About Our Club

Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Zehnder’s Restaurant
730 S. Main St.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
United States of America
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Welcome to the Rotary club of Frankenmuth Morning

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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Congratulations to the Great Duck Race Winners for 2023!
 
Place
Award $
Winner Name
1
1000
Beth Waters
2
500
Melanie Nuechterlein
3
250
Tim Donnellon
4
25
Skip White
5
25
Melissa Wilkinson
6
25
Kristi Edie
7
25
Sara Boyd
8
25
Tom Pepera
9
25
Ron Hubble
10
25
Lynn Mauer
11
25
Will Swartz
12
25
Beth Wright
13
25
Vickie Schmitzer
14
25
Jessica Beckwith
15
25
Dave Pendleton
16
25
Melissa Rao
17
25
Angie Kern
18
25
Thad Pioszak
19
25
Vickie Schmitzer
20
25
Vickie Schmitzer
21
25
Stacey Proton
22
25
Larry Leinweber
23
25
Monica Worley
 
The Great Duck Race takes place each year just below the dam on the beautiful Cass River after the Bavarian Kinder Tag Parade. Hundreds of yellow rubber ducks are placed into the Cass River to flock toward the finish line.  This is a favorite event for local residents and visitors who descend on the downtown area during the Bavarian Festival weekend.
 
The Great Duck Race is one of the Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club's largest fundraisers.  All proceeds from the Great Duck Race are used for the Morning Rotary's local and international community projects, scholarships, and donations. Some of these projects include:
Equipment for the Frankenmuth High School science lab, Dictionary/Thesaurus school donation, Annual adoption of families for Christmas, Two $2,000 Scholarships, two $2,000 trade scholarships, Oratorical contest for grades 3-5, Annual school supply drive, Unsung Hero Award, High School Volunteer of the Year, International Water and Sanitation Projects, Ongoing polio eradication efforts.
 
You must be 18 years old to purchase a ticket.
 
Please contact Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club at fmrotary1@gmail.com with questions.
 
To purchase tickets contact any Morning Rotarian including Karen Zehnder at Rummel Portrait Studios, 130 W. Tuscola, Frankenmuth, MI.  (989) 652-9909.
 
 
Congratulations to all winners!
 
1st Place $1,000 – Ryan Reif
2nd Place $500    - Frankenmuth Credit Union
3rd Place $250     - Heather Galester
 20 Winners of $25 –John Buckley, Margery Laws, Nila Schiefer, Edward Jones, Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance, Emma Young, Rau Country Store, Sam Piper, Will Edie, Mike Young III, Worley Landscaping, Dana Reif, John Buckley, Amelia Hardion, Sam Huizan, Connie Reinert, Krista Nuechterlein, Rummel Insurance, Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Bavarian Inn Restaurant