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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
c) donating prize. To donate a prize for this year’s Scramble, please contact Bob Page (517/347-6990 or email@example.com)
2017 Scramble for Scholarships Sponsors as of 8/15/17
Dinner Sponsors (1 still available @ $300)
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
The Rotary Club of East Lansing is pleased to welcome speaker Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner for the meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017. Commissioner Grebner will be giving an Ingham County Update and will include a discussion of local political trends. http://www.ingham.org/BC/Commissioners/CommDistMap_10.pdf
Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner Bio:
Mark Grebner came to East Lansing in 1970 to attend MSU, but never got around to moving away or finding a real job. After 11 years spent continuously enrolled as an undergraduate, in 1981 the University handed him a degree and declared that he had graduated. To console himself, he enrolled in law school in Ann Arbor, which occupied a further five happy years, until they too kicked him out. His law practice amounts to either a joke or a hobby, depending on whom you ask.
Back 1976, at the age of 23, he was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, running on the slogan: “No Worse Than The Rest”, in a seat which covered most of the MSU campus. Originally disguised as a long-haired hippie, he has been elected to 16 terms, with a couple of short breaks. He now represents some of the grandchildren of his original constituents, having neither updated his political views nor his hairstyle. He is running for yet another term, and has brought a sample of his signs with a new slogan.
To fill the time freed up by being out of school and not holding a real job, Mark claims to be a professional political consultant, specializing in what he describes as “cheap, second-rate, polling.” He is famous for his work with voter lists, with the fame primarily due to the fact no one understands what he does with them, or why it matters. http://www.ingham.org/BC/Commissioners/index.htm
The Rotary Club of East Lansing meets every Monday at 12 noon at MSU University Club in East Lansing. Lunch for guests and visiting Rotarians is $18. All are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please contact Rotary6360@Gmail.com or call 517-604-6360.
The Crystal Awards, hosted annually by the East Lansing City Council, honor individuals, businesses, professionals, non-profits and community groups that have made an outstanding contribution to community life in East Lansing.
Crystal Award recipients are dedicated to enhancing the East Lansing community. They demonstrate a passion for and commitment to creating a healthy and vibrant community and serve as an inspiration to others. Recipients are dedicated to enhancing the East Lansing community. They demonstrate a passion and commitment to creating a healthy and vibrant community and serve as an inspiration to others.
The Rotary Club of East Lansing was the non-profit recipient in 2015. This year, Rotarian Jim Little is the individual recipient.
Crystal Awards recipients are honored at a special community reception this Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The Awards Ceremony will occur at 6:00 p.m.
In addition to the program, the reception will feature hors d’oeuvres and live music. All community members are invited to attend.
We especially encourage you to attend to congratulate Jim and to demonstrate strong support from our Rotary Club.
Please Support the Weekend Survival Kits Program
Feeding Hungry Children. Now in its’ sixth year of operation, the Weekend Survival Kits (WSK) program helps feed needy children (most of whom receive free, or reduced-price meals at school) by providing them with a two-gallon bag filled with nutritional food every other Friday during the school year. A typical Weekend Survival Kit includes: pre-portioned crackers, soup, 100% fruit juice, pudding cups, mac and cheese, canned vegetables, pasta with protein, peanut butter, granola bars, fruit cups in plastic containers, single serve cereal boxes, fruit chews and oatmeal packets. Each “kit” is packed with enough food for up to 7 meals and 2 snacks to help feed a hungry child. In 2013, the Many Hands Foundation became the fiduciary agent for the WSK program and now coordinates the program’s food ordering, packing sessions and food kit deliveries.
2015-16 Participating Schools – Feeding Hungry Children
Started during the 2010-11 school year, the Weekend Survival Kits program currently serves nearly 1,500 children in 10 school districts, including: Dansville, Haslett, Holt (Hope, Sycamore, Wilcox), Okemos (Central, Hiawatha, Bennett Woods, Cornell), Lansing (Attwood, Post Oak, REO, Riddle, Willow, Cavanaugh, North, Gier, Eastern Middle School, Beekman Center), Ingham ISD (Heartwood), DeWitt (Herbison Woods, Schavey Road, Scott), Mason (Alaiedon, Steele, North Aurelius), East Lansing (Donley, Pinecrest, Glencairn, Marble) and Williamston (Discovery, Middle School, Explorer, Lil’ Hornets), and the after-school tutoring program at the Edgewood Village Network Center in East Lansing.
You can help close the food insecurity gap in our communities
by voting in
the U Club’s “Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge.”
