Posted by Art Bukowski
Holy Homer Nye called the meeting to order.
Miriam Owsley offered thoughts of gratitude and reflection.
Marsha Minervini sang some holiday songs since we didn't meet during the holidays.
Jeff Hickman introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.
The speaker, introduced by Scott Hardy, was WTCM's Ron Jolly, who gave a recap of the year's events, including but not limited to, and in no particular order:
  • The federal government shutdown over Trump's border wall
  • Getting a new governor in Michigan
  • A very very cold January forcing school closures
  • A frozen Grand Traverse Bay
  • Death of former Michigan governor Bill Milliken
  • West Bay Beach/Holiday Inn sold
  • Grand Hotel sold
  • VP Pence visit to Mackinaw Island
  • Cherry Capital's new flights to Florida, DC and elsewhere
  • Eighth Street redesign
  • TCAPS drama 
  • Larry Inman troubles
  • Pure Michigan funding cut
  • High water levels
  • Turkish cherry dumping
  • New leadership at NMC, Chamber, Film Fest, Munson and elsewhere
Thank you, Miriam Owsley, for sharing these great questions for gratitude & reflection