Elkhart Rotary 100-Year Anniversary Gala

100 Years LogoElkhart Rotary 100-Year Anniversary Gala
Celebrating a Century of Service

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4 PM

The Elkhart Rotary Club began meeting in 1917. Its first service project for the community was the purchase of vegetable seeds and hiring men to tend a garden in order to help feed struggling families in Elkhart. Today the Elkhart Rotary Club continues to contribute and make a positive impact through charity, service, and the members who are dedicated to being good people doing good things. Join the Elkhart Rotary Club as it celebrates and honors 100 years of service throughout 2017, including a gala celebration event held at Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Thursday evening, August 10.

The Gala’s festivities include:

4:30 PM – VIP Reception – Passed hors d’oeuvres and full cash bar available
5:00 PM – Dedication of the 100th Anniversary Commemorative Garden and Time Capsule
5:30 PM – Buffet Dinner and Program with Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Rotary Dignitaries
6:45 PM – Auction of Commemorative Art by Ben Roseland
7:00 PM – Entertainment by Paul Decker and the Real Deal – – Stay and enjoy Wellfield’s Groovin’ in the Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by Center for Hospice Care

Tickets are $40 per person and include Garden admission, hors d’oeuvres at the VIP Reception (cash bar available), a delicious dinner provided by Navarre Hospitality and admission to the concert at 7 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance to ensure seating and catering counts.
RSVP Deadline is August 5. Registration is no longer available for this event.

Please help us in thanking the many sponsors who made our 100-year celebration possible throughout our 2017 festivities:

Platinum Sponsor ($5000+)

  • Arthur Decio / Skyline Corporation

Gold Sponsors ($2500+)

  • Beacon Health Elkhart
  • Cornerstone CPA Group
  • Community Foundation of Elkhart County
  • Kurt Janowsky

Silver Sponsors ($1000+)

  • 1st Source Bank
  • Tom Eisele
  • Scott Franko / Franko Design       
  • Goshen News   
  • Homan Lumber Mart                    
  • Scott Puckett / Edward Jones
  • Linda Rupnow / Matzke Florist
  • Sid Sherwood / Crowe Horwath
  • Tom Shoff / Shoff Security
  • Brian Smith / Heritage Financial
  • Jim Welsh / Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company

Bronze Sponsors ($500+)

  • Monica Abair / Valley Screen Process      
  • American Electric Power
  • Ancon Construction
  • Donna Belusar / ADEC                   
  • Dean Bergeman               
  • Jack Cittadine                   
  • Fran Conner
  • Dan Cripe
  • First State Bank of Middlebury  
  • Katherine G. Grusy, CFP
  • Dave Gunn
  • Sherm Hansen  
  • Andrew Harmon / JA Wagner
  • Dr. John Hill
  • Dean Hupp
  • KeyBank
  • Matt Lentsch / Oaklawn
  • Thad Naquin
  • Tom Neat
  • Bob Petersen
  • Tom Pletcher    
  • Doug Putnam
  • Bill Simon / Merrill Lynch
  • Dick Treckelo
  • Tony Warning / DW Inc
  • Jeff Wells

Friends Sponsor ($200+)

  • Eric Amt
  • Doc Atkins
  • Geoff Church
  • Fran Conner
  • Dave Dygert
  • John Frizzo
  • Susan Ginther
  • Joe Gold
  • Dave Lehman
  • Phil Penn
  • Bea Phillips / Boling Vision
  • Ken Pletcher
  • Terri Rickel
  • Bob Shultz
  • Don Stohler
  • Bill Templin
  • Chemical Bank
  • Candy Yoder

Who We Are
The Elkhart Rotary Club is part of a global network of over 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs around the globe who come together to make a positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad by promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting youth and education, and growing local economies.

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  • Is it the TRUTH?
  • Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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