Cast your $5 votes for the Weekend Survival Kits program
online between February 22 and March 22 at:
The East Lansing Rotary Club is proud to be a supporter of the Weekend Survival Kits program. Now in its’ fifth year of operation, the Weekend Survival Kits program helps feed needy children in our area (most of whom receive free, or reduced-price meals at school) by providing them with a two-gallon bag filled with nutritional food every other Friday during the school year. A typical Weekend Survival Kit includes: pre-portioned crackers, soup, 100% fruit juice, pudding cups, mac and cheese, canned vegetables, pasta with protein, peanut butter, granola bars, fruit cups in plastic containers, single serve cereal boxes, fruit chews and oatmeal packets. Each “kit” is packed with enough food for up to 7 meals and 2 snacks to help feed a hungry child.
Participating Schools in Weekend Survival Kits Program
Last year (2013-14 school year), 26 different schools in nine different school districts, plus two other locations (Edgewood Village Network Center and the Parkwood YMCA) participated in the program. Overall 1,883 students were served by the WSK program, up from 1,181 the previous year and nearly 400 more students than the 1,500 student goal set for the 2013-14 school year.
Our goal this year is to reach 2,500 students. Currently, 11 school districts and 33 schools are participating, including: Dansville, Haslett, Holt (Hope), Okemos (Central, Hiawatha, Bennett, Cornell), Lansing (Attwood, Post Oak, REO, Riddle, Willow, North, Gardner, Gier Park), Ingham ISD (Heartwood), DeWitt (Herbison Woods, Schavey Road, Scott), Mason (Alaiedon, Steele, North Aurelius), Waverly, East Lansing (Donley, Pinecrest, Glencairn, Marble) and Williamston (Discovery, Middle School, High School, Explorer, Lil’ Hornets). Other participants include the after-school tutoring program at the Edgewood Village Network Center and the Parkwood YMCA Summer Program.
Community Partners also Supporting Weekend Survival Kits
Started by the Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club, the Weekend Survival Kits program continues to grow. Community partners currently include: Rotary Clubs in East Lansing, Haslett-Okemos and Delta-Waverly; Kiwanis Clubs in East Lansing, Okemos and Williamston; Mason Optimist Club; Jackson National Life, Kohl’s, East Lansing Masonic Lodge #480; Okemos Community Church; St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Haslett, the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation, and the R.E. Olds Foundation.
In 2013, the Many Hands Foundation became the fiduciary agent for the Weekend Survival Kits program and now coordinates the program’s food ordering, packing sessions and food kit deliveries.
Help close the food insecurity gap in our communities by voting in
the U Club’s “Big Bang-Quet Community Charity Challenge.”
Cast your $5 votes for the Weekend Survival Kits program
online between February 9 and March 24 at:
The East Lansing Rotary Foundation will be hosting a Mud and Suds fundraiser on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to benefit the Weekend Survival Kits program which provides food for hungry elementary school children across Ingham County. The “Mud and Suds fundraiser will be held at East Lansing’s Scene Metrospace (110 Charles St.) from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and feature a special pottery demonstration by Jon Whitney, craft beers and savory hors de oeuvres. Pottery created by local artists will also be displayed and for sale at the event. Tickets are $50 per person and are available for purchase online at www.manyhandsmi.org
Started to Meet a Real Need
The Weekend Survival Kits (WSK) program was started five years ago to help meet the nutritional needs of mid-Michigan’s elementary school students, specifically on the weekends. The WSK program is focused on helping feed children – especially those who receive a free or reduced-price breakfast or lunch at school – by providing them with a “food pack” filled with nutritional food every other Friday during the school year. Food for the kits is acquired through the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s network, which means that $1 has the power to buy an equivalent of $10 of food at retail value. Each food “kit” costs about $5, and $100 sponsors one child for an entire school year. Last year (2013-14) the WSK program served over 1,800 elementary school children in Ingham County.
Program is Growing
As might be expected, the WSK program continues to grow as more families and schools learn about and join the program. As the program grows and the number of students served increases, the need for food, funds and volunteers increases as well. More information about the Weekend Survival Kits program and how you can help can be found at www.manyhandsmi.org or www.facebook.com/manyhandsmi. Contributions are always welcome and can be mailed directly to: Many Hands Foundation, 1288 W. Grand River Ave., Suite 400, Williamston, MI 48895. Many Hands in a 501 © 3, non-profit organization and serves as the fiduciary agent for the Weekend survival Kits program.