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Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Peace Lutheran Church
06321 Blue Star Memorial Highway
South Haven, MI 49090
United States of America
Speakers and Events
Tour of American Twisting by President Tom Phelps
Apr 23, 2024 7:00 AM
@ American Twisting @ 1675 Stieve Dr - Park at Building 2
Arbor Day Tree Planting, SHOUT Park, 11 a.m.
Apr 26, 2024
in honor of Rotary Founder Paul Harris
Scholarships Dinner @ Beeches Golf Club
Apr 27, 2024 6:00 PM
Hosted by Deb Davidson with Scott Mark & Catered by Taste!
Van Buren Youth Camp Update
Apr 30, 2024 7:00 AM
Camp Director Dottie Myers-Hill
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Pictured are: (LtoR) Heather Welsh-Johnson, Executive Director SHAPE, Rotarians Mary Sue Lyon and John Mellein.
South Haven Rotary Supporting SHAPE Beach Safety Programs
The Rotary Club of South Haven is proud to support the South Haven Ambassadors Program and Education (SHAPE) to help advance their mission to “…create an improved level of safety for South Haven's main attraction - Lake Michigan.
Heather Welsh-Johnson, Executive Director of SHAPE accepted the donation on behalf of the SHAPE organization. She noted that the gift will help to cover the costs of additional printed materials for the upcoming season. These materials have proven effective in reaching a large number of residents and visitors, raising their awareness about the dangers of Lake Michigan, especially rip currents, and how to stay safe in the water by knowing when not to enter the water and when to get out of it. The materials also provide information about alternative safe
and fun activities for red-flag days.
According to Rotary President Melinda Gruber water safety is a
primary focus of South Haven Rotary’s public service initiatives. The past few years have seen significant investment in life jacket and life preserver stations on the beaches and piers and red- flag day alternatives at the splash pad, Mitten Museum and Maritime Museum.
Rotary is proud to be partnering with SHAPE and its ambassadors ‘with sand between their toes’ to carry this important mission to people right at the water’s edge. Rotary would like to echo SHAPE’s commitment, as published on their website, “…to create a safer
environment for beachgoers and ultimately save LIVES.”
Tom Ruesink is Our 2024 "Club Hero"
We are pleased to name Tom Ruesink our "Club Hero" for 2024. Each year our Rotary District invites all member clubs to name their "Hero". The honorees are recognized at the annual District convention. A Rotarian since 1983, Tom has served as the Club’s master of Arms for many years.  As such he runs the “happy bucks”  and  50/50 drawing at each club meeting.  Tom also coordinates the the annual member donations to “We Care”  at the Christmas party. His" cheery”  and pleasant demeanor always puts our members at ease and makes the club meetings very enjoyable.   Tom attends most if not all Club functions and has been a “staple" of the Club. Tom’s dedication to the club’s success exemplifies his “service above self”, and it is with great pleasure The Rotary Club of South Haven names Tom  our "Club Hero"
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Larry Wittkop
    April 1
  • LaRae Odland
    April 6
  • John Mellein
    April 7
  • Paul Tootalian
    April 8
  • Nick Tuit
    April 9
  • Dan Williamson
    April 12
  • Deb Davidson
    April 15
  • Kevin Hagan
    April 23
  • Tom Noverr
    April 30
  • Matthias DeJongh
    May 17
  • David Campbell
    May 19