Upcoming Events
Meeting Responsibilities
Program Chair and Classification Talk 2024
6-May-24 NEMROC
Beauvais, Adam
13-May-24: AHS-Top 10% Ceremony
Cosbitt, Mary
20-May-24 Meet Ralph Diethelm our Friend from Abroad
Moe, Al
27-May-24 NO MEETING
3-Jun-24: College Opportunities (Northwood University) with Steve Genschaw
Coombs, Bob
Servia, Wendy
Kibbe, Daniel
24-Jun-24 Installation Event
Lafleche-Gallagher, Joanne
McCoy, John
Nicoll, Brad
Nielsen, Kenneth
Benson, Jon
Check-In Table 2024
20-May-24: Check-In Table
Wilson, Steven
20-May-24: Check-In Table
Tracey, Jerome
03-June-24: Check-In Table
Woodruff, Ryan
03-June-24: Check-In Table
Parr, Stacey
10-June-24: Check-In Table
Beauvais, Adam
10-June-24: Check-In Table
Barrigar, Bob
17-June-24: Check-In Table
Benson, Jon
17-June-24: Check-In Table
Black, Edward
01-July-24: Check-In Table
Coombs, Bob
01-July-24: Check-In Table
Burton, Ann
08-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Carriveau, Andrew
08-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Cosbitt, Mary
15-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Diamond, Ann
15-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Diethelm, Judy
22-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Duncan, Bruce
22-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Dubie, Angie
29-Jul-24: Check-In Table
Duthler, Matt
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Service
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Exchange Officer
International and Youth Service
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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Aplex
PO Box 58
Alpena, MI 49707
United States of America
Home Page Stories
Rotary Island is in bloom!
Between the cultivated plantings, the wild flowers and the gazebo Rotary Island is one of the most beautiful places in the summer!  Take the opportunity to walk around the Island as it shows off this summer.
In the center of Alpena, along the bipath running adjacent to River street, tand across the river from the NOAA Sanctuary, Rotary Island can easily be accessed from downtown.  It's a beautiful oasis of incredible blooms!  Don't miss this gem! 
Worth a short walk from downtown, right on the Thunder Bay River, visible from the 2nd and 9th avenue bridges.
Photo credits: Mike Kelly and Joanne Gallagher
Rotarians and guests gathered at Arzo Entertainment Park to say thanks (and roast!) to President Stacey for her service during 2022-2023, and welcome incoming President Ed to his year beginning July 1.
Much fun was had before dinner enjoying the many games and amenities at this gem of a park just north of Alpena.  Joanne Gallagher was named Rotarian of the Year.
Our island gazebo has the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in several different languages.  Recently, Rotarian Danielle Green caught some peace on the island between a cat and a turtle. Beautiful shot of nature at its best!
Our club gathered with current and former members to celebrate 100 years of service to the Alpena area.  We were treated to the beautiful space at Art in the Loft, fantastic food and ice sculptures by Jon Benson, music courtesy of Kat Tomaszewksi, delicious desserts from Annette Carlson, Refreshments by Party On LLC and beautiful floral centerpieces by Classic Designs.  We were pleased to honor long term member Ralph Diethelm with an Honorary membership in the club, and enjoyed the Emcee skills of Mike Kelly.  Many thanks to the committee members: John Benson, Ann Burton, Mary Cosbitt, Ann Diamond, Mary Dunckel, Jackie Nicoll and Wendy Servia.
On Saturday, November 20, a group of Rotarians added Christmas to the Island by decorating our gazebo and other island features.  It's simply stunning!  Make sure and stop by the Island after dark to check out their fine work!
Rotarian Mike Kelly caught these beautiful shots of Rotary Island at night.  Keep checking to see what we have in store for the holidays!
In August, we had a great turnout for planting new landscaping on the Island.  The 100th anniversary island improvements will continue through next year.  Keep watching for more photos!
The flowers are blooming and we continue to make improvements on the island this summer in celebration of our club's 100th year of service to the Alpena  area
We had a great turnout for our annual meeting that gave a huge "thanks" to outgoing president Wendy and a great big "welcome" to incoming president Joanne.  We were pleased to recognize Chuck Sherwin as our Rotarian of the Year, and further recognize Danielle Green as our Rotarian of the Year for 2020-2021 since Covid kind of stole her thunder!
John Sever a champion of polio eradication dies

Rotary member John Sever’s work to end polio spanned decades and was marked by unwavering determination and resolve.

Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France's commitment to a polio-free world

Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France’s commitment to a polio-free worldPARIS (4 May 2024) – Rotary International presented its Polio Eradication Champion Award to French President Emmanuel Macron

Stand by me: The value of peer to peer support

On TikTok and on campus, students with mental health struggles are finding support among each other.

Climate therapy

As a warming world takes a mental toll, collective action can help ease eco-anxiety.

The provider pipeline

When a hospital system in Colorado declared an emergency on youth mental health, Rotary members stepped up.