Rotary Club of
South Haven, Michigan

"Rotary Serving Humanity"

Speakers and Events
Haven Harvest
Oct 21, 2017
Rotary Fundraiser
Robert Tolpa
Oct 24, 2017
Preserving Our Big Lake
Major David W. Womack
Oct 31, 2017
Ringing the Bell
Blessings in a Backpack
Nov 03, 2017
Service Project
Club News
South Haven Rotary will be participating in the Haven Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21. We'll be at the downtown pavilion from 4-9 p.m. providing locally made brews, cider and wine while bands provide live music.
Rotary on October 3rd hosted representatives from South Haven Area Emergency Services -- Chief Ron Wise, Deputy Chief Tony Marsala and Captain Ron Ridley. They presented a department update and brought with them the new Ladder One truck. We Rotarians visited Spencer Manufacturing right here in South Haven in months past to witness the truck being assembled. They also brought the 31-year-old Ladder truck that has been sold to the Ganges Fire Department. You can see the new Ladder One at the SHAES Fire Safety Fun Night on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Station 3 on Blue Star Highway, 5-8 p.m. In support of the SHAES fire safety program in our local schools, Rotary has awarded a $500 grant to SHAES. Grant Chair Art Ayers is pictured presenting the check to our guests.

At our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Dene Hadden and Deb Davidson presented Jeremy Burleson from Lake Michigan College our donation from our educational fundraiser held last spring. We are pleased to present LMC $5,000 to be used for scholarships for students attending the South Haven Campus of Lake Michigan College. Jeremy spoke to the times he has been able to help students succeed at LMC because of the availability of this annual donation from our Club.

We were pleased to welcome new member Jeff Melvin at our Tuesday, Sept. 20 meeting. He is pictured with sponsors Tom Brummel and Don Hixson.

South Haven Rotary on Tuesday, September 19 celebrated the naming of Larry Lewis a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his financial contributions to the Rotary International Foundation. Larry is our club's 63rd Paul Harris Fellow. He joined South Haven Rotary in 2006. His sponsor then was Bob Stickland who on Tuesday presented him the Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin. Thank you Larry for your support of Rotary.

A $5,000 contribution from Rotary to the Historical Association of South Haven (HASH) will help safeguard a community landmark and its treasures. The Rotary grant, $2,500 from the Rotary Club of South Haven which has been matched by its District organization, will support the installation of a fire detection system at the former Hartman School where HASH is headquartered. The 110-year-old building, a designated Michigan Landmark, serves as a repository for thousands of irreplaceable historically important items. The fire detection system will consist of state-of-the-art smoke, heat and water detectors, according to Amanda Creeden, president of HASH who is pictured receiving the grant from Rotary club treasurer Bob Straits. Rotary District 6360 consists of 55 clubs throughout Central and Southwest Michigan.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Alfred Hawkins
    November 1
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Gail Brickman
    October 29
    November 26
  • Deb Davidson
    John Davidson
    October 4
  • Scott Mark
    October 11
Join Date:
  • Nick Tuit
    October 1, 2013
    4 years
  • Daniel Liehr
    October 6, 2015
    2 years
  • Deb Davidson
    October 16, 2012
    5 years
  • Donald Kitchin
    November 15, 2016
    1 year