May 20th, 2024
The Traverse City Rotary
Club Bulletin
Our Next Meeting -
May 21st, 2024
We will be meeting next on May 21st at The Hagerty Center. The program for the day will be ESOP with Dan Farley. 
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE
Last Tuesday, John VanWagoner gave us an excellent update on TCAPS. Check out this video he referred to that you didn't get a chance to see! 
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
DeGood, Chris
Happy Bucks
Weaver, Carla
Guest Introductions
Newhouse, Mark A.
LaPorte, Paul
Anderson, Max
Gratitude & Reflection
Randles, Jon
Program Host
Hamlyn, Charlie
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May Social Event
Be sure to join in the summer kick-off this coming Wednesday when Discovery Pier will be hosting us to celebrate its new open-air pavilion, Venue Blue.  The 4,000 square-foot covered pavilion is right on the water, of course, and has the most beautiful views of our Bay possible.  
Through the generosity of Camps & Services, we will have grilled burgers and hot dogs, and we're asking those who attend to bring a side, salad, dessert, or any picnic fare to share -- optional, as always, but as evidenced by past events, I think you can count on some tasty extras. It's BYOB -- bring your own beverages to enjoy.  
We can also expect a contingent of Sunrise Rotarians we've invited to join in the festivities.  Your significant others are welcome too.  
It all starts at 5:00 continuing until 7:30.  There's parking on the Pier and across M-22 at the Discovery Center.  
IMPORTANT:  Please let us know that you're planning to attend.  If you've already RSVP'd, no need to do it again, but otherwise, please send an email to Susan Kraus at
Can't wait to explore this lovely new space!
Brazil Disaster Relief
Last Tuesday, one of our exchange students Luiz informed us of a devastating flood that has affected 455 of his home country Brazil's 497 cities. It is the largest flood in Brazil's history. Many generous Rotarians made donations that will go directly to Rotary-sponsored disaster relief in the area. We raised a total of $1,917! If you did not get a chance to donate and would still like to you can send a check to Liz at 13170 S. West Bayshore Dr. Traverse City MI 49684 or you can email to let Liz know how much to bill your account. 
Thank you for your generosity!
Matching Funds Requests
The first round of matching fund requests are due on June 1st! For those who are not familiar with the process, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation will match up to $250 annually for any Rotarian who donates to a non-profit within the 5 county area. All you have to do is record your donation on this form here and make sure you give it to Liz and you're all set! Don't panic if you don't make this deadline, you can still claim your match by turning in a form anytime between now and December 1st for it to be dispersed in round two. Any questions, please contact Liz at
Contact Info Update
If you have not filled out the Google form to confirm your contact info please do so here! Liz will be manually updating ClubRunner & Quickbooks to make sure everyone's information is up to date so everyone gets their Rotary news and invoices. Thank you!
Happy Birthday this week to these members! Have a great week and eat some cake!
Regina Jaeger
Emily Wilbert
Steve Haskin
Upcoming Meetings & Programs
May 28th @ Hagerty - Before, During, & After Incarceration
June 4th @ Hagerty - Road To Recovery
June 11th @ Hagerty - Rotary Charities
June 18th @ Hagerty - Rotary Youth Exchange
June 25th @ Hagerty - Presidential Transition
July 2nd - NO MEETING - Cherry Festival