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
Funeral for Don Hixson
Nov 16, 2018
A Faithful Rotarian
BPW Update
Nov 20, 2018
Bill Hunter
Sailing Away
Nov 27, 2018
Tom Slikkers of Taira Yachts
Dr. Jeffrey T. Postma
Dec 04, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey T. Postma
Club News

Faithful Rotarian

South Haven Rotarian Donald (Don) Hixson passed away on Friday, Nov 9 at age 82. Don was a very active member of our Club. He joined in 2000, served as President in 2007-08 and was honored as the South Haven Rotarian of the Year in 2015. He was a Paul Harris Fellow. Don was the founder of our popular car show at the annual Fly-In Breakfast.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 2-3 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 3 p.m. at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 06321 Blue Star Highway, South Haven MI 49090.

Pet Friendly Rotarians

South Haven Rotary will sponsor free microchip clinic at the Al-Van Humane Society Adoption & Community Education Center, 07591 Blue Star Hwy. on Saturday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Al-Van staff will be on-hand to provide microchips on a first come, first serve basis at no charge, which includes the microchip, insertion, and enrollment in a recovery service.  Why? Tags alone can get lost or be removed and microchipping is an easy way to permanently I.D. your pet.

Mack Black from Al-Van and Rotarian Art Ayers are pictured with chip beneficiary Jesse.

Pet owners from Allegan and Van Buren Counties with proof of valid Rabies vaccination can have their dog or cat microchipped FREE OF CHARGE at this special microchip clinic sponsored by the South Haven Rotary Club. Al-Van Humane Society’s animal care team will be on site to provide the microchipping service and answer any questions. The South Haven Rotary Club recognizes the benefits of providing identifiers for your pets, "South Haven Rotarians are pleased to be able to continue to support the good work of the Al-Van Humane Society and to be a partner in this project to microchip community pets,” said Mark Odland, South Haven Rotary President. “Thanks to the generosity of Rotary club members and the community through our fund raising initiatives we will be able to provide grants totaling over $34,000 to 35 local, regional, national and international non-profit organizations during 2018."


To increase the chance pets can be reunited with their owners, if lost, the Al-Van Humane Society and the South Haven Rotary Club are providing pet owners with a more permanent way to I.D. their pets.  The joint effort is an initiative to get pets (1) microchipped and (2) enrolled in a national microchip registry.


“We are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity for our community,” said Mack Black, Executive Director of Al-Van Humane Society. “We see first-hand how microchips can decrease the number of strays we see at our shelter – which is why we microchip every pet we adopt. The South Haven Rotary has allowed us to reach even more pets.


Supporting Education

Our Rotary spotlight on September 18th was the presentation of a check to the South Haven Public Schools Foundation. Dene Hadden presented a check for $4,000 designated for the foundation’s endowment fund. Since we have added this organization to our educational fundraising events we have donated $27,581. In addition, their endowment has grown another $6,229.00 through other contributions and investment income and they now have $33,820 in their endowment. Twice each year the foundation awards five grants of up to $500 to classroom teachers for new and innovative projects. One of those grants is a named Rotary Grant. Leaders of our educational fundraising efforts, Deb Davidson, Scott Mark and Rhonda Wendzel, joined Dene in presenting the check to Fundation representatives Barry Skuza and Fred Leavitt.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Assistant Treasurer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • James Davis
    December 18
  • Jean Stein
    December 21
  • Bob Straits
    December 30