Club Information

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Rotary Connects the World

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Wellness Center
950 S. Bailey Avenue
Mailing Address PO Box 24
South Haven, MI  49090
United States of America
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Speakers and Events
Rotary Zoom Meeting
Jun 09, 2020 7:00 AM
Dr. Lowell Hamel, COVID19 Survivor
Rotary Zoom Meeting
Jun 16, 2020
Dr. Matthew Dommer from Bronson Health Systems
President Dan Thompson
Jul 07, 2020
Club Assembly
Fly-in Pancake Breakfast
Aug 09, 2020
South Haven Regional Airport
Club News

Rotary is Meeting Virtually

During the COVID19 pandemic South Haven Rotary is conducting its meetings remotely with members joining via the ZOOM. Our next virtual meeting will be Tuesday, May 26 at 7 a.m.
If you would like to "attend" please email us (tlrennersh@gmail) We will gladly provide access information.

New Scholarships Awarded

Four new scholarships for members of the graduating class at South Haven High School have been created by the Rotary Club of South Haven and are being awarded for the first time.
"Rotary has been actively involved in supporting education in our community for many years," said club president Mark Odland. "In this new scholarship program we looked beyond academic achievement in reviewing applications and considered ways in which the students have applied Rotary's "Four Way Test" to their lives."
The Four Way Test is used by Rotarians worldwide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. It can be applied to almost any aspect of life.
Two of the new scholarships are being named in honor of Rotarians who died in recent years -- Don Hixson in 2018 and Glenn Pietenpol in 2019. Memorial gifts and a grant from Rotary District 6360 helped fund the program.
The recipient of the Pietenpol Scholarship is Sierra Garber. She plans to attend Lake Michigan College and then pursue a nursing degree at Western Michigan University.
"In a letter of recommendation Sierra is referred to as having a "heart of gold" and has always shown a strong concern for all of the people around her," said Rotarian Dene Hadden who chaired the club's scholarship selection committee. "She plans on following in the footsteps of her grandmother and become a nurse."
The Don Hixson Scholarship is presented to Opal Eddy. She will attend the University of Michigan. "A person recommending Opel observed how hard she worked to be fair to her classmates, including helping them to succeed."
The third Rotary Club scholarship is presented to Victoria Loikitis who plans to attend Western Michigan University. "Victoria is always looking for ways to be of service and never places her own interests about the needs of others," noted a letter of recommendation." She has shown maturity well beyond a person of her age."
Katherine Schooley is the recipient of the fourth scholarship. She plans to attend Western Michigan University. "Katy's character and integrity are not something that she constantly forces, but instead are woven throughout how she was raised and who she is at the core," noted a letter of recommendation.  Her selection as Miss South Haven was based at least partially on her desire to serve our community and to make sure that everyone in our community is well served.  She humbly chooses to tackle life's challenges with an "others first" mentality."
The new scholarships are in addition to another fund supported by the South Haven Rotarians. Since 2004 the club has donated nearly $200,000 to the Rotary Scholarship Fund held at Lake Michigan College and to the South Haven Schools Fund managed through the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation. 
Pictured from left to right: Sierra Garber, Katherine Schooley, Victoria Loikitis, Opal Eddy.

Kenya Hospital Recognizes Rotary

The dream of South Haven Rotarian Dr. Marty Graber to open a hospital in Ngoswani,Kenya is about to become a reality.
Dr. Graber has devoted his life to helping the people of the Maasai Tribe, first with school buildings and now a community maternity and child care hospital. South Haven Rotary has been among the supporters of Dr. Graber's tireless work. The hospital's surgery suites acknowledge Rotary.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Assistant Treasurer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Scott Mark
    June 3
  • John Hamilton
    June 29
  • Stuart Comiskey
    July 1
  • Vincent Droogan
    July 4
  • Larry Lewis
    July 11
  • Steven Larsen
    July 15
  • Michael Livovich
    July 28
  • Dene Hadden
    June 6
  • John Hamilton
    Mary Jane Hamilton
    June 21
  • Larry Wittkop
    Barbara Wittkop
    July 11
  • Rosalie Plechaty
    July 12
  • Thomas Rummel
    July 12
  • Tom Renner
    Carole Renner
    July 17