"GOOD WORKS BENEFIT' Sponsorship Participation
We are pleased to support a worthwhile, area-wide, community effort and wish to be included as a sponsor of the 23rd Annual Golf Outing to be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Cedar River Golf Course.  Shotgun start at 12:00 noon with Dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Spouse or friends invited for dinner for $23.00.  Be sure to give a dinner head count so that Rotary doesn't pay for unused meals!
Please circle your choice of sponsorship:
1. SIGNATURE SPONSOR - Cost $600.00
    Includes 3 course signs (tee, fairway, green) + a thank you ad, and a golf foursome ($300 value)
    A.  ______________________________________    B. _________________________________
    C._______________________________________    C.  ___________________________________
2. HOLE SPONSOR - Cost  $250.00
     Includes 3 course signs and a thank you ad.
3.   TEE, GREEN or FAIRWAY SPONSOR - Cost $100.00
       Includes 1 course signa nd a thank you ad.
4.  GRILL/ FOOD SPONSOR:  Cost $50.00
     Includes a sign on cart path and a thank you ad.
Enclosed is our check for $________________ to cover sponsorship.
Please replay before Friday, June 28th, 2019 and mail this form and check payable to Bellaire Rotary Club  - mail to:
Bellaire Rotary Club
P. O. Box 923
Bellaire, MI  49615
Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City:  ________________________________________________ State: _____________________  Zip:  ___________________
23rd Annual Golf Outing 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2019
The meeting for 8 April 2019 had one member back from his snowbird home - Ron Kershner.
Student of the Month for April for Central Lake was ill, but for May was here and introduced.  She had to leave immediately for class.
Student of the Month for April for Bellaire and for May were both attending and introduced.
We received a transfer of membership of Stephanie Murray and 3 applications for membership in the Bellaire Rotary Club!
Minutes 8 April 2019 2019-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
This ice rink is sponsored by Bellaire Rotary and Bellaire Youth Initiative.  Announcing our 4th year of ice skating!  We finally have old man winter working in our favor!  It take below zero temperatures and no snow to make an ice rink work.  Consider that an ice rink needs many layers of ice, so when you see us out there late at night and early mornings with the water being sprayed on the ice, consider honking a horn or support.  That brings a smile to our faces!
BELLAIRE SKATING ON ICE 2019-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Minutes - Monday, March 11, 2019
Members Present:  Lynch, Barnard, Rix, Lockwood, Joyce, Pospech, Schuiteman
Guests:  Peggy Stevens and Amber O'Neal from Bellaire High School
      and   Mary Spyhalski with Taylor Waffle from Central Lake High School
Gary Lockwood and Ron Lynch have done a great job on the ice rink:  fighting changes in weather, so this might be the end of its use for this year.
Minutes March 11, 2019 2019-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jill S Barnard on Dec 05, 2018
Bellaire Rotary will have our December meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018.  We will meet at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility with our spouse, our friends - including Santa Claus and go to the different household to sing carols with the residents at 6:00 p.m. (not holding our usual noon meeting on that date).  Dinner in the dining room to follow.
For information, please call Jill Barnard at 231-313-7109
Christmas 2018 Jill S Barnard 2018-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Donna Gundle-Krieg on Apr 07, 2015
“Bridging the Generation Gap” is the topic of the Rotary District Conference to be held on May 1st – 3rd in Traverse City.

“Unicorns, They Do Exist: Talking to Young Professionals in Rotary” is a keynote speech by Nicole Hayden-Jones, senior coordinator for membership at Rotary International. In addition, Jon Plummer of Moomers Ice Cream will speak about “Millennials Working Effectively with Boomers.”
There will also be a Young Professionals Summit and breakout sessions for Membership, Interact, Life Leadership, Public Image, Fundraising, Youth Exchange, and On-Site Food Insecurity Service Project.
Social activities for the weekend include an international youth exchange dinner, and the movie “Shot Heard Round the World,” which will be featured at the State Theater.
The conference fee is $75 plus meals and lodging. Register for Conference Online. Reservations are due April 10.
There will also be pre-conference activities, including Foundation Grant Workshop and Humanity in Motion Foundation Luncheon. These require a separate registration.
If you are interested in the Bellaire Rotary Club, click here.  
Recruiting younger members focus of Rotary Conference Donna Gundle-Krieg 2015-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Bonao is in the Dominican Republic.  
The Rotary Club of Bonao will be the administrator of the project. The Sterling Heights club wrote the Global Grant application.  Several other clubs around the country committed to make supporting contributions.  Those contributions will be made now that the grant has finally been approved by the Foundation.  It takes quite awhile for an application to get through the Foundation's very rigorous process.  The Foundation's process is designed to provide assurances the project is sustainable with clear procedures in place to assure accountability by the administering club (Bonao).  We all wish to avoid  misuse of the funds anywhere along the way.  Ensuring proper checks and balances and the existence of appropriate management, monitoring, and follow-up  procedures are critical elements of the Foundation's approval process. This is one of the topics covered at the training session I attended in the Soo early last summer. 
Our club was one of the supporting clubs of the global grant.  These monies were budgeted during my term as president and have been earmarked, accordingly, after the budget was unanimously approved by the members.  Supporting RI projects through contribution to the Foundation is a pillar of what it means to be a Rotarian.  All members are encouraged to do this and a club, upon election by it's board, may also do this by either writing a grant or partnering in one, as we have done.  The appropriate documentation, along with our check, will soon be on it's way to the Foundation in Chicago.  The funds will be held there until the Bonao club sets up a local bank account at which, time the funds will transfer from the Foundation's bank to the Bonao bank in the Dominican Republic.  
