SPOKES -- July 16, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 9, 2024 Tom Renner 2024-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 27, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - Special Edition (June 29, 2024) Tom Renner 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 18, 2024 Tom Renner 2024-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 11, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-06-11 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 28, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 21, 2024 Tom Renner 2024-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 14, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- May 7, 2024 Tom Renner 2024-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 30, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 23, 2024 Tom Renner 2024-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - April 16, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 2, 2024 Sandra 2024-04-09 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 26, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 19, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 27, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 20, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 13, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 6, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 30, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 23, 2024 Sandra Reno 2024-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 16, 2024 Arthur Ayers 2024-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- December 12, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- December 5, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - November 28, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 14, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 21, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - November 7, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 31, 2023 Arthur Ayers 2023-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 24, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 17, 2023 Tom Renner 2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 10, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 3, 2023 Tom Renner 2023-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 26, 2023 Arthur Ayers 2023-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 19, 2023 Tom Renner 2023-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 12, 2023 Arthur Ayers 2023-09-14 04:00:00Z 0

SPOKES-- September 12, 2023

SOUTH HAVEN ROTARY SPOKES
September 12, 2023
 
We were greeted by Larry Wittkop and Griffin Graham as we
entered the meeting.
At 7am sharp, we were welcomed by President Melinda Gruber. We
opened with the “America the Beautiful”, followed by Art Ayers’
invocation.
GUESTS: Kelly from Fifth/Third Bank
Joining us on Zoom was Amy Nichols
SINGING:
+ Bob Boerma led us this morning, as we “navigated” our way
through “Danny Boy” and “Sing Rotarians”.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
+ Thanks to Bill Roberts, in advance, for taking over the
meeting, as President Gruber needs to leave early for a work
commitment.
+ We have sold 100% of our designated District Foundation raffle
tickets. Thanks to Dave Campbell for coordinating this effort
and to all who purchased tickets. It’s because of you that we
remain a 100% club.
+ We were not able to find a time to reschedule our Rotary
Summer Event; however, Rotary Social Hours will begin on
Wednesday, October 11th, at 5:30pm at Three Blondes Brewing.
Social hours are held on the second Wednesday of each month,
unless otherwise indicated.
+ District Governor Sharalyn Davis’ visit to our club meeting
has been rescheduled to November 14th.
+ Our next Board Meeting will be held following our meeting next
week- September 19th.
+ An Allegan County Mini-Golf Tournament has been organized to
raise funds for the Allegan County Housing Project. It is
scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9am-
6pm.The Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas, a 501c(3) charity, and
the Rotary Club of Allegan are organizing the tournament. The
two clubs have formed teams consisting of all five of Allegan
County’s Rotary Clubs. The East Team consists of mini-golfers
from Allegan, Otsego, and Plainwell. The West Team includes
mini-golfers from Douglas, Fennville, Pullman, and Saugatuck. It
would be great if we could enter a foursome into the tournament.
The tournament will be played at The Saugatuck Mini-Golf, 3460
Blue Star Highway on the north end of Saugatuck. Shotgun starts
of foursomes are set to begin promptly at 9am, 10:30am, Noon,
and 1:30pm. The awards presentation is to be held at 6pm. FEES:
$100 per registered foursome. SIGN-UP: Easy registration for
foursomes online at https://tinyurl.com/allegancup.
+ Rotary and Rotaract clubs around the world are partnering with
their local Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Masons clubs to
initiate joint community projects. Locally, Angelica has several
community groups, including the Masons, and local churches and
businesses, organized for a project on September 23rd.
Harbor Light Brewery is hosting an Oktoberfest 5k bike/run/walk
on the 23rd AND has provided their location, 516 Phoenix St., for
the fundraiser. The event website is
https://oktoberfestsouthhaven.com/.The proceeds from the project
will benefit the Youth Development Company of South Haven.
Angelica says that a few more volunteers are needed for the day
of the fundraiser which will run from 7am-12pm. Contact Angelica
with any questions.
COPPING’S COMEDY RELIEF:
Bob told us of a man who was attending a recent M-MSU football
game who happened to have two 50-yard line seats. One of his
seats remained unoccupied, and the person sitting beside him
wondered why such a prime seat remained unoccupied. The man
responded, “My wife died”. The person offered their condolences;
then asked the man, “Couldn’t you find a friend or acquaintance
who would have joined you?”, to which the man responded,
“They’re all at her funeral”.
TOM RUESINK: Raffle
Rhonda Wendzel was Tom’s choice as this morning’s “honest and
reliable” individual who would pick the first winning ticket.
Don Hodgman had the winning ticket and proceeded to choose the
“2” card for half the pot.
Rhonda then drew again, and Dan Thompson had the winning ticket.
TOM RUESINK: Happy Bucks
+ Kaileigh Eddy indicated that her parents celebrated their 58th
anniversary, husband Mark celebrated birthday #55, and her dad
had his 82nd birthday.
+ Jerry Gruber honored the memory of his first wife, Sandy, by
letting us know that, if Sandy was still alive, they would be
celebrating their 62nd anniversary.
+ Dan Thompson recently attended the wedding of Laurie’s son in
Cancun.
+ Deb Davidson said that her grandson, Bode, is turning 5 on the
13th.
+ Larry Wittkop saluted the Honolulu Blue of the Detroit Lions.
+ There were a few mentions of Go Blue and Go Green.
+ Dan Williamson was happy to report that the placement of his
90-year-old mother into a memory care facility was far less
stressful than anticipated.
+ Jerry Portman offered Best Wishes for Aaron Rodgers.
+ Clark Gruber mentioned that Brett Nichols, Amy’s husband,
would be competing in the Iron Man competition in Frankfort.
+ Tom and Karen Ruesink are headed to Mackinac Island following
today’s meeting for an anniversary celebration.
+ Steve Larsen reminded us that fall arrives in about a wee
PROGRAM: An LMC Update
Program Chair-Jeremy Burleson, Associate Dean LMC-South
Haven Campus, AND a Rotarian in good standing.
Highlights:
+ Millage Renewal
On August 8th, the current millage for LMC was renewed for
