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First Presbyterian Church
207 Williams St.
PO Box 195
East Jordan, MI  49727
United States of America
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The Rotary Club of East Jordan has announced the cancellation of their 14th
annual Variety Show, due to ongoing concerns about COVID – 19. The Show,
which was scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th,
will be rescheduled in April 2021.
Dr. Steven Voci, the President of the Rotary Club, said the decision to cancel
was an easy decision to make. “The Rotary Club supports the
recommendations of the State of Michigan, the CDC and the Health
Department of Northwest Michigan,” he said, adding, “it’s important that
everyone does all that they can do to slow down the transmission of the virus.”
The Rotary Club will be contacting all advertisers soon. “All advertisers will
receive a full refund,” Voci noted.
Rotarian Chip Hansen said planning for the 2021 Show will begin soon.
“Although circumstances dictated this year’s cancellation, the foundation for a
really great show is already in place, so stay tuned, and stay healthy,” Hansen
said, adding, “God willing, we’ll see you all again next year
The East Jordan Rotary Club Scholarship Fund provides multiple scholarships in various amounts to qualifying students.  The scholarships are intended to honor community leaders who had a sincere interest in supporting post-secondary educational opportunities for East Jordan High School graduates. Awards are based on academic performance, SAT score, college prep classes, leadership roles held, school involvement, community service, and awards and honors received
  $5750  Macy McPherson
  $ 4750  Gabrielle Snyder
  $ 3500  Madeline  Malpass                
  $2500   Bailey Swanson
  $2000   Augustus Schier
 
 
Spring cleaning at the East Jordan Rotary sponsored cabin at Camp Daggett.  Every year the Club sends  a contingent of volunteers to spruce up the Rotary Cabin.
(from left)  Jack Poindexter, Bob Moran, President Rene Wiklanski , Tom Teske and Fred Malpass. 
 
 
Pictured from left Ernie Roberts (son), Gerald Roberts, Carol Timmer ( Rotary emcee and President elect ) and Gloria Roberts
 
Gerald "Jerry" Roberts, father of 6, grandfather of 15, and
great-grandfather of 12, was recognized as East Jordan's 2019 Father
of the Year by the East Jordan Rotary Club at the 99th Annual Father
Son Banquet held Saturday, April 20.  The award was presented by East
Jordan Rotary Club President-Elect, Carol Timmer.
 
Jerry's family describes him as a hard working man who was a leader at
the EJ Foundry for over 40 years.  He also did side jobs in his shop
to provide for his growing family, always striving for his children to
have more than he did growing up.  As a father, he took time to
sponsor a baseball team & take them all over the state to compete.  He
would help build floats for the Freedom Festival each year.  He taught
by example to work hard and put your family first.
 
After retirement, his wife's (Ernestine) MS progressed to the point
that she became wheelchair bound.  She also developed Cancer.  He took
care of her and all her health issues along with keeping the house.
He set aside his dreams of traveling the world to make this happen
without ever complaining.
He continued to care for her 24/7 at home until the day she passed.
He used his actions to show what love and devotion are to his wife,
his children, grand children, and great-grandchildren.
 
Congratulations to the 2019 East Jordan Father of the Year, Jerry Roberts
 
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people regardless of nationality desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. - See more at: http://www.ridistrict6290.org/
 
 
 
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Rotary is Different Things to Different People:

  • To a ten year old boy it is his Little League Baseball team.
  • To community members and visitors it is a social gathering during East Jordan’s Sno Blast for the annual Chili Supper.
  • To a high school student it is the opportunity to become a foreign exchange student for a year and discover another culture.
  • To a ten year old boy it is his Little League Baseball team.
  • To graduating high school seniors, it’s the scholarship that helps them attend the college or university of their choice.
  • To a family in Central America it is the organization that provided them with a sand water filter that for the first time in their lives gave them potable water.
  • To Charlevoix/Emmet county students in a physically and mentally impaired program, it is the annual Christmas luncheon where the same jolly Santa knows them by name and brings them each a special gift chosen just for them.
  • To a local Boy Scout it is the opportunity to grow in body and mind with a positive set of core values.
  • To the millions of children worldwide it is knowing that they will never have to run the risk of contracting polio because they received a vaccine.
  • To a two mile stretch on M-66 it is knowing that twice a year a group will show up to clean-up the roadside.
  • To a local school it is a support system for their programs by providing opportunities that young people might not otherwise be afforded.
  • To a child in the Philippines living at the Lingap Center, it is a clean, safe home and an opportunity to attend school.
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  • To the organizations who present programs at our weekly meetings it is an opportunity to get their message out to a group of committed community citizens who are interested in learning about their mission, goals and objectives.
  • To the thousands of campers who stayed in a cabin at Camp Daggett it is a set of memories they will treasure forever.
  • To a dad and a son, it is an opportunity, once a year, to spend an evening together, with other dads and sons, at the annual Rotary Father-Son Banquet.
  • To our members, it is an opportunity to work and serve together, in support of the common good
 

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