March 3rd, 2024
The Traverse City Rotary
Club Bulletin
Our Next Meeting -
March 5th, 2024
We will be meeting next on March 5th at The Hagerty Center. The program for the day will be about The Central High School Spring Musical "Anything Goes" brought to us by Tammy Williams & Students!
Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. You're sure to have your toes tapping with classics that include "I Get a Kick Out of You" "You're the Top" and "Friendship."
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Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
DeGood, Chris
Happy Bucks
LaPorte, Paul
Guest Introductions
Newhouse, Mark A.
Powell, George M.
Takano, Sakura
Gratitude & Reflection
Petzold, Tom
Program Host
Takano, Sakura
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Upcoming Social Event
The social committee will be holding a pickleball outing on March 20th from 4pm-6pm at the Pickball U in Acme. If you have questions or would like to participate in the event please contact Susan Kraus at More details to come on the event, but make sure to express your interest. You don't have to be a pickleball master, so come on out and have some fun!
Upcoming Construction
The city will be kicking off construction on Front Street starting in March, so the only accessible entrance to the Hagerty Center will be straight through Barlow St. by the Senior Center since turning will not be permitted. This will be a lengthy project, you may have to plan a few extra minutes to get to the meetings each week. 
New Member Alert!
Matt Sitek                                   Chris Forsyth
We inducted two new members on January 20th! Check out their bio's below and be sure to introduce yourself at a future meeting.
Welcome to Rotary Matt & Chris!
Matt Sitek comes to us with a deep-seated passion for family, the great outdoors, and purpose-driven endeavors. As the devoted husband of Meredith and father to three spirited children – Henryk, Stelle, and Leona. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Matt finds solace and joy in activities such as hiking, biking, running, foraging, fishing, and even beekeeping. However, what truly drives Matt is his commitment to purpose. Throughout his adult life, he has been deeply involved in purpose-driven work, notably founding a non-profit after-school program in the Baltimore city schools. However, a significant family health event thirteen years ago served as a pivotal moment, guiding Matt to realize that his expertise and purpose-driven nature could be most impactful in healthcare. Since then, he has dedicated himself to helping healthcare organizations leverage technology to enhance patient care.
Chris Forsyth has dedicated his twenty-two-year career to public service, starting as a municipal attorney and now as a public administrator. He currently serves as the Deputy County Administrator for Grand Traverse County. In this role, he focuses on economic development, local government collaboration, strategic planning, special projects, regulatory compliance, and contract negotiation and administration. Before being appointed to this position in December 2018, he served as the County’s Deputy Civil Counsel. Chris lives in Traverse City with his wife and two children.
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
March 12th @ Hagerty - Frankfort Area Community Land Trust
March 19th @ Hagerty - DDA Update
March 26th @ Hagerty - HelpLink
April 2nd @ Hagerty - Microplastics in local rivers
April 9th @ Hagerty - Court 101
April 16th @ Hagerty - Youth Wellness Initiative