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2015 RYLA Applications

The 2015 RYLA applications are now available for this year’s District 6540 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club is searching for candidates to attend its 29th annual District 6540 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp at Camp Tecumseh YMCA Outdoor Center, Brookston, Indiana. The camp will take place from April 17-19, 2015. Award recipients will be able to participate in a weekend leadership camp.

Aimed at developing the leadership potential of young people, the camp will feature many challenging activities including workshops, speakers, discussions, sports, music, and fun. Topics will focus on decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, public service, contemporary problems, and career development.

The participants will live, work, study, and play together in a democratic setting under the guidance of professional counselors and educators.

The 2015 RYLA application can be downloaded here.

June 13, 2014 Movies in the Park

Summer is Here!

The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club is in full summer mode now that the Summer Film Series has started.  The Rotary Club sells popcorn and drinks during the Westchester Public Library’s series.  The first night was June 13, 2014, which featured a performance by the Valparaiso University/Community Band and the film Frozen.

Club and community alike had a great night and enjoyed the great weather.

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Fish Fry, April 25, 2014

The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club and the Chesterton High School Interact Club will hold its annual fish fry on April 25, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. 5th St. The all-you-can-eat dinner will feature hand breaded Alaskan cod from Dan’s Fish Fry Service, chicken tenders, potato salad, cole slaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverages. Dinners are $9.50 for adults and $5.25 for ages 5 to 12. Take-outs will be available.

Proceeds from this event help support a variety of local and international service projects including the Rotary Field at 5th and Porter, Re-Building Together Duneland, high school scholarships, and others.

Tickets are available from any Rotarian, or call chairman Eric Graham at (219) 313-3652.

Jocelyn Hibshman, RTD President, Tom Archbald, Site Coordinator and David Hiestand, Rotary Club President

Rebuilding Together 2014

Chesterton Porter Rotary Club recently presented Rebuilding Together Duneland a donation of $1000.  Rebuilding Together Duneland is our local chapter of Rebuilding Together which assists low income homeowners by improving their quality of life through the rehabilitation of their homes.

RTD’s mission is to rehab homes of people who are physically and/ or financially struggling and who live in the Duneland School District. Without the strong financial support given by local businesses, organizations such as Rotary and individuals, RTD would not be able to make a sustained impact on the community.

The Chesterton Porter Rotary Club is proud to support such a service organization through both financial contributions and volunteers.

End of Summer – Movies in the Park

We wrapped up our final Friday night Movie in the Park with pre-movie entertainment by the South Shore Brass Band, and the feature film Puss in Boots. The goal of the sales of the popcorn and soda is only to cover the costs of providing these refreshments to the community. Thanks for another great summer!

Pictured are Club President Brock Lloyd, Rebuilding Together’s Jocelyn Hibshman and club Secretary Heather Klein Olson.

Rebuilding Together and Rotary

Pictured are Club President Brock Lloyd, Rebuilding Together’s Jocelyn Hibshman and club Secretary Heather Klein Olson.
Pictured are Club President Brock Lloyd, Rebuilding Together’s Jocelyn Hibshman and club Secretary Heather Klein Olson.

Chesterton Porter Rotary Club recently presented Rebuilding Together Duneland a donation of $1000.  Rebuilding Together Duneland is our local chapter of Rebuilding Together which assists low income homeowners by improving their quality of life through the rehabilitation of their homes.

RTD’s mission is to rehab homes of people who are physically and/ or financially struggling and who live in the Duneland School District. Without the strong financial support given by local businesses, organizations such as Rotary and individuals, RTD would not be able to make a sustained impact on the community.

The Chesterton Porter Rotary Club is proud to support such a service organization through both financial contributions and volunteers.

New Rotarian Nate Cobbs

Pictured are David Hiestand, Nate Cobbs and past club president Jimmy Anton.
Pictured are David Hiestand, Nate Cobbs and past Club President Jim Anton.

The Chesterton Porter Rotary Club recently welcomed new and returning member Nate Cobbs of Harbor Trust of Michigan City.  Cobbs and his wife Karen with their two kids are returning to the area after a move from South Bend and all look forward to serving the community that he grew up in through service projects and fundraisers that support the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self”.

New Rotarian Dan Bloomquist

Pictured are David Hiestand, Daniel Bloomquist and club president Brock Lloyd.
Pictured are David Hiestand, Daniel Bloomquist and Club President Brock Lloyd.

The Chesterton Porter Rotary Club recently welcomed new member Daniel Bloomquist of the Horizon Bank. Bloomquist looks forward to serving the community that he grew up in through service projects and fundraisers that support the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self”.

Greens Fundraiser 2012

David Hiestand, Jake Bristol, Tom Archbald
David Hiestand, Jake Bristol, Tom Archbald at the State Park Little League Field of Dreams project

Greens are on sale.  Please contact a Chesterton-Porter Rotarian or email us at greens@dunelandrotary.com to get more information or place your order.  Click Rotary Greens Flyer 2012 to download the flyer with this year’s items.  Our fundraisers go to support local projects and scholarship for graduating CHS seniors.