Volume 38 - Issue 2

October 15th, 2022

Our Next Meeting - October 18th

Will be held at the Park Place downstairs in the Lake's Rooms on Tuesday, October 18th. 
Our program for the day will be a Club Planning Day to allow members to have constructive conversations about our Club and Community. 
What are your Interests in Community Service? 
What does Rotary do that is most valuable to you? 
What would make Rotary more valuable? 
What do you know about how our Club Functions? 
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 995 959 5468
Passcode: 42
Upcoming Meeting: November 1st will be at the Hagerty Center and we need to have a head count. Please RSVP HERE for HAGERTY. Thank you very much!

Meeting recap - October 11th

  • Miriam shared her Thoughts of Gratitude and Reflection: A prayer for you to choose who needs it. 
  • Michael Jackson introduced Visiting Rotarians and Rotarians with guests: Kathy Bussel is back with us and we got to see our 4 exchange students. 
  • Chris DeGood led a very happy round of Happy Bucks with many birthday celebrations mentioned. 
  •  The 50/50 was $56 and was won by Steve Alexander. 
  • Carla Weaver encouraged members to see what kind of experience they would like to share with the exchange students to make their year truly unforgettable. 
  • The Spooktacular Rotary Blood drive is the perfect activity to do on Halloween according to Ramona Pleva. Let's get the slots filled up and blood donated!
  • John Roddy introduced our speaker, Michael Mittelstaedt, to present on Interlochen Film and New Media, an incredible opportunity for students at Interlochen.  
  •  The 4-way test was led by Michael Caruso. 

Volunteer & Social Opportunities

  ~ World Polio Day is October 24th ~
Volunteer Workbees for Sabin Bottomlands Tree Plantings
  • Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th 10:00am - 1:00pm 
  • Description: Help revegetate the recently exposed bottomlands of the former Sabin Dam by planting native trees and shrubs. 
  • Where: Natural Education Reserve. Meet at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685. 
  • Registration: No registration is required. Please email us with any questions!
Rotary Halloween Blood Drive 
  • October 31st from 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • Kirkbride Hall at the Grand Traverse Commons
  • Sign up for a spot to Donate Here.
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 Featured Item - Purple Pinkies for Polio 

Stay tuned.  Purple Pinkie Day is coming!
Join Rotary International to eradicate polio throughout the world.
Details to come.
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
Gratitude & Reflection
Introduce Rotarians & Guests
Jaeger, Regina
Happy Bucks
Weaver, Carla
Tech Support
Noonan, John
Lapp, Laurie
Zelinski, Al
Program Host
Bevan, Marlene
Board of Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service Director
Club Service Director
Social Activities Director
Youth Services Director
International Service Director
Major Fundraiser 2022- 2023 Director
Club Administrator
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