Club Information
Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing at Brackenridge
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
United States of America
Phone:
(260) 341-1600
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
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Speakers
Rich Beck
Jun 14, 2021
Allen County Commissioner
Jeff Peat
Jun 28, 2021
The Rotary Year in Review
Lynne Gilmore
Jul 12, 2021
Goals and Initiatives for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year
Rick Schuiteman
Jul 19, 2021
New Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
June 2021
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Club Executives & Directors
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Rotary Foundation
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Breaking News

The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne is back to

in-person meetings at Parkview Field!

Zoom meeting attendance continues as an option.

Please attend via the means that works best for you!

 

MONDAY MEETINGS at Parkview Field and via Zoom

11:30 AM – NETWORKING
 
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
June 7, 2021
 
Alive Community Outreach
Rev. Angelo Mante
 
  Zoom meeting link:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7145544439 
 
 
INSPIRATION: Ron Kohart
ROTARY IS... Tim Gibson
SPIN AUTHOR: TBA
House: Kurt Beuchel
AV: Jonathan Busarow
PROGRAM: Angelo Mante, Alive Community Outreach
MENU: Soups and Salad, Entrée, Vegetable, Dessert
 
Programs coming up…. Remember to invite guests to hear our great programs!
June 14: Rich Beck, Allen County Commissioner
June 21: Paul Harris Community Service Awards
June 28: Jeff Peat, The Rotary Year in Review
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS...
  • June 21:  Paul Harris Community Service Awards Program
  • June 24: Annual Celebration Dinner at Parkview Field
  • September 14: Big Easy Feast, Parkview Field
  • Rotary International Virtual Convention - June 12-16, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan
  • The Peace Committee's Book Club is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
  • If you attend club meetings on Zoom, don’t forget the support for service fee! Send a check to Rotary, PO Box 11141, Fort Wayne IN 46856 ($3 per week) or pay using paypal: https://paypal.me/FWRotaryFoundation?locale.x=en_US
  • The Zoom Room is available for committee meetings.  Schedule with Jane.
  • To get to the Fort Wayne Rotary Club home page, use https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4164 or www.rotaryfortwayne.org
 
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MAY 24th, 2021 MEETING:
Spin Author - Lisa Long
     Attendance summary for May 24th:  34 + 6 guests at Parkview Field; 19 + 3 guests on Zoom
 
Moment of Inspiration -  Kenyon Sivels
 
The message of inspiration came from Rotarian Kenyon Sivels of the Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is known for its music, particular its brass.
 
William Hines wrote a song about 25 years ago a piece that makes a wonderful prayer.
 
“All that I am, All I can be
All that I have, All that is me
Accept and use Lord
As you would choose Lord
Right now today
Take every passion every skill
Take all my dreams
And bend them to your will
My all I give Lord for you
I'll live Lord
Come what may.”

For Christians this is the calling of sacrifice to Christ. To non-Christians, may you be challenged today to give all you have in service to one another.
 
 
“Rotary is…education & global service” – Francis Mustapha (Guest)
 
Rotary is…
 
Rotarian guest Francis Mustapha gave an update on things at the school in Sierra Leonne that he founded with his wife, Bobby, after retiring from FWCS, and for which Rotary has been supporting for the past seven years. 
 
Children who can’t afford to go to school were lacking education, so Mustapha and his wife said there had to be a better way and founded the school. He thanked Rotarians for their support and said $30 a month will provide a student with school supplies and health care or to pay for a teacher.
 
He had a board member speak about his visit to the school while he was sponsoring four students there. Now he has eight children he’s sponsoring. His church, Good Shepherd, supports the school by providing funding for a nurse who checks the children and makes sure they have a mattress to sleep on.
 
Mustapha said, “We change the world one child at a time, one community at a time, one country at a time, and that’s what this is all about.”
 
 
Rotary Proud
 
The PR Committee of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne welcomes (and longs for!) your "Rotary Proud" statements. Please take a moment to think why you are “Rotary Proud.” Then write or record your statement of 40 words or fewer. (Please limit videos to 60 seconds.)  Send your statements and videos to:  
 
Thank you so much!

In service,
Nichole Thomas
PR Committee, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne 
 
 
Annual Rotary Celebration Dinner - June 24th
 
Rotarians and friends, it’s clearly time to Rock ‘N Roll to celebrate the fabulous past year and significant presidency of Jeff Peat.
 
Who says Service Above Self has to stop during a pandemic?? Who knew that our amazing president would continue to rock it all year long, whether on Zoom or in person?  
 
Most importantly, however, President Jeff inspired us and led us to reach out in service–from providing PPE for areas healthcare workers at the start of the pandemic–to launching a new project that matches toddlers with disabilities with customized kiddie cars called “Go Baby Go!” and so much more.
 
Below are Celebration Dinner details:
 
§  Date/Time: Cocktails - 6 p.m.; dinner: 6:45; Program: 7:30
§  Location: Second floor suite level, Parkview Field (Where we meet every week!)
§  Cost: $35 per person (Significant others encouraged to attend!) 
 
§  RSVP deadline: June 17, including payment  
o   Purchase tickets at the Rotary meeting or go to EventBrite: 
 
§  Menu: Brisket & chicken; for vegetarian, gluten-free and other culinary options,  please contact Jane Wilks at fwrotarysecretary@gmail.com 
 
It’ll be a night to honor Jeff and Rock the (Rotary meeting) Room
as never before! 
 
More from the May 24th meeting...
 
High fives included Nick Shah donating $75 in honor of his 75th birthday. Dick Conklin said he recently celebrated his 76th birthday. Happy birthday, Nick and Dick!
 
New member: Susan Baier, new executive director of the Allen County Public Library, is a transfer from a Kentucky club. She received her Rotary badge.  Welcome, Susan!
 
Oxygen Plants update: Holli Seabury reported that we raised the $140,000 needed to build two oxygen plants in India! The project is in response to the dire situation in India and the lack of available oxygen. The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne is partnering with Jyothi Corp Charitable Foundation to place oxygen plants in the Palwal and Mumbai locations of the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children's Hospitals. 
The total included $10,000 from the District for the project. One global grant was approved within 48 hours; a second was expected to be approved just as quickly, a first that Holi has seen with Rotary International.
 
Major donor: Jim Cress received his major donor pin for donating $10,000 and a handshake from President Jeff Peat. A few years ago, he saw someone in the club receive this award and wondered, “’Why didn’t I do that along the way?’ So I just decided that I’m going to do that. And I did. That’s how easy it is. Also, you have to write the check.”
 
President Jeff said our club makes things happen overseas, making connections through the Rotary Foundation. Once members have been in the club for some years, we all should make major donor a goal. Thanks, Jim, for your service and support.