Rotary auction success will help with STRIVE, more

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. 

Rotary auction success will help with STRIVE, more Patti Klevorn 2022-01-23 05:00:00Z 0
First virtual auction a huge success Patti Klevorn 2021-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary club adapts, serves Patti Klevorn 2020-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

The history of the Four-Way Test

"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. 


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December flash project - help residents of Ludington Woods

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. 
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November Flash Project , Club Mini Auction 

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. 
November Flash Project , Club Mini Auction Carlos Alvarado 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Club Honors 2019 STRIVE Graduates

Posted by Jason Kennedy on May 31, 2019
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.
Club Honors 2019 STRIVE Graduates Jason Kennedy 2019-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Chikumbuso means Remembrance:

Posted by Jason Kennedy on Oct 18, 2018
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.
Chikumbuso means Remembrance: Jason Kennedy 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Gates Foundation joins with Rotary to boost polio endgame support Roger Wills 2018-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

CIA Vaccination Ruse May have Hurt Polio Eradication

Posted by Thomas Calabretta on May 28, 2014

The CIA recently admitted to aPhoto:  New York Times fake vaccination plan that gathered DNA samples from villagers while the CIA tried to track down Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.  Since then, Pakistani tribal leaders and the Taliban in Pakistan, where polio still had a foothold, have convinced locals to shun the legitmate vaccine programs now trying to innoculate against polio.  The rise in polio cases in Pakistan has skyrocketed since then. 

The New York Times recently published an article about this.  You can read about this in more detail here:

CIA Vaccination Ruse May have Hurt Polio Eradication Thomas Calabretta 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0