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We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 am at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant
(on 4th Tuesday, check Upcoming Events for location)
502 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI  49007
United States of America
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The strangest find for the cleanup crew on our sponsored mile of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail was a coffee pot! The community garden we helped plant in fall of 2018 is looking good!
 
 
The ROTARY CLUB OF KALAMAZOO - SUNRISE, together with Charlie's Place, and the Kalamazoo County Veterans Day and Memorial Day Association, completed another successful Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade in downtown Kalamazoo.
 
The parade began on Michigan Avenue, near Rose Street, and made its way to the Rose Park Veterans Memorial where a presentation of wreaths took place, and then continued to Riverside Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony. Parade participants this year included floats, military vehicles, marching bands, fire trucks and much more.
 
Veterans of all wars since WWII were honored.
 
Michael Wilson, retired Command Sergeant Major with 27 years of military service to the Michigan Army National Guard, gave an upbeat speech about whether it's appropriate to say, "Happy Memorial Day."  He concluded it is okay as long as you do three things first: 1) Thank a veteran; 2) Remember the fallen; and 3) Honor their families.  While Memorial Day is a solemn reminder of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America, it doesn't need to be depressing—rather, we should celebrate the lives of those military service men and women as we remember them.
 
  
 
Rotary News
Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes; one of Hamburg’s most multicultural, non-profit gatheringsMore than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countriesRotary commits US$102 million

mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to Rotary

mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to RotaryHAMBURG, Germany (31 May 2019) — To multiply the impact of the 25,000 Rotary members expected to attend the service organization’s international convention 1-5 June, mytaxi will donate all

Value of Rotary volunteering

A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.

Rotary 110th convention brings world to Hamburg

Rotary brings the world to Hamburg  One of the city’s largest and most multi-cultural conventions will bring €24 million HAMBURG, Germany (30 April 2019)

 

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Speakers
Mr. Björn Rydbeck
Jul 02, 2019 7:15 AM
The Swedish Armed Forces and the Security Situation in the Baltic Region

A warm welcome to our visiting Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Storvik-Hofors, Sweden!  Mr. Rydbeck, former Infantry Officer and Captain with the Swedish Armed Forces, will enlighten us about security challenges in the Baltic region.  He was a part of several operational units in both Kosovo and Afghanistan, and has trained military personnel in basic infantry skills and urban warfare techniques.