Volume 38 - Issue 3

October 22nd, 2022

Our Next Meeting - October 25th

Will be held at the Park Place in the Grandview Room on Tuesday, October 25th. 
Our program for the day will be on College Bullying and feature Doug Fierberg the founding partner at The Fierberg National Law Group which is the premier legal practice of representing victims of school violence nationwide
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! 

 Featured Item - Purple Pinkies for Polio 

Purple Pinkie Day is October 25th. We will have stations at the meeting to paint your fingernail purple or apply a purple sticker or bandaid around your pinky – your choice! 

There is a suggested donation of $20 as a donation to End Polio Now. We'll take some pictures together so please share the photo on your social media and include the link below for outside support. 

 This worldwide effort will bring about the eradication of the second human disease in history, and most importantly, ensure that no parent or child would have to fear the paralysis the virus causes ever again. Join Rotary International to eradicate polio throughout the whole world.
In honor of the work that Wheels of Hope have done 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!

Meeting recap - October 18th

  • Homer Nye shared his Thoughts of Gratitude and Reflection: What is something we need to let go of? 
  • Regina Jeager introduced Visiting Rotarians and Rotarians with guests: Kathy Bussell is almost an official Rotarian.
  • Paul LaPorte led a very happy round of Happy Bucks but didn't quite break the record.
  • Susan Kraus announced our upcoming Purple Pinkie Day and explained that the plan is to get a purple pinkie, make a donation, and share a pic on your social media to help END POLIO NOW.
  • Ramona Pleva reminded everyone to sign up for a spot to donate Blood on Halloween. 
  • Chris DeGood gave us an update for Camps & Services. The lawsuits were retracted and they are working on finding their next project. 
  • Nick Beadleston shared a volunteer opportunity at a Downtown Tailgate on Oct 28th. More details are below. 
  • Our program was a very thought-provoking Club Assembly led by the one and only Ben Whiting. For the answers we have found, we found even better questions that will help provide a framework for the future of our Club.  
  •  The 50/50 was $34 and was won by Laurie Lapp.
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
Gratitude & Reflection
Nye, Homer
Introduce Rotarians & Guests
Happy Bucks
Weaver, Carla
Tech Support
Noonan, John
LaPorte, Paul
Blick, Ruth
Program Host
Hardy, Scott C.
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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Volunteer & Social Opportunities

Club Board on October 24th meeting @ Discovery Center from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.
  ~ World Polio Day is October 24th ~
Downtown TAILGATE for the MSU/UofM game. 
  • Saturday, October 29th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the new Civic Square space (Corner of Union and State)

  • Bring your family and friends. There will be Ludovikos Taco Truck and the Chubby Unicorn Panini Truck for food as well as Drink options from Fresh Coast Beer works. Check out the Facebook Event named "Downtown Tailgate"


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
  • There are still 40 open time slots so, please...
  • Sign up for a spot to Donate Here.
  • Time spent will count toward our Goal of 1000 Volunteer Hours!
If you don't want to donate blood, feel free to show your support in the form of cookies and refreshments. 
If you are unhappy with the food at the Park Place, look no further: Please fill out this Survey

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

Nov 1st @ Hagerty - TCLP Please RSVP
Nov 8th @ Great Wolf - Club Planning
Nov 14th @ Park Place - Veteran's day