Speaker Date Topic
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

Abby May, MC Main Street Association Sep 05, 2019
MIchigan City Main Street Association

Join us to learn more about the activities and goals of the Michigan Ctiy Mainstreet Association! Michigan City Mainstreet Association (MCMA) is a 501(c)(4), non-profit, social welfare organization dedicated to improving the quality of Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District (UAD) located in the heart of the City’s downtown. They strive to create a city center that is a great place to live, work, play, and invest.

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.