Volume 39 - Issue 3

November 18th, 2022

Our Next Meeting - November 22nd

Will be held at the Hagerty Center on Tuesday, November 22nd. 
The program will be on the Homeless Day Shelter Pilot and feature Mayor Richard Lewis, Rev. Derek Quinn, and Safe Harbor Board member Christopher Ellalasingham.  
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 995 959 5468
Passcode: 42

Meeting recap - November 15th

  • Cindy Ruzak attempted to share her Thoughts of Gratitude and Reflection over Zoom but still made her thoughts heard through Marlene with a quote from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
  • The guests of our members were introduced by Al Long.
  • Diana Milock led Happy Bucks with members voicing they were happy elections are over and that the Detroit Lions have won two weeks in a row. To make it happier, we wished Dianna a Happy birthday!!
  • Be sure to sign up to Ring Bells for the Salvation Army. Autumn Soltysiak said to bring your kids too, they tend to bring in more money. Use NOON ROTARY as your group code. 
  • Christmas baskets are right around the corner reminded Dale Chilcote. All the families we help are picked based on their story which may bring you to tears. We can help them with necessities like winter boots and coats so please show your support. Contact Dale Chilcote, Dan Rickard, and Steve Wade if you'd like to help shop.
  • Our committees have been updated and Dale Chilcote will be checking with members before club meetings to see which committee they are already in or would like to be in. 
  • The 50/50 was won by John Racine who took home $50.
  • Our program was presented by one of our very own. Lowell Gruman told us the ins and outs of the new Curling Center in the Cherryland Mall. It's the first step in revitalizing the corner of Airport and Garfield. The Center will be fully set up to broadcast curling matches either on a channel or on YouTube. Lowell hopes to see you on the Wold Class Ice in January. 
  • Sarah Sullivan led us in the 4-way test. 


Featured Item - Match your Charitable Donation by Dec 1st

The deadline is coming up for the Rotary club to take advantage of matching funds from the Rotary Endowment. If you need to know if you have reached your match, please contact the Club Administrator
Through the Rotary Endowment at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, individual Rotarians may request up to $250 to match their donations to charitable organizations, dollar for dollar. 
The deadline to request these funds is coming up on December 1, 2022. Please encourage fellow Rotarians to take this opportunity to leverage the philanthropic power of the Rotary Endowment! Request forms can be found here.
Please contact Steve Wade or Miriam Owsley if you have any questions. 
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
Gratitude & Reflection
Irvin, Wendy
Introduce Rotarians & Guests
Lapp, Laurie
Happy Bucks
Bukowski, Art
Tech Support
Noonan, John
Racine, Linda
LaPorte, Paul
Program Host
Buron, Dan
Board of Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service Director
Club Service Director
Fellowship Director
Youth Services Director
International Service Director
Advancement Director
Club Administrator
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Social and Volunteer Opportunities 

  • It's the Holiday season which means our Club is putting together Christmas Baskets for families in our community and we need your help. Any amount you'd like to donate will help us bring smiles to kids and their parent's faces this winter.
    • There will be envelopes on the tables at our meetings in which you can donate cash, check, or a charge to your account. 
    • If you haven't used your match for a charitable donation yet, this is the perfect opportunity to fully utilize it. Be sure to make the check out to Camps & Services and get the form back by Dec 1st.
  • Attend the final showings of Kiss Me, Kate! presented by West Senior High: 
  • Our Club Board meetings are always open for members to attend. The next one will be at 5:00 pm on November 28th. We meet at the Discovery Center at 13170 S W Bay Shore Dr. 
  • Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army: Sign-up online at
    • Click on “I’m Ringing With A Group” button.
    • In “Group Code” type “Noon Rotary” and click the “Submit” button.
    • The “Available Shifts” will show up. Select your shift.
    • NOTE: In order to reserve your shift, you will need to create your account if you don’t already have one. Creating your account is easy and FREE.
    • Once you create your account, you will arrive at the “Summary of Shifts” page. Press “Continue” to finish registering for your shift.
  • In honor of the work that Wheels of Hope do to support polio survivors, sign up for their Newsletter to stay up to date on the good that they do. Go to and sign up at the bottom!

  • Exchange Student Experiences: If there is an activity that you can help an exchange student to experience, please contact Carla Weaver to then coordinate with the student, their counselor, and their family. 
  • We are looking for 10 Rotarians who would like to rotate and form a Rotary Curling Team for the League set to start in mid-January. Please contact Marlene Bevan to join the curling crew!

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

Nov 29th @ Park Place - Inbound Exchange
Dec 6th @ Country Club (evening) - Holiday Party
Dec 13th @ Park Place - Christmas Music WSHS 
Dec 20th @ Hagerty - TBD