Club Information

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Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Wellness Center
950 S. Bailey Avenue
Mailing Address PO Box 24
South Haven, MI  49090
United States
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Speakers and Events
Heather Oestrike
Mar 20, 2018
Child Safety Program
Bob and Sandy Duke
Mar 27, 2018
"Service Above Self" in Dialogue & Song
Florida Snowbirds Meeting
Mar 28, 2018
Tom Ruesink
Marty Graber
Apr 03, 2018
Kenya Update
Club News
Helping Community
South Haven Rotary is excited for Eagle-scout candidate Elian Garcia who saw a dream-come-true Monday, Jan. 15,  when Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were installed at the community libraries in South Haven and Bangor. Elian raised the funds needed to purchase the AEDs and has organized sessions on their proper use. SH Rotary was pleased to provide financial help. Some of our members served as mentors. Follow Elian's Project in Photos
Service to the Community
South Haven Rotarians happily participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service project sponsored by the Diversity Alliance on Monday, Jan. 15. Our Rotarians are also pleased to be a financial contributor. Many packets of rice were packaged for community food pantries. See photos
Planting the Seeds of Service
South Haven Rotary was a proud sponsor of the Rotary float in the New Year day Tournament of Roses parade. The float was a story of responsibility to our planet, our children, and humanity. At a glance, the whimsical bunny gazing at the just planted peach tree appears to be in shape and form like any other float entry. However, if you look beyond the flowers, beyond the plant material, what you will find is the story of a child hungry for food, drinking bacteria infested water; the story of a mother fighting to take care of her family; the story of a family living in a region of conflict struggling to survive. If you look deeper you will begin to see the bunny as a symbol of the watchful gaze of Rotarians’, the tree as a symbol of life, growing the seeds of service provided by Rotarians’ world wide; and, bearing the fruit of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus giving hope to all children, all mothers, and all families for a better world. To enhance this message a real sapling from one of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees was on the float and will be planted in one of Rotary’s Peace Gardens to help promote peace and a green legacy.
Many Reasons to Celebrate!
A Season of Giving in Photos
Open Door Dinner Photo Gallery
South Haven Rotary was pleased  to be a significant financial contributor toward the installation of a state-of-the-art fire detection system at the historic Hartman School, now the home of the Historical Association of South Haven. Rotary contributed $5,000 toward the project, half from our Club Foundation and half from Rotary District 6360 Foundation.
South Haven Rotary continues to support Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan. Grants chair Art Ayers presented a $250 grant to Doris McDevitt at our December 9 meeting.

South Haven Rotary welcomes Dan Thompson as our newest member. Sponsor Mark Odland welcomed Dan into membership at our December 5 meeting.
South Haven Rotarians are pleased to continue their support of the South Haven Public School Foundation. A check for $5,000 was presented to Foundation representatives John Weiss and Jeff Postma by Dene Hadden who co-chaired our educational fundraiser last Spring. Our annual contributions, which now total $17,000, going into an endowment managed by the South Haven Community Foundation. Each year the foundation presents grants to teachers in support of innovative classroom projects. We earlier presented a similar $5,000 check to the Lake Michigan Community College Foundation to support students who attend the South Haven campus.

South Haven Rotarians were treated to a delicious breakfast and eye-opening student-led tours of the recently remodeled South Haven High School on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Thank you Superintendent and Rotarian Bob Herrera for hosting us. The breakfast prepared by Food Services Director Amy Nichols and her staff was fantastic. Our kids are being educated in a tremendous environment.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Richard Swanson
    March 1
  • Glenn Pietenpol
    March 6
  • Dene Hadden
    March 12
  • Thomas Ruesink
    March 24
  • Mark Odland
    March 29
  • Larry Wittkop
    April 1
  • Nick Tuit
    April 9
  • Deb Davidson
    April 15