Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


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
District Site
Venue Map
Speakers and Events
Dedication of High School Banners
Jan 25, 2019
Rotarians to Attend
Bob Linderman
Jan 29, 2019
A Tour of Antarctica
Rotarian Snowbirds to Meet
Jan 29, 2019
In Florida on January 29
Blessings in a Backpack
Feb 01, 2019
Lincoln School
Club News

Season of Giving

Twenty six South Haven Rotarians, spouses and friends staffed the Salvation Army Red Kettles for 11 hours on Saturday, Dec. 22. The South Haven Rotary Club members have been ringing the bells for the Salvation Army since 1982. Enjoy photos from this year's service project.

An Open Door

South Haven Rotarians added to the community's holiday joy by serving a hearty meal to nearly 200 people at the First United Methodist Church Open Door Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Enjoy our photo gallery.

Holiday Fun

A highlight of our annual holiday dinner was without question the various ties worn by our members. Check them out on our photo gallery

Rotary's Varied Support

This season of giving was demonstrated at our December 4 meeting with the presentation of two grants in support of local initiatives. President Mark Odland is pictured presenting a $675 grant in support of the new "Reading to Succeed" program in South Haven's elementary schools to educator Heather Chalupa (pictured right) and a $500 grant toward the medical transportation program of Van Buren County Senior Services. South Haven Rotarians in the past year have donated $34,000 to local, national and international initiatives. For example, South Haven is the only club among the District's 63 member clubs to have 100% participation in the Polio Plus program of Rotary International.

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.

Pet Friendly Rotarians

South Haven Rotary sponsored a free microchip clinic at the Al-Van Humane Society Adoption & Community Education Center. A $500 club grant helped Al-Van staff to provide microchips on a first come, first serve basis at no charge.

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

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 President Mark Odland. “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."


“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."

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Assistant Treasurer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Theodore Weber
    January 1
  • Thomas Fleming
    January 5
  • Paul Hix
    January 16
  • Tom Renner
    January 19
  • Thomas Rummel
    January 20
  • Bob Brickman
    January 22
  • Art Bolt
    February 5
  • Bob McAlear
    February 9
  • Bob McAlear
    Cindy McAlear
    January 18