30th Annual Scramble for Scholarships

30th Annual Scramble for Scholarships

The East Lansing Rotary’s 30th annual Scramble for Scholarships will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Timber Ridge Golf Club located at 16339 Park Lake Road in East Lansing. This year’s Scramble kicks-off with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm, followed by dinner and prizes at 6:00 pm.

Since the events inception in 1987, the Rotary Club of East Lansing has used the proceeds from this event to provide scholarships to help support East Lansing high school graduates with their college expenses. Over the past 30 years, the golf outing has raised and awarded over $100,000 for these scholarships. This past spring a total of $7,500 in scholarships was awarded to six college-bound East Lansing high school seniors.

Goal for 30th Annual Scramble for Scholarships

This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 so that we can continue this important club tradition aimed at helping deserving graduates of East Lansing High School with their college expenses.

We invite you to join with us in this effort by:
a) making a reservation to play in this year’s Scramble. Reservations ($500 for a foursome & green/tee sponsorship, or $100 per golfer) can be made by contacting Timber Ridge directly (517/339-8000), or by sending a check payable to: East Lansing Rotary Foundation c/o 2017 Scramble for Scholarships, P.O. Box 4205, East Lansing, MI 48826.
b) becoming a sponsor. To reserve one of the sponsorships listed below, please contact John Saltzgaber (517/881-6112 or saltzgaberj@comcast.net).
c) donating prize. To donate a prize for this year’s Scramble, please contact Bob Page (517/347-6990 or robann@msu.edu)

2017 Scramble for Scholarships Sponsors as of 8/15/17

Dinner Sponsors (1 still available @ $300)

  • H & H Mobil
  • Lansing BWL

Par 3 closest-to-the-pin (1 still available @ $250)

  • Horizon Bank
  • Michigan Flyer/Indian Trails
  • Dart Bank

Hole Sponsor (5 still available @ $200)

  • Williams AutoWorld
  • Brogan Reed & VanGorder
  • Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
  • Jim Little

Tee/Green Sponsor ($100 each)

  • Dean Transportation
  • Prime Housing Group
  • Dennis Rosenbrook
  • Koehler’s Printing
  • Nathan Triplett
  • Bennington Cross Group/Merrill Lynch
  • Farmer’s Insurance – Okemos



East Lansing Rotary Co-Sponsor Pearl Harbor Remembrance

East Lansing Rotary Co-Sponsor Pearl Harbor Remembrance

It was an honor that East Lansing Rotary Co-Sponsor Pearl Harbor Remembrance event.

East Lansing Rotary members with Colonel Michael Samarov, United States Marine Corps — the featured speaker at 75th Anniversary Remembrance of Pearl Harbor  held on December 11, 2016 at the Hannah Community Center.  This commemorative event was co-sponsored by the City of East Lansing and the Rotary Club of East Lansing.  In attendance, but not pictured was Isabel Leader.

Memorial – Douglas K. Langham

The East Lansing Rotary Club is saddened at the loss of long time member Doug Langham. Following are details about the memorial for Doug.
Doug passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016 at the age of 75. He was born in Mason, Michigan on September 15, 1940, the son of Ora Glenn (Doc) and Nellie Langham.
 Memorial Photo Doug Langham
This kind, smart, gentle, generous man will be remembered as a much loved son, brother, uncle, friend and beloved husband to Joan Bauer.
After graduating from Mason High School and working for several years in Detroit, Doug moved to San Francisco in the late 1960s where he earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University Hayward.  He returned to the Lansing area and earned a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University.  For the majority of his 30-year career with state government he was administrator of the Vocational Rehabilitation Division in the Michigan Department of Labor where he was well-known and deeply respected for his unwavering commitment to injured workers.  He served as president of the Michigan Rehabilitation Association, which honored him with its Award of Excellence. He also received the National Rehabilitation Association’s prestigious Mary Switzer Scholar Award.
Doug was a dedicated member of the East Lansing Rotary, where as president he was instrumental in the decision to build the Playground at Patriarch Park. As part of a Rotary Humanitarian Aid Mission, he helped organize and deliver medical supplies from Lansing to Nicaragua.  Doug was an active member of the Lansing Regional Sister City Commission, twice visiting Saint Petersburg, Russia.
In addition to his wife Joan Bauer, the love of his life, he is survived by his brother Richard Dimond, sister Dorothy Taylor, nephew James Taylor, parents-in-law Jean and Ted Bauer, brother-in-law Joe Bauer (Liz), sister-in-law Nancie Bauer, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who adored him.  He was predeceased by his brother, Donald.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing.  A “Celebration of Doug’s Life” for friends and family will be held Thursday, June 23 at 3:00 pm at the Country Club of Lansing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the East Lansing Rotary Foundation, the Michigan Maritime Museum for the Friends Good Will, and the Stoneleigh Residence/Hospice of Lansing. Most of all, you are encouraged to be kind to others in memory of this kind and gentle man.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com.
Peru Global Project Support

Peru Global Project Support

Fellow Rotarian’s –

I wanted to share with you that when Raef Fadel met and talked about his Peru Global Outreach Mission a few weeks ago, it was his hope that we, as a club, would offer some project support, specifically financial. This will be the ninth year this mission trip has taken place.  If you remember from his presentation about 35 pre-med students, doctors and professors travel to South America with many supplies to help the people in need as best they can. The spend one week in Lima, and one week traveling up the Amazon, stopping at small villages and providing medical services off the boat.

The International committee listened to Raef share his experience and wants to support their project, but as a club we have already made our financial commitments for the year. Therefore, the International committee has agreed to put it on their agenda and will look at supporting this project as a budgeted line item for next year. That being said, Raef and his group of pre-med students have been a big help to us in working towards getting our MSU Rotaract club back off the ground. Raef himself is a past president of our previous  Rotaract club and has introduced us to Colleen Reidy, a premed student who is helping us get the program reignited at Michigan State. Good things are happening as it pertains to the Rotaract club including working cooperatively with Okemos and Lansing in sponsoring our “renewed” club at Michigan State.

I would like to speak to the club about this project and ask that we “Pass the Hat” at our next meeting to support the Peru project this year. They have support from five other Rotary clubs including a $5,000 match from Traverse City, but it would look good for them to get support from what they would like to consider their parent club (because of the Rotaract connection).

Please bring your wallet or checkbook and an open heart and I hope we can send a few dollars to support this worthwhile project.

Yours in Rotary Service,

John Stauffer

Community Projects Supported in 2016

Community Projects Supported in 2016

The Rotary of Club of East Lansing puts on the Pancakes in the Park event each year to raise funds to benefit community projects.  The 2015 Pancakes in the Park benefited the following organizations:

  • The Weekend Survivor Kit Program coordinated by Many Hands Foundation
  • The Okemos Band Boosters for new uniforms
  • Helping Hands Respite Care to support a Music Therapy program
  • Donley Elementary School received funds for books for their library
  • Parkwood YMCA for Summer Camp Scholarships
  • East Lansing High School for their after Prom Party
  • Funds for the East Lansing Library for the Literacy Program
  • Support for the new East Lansing Pickle Ball Court at Patriarch Park
  • Support for Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center
  • A contribution to East Lansing Parks and Recreation for the Art and Ceramic Studio at the Hannah Community Center

To learn more about receiving funds from the East Lansing Rotary Club go to https://www.eastlansingrotaryclub.com/rotary-committee-summary/community-service/