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Help the club welcome Father Omogo, who will share updates about clean water and education projects in Nigeria during our lunch meeting at noon Thursday, May 19 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St. RSVP to Betty Mousel at or text 231-250-1273.
The 2021 Rotary Holiday Auction raised even more money for local Rotary projects than the previous year’s event. Both were held online due to the pandemic.
The total for 2021 was $32,152, thanks to donors, bidders and sponsors. 

“We were very happy with the amount we raised, and are very grateful to all who participated,” said Dale Horowski, auction chair for the Rotary Club of Ludington.

Funds will help support the Rotary Club of Ludington STRIVE program and other Rotary projects, like upgrades to Rotary Park, books for local students, scholarships and more.

STRIVE (Students Taking a Renewed Interest In the Value of Education) is one of the club’s signature programs, matching mentors with students who are struggling, and providing students with financial incentives, special events and scholarship opportunities. 


A generous community, and one willing to join in the fun, helped the Rotary Club of Ludington raise nearly $30,000 in 2020’s Rotary Holiday Auction, an online version.

This year, the club is working to make the auction as good or better than last year, all in the effort to raise funds to help the club continue supporting programs for local students, paying for upgrades to Rotary Park and more. 

The 22nd Annual Rotary Holiday Auction is Dec. 1 at Bidding begins Saturday, Nov. 27 and concludes at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The final hour, from 7 to 8 p.m., will feature a livestream with Rotarians Dale Horowski, Jac Russell and Nancy Fife, who will update viewers with the latest auction information.

The Rotary Club of Ludington earns money for every supporter who shops at
So far we've earned more than $200. If you're shopping, might as well help the club! The AmazonSmile Foundation recently surpassed $200 million in donations to charities worldwide! 

"The Four-Way Test, was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. 


The December "flash" project is help for Ludington Woods' residents -- CDs, DVDs and warm socks. Bring items to the Dec. 19 meeting, noon at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Thanks for the idea, club member Becky Foster, Ludington Woods' administrator. This meeting will feature speakers Shelby Soberalski and Madelyn Shamel of the Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant. 
Our November Flash Service Project is helping by collecting food during our meeting Thursday, Nov. 21 to give to the Lakeshore Resource Network. Rush to the store, pretend that this is a Black Friday rehearsal... 
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned Sweet Potatoes
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Green Beans
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Fried Onions
  • Holiday Baking Items
Also, do not forget that this is the same day as our CLUB MINI-AUCTION. A taste of our Grand Event coming up next week just for us. Bring cash, check or credit card. All are welcome.
By the way, does anyone knows where our own "comfort station plaque" (privy plaque) is?  Whoever has it, please bring it along tomorrow so, following the tradition, can be auctioned off again this year.  
Remember, the Holiday Auction is at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Lincoln Hills. 
STRIVE stands for, "Students Taking Renewed Interest in the Value of Education." STRIVE is a program where Rotary Clubs work with a high school for the purpose of motivating students to improve their school performance during their senior year. The Rotary Club of Ludington has partnered with Ludington High School to create a student mentorship program that continues to successfully mentor students year after year. The major aspect of the program is that it is student driven, yet facilitated by Rotarians.
This year, Rotarians mentored several students throughout the year, with six (6) students successfully completing the program. The Club also issued scholarships to support STRIVE students in studies beyond high school. The Club held its annual banquet to honor the program's graduates on May 17, 2019 at PM Steamers Restaurant in Ludington.
The Rotary Club of Ludington has developed an extensive leadership succession plan that covers the next several years. Carlos Alvarado is The Rotary Club of Ludington's President-Elect for 2019-2020, and he has begun his Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) training program. Mr. Alvarado is pictured here with District 6290 administrator, Kathy Cone Hegedus.
Chikumbuso, a grassroots project located in Ng’ombe compound, provides hope and opportunity to some of the most vulnerable women and children in the township. Chikumbuso offers free education for children, adult training and capacity building through micro enterprise opportunities, youth life skills training and outreach to the elderly.
Chikumbuso means Remembrance. We remember those who have died, where we come from and to do for others. Our artists earn a living making beautiful, handcrafted, fashion products for sale both locally and internationally; our school and sponsorship programs educate students and help sustain families; and, our local staff provides counseling and encouragement for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
James Jensen
May 26, 2022
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More than A Robot
Mike Nagle
Jun 09, 2022
Spanish Flu/Great Influenza 1918-1920
Jeff Coil - DGN
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HANWASH - Rescheduled
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We Come Together as a Club to Discuss All things Ludington Rotary
Shelby Soberalski
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