East Lansing Rotary Club Announces Local Scholarship Winners


The Rotary Club of East Lansing through its East Lansing Rotary Foundation awarded College Scholarships to six outstanding seniors at their East Lansing High School Convocation on Friday, May 24th . Scholarships Were Awarded To:

Tianna Tran who will be attending Michigan State University with a planned major in Business.

Christian Trunk who will be attending Aquinas College with a planned major in Graphic Design.

Khaled Taifour who will be attending the University of Michigan with a planned major in Biomedical Engineering.

Rosemary Buhl who will be attending Michigan State University with a planned major in Civil Engineering.

Maxwell Luther who will be attending Otterbein University with a planned major in Computer Science.

Myah Valla who will be attending Ohio University with a planned major in Health & Physical Education.


2024 Meeting Dates

Following are the meeting dates for the East Lansing Rotary Club for 2024.  The club will continue to meet on Tuesdays at 12 Noon at the UClub.  

  • January 9 and 23
  • February 13 and 27
  • March 12 and 26
  • April 9 and 23
  • May 7 and 21
  • June 11 and 25
  • July 9 and 23
  • August 13 and 27
  • September 10 and 24
  • October 8 and 22
  • November 5 and 19
  • December 3 and 17 (Holiday Party!!)

East Lansing Rotary Club Foundation Partnering to Raise Funds for Ukraine

The East Lansing Rotary Foundation is partnering with member Ody Norkin (photo, far left) to provide medical supplies for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.   So far Ody has delivered ambulances and medical-surgical supplies to hospitals in Dnipro City that are treating both war and civilian victims of bomb shelling across the country.

The donations to this fund will be used exclusively to purchase badly needed medical equipment for surgeons who are currently using an outdated 1975 X-ray machine for amputations and surgeries to remove shrapnel.  The updated equipment will save more lives by helping surgeons perform more precise and timely work.

Our goal is to obtain a digital X-ray plate costing $18,000 and a CT Scanner costing $60,000.  The equipment will be purchased as soon as sufficient funds are raised.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting this humanitarian effort for medical supplies for Ukraine.

Questions?  Need help donating online or want to donate over the phone or prefer to send a check?  Contact Ingrid Nova at 517-604-6360 or rotary6360@gmail.com.

Scramble for Scholarships GREAT SUCCESS!

The East Lansing Rotary Club hosted its 35th annual Scramble for Scholarships on Monday, September 11, 2023 at the Michigan State University Forest Akers “West Golf Course” located at 3535 Forest Road in Lansing, MI.

We met this year’s goal to raise $10,000 for the Joe Gross Memorial Scholarship program.  Over the past 35 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.  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: robann@msu.edu or phone: 517/347-6990) if you would like to support this year’s Scramble or would like more information about it. Click HERE to learn more!


East Lansing Rotary Club Awards $8,500 to Local Seniors


The Rotary Club of East Lansing, through its Foundation, is pleased to announce the award of
“Joe Gross Memorial Scholarships” to four graduating seniors at East Lansing High School.
The scholarships totaling $8,500, were presented to the following college-bound seniors:
Arianna Burtley – Eastern Michigan University, Elijah Layne – Kalamazoo College, Kate
McAndrews – Hope College, and Tate Schwartz who will be attending Purdue 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. The individual scholarship amounts vary and can range
between $1,000 and $3,000. The scholarships were presented to the students at this year’s High
School Convocation on May 19th by Robert Page and Dr. William McMillan
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 (2022) golf outing marked the 35th year for the event. Over this period, the Rotary Club of
East Lansing and its Foundation have awarded over $ 175,000 in scholarships to assist
graduating East Lansing High School seniors with their college expenses. The scholarships are
named for Joseph Gross, who cared deeply about young people and their futures. He was a past
Rotary Club of East Lansing President and a past Governor of Rotary District 6360.
Many thanks to all the Community sponsors, donors and of course the golfers, that have
supported these scholarship efforts throughout the years!

From left to right, scholarship recipients Arianna Burtley, Elijah Layne, Kate McAndrews, Tate Schwartz. Congratulations!