We worked with our district to secure their approval to join in the global grant.  This approval was given many months ago and signed off on by our District Governor, Al Bonney.   Jane Millar and Chris Etienne provided me counseling and encouraging support.  Jill explained who these ladies are and their current roles in Rotary.  Both have visited our club in the past while serving as our District Governor and also on other occasions as guest speakers in their current capacities.  In addition to meeting the requirements of our district, our club is fortunate in that Antrim County is one of the counties of the five county area which benefits from Traverse City Rotary Charities' program of Club Challenge grants.  Our grant qualified for a T.C. Rotary Charities Club Challenge match.  I was informally informed of this many months ago and it was reaffirmed just a few days ago.  The match has not been paid yet.  It will be paid to the Foundation, with the donation annotated to enter the funds into the Global grant account, and held there along with all the other donations, as I outlined above.  The timing of the match will be in accordance with Rotary Charity's internal procedures and after they verify the supporting documentation which we are providing.  This documentation will be on it's way to Rotary Charities shortly after Ron Lynch writes the check and attaches the required forms and documents, all which I put in the mail to Ron yesterday.
Global Grant awarded! Chuck Schroder 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jill Barnard
Rotary is an international service organization that is so many things to so many different people.  Rotary brings together friends, family and community leaders to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.  Our voice is more action-oriented focusing on the why rather than the how: Join for our community. Stay for the world. 
There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs doing good all over the world. This network of clubs makes up Rotary International.  In Bellaire, MI the club is small in numbers, but mighty in the work they do to improving the lives of the youth for 66 years. 
In the late 1990’s Bellaire Rotary purchased property and built a road down to it for the AYSO and others to use for soccer.  This was a huge undertaking successfully completed and the Rotary Soccer Park has been widely used for many years.  Bellaire Rotary deeded the park over to the Village of Bellaire – there is a Soccer Camp going on this week utilizing the fields.
Bellaire Rotary recognizes a Student of the Month at both Bellaire High School and Central Lake High School each year, September thru May.  The student and his/her parents are treated to lunch with the Rotary Club where the student is presented with a certificate commending the student for achievements and recognizing them for their potential for leadership and further success in worthy endeavors along with a check for $100.00 to help with college expenses.
Bellaire Rotary invites each of those schools to nominate 2 students to attend the Rotary Life Leadership Conference held just after school adjourns in the spring.  Cost of the 3 day conference usually held at the Kettenun Center in Tustin, MI is paid by the local Rotary club.
Bellaire Rotary also was able to collect grants to fund the Bellaire Little League Fields, which are part of the Bellaire Village park system.
A badge of pride was when we were able to donate $4000.00 to the Bellaire Youth Center in 2012 and we were able to get another matching grant to fund purchase of guitars for the Youth Center.  Previously Bellaire Rotary held a Bowl-A-Thon to help raise funds for the Youth Center for 2 years also.
Bellaire Rotary has been able to receive a matching grant for several years so that we can fund the Grass River Natural Area Bellaire Rotary Intern each summer.  This internship is offered to a student who plans to continue their education in ecology and the student helps lead classes at the Grass River Natural Area for the summer.  Also found at Grass River is a Bio-Sand Filter like those many Rotary Clubs place in third world countries where there is little availability of clean water.  A group of Rotarians travel, many times to places like the Dominican Republic to install these filters and teach the locals how to use them and about sanitation.   It must not be allowed to dry out and it kills 99% of bacteria and 98% of parasites.  It is very effective against cholera.
We join other clubs around the world to “Create Peacekeepers – One Student at a Time”  the theme of the Rotary Youth Exchange program encompassing 60 countries where a student can spend a school year in a foreign school.
Rotary world-wide tries to live by our 4 Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do:  First) Is it the TRUTH? Second)  Is it FAIR to all concerned?  Third)  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  And Fourth)  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Bellaire Rotary and International Jill Barnard 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
John Tarrant introduced Ms. Jane Gyulveszi at the November 11,2013, meeting.  Jane is the new director of the Bellaire Library and also new to the area having moved here from Grayling.  Welcome to Bellaire, Jane!  She has already secured a grant for three new computer work stations at the library and announced the Wednesday Children's Hour is being reinstated for kids 0-5 years of age.  Diane Bennett volunteered to run the program.  Thank you, Diane.
Bellaire Library Chuck Schroeder 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Some members might be interested in this Rotary Literacy Project for Children.  Could this be useful to the Youth Center staff?  In addition to promoting literacy, it also promotes The Four-Way Test.  Please check out "Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure" Literacy Program at http://www.andyandelmer.com.
4 Way Children's Literacy test Chuck Schroeder 2013-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Mr. Carl Goeman addressed the club at the November 4 meeting.  Carl is a retired state policeman and for the past ten years has served as the head of the Office of Antrim County Emergency Management.  Carl had many interesting things to say regarding planning for the unexpected.  Common sense ideas make the best ideas but to help us out a little, Carl passed out a booklet with a check list on the back for those of us for whom "common sense" might not be as common as it once wasblush.  Local Emergency Managers, such as Carl, all around the country, also have a role to play in their relationship to Homeland Security.  Could something happen in our corner of paradise?  Sure!  It helps to plan for the unexpected.  By the way, carl won the 50/50 and donated the money back to the club.  Thank you, Carl.
Emergency Management 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Charles H. Schroeder 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
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Welcome to our new website! Charles H. Schroeder 0