2024 ROTARY VARIETY SHOW 2024-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
14th Annual Rotary Show tammy Jackson 2023-04-14 04:00:00Z 0
Electronic Payments are here!! Nikki Skrocki 2022-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
Road Cleanup Fall 2022 Steve Voci 2022-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Learning about ClubRunner Terry 2022-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Carves Pumpkins for Depot Event LAA 2021-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Presidential Citation

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Each year, Rotary International sets lofty goals for clubs to attain within the Rotary year. They often require extra "work" and when achieved, are a sign of a healthy club. In 2018-19, the Rotary Club of East Jordan achieved a Rotary Citation with Silver Presidential Distinction.
Rotary International Presidential Citation Renee Wiklanski 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting at Raven Hill Discovery Center Renee Wiklanski 2021-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Recognition

Carol Timmer, Immediate Past President, receives her Paul Harris plus 2 recognition from our District Governor, Gary Chenoweth during an August 2021 meeting.
Paul Harris Recognition Renee Wiklanski 2021-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Browns Creek Pathway Trail Inauguration

Club President Lois Aroian shared in the inauguration of the Browns Creek Pathway Trail in East Jordan on Monday, August 23.  The new path extends the bike trail and was accomplished with the help of many organizations including the Rotary Club of East Jordan.  Rotary assisted in the Eagle Scout project kiosk which provides information about the trail.
Browns Creek Pathway Trail Inauguration LAA 2021-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

2021 Scholarship Winners

Seven East Jordan High School graduates won 4-year Rotary Scholarships and one student received a one-year award in 2021. The winners were Nathaniel Newman, Steven Streasick, Josh Nise, Madelyn Reece, Shannon Schlueter, Lauren Smith, Emmah Wojan, and Sage Upton.
2021 Scholarship Winners LAA 2021-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

East Jordan Rotary Show 2021 Canceled

The Rotary Club of East Jordan, for the second year in a row, canceled its 14th annual Variety Show, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. Discussions are underway concerning 2022.
East Jordan Rotary Show 2021 Canceled 2020-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Fallfest 2019 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

2019 Scholarship Winners

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
2019 Scholarship Winners 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
13th Annual East Jordan Rotary Show Tremendous Success Dan Thomas 2019-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

Camp Daggett Cabin Cleanup

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. Pictured (from left): Jack Poindexter, Bob Moran, President Renee Wiklanski, Tom Teske, and Fred Malpass. 
Camp Daggett Cabin Cleanup 2019-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

2019  East Jordan Father of the Year  !!

Posted by Dan Thomas on Apr 20, 2019
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
2019 East Jordan Father of the Year !! Dan Thomas 2019-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Presents Paul Harris Fellowships

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

Rotary Donates to Crossroads Expansion Fund

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

Rotary Donation to Grandvue Terrace and Recreation Park

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

Rotary Youth Exchange

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: http://www.ridistrict6290.org/
Rotary Youth Exchange Karen Brennan 2016-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
Happy Hour Club Sponsors Basketball Game 2016-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
Happy 100th Birthday John Smith !!! DJT 2015-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Santa Arrives in East Jordan DJT 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Presents Paul Harris Fellowships

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

What is Rotary?

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.






What is Rotary? Daniel Thomas 0