Volume 45 - Issue 3

May 19th, 2023

Our Next Meeting - May 23rd, 2023

Will be held at the Hagerty Center on Tuesday, May 23rd. 

The program will be a Labor Market Talent Strategy for Michigan and feature Kerry Singh the Chief Talent Solutions & Engagement Officer at Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  


Join the Zoom Meeting HERE


Featured Item - Stroll for Epilepsy 

Get out to CLINCH PARK TOMORROW and show your support for the truly brave Anna Beers, daughter of our Rotarian Allison Beers, by joining her Stroll Team or making a donation. All proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. You may also volunteer for the event by going to
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
DeGood, Chris
Gratitude & Reflection
Petzold, Tom
Introduce Rotarians & Guests
Randles, Jon
Happy Bucks
Chilcote, Dale
LaPorte, Paul
Powell, George M.
Tech Support
Noonan, John
Program Host
Call, Warren
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 

  • STRIVE is our student-centered committee and needs a group of 15 members to participate in the Central High School Sophmore Mock Interview and Career Fair on May 31st from 8 am to noon. It's a great way to meet students and possibly help them find summer jobs. Please contact Sakura Takano to join the team in building up the youth of our community. There will be lunch provided. 

  • We are celebrating the inaugural summer of events at Rotary Square and invite you to be a part of a historic moment by joining us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rotary Square on June 9th at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP here by June 6th 

  • Kids' Free Fishing Day will be held Saturday, June 17th. 

  • Munson Manor Dinners are back and we need your help to prepare meals. Give back in a wholesome way by feeding people and giving them a night to relax and unwind. Don't worry if it's your first time, Ben Marentette would join you and show you the ropes. Members sign up directly through the electronic calendar link and let Ben Marentette know when you do so for tracking purposes. 

  • "Got Committees?"

    • The Social Events Committee is in need of 3 new members to plan fun outings for the club to network and socialize outside of normal meetings. Please contact Susan Kraus to join in on the fun planning. 
    • The Program Committee has been led by Steve Wade magnificently for 7 years. He is looking for someone to partner with him this upcoming year to learn the ropes and pass on new leadership.

  • The World Community Service Committee has planned a Guatemala Service Learning Trip. Join us this fall (September 23-30) as we visit projects our club has been supporting, meet with local leaders and Rotarians, and serve in a variety of ways in the programs’ schools and healthcare facilities. 

    • Safe Passage - Our club has been involved with Safe Passage for many years--this short video provides a great overview of this life-changing program!

    • Planting Seeds - Our club contributed to the construction of a new community center opening in July.  Read more

    • Coyolate Health Clinic - The clinic provides medical care, medicines, and health education. Learn more

    • If you are interested in learning more, please contact John Cox, Lorraine Beers, or Linda Racine

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

May 30th @ Hagerty - 4-Day Work Week
June 6th @ Hagerty - How to Write a Book
June 13th @ Hagerty - Justice for our Neighbors
June 20th @ ParkPlace 
June 27th @ Hagerty - Presidential Transfer