another 20 years! The millage generates nearly 25% of LMC’s
total operational budget.
+ Free Tuition
Frontliners-Michiganders who worked in essential industries
during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.
Michigan Reconnect- Covers community college tuition and
fees for adults who want to earn an associate degree or skills
certificate.
LMC Promise- Residency requirements and income-based
+ Programming
Current: CAN, Phlebotomy, Pearson Assessment, Michigan
Transfer Agreement, Trucking, Marine Technician
Future Hopes: Physical Therapy Assistant 2027, Introduction
to Farm Management, Drone Certificate, E-Sports
+ Early College
Dual Enrollment
Early/Middle College
Michigan Transfer Agreement
+ Community Involvement
+ Rotary’s Impact on LMC Students
Rotary Club of South Haven Scholarship- Since 2005, 74
students have received almost $70,000.00 in scholarships.
Emergency Funds- Since 2016, 27 students have received
almost $5500.00. Without this money, those 27 students may have
had to stop taking classes.
Jeremy took a number of questions from those in attendance, and
Bill Roberts expressed his thanks for Jeremy’s presentation, as
did our club.
NEXT WEEK: September 19th
Program Chair-Michael Matheny
GUEST SPEAKER- Becky Huttenga, Ottawa County Economic
Development Coordinator/MI Farm Coordinator. The program will
deal with various aspects of agriculture, as it relates to
farmland protection and farmland session planning.
GREETERS: Deb Davidson and Bryan Kurtz
We concluded with the Four-Way Test.
Respectfully submitted, Art Ayers, Past Seasonal Editarian
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SPOKES - August 29, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 22, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 8, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 1, 2023  Sandra Reno 2023-08-07 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 25, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 18, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 11, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES Extra -- June 27, 2023 Tom Renner 2023-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 20, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 13, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 6, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- May 30, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - May 16, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - May 9, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 2, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Special SPOKES -- May 1, 2023 Dana Hullinger 2023-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 18, 2023 Arthur Ayers 2023-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 11, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 4, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 28, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 21, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 14, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- March 7, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- March 1, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 21, 2023 Tom Renner 2023-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 14, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 7, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 31, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 24, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 17, 2023 Arthur Ayers 2023-01-19 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 3, 2023 Sandra Reno 2023-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- December 6, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 29, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 22, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 15, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 8, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 1, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 25, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 18, 2022 Arthur Ayers 2022-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 11, 2022 Dene Hadden 2022-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 4, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 27, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 20, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 13, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 6, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 30, 2022  Sandra Reno 2022-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 9, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 26, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 2, 2022 Dene Hadden 2022-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 19, 2022 Arthur Ayers 2022-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 12, 2022 Arthur Ayers 2022-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Special SPOKES -- June 30, 2022 Tom Renner 2022-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Special SPOKES - July 4, 2022 Tom Renner 2022-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 21, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 14, 2022 Dene Hadden 2022-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - June 7, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 24, 2022 san 2022-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 17, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 10, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 26, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 19, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 12, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 5, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 29, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- March 15, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 22, 2022 Arthur Ayers 2022-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES- March 8, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- March 1, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 22, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 15, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 8, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 1, 2022 2022-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 18, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 10, 2022 Sandra Reno 2022-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES December 14, 2021 2021-12-30 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES November 30, 2021 2021-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES November 30, 2021 Sandra Reno 2021-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 28, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - September 21, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 14, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 7, 2021  Dene Hadden 2021-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- August 31, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES August 10, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- July 27, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 20, 2021 2021-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 13, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 6, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - June 29, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 22, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 15, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 8, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 1, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 25, 2021  Dene Hadden 2021-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 18, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 11, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 4, 2021  Dene Hadden 2021-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - April 27, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 20, 2021` 2021-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 13, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-04-13 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 6, 2021 Dene Hadden 2021-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 30, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- March 23, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 16, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 9, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 2, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 23, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 16, 2021 Tom Renner 2021-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 9, 2021  Arthur Ayers 2021-02-09 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - February 2, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 26, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- January 19, 2021 Tom Renner 2021-01-19 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 12, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-01-12 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES-- January 5, 2021 Arthur Ayers 2021-01-05 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - December 15, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- December 8, 2020 dene hadden 2020-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- December 1, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 24, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 17, 2020 Tom Renner 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- November 10, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES- November 3, 2020 Tom Renner 2020-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - October 27, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 20, 2020 Ayers 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 13, 2020 Tom Renner 2020-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- October 6, 2020 Tom Renner 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 29, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 22, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 15, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 8, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- September 1, 2020  Dene Hadden 2020-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 25, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 18, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 11, 2020  Tom Renner 2020-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- August 4, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - July 28, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - July 21, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - July 14, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- July 7, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 30, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 23, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 16, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 9, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- June 2, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 26, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-05-26 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 19, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-05-19 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- May 12, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 28, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - April 14, 2020 Dene Hadden 2020-04-14 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- April 7, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 31, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 24, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 17, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 10, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-03-10 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 3, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - February 25, 2020 Meeting Arthur Ayers 2020-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 18, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 11, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 4, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - January 28, 2020 Tom Renner 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 21, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- January 14, 2020 Art Ayers 2020-01-14 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - January 7, 2020 Art Ayers 2020-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes December 17, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Christmas Spokes Dec 10, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes, December 3, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes November 26, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes November 19, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-11-19 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes November 12, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes November 4, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes October 29, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes October 22, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes October 8, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes October 1, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes September 24, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes September 17, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes September 10, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes September 3, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes August 27, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes - August 20, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-08-20 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes August 6, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes July 30, 2019  Dene Hadden 2019-07-30 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes, July 23, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes July 16, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-07-16 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes July 2, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes June 25, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes June 18, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes June 11, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-06-11 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes June 4, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes May 28, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes, May 21, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes May 14, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes May 7, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes April 30, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes, April 23, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes April 16, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes April 9, 2019 Dene Hadden 2019-04-09 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes - Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Arthur Ayers 2019-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes -- Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Arthur Ayers 2019-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes -- Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Arthur Ayers 2019-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
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Snowbird SPOKES - March 28

