Speaker Date Topic
Rotary Thirsty Thursday Evening Social May 30, 2019

No regular lunch meeting

Rotary Club Scholarships & Sinai Forum Jun 06, 2019
Reminder: Location is NIEF
Reminder: Location is NIEF

The Rotary Club will presents its 2019 scholarships!

This meeting will be held at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation location.

In addition, Leslie Plesac from the Sinai Forum will give a short overview of the upcoming season during the Club Business portion of the meeting!

Two great topics you won't want to miss!


Canterbury Summer Theatre Jun 13, 2019
Preview of the upcoming season
Preview of the upcoming season

Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest’s oldest professional summer companies, will be performing songs from its upcoming production of “The Queen Bees,” a hilarious musical romp featuring the hits of the 1960s. The show will open on Wednesday, June 19, and run through June 29, as part of the Canterbury 2019 season.

Maggi Spartz Jun 20, 2019
Unity Foundation
Unity Foundation

Maggi Spartz will provide an update on current happenings at Unity Foundation including their focus on education and workforce development as well as a review of the 2019 Annual Report to Community.  Since 1992, Unity Foundation has helped to make La Porte County stronger…now and forever.  In 2018, Rotary of MC received a grant from Unity for our Eyeglass Project and our Club also has a Fund with them!  Join us to learn more about OUR community foundation!

Rotary Thirsty Thursday Evening Social Jun 27, 2019

No regular lunch meeting

No meeting Jul 04, 2019
Happy Independence Day!
Annual Rotary Picnic at Barker Mansion Garden Jul 11, 2019
Invite your family and friends!
Invite your family and friends!

Enjoy a picnic at the Barker Mansion garden. Invite your family and friends!

In 1968, the Mansion, also known as Barker Civic Center, was presented to the City of Michigan City under terms of a legal agreement between the City and the donor, Catherine Barker Hickox. Her wish was that the Mansion, her childhood home, should be used as a cultural and civic center in memory of her father, John H. Barker. A commission was established to direct the Center’s activities which would include restoration, preservation and documentation of the Mansion and its artifacts. These activities are for the purpose of education, research, and interpretation of the life-style of a wealthy industrialist of the late 19th century for a broad public audience.

Such is the background for the evolution of the Barker Civic Center whose specific mission is as follows:

  • Present a historically accurate portrayal of Barker family life, especially that of John H. Barker - family man, citizen, entrepreneur, industrialist, and philanthropist; and also that of his daughter Catherine Barker Hickox - orphan at age 14, heiress, businesswoman, and founder of the Barker Welfare Foundation.
  • Offer tours, programs and exhibits portraying the cultural, social and economic activities of the period, thereby fostering the public’s appreciation of the mansion’s original furnishings, architecture and gardens.
  • Serve area schools with specially focused tours, games and programs.
  • Create a gracious and hospitable atmosphere for usage by non-profit civic and cultural groups and for lectures, recitals, and weddings.
  • Welcome the public to the Mansion and to our many programs as a volunteer.
  • Preserve and maintain the Mansion and its contents in order to ensure its place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jeanne Anne Cannon, Executive Director Aug 01, 2019
Caroline Arnett Aug 08, 2019
Purdue Extension - Food Insecurity Initiatives
Open Aug 15, 2019
Kay Hill, Executive Director Aug 22, 2019
Minority Health Coalition of La Porte County
Thirsty Thursday Evening Social Aug 29, 2019
Rotary Evening Social

No regular lunch meeting

Open Sep 05, 2019
Daisy Lee, Krueger Middle School Sep 12, 2019
Krueger Middle School Environmental Science Outdoor Lab

Daisy Lee, a teacher at Krueger Middle School, has spearheaded their outdoor science lab and recycling projects at the middle school.  She and a few of her students will join us to share information about this exciting educational opportunity and its success at Krueger!

open Sep 19, 2019
Rotary Thirsty Thursday Evening Social Sep 26, 2019
Evening Social

No lunch meeting.