February 4th, 2024
The Traverse City Rotary
Club Bulletin
Our Next Meeting -
February 6th, 2024
We will be meeting next on February 6th at The Hagerty Center. The program for the day will be about Great Lakes Seabed Mapping brought to us by Hans Van Sumeren.
Hans Van Sumeren is the Director of the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at NMC. He has over 32 years of experience across multiple water-related programs and activities at the University of Michigan and Northwestern Michigan College. While at NMC he has developed several new initiatives focused on the blue economy including degrees in Freshwater Studies, Water Quality & Environmental Technology, Marine Technology, and an Offshore ROV Pilot Training credential. He has led numerous research projects throughout the Great Lakes and
US coastal oceans focusing on mapping and exploration of marine ecosystems and marine archaeology. Hans is the Marine Technology Society - Great Lakes section chair and was also a trustee at large with
The Hydrographic Society of America. He is a Chartered Marine Technologist with the Marine Technology Society and Society of Underwater Technology.
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
DeGood, Chris
Happy Bucks
Milock, Diana
Guest Introductions
Ford, David
Takano, Sakura
Haase, Tom
Gratitude & Reflection
Buron, Dan
Program Host
Hardy, Scott C.
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Dues Are Due!
If you have not paid your dues for the quarter, please get those payments in by February 9th. If you have any questions about your invoice please contact Mack Beers at
Rotary Charities Grant Reviewing
Your dedication to service can make a significant impact on your community! Consider volunteering to review a grant with Rotary Charities and contribute to initiatives that build thriving communities. Taking place in April and May, the time commitment is only about 2-3 hours in total, including reading the assigned application and review summary and participating in a meeting with the review team and applicant via Zoom. Express your interest by reaching out to Miriam Owsle at
2024 Rotary Program
If you missed last Tuesday's meeting, the Program Committee is looking for suggestions for who or what you would like to see later this year in a program. We have some empty space available or we can organize more for 2025, so if you have an idea you can send it to Dan Buron at Thank you to all who submitted comments already!
Visioning Session
If you haven't registered and would like to attend, please get your RSVP in ASAP by signing up here. If you have already registered and have not received your pre-session worksheet to prepare please reach out to Liz at
We will be meeting in the Presbyterian Church on 701 Westminster Rd. on February 10th from 9am-1pm. Lunch will be provided. If you still need to complete the district-led survey about the club you can find that here so we have as much information to help lead the event as possible. Come and be a part of planning where the Rotary Club of Traverse City is going in the future! For any questions please contact Linda Racine at
New Year, New Members!
Thank you to all of the members who have brought guests so far this year! We have some awesome people to introduce as new members of the club coming up. If you have brought a guest and they have an interest in joining and have not yet connected with membership committee chair Dale Chilcote, you can email for more information. Or if you have someone in your life who may be interested that we have not met, bring them next Tuesday!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Nick Ceglarek
Matt McDonough
Marlene Bevan
Have a great week and eat some cake!
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
February 13th @ Hagerty - Opera House
February 20th @ Hagerty - TC Light & Power
February 27th @ Hagerty - 20Fathoms
March 5th @ Hagerty - Central High School Spring Musical
March 12th @ Hagerty - Rotary Charities
March 19th @ Hagerty - DDA Update