Posted by Tom Ruesink on Apr 03, 2018
From Tom Ruesink, Sun Tanned Editarian
 
Our Florida snowbird second southern meeting for 2018 was held this past Wednesday March 28. Eighteen (18) members and guest joined together  for a great gathering and lunch. (Rhonda, I will send you the member's names later).  It was great having in our presence and fresh of the western snow resort  Bob and Dee Stickland.
 
One couldn't have asked for a better cooperation from the weather person; temperature was in low 80, our seating was on a covered porch with light breezes coming off the gulf, and we happen to hit the day when they had 2 for 1 drinks special!!
 
Since Gruber wasn't here to record this event,  just an observation on part of this editor.  It was noted that from the men's end of the table all had non-alcohol drinks!!  Seating arrangement for these gathering have the tables divided with men at one end and women at other end.  Judging by their spirit of conversations, that perhaps a few at other end of table (women's) took advantage of this drink special!!
 
Much conversation regarding activities we all have been involved with this past few months. Many of us have had opportunity in sharing this time with visiting friends and relatives and even a few visited other Rotary club meetings!!  We all concluded that the winter days flew by quickly and that for the majority of us our travels will soon be taking us north.  So by the end of April, majority of this group will be back sharing bread with rest of our home club members.
 
As usual, the hat was passed collecting fines. This collection will be added into appropriate fine collection basket in due time.   (Providing it's not needed to assist one's cost in returning home!!)
 
Good time was enjoyed by all, "meeting" broke up after 2 pm.  After which several members visited Larry and Midge Lewis' elegant winter retreat.
 
That's all for this year
Tom
 
As Don Hixson writes--something about license to stretch the truth!!
 
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SPOKES January 9, 2018

SPOKES VOL. LXV NO. 25                                      January 9, 2018
We were greeted by Bill Roberts and Dan Thompson.
President Renner opened our meeting with the “Pledge of Allegiance”, and Art Ayers offered the invocation.
 
Guests:
Our guest was John Gillette, who was assisting Stuart Comiskey with his presentation.
 
Music:
Sorry to say, we were not graced with our Rotary voices this morning. The CD player has issues…
 
Announcements:
  • President Renner shared a few cards of thanks, received within the last few weeks. They were from:
Pastor Ginny of the First United Methodist Church, regarding our Christmas Dinner
The We Care Staff
The Lake Michigan College Foundation
South Haven Center for the Arts
Junior Achievement
Bronson Health Foundation
 
  • Blessings in a Backpack will be on th, at 1:30, at Lincoln Elementary.
  • On th, the Diversity Coalition is sponsoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. activity at South Haven High School. This is usually no more than an hour commitment, and all volunteers should arrive at 10am.
  • Our Salvation Army bell ringing collected $2650.78, more than $1000 above last year’s total! Many thanks to our 22 Rotarians who participated!
  • Our District newsletter should have been received in your mail.
  • Marty Graber is due to return from Kenya in February. He will be available for a program in March or April.
  • A Board Meeting will follow our regular meeting this morning.
  • Jerry Gruber reported that 176 individuals were served at the Open Door Christmas Dinner, and because of all of the donations, it only cost our club $129! Thanks to all who helped, and a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Jerry!
  • Speaking of the dinner, don’t forget to visit the photo gallery on our website.
 
50/50
Jerry Portman filled in admirably for our Assistant Sergeant-at Arms, Stuart Comiskey…John Gillette was “charged” with selecting the first ticket, and Don Hodgman had the lucky ticket. Don, however, drew the number 2, which didn’t generate much of a prize for Dan Thompson ($2).
 
Fines
  • Rhonda Wendzel celebrated Harold McColl’s birthday.
  • Larry Wittkop celebrated granddaughter Caroline’s 17th birthday, and hopes that the Spartans “rebound”.
  • Congratulations to Stu Comiskey, who announced that his son and daughter-in-law would be welcoming twins, due to arrive on th!
  • Art Ayers celebrated his wife Kris’ birthday and also their 44th anniversary.
  • Jerry Gruber celebrated his granddaughter Audrey’s birthday.
  • Dorothy Lockwood reported that, on the 10th of January, it will have been 2 years since she has had chemo pulsing through her body!!
  • Don Hixson and Marian celebrated having all 8 grandsons, and many others, with them over the holidays.
  • Dan Liehr celebrated having a wonderful holiday in the Bahamas.
  • Bob Copping reflected on the large number of overweight individuals in the country. Whatever the final figures were, he said, they were bound to be “round”.
  • Dan Thompson hoped that everyone would “be safe”.
  • Bob McAlear hopes that we all “enjoy the winter”.
  • Nick Tuit celebrated a wonderful holiday with family, and also reported that he and Nancy have moved from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids.
  • Tom Fleming reminded us about Big Ten at Shell stations, indicating that gold members save 10 cents/gallon, and add a car wash to save 20 cents/gallon. Tom lost me with his mention of Wild Hog , but perhaps that’s best!
  • Bob Stickland mentioned that he’s glad to be here to “enjoy the snow”.
  • Some friendly banter regarding Paul Hix’s facial hair brought this segment to a close…
 
