Higgins lake Dash 2019

HIGGINS FOUNDATION – Roscommon Rotary donated $5,000 to the Higgins Lake DASH boat to assist with the cleanup of invasive plant growth from the bottom of the lake. Pictured (l) are Wally Chwan, Jackie Bertsch, Jim Anderson, Barb Costello, VickiSpringstead, Rick Meeks, Scott Hess, Jim Thorburn, Troy Daniels and Steve Witt. 

- Photo by Tracy Constance
Higgins lake Dash 2019 Caroline Denlinger 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Duck Race 2019 Caroline Denlinger 2019-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
RNYSA check presentation Caroline Denlinger 2019-05-25 04:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Presentation

The International President decides on a theme each year.  This year it was "Be the Inspiration".  Our club awarded these scholarships to Dane Smitz, Trey Heliin, Jessica Disney & Lindsay Lewandowski with the hope that they go out into the world and be the inspiration. 
Scholarship Presentation Caroline Denlinger 2019-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Check presentation

Jim Anderson (Roscommon Rotary President) and Jackie Bertsch (Roscommon Rotary Foundation Chair) presented Deb Rosczyk (Roscommon County Literacy Council) with a $3,000 donation for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Reading Program. The Literacy Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy in Roscommon County. Their major functions include: tutoring adults and children of all ages, mentoring children in the elementary schools, Books for Babes program (new books and materials are given to all new mothers at Grayling Mercy Hospital), and serving as an affiliate for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (all children enrolled in this program ages 1 – 5 receive one book per month – 60 books in all).
Roscommon Rotary is part of a worldwide Rotary organization made up of committed community leaders who are working towards improving local and global communities. They utilize funds from their 3 annual fundraisers to promote programs and Non Profit Organizations in the local community. Their next fundraiser is the Higgins Lake Sunrise Run on Saturday, June 15th. 
(pictured starting at left is Jim Anderson, Deb Rosczyk and Jackie Bertsch)
Check presentation Caroline Denlinger 2019-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Run Registration Caroline Denlinger 2018-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Christmas in the Village

Our Rotarians "Ringing the Bell" during "Christmas in the Village" to collect money for the First Congregational Church Community Food Pantry. Thank you to all who participated. In total, we collected approximately $921.00.
A picture of the train bringing Santa Claus to "Christmas in the Village". A big thank you as well to the Lake State Railroad.
Christmas in the Village Caroline Denlinger 2018-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Roscommon Rotary Interact holds a purple bake sale in honor of World Polio Day!
World Polio Day Caroline Denlinger 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity

Roscommon Interactors at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new home to be built through Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity. Roscommon Interactors will team up with students from the Houghton Lake Interact Club and work with a licensed contractor to help build the three-bedroom home in Roscommon. The students are excited to work on this project and believe it is an excellent example of Rotary’s motto: Service Above Self. The foundation is now completed and the floors will be constructed in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for progress updates! To learn more about Roscommon Rotary Interactors.
 
 

Rotary Interactors from Roscommon and Houghton Lake working on the Habitat for Humanity Home!

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity Jackie Bertsch 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Phoenix Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wally Chwan 2018-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International District 6290 Governor Brian Robertson Jackie Bertsch 2018-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Grant

Roscommon Rotary gave away over $50,000 to grant applicants in the 2018-2019 year.

Some of the great charities and organizations were:
Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center; Lyon Township Phoenix Park; Roscommon Area Public Schools; CRAF Center; Gahagan Nature Preserves;  and the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District. We also did a matching grant with the Houghton Lake Rotary Club.
While 2020 did not allow us to hold our Spring Auction and Sunrise Run, we are still able to open up our Grant process for 2021-22 Rotary year! 
Our upcoming grant application deadlines are September 1, 2021 and April 1, 2022. You can find our application by clicking the Grant tab.  Please submit your applications to Committee Chair, Kelly McCarthy-Tubbs.
 
Grant CAJ 2015-05-09 04:00:00Z 0