Rotary Club of
South Haven, Michigan

"Rotary Serving Humanity"

Club News

Rotary Fundraiser Benefits Education

The Rotary Club of South Haven’s annual education fundraiser will take place this month. The “South Haven Future” dinner, now in its fourteenth year, is focused on “Changing lives and building community through education” and is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at Lakeshore Ciao. It is a special event and a great social opportunity for the community. It is open to the public. The evening will feature the South Haven High School String Quartet, an outstanding meal, the announcement of the Education – Service Award winner and the opportunity to bid on a number of silent auction items – plus DOOR PRIZES!
This event, originated with the leadership of Steve Larsen and Janice Varney when LMC opened its doors in South Haven, is now entering its fourteenth year and has raised more than $140,000 in endowed funds for scholarships for LMC students attending the South Haven LMC Campus. With the addition of the SHPS Foundation endowment three years ago, this event has contributed more than $17,000 to that fund for a total of nearly $160,000.
An outstanding social event and important fundraiser for education in our community, tickets are available by contacting co-chairs Dene Hadden (269)569-7267 or Deb Davidson ( Individual tickets are $140, couples tickets are $225 and $600 will purchase a table for six.

In Support of Community

In support of community, South Haven Rotary has presented a $250 to the South Haven Police Department in support of their Bike Safety Rodeo to be held on Saturday, April 29. President Art Ayers is pictured presenting our grant to Sgt. Patrick Carlotto. So far this Rotary year our5 Club has presented grants to 23 community organizations.
Karen Reinart provided an update on the South Haven Area Diversity Coalition - See more at:
Karen Reinart provided an update on the South Haven Area Diversity Coalition - See more at:

Welcome to Rotary!

South Haven Rotary welcomes our newest member -- Robert Herrera, South Haven's Superintendent of Schools. He was officially welcomed at our Tuesday, April 18 meeting. Our ranks now stand at 47 active members.


Humanitarian Marty Graber Honored by Rotary International

The highest honor awarded by Rotary International will be presented to South Haven Rotarian Dr. Martin (Marty) Graber in recognition of his humanitarian work. The “Service Above Self Award” recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self, by volunteering time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide each year. Dr. Graber will be presented the award at the Rotary District Conference in Battle Creek on May 13.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director of Youth Programs
Director of Recognition
Director of Membership
Director of Public Relations
Grant Coordinator