Volume 41 - Issue 1

January 2nd, 2023

Our Next Meeting - January 3rd, 2023

Will be held at the Hagerty Center tomorrow Tuesday, January 3rd.
The program will be on the Ottaway Bridge and feature Koffi Kpachavi, the Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Conservation District. 
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE


Friendly reminder to please RSVP for a meeting if you plan to bring guests. This will help us accommodate everyone who comes to lunch since our attendance tends to vary. Kindly send notice to

Meeting Recap - December 20th

  • Homer Nye shared his very thoughtful gratitude and reflection, reminding us that everyone is fragile and should be handled with care.
  • Lisa Brady bounced up to introduce Rotarians and their guests. 
  • We welcomed 3 new amazing members to our Club. Jayne Mohr sponsored Lisa Migazzi and Cristal Anderson, and Robert Hentschel sponsored David Hamm. Welcome to Rotary!
  • Al Bonney led Happy Bucks and the holiday cheer. Our happiness was further stoked by Steve Wade showing us the impact this year's Christmas Basket program was able to achieve: A total of $11,600 worth of gifts, 51 families were referred, and 2018 people and children were taken care of for Christmas. 
  • Our intro to Rotary program will be starting back up again, shared John Noonan. New members should keep a look out for the schedule. 
  • Club Secretary Connor Miller celebrated our members with perfect attendance with Don Breadon at the top with 48 years of continued service. If you're active in the club with committees and events, let Sonya know because they do count towards your attendance, not just meetings. 
  • Michael Caruso took us back in time to learn about the 4-way test and how it's made significant benefits to Rotarians' success. We didn't have all of our Paul Harris Fellows present but he took the time to recognize their financial contribution to the cause of Rotary.
  • President Marlene gave the tables some time to chat about their personal "Rotary Moment" which brought back lots of wonderful experiences and the true meaning of service above self. 
  • The 50/50 winning sum was $54 and went home with Amanda Scott. 
  • We ended the meeting with Alan Long's Bo Diddley We Are Strong in Rotary
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
Gratitude & Reflection
Nye, Homer
Introduce Rotarians & Guests
Parker, Pat
Happy Bucks
Milock, Diana
Tech Support
Noonan, John
Racine, Linda
Program Host
Wertz, Thomas
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 


  • Rotary Charities will host an event on Thursday, January 26th at the City Opera House for a special evening spotlighting three local grantee initiatives that have been taking a systems change approach and making significant progress on the challenges of youth homelessness, food insecurity, and health disparities.
    • Several volunteers are needed to help with the event, including checking people in at the door and "running" microphones during the audience Q&A portion of the evening.
    • Your service will count towards our club's goal of 1000 hours. Email Miriam at to sign up.
    • Learn more about the event here:
  • Need a winter activity to enjoy? Join with 10 Rotarians 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!

  • If you would like to be involved during weekly meetings, we are looking for a group of 5-10 Rotarians to alternate Introducing Visiting Rotarians and Rotarians' guests at the meeting. It's a great way to practice some public speaking so please reach out to

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

Jan 10th @ Country Club - Commongrounds
Jan 17th @ Park Place - Rotary~Hanwash
Jan 24th @ Hagerty - BATA
Jan 31st @ Hagerty - HOLD~School Safety
Feb 7th @ Hagerty - Fitness
Feb 14th @ Great Wolf Lodge - American Red Cross