District Governor Newsletter - July, 2017

It’s July!  Happy New Rotary Year!  I am very excited to be your District Governor for 2017-2018. I am just finishing two and half weeks of club visits.  I am excited to serve under RI President Ian Riseley and his theme Make a Difference.

District Governor Newsletter - June 30, 2017

Dear Rotary Family,

I can hardly believe my year as DG is coming to an end.  It has been a total pleasure serving you and more importantly getting to know you better than 1 year ago.

YOU have engaged yourselves in my objectives and helped to move this District into a position where we can say we are a Vibrant District.  Our membership numbers are increasing and we are retaining members.  WE have filled many Leadership positions with strong engaged members and have worked to continue support to the Foundation.

Houghton Rotary's U.P. Summer Fest

Houghton Rotary's U.P. Summer Fest

Celebrating U.P. Craft Beer, Bands, and Brats

June 30th and July 1st, Dee Stadium Houghton


Houghton Rotary is launching a new fundraiser this year, the U.P. Summer Fest, June 30th and July 1st celebrating U.P. Craft Beer, Brats and Bands as the main event, ice level at the Dee! This is the inaugural year of U.P. Summer Fest replacing Seafood Fest.

It’s a Music Fest!

The U.P. Summer Fest features music with roots in the Upper Peninsula. Headliner Hannah Bethel, Country Soulful Singer and Songwriter from Houghton. Hannah’s bringing her band, based in Nashville, up north for our event! Outlaw’d, an “Outlaw” Country Classics and Modern Country Hits mixed with some Southern Rock. Night Screamer, plays mostly 80’s Fist-Pumpers, songs like: Paradise City, Don’t Stop Believing, Nothing but a Good Time, etc. All sorts of “unplugged” favorites from artists such as Pink Floyd to John Mayer performed by Uncle Floyd and classic rock from Soundwaves.

It’s a Beer Fest!

U.P. Summer Fest highlights the most popular craft beer from three top breweries in the Upper Peninsula: Keweenaw Brewing Co., Upper Hand and Blackrocks.

General Admission – Main Event

Both options include $8 of tokens to spend on Craft Beer, Wine Brats, or Hot Dogs! 

$15 – 1 day OR $20 – 2 days

The Wakefield

The Wakefield

Bessemer Rotary is sponsoring a fund raiser to see when the tire will fall into Sunday Lake in Wakefield, Michigan (see attached photo).  Tickets are on sale now for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  To purchase, you may contact Rob Sharon by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 906-229-5351.

Rob Sharon

District Governor

Steve Handrick
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Executive Assistant

Lisa VanderKelen
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