Rotary Club of Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Buccilli's Pizza
2949 W. Houghton Lake Dr.
Houghton Lake, MI  48629
United States
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Michigan State Trooper Grant Guzikowski spoke to the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake about the Shop With A Hero program that helps approximately 50 local children in need purchase holiday gifts with the help of a local hero from the police, fire, or EMS. Each child is presented a $100 gift card and a Hero guide to help purchase and wrap the gifts.  The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake donated $500 to the annual program. Pictured is Rotary President Jim VanSice and Trooper Grant Guzikowski.
 

 
 
 
Matthew Shaw, Branch Manager of Northland Area Federal Credit Union was recently inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake. Pictured is new Rotarian Matthew Shaw with Rotarian and member sponsor Taylar Akin, and Rotary President Jim VanSice. 
 

 
 
 
Lee Prindle spoke to the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake about the annual Russ Graham/Matt Grover Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by the Elks Club. The annual event provides a full Thanksgiving dinner to local residents in need with over 200 meals served at the Elks Club and over 250 delivered directly to families homes. Rotary President Jim VanSice presented Lee a donation of $500 from the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake in support of the annual event.
 

 
 
 
Becky Yunker, Rotarian and Director of the Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center spoke to the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently about the NMCAC and the accreditation it received from the National Children's Alliance which is exceptional for an assessment center that has been operating for only a year, but critical for a rural assessment center to get the support it needs. The center sees over 200 children each year and has seen 233 children already this year. Rotary President Jim VanSice presented Becky with a $1,000 donation to support the NMCAC.
 

 
 
 
Scott Perry, Realtor with Midge & Co. was recently inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake. Pictured are Rotarian and member sponsor Midge Rutter, new Rotarian Scott Perry, and Rotary President Jim VanSice. 
 

 
 
 
“UPS Ed” Ed Piglowski visited the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake, Tuesday, November 15th to discuss the UPS Ed & Caren Christmas for Kids Auction. The charity provides coats and other winter clothing to children in need in Roscommon, Ogemaw, and Gladwin counties. Last year, the charity provided coats to 636 children including 550 boots and 600 snow pants. The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake presented Ed with a $500 donation in support of the charity.
 

 
 
 
Taylar Akin, Rotarian and member of the Lions Club, spoke to Rotarians about the annual Bobcat Field Halloween party sponsored by the Lions Club. Rotary Past President Becky Yunker presented Taylar with a $500 donation to support the annual event.
 

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently presented a $24,080 donation to Suzanne Luck, Executive Director of the Roscommon County Community Foundation in support of three funds created by the club including The Houghton Lake Rotary Club General Fund ($1,000), the Houghton Lake Rotary Club Parks & Recreation Fund ($2,500), and the Houghton Lake Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship Fund ($20,580) which provides scholarships to graduating Houghton Lake High School students in the memory of club members who have passed away while an active Rotarian (including past members John MacKenzie, Russ Graham, and most recently former Rotary District Governor Robert Gandolfi). 
 
Pictured are Houghton Lake Rotarians Gary Gandolfi, Barb Souder, Paula Fuller, Kimberly Young, Dick Follrath, Anita Sheppard, Midge Rutter, Matthew Nester, Koreen Pray, Gordie LaFontaine, Denise Stefanko, Stephanie Harris, Susan Tyer, Rick hacker, and holding the check Rotary President Jim VanSice and past President Becky Yunker with RCCF Executive Director Suzanne Luck.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Paul Berg
Ann Cartier
Mike Chires
Mark Clements
James Deamud
Dick Follrath
Paula Fuller
Gary Gandolfi
Richard Hacker
Stephanie Harris
Diebold Insurance
Gordie LaFontaine
Rhonda Lamberg
Melissa Liberty
Alyssa Loney
Thomas Marsh
Dallas McGeary
Daniel McGregor
Bob Michela
Thomas Moreau
Matthew Nester
Diane Ocenasek
Dan Ostrander
Robert Pacella
Scott Perry
Koreen Pray
Jim Raschke
Midge Rutter
Matthew Shaw
Anita Sheppard
Barbara Souder
Phillip Spicer
Denise Stefanko
Susan Tyer
James VanSice
Brandon Warson
John Winkler
Kimberly Young
Becky Yuncker
Brett Zubeck
 
 
 
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