Posted on Sep 05, 2018

We are excited to welcome Delfina (Delfi) Oviedo from Argentina as our Rotary Youth Exchange Student for the 2018-19 school year. Delfi’s first host family are the Kitsons; Greg, Meg, Molly and Granger.  She arrived in East Jordan on August 18 and has already been enjoying all that East Jordan and Lake Charlevoix has to offer. Look for Delfi at football games participating  in the Color Guard and Sideline Cheer.  Don’t hesitate to greet her and make her feel welcome !




Welcome Delphi! Dan Thomas 2018-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by DJT on May 14, 2018
We would like to thank the entire East Jordan community for the tremendous support of our 12th annual Rotary show !!!!!

                       2018  cast and crew


Another Rotary Show! DJT 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by DJT on Apr 22, 2018

Matt Hamilton, father of two, husband to wife, Stacey, was recognized as East Jordan’s 2018 Father of the Year by the East Jordan Rotary Club.  The award was presented by the East Jordan Rotary Club president, Tami Vincent, at the 98th annual father/son banquet on Saturday.

His family describes him as a great listener, takes his girls for donuts on snow days, and challenges them to try new things like wakeboarding and four wheeling.  They say that he keeps them guessing about what adventure he will take them on next. 

Hamilton is a Middle School Teacher at East Jordan Middle / High School.  He founded, and continues to sponsor, The Shoe Club where students are encouraged to think about what it is like to “walk in someone else’s shoes”.  He encourages students to invest in themselves and the people around them. 

He is also a founding member of The Depot, a community teen center, in East Jordan.  The Depot is a safe place for teens to hang out, receive guidance, and feel connected.  He enjoys giving nicknames to his students that reflects each student’s personality.  “Froggy Fresh”, “Hot Sauce”, and “Prime Time” are just a few examples. 

This award was particularly meaningful to Hamilton as his own Father passed away just 6 months ago.  He expressed his appreciation for his own Father being such a good role model for him when he was growing up.  He misses his Father, but is thankful for the example he was. 

His family reiterates that he devotes his time to things he believes in and feels are important.  His life reflects his love for his family, his students, and his community.  “We feel bless to call him husband, dad, coach, and our hero!”. 


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Posted by DJT on Nov 15, 2016


( upper )  Club President Karen Brennan is shown presenting Paul Harris Fellow to Bob Bryant.  Bob is a long time friend of East Jordan Rotary.  Bob is the key board player at our Rotary Variety Shows. 
( lower )  Karen presents Paul Harris Fellowships  to Rotarians  Lindsey Malpass-Skop  and  Denny Aenis.
Please click the " read more "  below to read the Paul Harris story.
Rotary Presents Paul Harris Fellowships DJT 2016-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by DJT on Aug 29, 2016
East Jordan Rotary announces a five thousand dollar contribution to the Crossroads Ecumenical Resale Shop Building Fund.
Karen Brennan, Rotary President,  presenting check to Mike Burr and Laura Kenny. Representing  Rotary (back row from left)  Dan Thomas, Deb Mannville,
Tammy Jackson, Tami Vincent and Paul Michael.
Rotary Donates to Crossroads Expansion Fund DJT 2016-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Brennan on Aug 19, 2016

The Rotary Club of East Jordan happily awarded a $5000 donation to the Grandvue Terrace and Recreation Park.  The mission of the park is to have an outdoor area that stimulates the senses, maximizes optimal healthy living, embraces fellowship and gives Elders a reason to get up in the morning and a purpose outside themselves.  The Grandvue Terrace and Recreation Park will provide opportunities for Elders to continue their love of nature with the creation of a one-acre outdoor area encompassing a greenhouse, walking paths with sitting areas, a woodworking/small animal barn, a tranquil water feature, a picnic pavilion and a multi-generational activity area with horseshoe pit and playground equipment.  The project will be funded entirely through donations, in-kind materials and services and grants.  Pictured from left to right; Dan Thomas, Karen Brennan, Tammy Jackson, Carol Timmer, Tami Vincent and Paul Michael
Rotary Donation to Grandvue Terrace and Recreation Park Karen Brennan 2016-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Brennan
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:
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Happy 100th Birthday John Smith !!! DJT 2015-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
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Posted by DJT on Sep 30, 2014


Rotary President Mark Penzien (far right) shown here presenting Paul Harris Fellowships to (from left) Matthew Malpass, Connie Nowka
and Marie Eckstein.
President Penzien shown here presenting Paul Harris Fellowship to Carol Timmer.
Rotary Presents Paul Harris Fellowships DJT 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

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.
  • 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

What is Rotary?

District 5670 in Tennessee made this video that explains who we are and where we came from.






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