The Annual Meeting of Rotary Charities and Rotary Camps & Services to include the election of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, September 28th during the Rotary Club of Traverse City Tuesday Noon Meeting.
A membership quorum is needed, so please ALL join us on ZOOM Tuesday.
Members must be present on ZOOM to vote in the election.
Please CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes
Please CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Special Meeting Minutes 
Rotary Camps & Services Board of Trustees Nominees - the vote will be for three (3)
Chris DeGood (Incumbent) Chris has been a member of the Rotary Club for 14 years. His classification is Civil Engineer. Chris serves on the Rotary Camps and Services Board and has been the RCS liaison to the Rotary Charities Board.  He is involved with the Grant Investigation Teams, Tag Day, and serves as Chair for Kids Free Fishing Day. 
Chris is very excited about the opportunity to continue to serve our Grand Traverse community through service as a Rotary Camps & Services Board Member.
Christopher DeGood (Incumbent)

Katy McCain (Incumbent)  Katy has 10 years of Rotary membership.  Her occupation is Community Development.  She has served a term on the Rotary Camps & Services Board, been the PR Chair for the Rotary Club, served on the Rotary Club Board, acted as the Rotary Club Appointee to the Board of Rotary Camps & Services, served as Friends of the Boardman Dinner Co-Chair, as well as serving on the Membership Committee and the Youth Exchange Committee.  She also participates with the Rotary Show, Bell Ringing, GOREC Work Bees, Youth Exchange recruitment, the NMC BBQ and Tag Day.
Katy states that she served as the Presidential Appointee to RCS and then has served a full Board term as an elected member.  She has seen many changes and new and exciting things happen within her four years of involvement and would like to see them through.  Most specifically what GOREC has the potential to become in our community. 
Katy McCain (Incumbent)

Dan Rickard (Incumbent)    Dan has been a member of Rotary for 25 years and owns The Copy Shop.  He is currently a member of the Rotary Camps & Services Board, has served on the Rotary Club Board,is the Co-Chair for the Christmas Basket program, and serves on the Strive Committee.  He participates with Tag Day, Christmas Baskets, the NMC BBQ, Rotary Show.  He has also participated in Bell Ringing and Kids Free Fishing Day, Friends of the Boardman Dinner and the Property Committee and the GOREC Success Team. 
Dan states he really wants to see GOREC get to a self-sustaining place and help the Discovery Center get to be the community asset we envision.  He notes that he has 4 years on the RCS Board, currently acting as the Vice-Chair, and has a good grasp of what needs to get GOREC to be a self-sustaining educational and recreation destination for the Community.  He has been through getting camp SAKi to a place where Camp Lookout is now thriving, and the rest of the property may become public with the help of Green Lake Township.  He believes he has the experience to help RCS to be ready for the challenges ahead and to keep the properties we “manage” available as assets to the region.
Dan Rickard (Incumbent)

Cindy Ruzak     Cindy has been a Club member for 21 years and is retired from the hospitality industry.  Cindy served as the Chair of the Social Committee and was appointed to the Rotary Club Board for the 2012/13 year.  She has participated in the Rotary Show Chorus, and the Ad Sales Committee and currently serves on the Program Committee, as a Newsletter scribe along with Gratitude’s and Reflections.  In the past she has assisted with water quality monitoring, the Rotary Drill team and as a grant reviewer.  Her other activities have included the Youth Exchange Committee, Tag Day, Christmas Baskets, the NMC BBQ and Munson Manor Dinners.  Cindy has also been involved with numerous other community organizations.
Cindy notes that now that she is retired, she would like to devote more time to the activities she finds rewarding, such as Rotary.  While she has been active in many aspects of the Club, she wants to utilize her multi-faceted life experience in a more focused way by being on the Rotary Camps & Services Board.
Cindy Ruzak

Rotary Charities 

Allison Beers (Incumbent)   Allison has been a member of the Rotary Club for 174 years. Her classification is Event/Meeting Management. Allison is currently serving her second term Rotary Charities Board.  She has also served as Club Appointee to Rotary Charities, Rotary Club President, and on the Rotary Club Board.  She is involved with the Good Works Committee, the Rotary Show, Youth Exchange Committee, 100th Anniversary Committee, Tag Day, Bell Ringing,  the Music Committee and the NMC BBQ in addition to hosting a Youth Exchange Student and serving with the 4P’s for the Club.

Allison states that she has truly enjoyed serving the community and her club as a Trustee of Rotary Charities.  She enjoys the work that she does and hopes that she can continue to serve the club and community.  She noted that it’s been an amazing five years serving already with all of the transition that has taken place.

Allison Beers (Incumbent)

Marlene Bevan (Incumbent)   Marlene has been a member of the Rotary Club for 29 years and has served on the Rotary Charities Board for two terms, she is the incoming Rotary Club President for 2022/23.  Her classification is Audiologist. Marlene has served on the Rotary Club Board of Directors, as Chair of the Youth Exchange Committee, and as Chair of the Good Works Committee, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She has also participated in Tag Day, the Rotary Show Chorus, the NMC BBQ, Bell Ringing, Christmas Baskets, provided a host family for four Youth Exchange Students and Strive Mentor.  Marlene has also been involved with numerous other community organizations.
She would like to continue her service on the Board of Rotary Charities to assist in the transformation of their giving activities in ways that will further our goal of living “…in a region where people are working together, sharing resources and negotiating differences in healthy ways towards building a thriving, prosperous and fair region.”
Marlene Bevan (Incumbent)

Greg Luyt (Incumbent)    Greg has been a Club member for 12 years, his classification is Attorney.  Greg served as Presidential Appointee to the Board of Rotary Charities 2017/18, and the Board of Rotary Camps & Services 2018/19 before being elected to the Rotary Charities board for the 2019-2021 term.   He participates in the Music Committee, Tag Day, Christmas Baskets, and the Speaker Committee.  
Greg states that his time on the Rotary Charities Board as both an elected member and as a Presidential Appointee has been one of the most rewarding and energizing experiences in his life.  He is continually amazed at the power and reach of this incredible organization, and he has been so grateful to be a small part of the good work Rotary Charities has done in our region over the last 4 years.  He loves working with the thoughtful, engaged and compassionate members of the Board, and feels very fortunate to be able to see firsthand the talent and dedication of the organization’s staff.  He would very much like to continue serving the Board, the organization, the Rotary Club and our community to build on his past experience and continue the growth and evolution of this amazing organization.
Gregory Luyt (Incumbent)