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Birch Run

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We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Bob Evan's Restaurant
12100 S Beyer Rd
Birch Run, MI  48415
United States
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On our trip through the
Upper Peninsula, we came across the statue of Herbert J. TaylorImage

 
 
 
Today, Rotary District 6310 District Governor Duane Reyhl visited the Birch Run Rotary.  Bringing us information on the upcoming year for the District.Image
 

 
 
ImageThis is the 2nd year Birch Run Rotary has sponsored the Birch Run 4th of July parade.  -See our new photo album of participants.
 
 
 
Birch Run Rotarian's performed spring cleanup of the 2005 Centennial Rotary Project, Ashley's Butterfly Celebration at Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run.  See our new photo album.Image
 

 
 
Connie Putnam Became the newest member of the Birch Run Rotary Club today.  For the moment, She was the newest member of Rotary International as well.Image
 

 
 
Congratulations to Rick Hillenbrand for attaining the designation of Paul Harris Fellow.Image
 

 
 

 

The Birch Run Rotary Club is raising funds for a "Community Digital Sign".  A concept picture is below.

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Pictures from Santa at the Gazebo are now post here and on the Birch Run Rotary Facebook page.  Be sure to "Like" us at www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-of-Birch-Run-Michigan/112005115512259 to see and have more pictures. ImageImage
 

 
 
Santa at the Gazebo, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Birch Run was a great success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first "Euchre Night" was a lot of fun for those who attended.  Eight teams registered for the innagural event, which raised $160.00 for the Community Sign project.  Let's spread the word for the next Euchre Night, which is October 25th.
 

 
 
We welcome the newest members to the Birch Run Rotary Club...
 
 
 
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Documents have now been added to the Birch Run Rotary website.  Items such as the Club ByLaws, Nomination Form for New Members, a ClubRunner Manual, various Club Policies, Club Program ideas, etc. are now a click away.  Check them out!
 

 
 

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The only 4th of July parade in Saginaw county was a great success.  There were over 70 parade entries and thousands of spectators in attendance.
 
 
 The Rotary Club of Birch Run will not be meeting on Tuesday December 25 and Tuesday January 1st in observation of the Holidays.  We will return to normal weekly meetings starting Tuesday January 8th at 7:30am.  Our Speaker for that day will be Tracy Weber, Ph.D.  Have a wonderful holiday season and see you next year!!
 
 
 
 
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