Welcome to our club

Michigan City

People of Action

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Patrick's Grille
4125 Franklin St,
Michigan City, IN 46360
United States of America
Online Meeting URL: https://bit.ly/rotary3376mtg and/or by phone at 312-535-8110 access code: 126 188 3153. Due to Covid-19 the meeting location may change. Check back here or on our Facebook page for the latest information.
President's Message
Meeting Location
Since I will be out of town this week, Jessica O'Brien will be conducting the meeting online via WebEx at https://bit.ly/rotary3376mtg and/or by phone at 312-535-8110 access code: 126 188 3153.
 
 
 
World Polio Day
October 24th is World Polio Day.  This is the day we highlight the progress being made to eradicate the disease from the face of the earth.  As of October 1, 2020, there are only 2 countries where the polio virus is in the wild.  We are this close to eradicating the disease.  Here is a video from 3 years ago showing the progress to then.  You may notice the similarities to the current coronas virus outbreak we are now experiencing.  Nigeria is the latest country to be declared polio free.
 
 
We started our world polio day activities by having our own Pastor Dennis Carroll, a polio survivor, interviewed on WIMS radio in Michigan City joined by Matt Kubik and Ric Federighi.  Click here to see the interview.
 

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.

If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

Be a part of history

We’re close to eradicating polio, but we’re not done yet. We still need funds to continue immunization and surveillance efforts. Your gift will get us closer to the finish line.

To get more information about our efforts and to donate to Polio Plus, Rotary Foundation's campaign to raise money for polio eradication, go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MCRpolioawareness (be sure to like the page.) or click here. ​

 
 
Boo at the Zoo
This year's BOO will continue to be "merry, but not too scary" with lots of fun for the whole family, plus some COVID-19 safety measures.  This year’s Boo will be held over three days instead of one, the Zoo will be requiring timed entry reservations, and instead of trick or treat stations around the Zoo, they will be handing out pre-packaged treat bags to the kids as they exit the Zoo, to stay safe and limit contact.
 
Our club will donate funds so the Zoo can purchase the candy assortment and pre-package the candy into treat bags that will be handed out as the kids exit the Zoo from their visit on October 24th and October 25th, as well as on October 31st and Nov 1st if candy supplies last.
 
We have committed to donating $300 to the Zoo.  So, if you can, please send a check with your donation payable to MC Rotary, P.O. Box 9372, Michigan City, IN 46361-9372.  Be sure to indicate the check is for the Boo at the Zoo project. If you would rather pay online, click here to donate for the Boo at the Zoo.
 
Thanksgiving Dinner via the Salvation Army
This year the Salvation Army plans to have meals boxed and delivered to seniors, disabled and homebound people; and host a drive-through system for people to pick up boxed meals from noon to 1pm.  They will not have guests in their building has they have in the past. 
 
However, we still need to supply the turkeys and hams as we have done in the past.  We need about $1,000 to pay for the turkeys and hams.  We currently only have around $300 due to not meeting face to face where the Piggy Banks are on the tables.  So, if you can, please send a check with your donation payable to MC Rotary, P.O. Box 9372, Michigan City, IN 46361-9372.  Be sure to indicate the check is for the Feed the Pig project. If you would rather pay online, click here to "Feed the Pig".
 
Also, we do still need volunteers on Thanksgiving Day for:
  1. 09:00 am - Transporting turkeys and hams from Blue Chip to The Salvation Army
  2. 10:30 am - Boxing the meals
  3. 11:00 am - Delivering meals to client homes (delivery drivers need to pre-screen, so if any Rotarians are interested, they can contact the Salvation Army office (219-874-6885) prior to Thanksgiving so they can do a background check).
  4. 12:00 pm - Distributing the meals
To volunteer click 
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
 
Finally
To suggest topics for training or service opportunities, or to tell me how we can improve your participation in the club, please use the Suggestion Box on the navigation menu above.
 
If you haven't attended for a while, know that you are missed.  I hope to see all of you on Thursday.