The Rotary Club of East Lansing held a Community service event that began in 2009. Since that time, the club had normally provided complete Turkey Dinners and Pumpkin Pies for the Thanksgiving celebration at the Haven House Shelter. This year, unfortunately, the Covid-19 interrupted that tradition. So, this year, the club asked for donations from their members and from the community, to raise funds for the Haven House. A total of $ 1,435 was raised that could be used to provide the five families that they are hosting in local hotels with hot Thanksgiving dinners. Any additional funds raised can be used by Haven House as they see fit.
We would like to thank our Rotarians who have generously contributed funds in support of this annual event once again. Without your support, this important community service project would not be possible.
East Lansing Rotary Foundation
ROTARY CLUB OF EAST LANSING AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
TOTALING $ 11,000 TO EAST LANSING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
The Rotary Club of East Lansing, through its Foundation, is pleased to announce the award of “Joe Gross Memorial Scholarships” to five graduating seniors at East Lansing High School.
The scholarships, totaling $11,000, were presented to the following college-bound seniors: Jingting Lin who will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas Adelman who will be attending the University of Michigan, Sasha Bacon who will be attending Stanford University or the University of Michigan, Anna Comstock who will be attending the University of Michigan, and Madison Duncan who will be attending Hampton University.
These scholarships are awarded annually upon meeting several criteria that include: the student applicant’s involvement in the Community and related service activities; academic accomplishments; and financial need. Individual scholarship amounts do vary and can range between $1,000 and $3,000.
Scholarship funds are raised through the East Lansing Rotary Foundation which holds an annual golf outing in September known as the “Scramble for Scholarships.” Last September’s (2019) golf outing marked the 32nd year for the event. Over this period, the Rotary Club of East Lansing and its Foundation have awarded nearly $161,000 in scholarships to assist graduating East Lansing High School seniors with their college expenses. The scholarships are named for Joseph Gross who was a Rotary Club of East Lansing President and Governor of Rotary District 6360 who cared deeply about young people and their futures.
Many thanks to all the Community sponsors, donors and of course the golfers, that have supported these scholarship efforts throughout the years!
Congratulations to the East Lansing Rotary Club Hero Kristin Shelley!
Kristin was chosen by the Board of Directors to be the East Lansing Rotary Club Hero at the recent District Conference. Kristin was honored during the final ceremony on Saturday, June 13. As detailed in the Hero Booklet:
Kristin Shelley is our Warm Heart. She has done lots of community work while she was the chair of Community Service Committee in East Lansing Rotary Club.
Now she has been providing Food Pantry at the library for local people during COVID-19 Pandemic. Her warm heart has embraced so many people from different countries in MSU and has welcomed them into our town.
She is our club hero. We are so proud of her.
President Elect Sung Lee (on left) hands off over 100 masks made by the MSU Quilters Group to Have House, a rescue Mission. Thank you for your donation and hard work!!
More than 30 people attended the fun Korean BBQ Family Dinner on Wednesday, January 15 at the Korean House in East Lansing. All proceeds benefited the Ella Pad Project in Bangladesh. Thank you to all who came!
On Monday, October 21 we heard from Benard Oloo, a visiting scholar from Kenya and former President of the Rotaract Club of Egerton University. He is pictured on the left, next to President Elect Sung Lee.
Benard Oloo is currently a Borlaug Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University (September-November, 2019) with a focus on Food Safety & Security and Risk Assessment. He is a Lecturer of Food Science and Technology at the department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University, Kenya. He is Vice Chairman of Kenya Institute of Food Technologists, and a member of Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya. He is an awardee of Prestigious Emerging Leaders Network by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) USA, 2017. He is an Ambassador for Global Harmonization Initiative of Food Standards, Based in Vienna, Austria, and he is also a Gold Award Holder of the President’s Award Scheme by the President of the republic of Kenya among other awards.
Mr. Oloo is an internationally certified Life Coach with Strategic Cell Ministries Kenya (SCMIKenya) and the Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, USA and runs Catalyze Beneficent Ltd. Mr. Oloo is also the Author of the sensational and inspiring book, “Essentials of Civilization’-Africa’s quest for Civilization and why your voice is the missing Link’’. He serves as a resident Life Coach and trainer at CoELIB incubation Centre, an Agri-business development incubation Hub located at Egerton University. Call him to your organization, Church or School for an Inspiring, Insightful and life transforming training, Group or individual coaching, and motivational talks.
The East Lansing Rotary Club hosted its 32nd annual Scramble for Scholarships on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Forest Akers West Golf Course. Funds were raised for the Joe Gross Memorial Scholarship program. Over the past 32 years our Rotary club has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to deserving East Lansing High School graduates to assist them with their college expenses. It’s not too late to donate!! Your gift can help us continue this tradition. Checks should be made payable to: East Lansing Rotary Foundation and may be mailed to: East Lansing Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 4205, East Lansing, MI 48826-4205 or given to foundation president Joe Osypczuk. Please contact Golf Committee Chair Bob Page (email: email@example.com or phone: 517/347-6990) if you would like to support this year’s Scramble or would like more information about it.
Check out the various winners of the Scramble HERE!