Our speaker on May 13 was Joe Hart, President of he South Bend Cubs.  Joe is in his eighth year as Cubs President and has probably spoken to us at the beginning of every one of those seasons.  This year the Cubs have a new manager, Buddy Baily, who is only 15 away from 2100 wins!  A mark of the success of this franchise is the fact that they had 340 thousand fans in attendance last year and that number grows each year.  They are often sold out.  Because of that attendance they are considering adding a second level to the stadium.  Another indication of their success is that they have six players who have gone on to play in the major leagues.  Under the current contract they will be a Cubs franchise through 2022, but it is likely that they will continue to be Cubs beyond that.
LAST MEETING 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Our speaker will be Mishawaka's Mayer, Dave Wood.  As he does every year, he will present an abbreviated version of the annual State of the City Report.
JUNE 24, 2019 2019-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
Today is the annual passing of the gavel from President Myndi to President Mike.
JULY 10, 2017 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Today is the 71st Anniversary of VJ Day and our special speaker today is Arnie Joers a B-17 Pilot in World War II.
AUGUST 15 2016-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
SEPTEMBER 12 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
A South Bend Cubs player will be here today.
AUGUST 8 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Our annual visit from our District Governor will be today.  Ranjan Kini is a member of the Schererville Club and is a Professor of Management and Information Systems at Indiana University Northwest.
JULY 18 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
A South Bend Cubs player or players will be speaking today.
JULY 11 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Stan Lesniak will be speaking on "Peace Bees".
MAY 16 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Koopman of the Hoosier Burn Camp will be today's speaker.
FEBRUARY 1 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
A representative from the Boys and Girls Club will speak to the club today. This program was rescheduled from a couple of weeks ago.  This is the organization that provides the children for our annual Christmas Party.
JANUARY 25 2016-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
The 2016 District Conference is going to be held at the Radisson Conference Center in Merrillville, Indiana on April 8-9, 2016.  Tuesday April 5th is the final day to register.  You can register online at www.Rotary6540.org.
2016 DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2016-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year Rotarians!  We are taking the week off this week and will start our regular meetings on January 11th.  Enjoy your holiday!
JANUARY 4 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
This year's District 6540 Foundation Dinner will be held on Friday, October 23rd at the Harre Student Union on the campus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana from 5:30 to 9:00 PM CST.  Tickets for this event are $120.00 with $50.00 of each ticket going to the Rotary Foundation.
District 6540 Governor Roger Sims will be our speaker on this date.
OCTOBER 12 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
This week's program is Dick Currey who is the Co Chair for the Mishawaka Schools Coordinating Committee.  He will explain the role of this committee for the future of Mishawaka Schools with a possible referendum in the future.  Please bring your questions and comments as they are looking for community feedback about the Mishawaka School System.  This would be a great opportunity to bring a guest to learn more about the school system and to introduce Rotary!
SEPTEMBER 21 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Our speaker for today will be Rotary Membership Chairman Dan Ryan to talk about how we can work to increase our membership.
SEPTEMBER 14 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
No meeting today, Labor Day.  Enjoy a leisure day with family and friends.
SEPTEMBER 7 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0

Laura Baker is the Executive Director for Reading for Life, and will be our guest today to tell us about this impressive organization.  Under the auspices of the Juvenile Justice Center, Reading for Life is an alternative to prosecution for nonviolent juvenile offenders and uses in-depth book discussions with a mentor for character development with the hopes young people will learn to make better life choices.  They have extremely small recidivism rates,.and have been nationally recognized for this.


Help is needed in getting programs for September and October.  If you have not signed up and can help in one of these two months, please contact Ray Winey.