigan. For 15 years he has used a faith-based approach to helping inmates with anger management, addiction and self control.  He approaches his work with a belief that only God can help someone overcome their issues. It all starts with a book cart pushed along outside the cells.  That cart provides an opportunity to start a conversation with inmates. Bibles are provided on request only.  Russ brings volunteers in to discuss their own life's journey to help inmates see a path forward. Faith often helps people gain power to resist temptations and stick with their plans.  Mrs. Simonson works with the women inmates, which number 70 at this time. To learn more, volunteer or make a donation, click here
January Board Meeting Highlights
  • Discussed moving 5K and Bed Race to better focus to each event
  • The club will hold its first "pint night" at the Livery as a fundraiser, to introduce Rotary and previewing a new satellite club option
  • Discussed doing a 5k the same day as the St. Joe club's track meet
  • Agreed to have the entire membership complete background checks (per our youth interaction policy)
Foundation Enrolls in Amazon Smile
This club's foundation has enrolled in Amazon Smile, a program whereby Amazon donates 0.5 % of all sales to the shopper's designated charity.  It's very easy to use and offers all the great shopping possibilities, at the same prices as ordinary shopping at Amazon.  It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 to start sending donations to your favorite charity.
  1. Enter in the address bar
  2. Log in with your regular account information
  3. Select your charity.  For our Foundation, type Rotary Club of Benton Harbor Sunrise Foundation. It should pop up as you type.  Each time you sign in you are shown the charity.  You can change it at any time.
That's all there is to it.  Just remember to Smile before you start shopping.