Stuart Comiskey had our program this morning. He and John and Sue Gillette went on a Roads Scholar tour to Southeastern Kentucky last spring, and Stuart and John shared pictures and information from their trip.
It was mentioned that there are 3 components to Roads Scholar tours: Geography, Culture and Industry.
Highlights included:
  • A stop at Union College in Barberville, KY, Stu’s alma mater, which he had not visited in 50 years. Knox County had always been a dry county; however, on this visit, they all found it odd that not many students were in evidence. Apparently, a law had recently been passed allowing alcohol sales. Where might they have been?
  • College, a school that charges no tuition, room or board…The students work!
  • Dupont Lodge- where they stayed
  • The Cumberland River
  • Hiking through Cumberland State Park
  • Predominantly Baptist, by many different names
  • In 1871, 3 square miles of Chicago burned to the ground, as did the city of Holland. The subsequent search for lumber in southeastern Kentucky and the surrounding area led to the discovery of coal.
  • The heyday of coal mining occurred during and between World Wars I and II.
  • Blue Heron Coal Mine closed in 1962-Oral histories on audio tapes have greatly helped preserve this storied history. One can only imagine the working conditions… One of their labor strikes occurred because the workers demanded showers!
 
President Renner, as well as those in attendance, thanked Stuart and John for their informative presentation.
 
Greeters for next Tuesday, January 16th, are Jerry Portman and Bob Herrera.
 
Next week’s program: Our guest will be Todd Gustafson, who works with Kinexus. His presentation will be “Integrating Workforce Economic and Community Development”. Tom Renner is the Program Chair.
 
We concluded our meeting with the Four Way Test.
Submitted by Editarian Art Ayers
 
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SPOKES -- February 28, 2017

 
http://www.southhavenrotary.org/
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
We were greeted by Larry Wittkop and Don Kitchin
 
President Ayers presided.
 
Our attendance today was 24. We miss our snowbirds.
 
President Art led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and offered the invocation.
 
Our guests were speaker Karen Reiner (?) and prospective member Jerry Portman.
 
Stu Comiskey served as our Sergeant-at-Arms.
 
Music:
 
Larry Wittkop led us in singing – “By the Beautiful Sea”, “Stoodola Pumpa” and “Rotary My Rotary”
 
Announcements:
 
* We received a “thank you” from the high school Robotics teams and an invitation to their demonstration open house this coming Thursday evening.
 
* Scott Mark again encouraged us to submit nominations for the Club Hero Award.
 
* Is Saturday, April 29 circled on your calendar for the Club’s annual Scholarship Fund Raiser?
 
* Marty reported he will return to Kenya on March 8 and be back in the States on May 4. We are so happy that he will be able to attend the District recognition event on May 13.
 
* Rhonda is seeking volunteers for the March 10 Blessings in the Backpack service project.
 
* President Art announced he will be absent from our March 7 meeting.
 
* Tom Renner encouraged members to put the Clubrunner App on their portable devices.
 
* Jerry Gruber gave us an update on the Florida snowbird event, including a Bob Copping-like joke. Hurry back Bob!!
 
* Don Hodgman encouraged the club to consider a reduction in the number of pancake breakfasts we sponsor. President Art said there would a Club Assembly at our April 4 meeting and that topic would be on the agenda.
 
 
50/50
 
* Prospective member Jerry Portman drew the number, HIS own (791) and then turned the four to claim the $206 jackpot. To add insult to injury, he then drew HIS own number again (790) but he graciously drew another (764), giving Richard Swanson the two bucks!
 
Happy Dollars:
 
- Only three more weeks of winter
- Several well deserved tributes to Marty in recognition of the article in Sunday’s Herald Palladium.
- Ted Weber quietly marked Julie’s birthday, his own birthday and Paul Hemmeter’s birthday.
- The accomplishments of the high school boy’s basketball team was recognized.
- Jerry Portman returned a generous portion of his jackpot to the Happy Dollars kitty.
 
Program:
 
Our program today was two-fold.
 
Karen, provided an update on the South Haven Area Diversity Coalition which has been a part of our community since 2003. The coalition has successfully fostered a sense of community among our diverse population. Over the years the group has sponsored stimulating conversations on topics such as our cultural differences, gun control, sexual orientation, immigration, tolerance and end of life issues. She invited topic ideas for future events. President Art presented a $250 SH Rotary grant in support of the Coalition’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event in which 2,000 pounds of rice was repackaged for our community’s food pantries. Several of our Rotarians participated in the MLK event.
 
Marty Graber brought us up-to-date on his work in Kenya. He opened by expressing his appreciation for the support he has received from Rotary. Marty also paid tribute to John Harding for his commitment to the project. He explained that phase two on the construction of the health facility is nearly complete and that he hopes during his upcoming visit to install the health-care equipment now on-site in storage containers.
 
We closed the meeting with the “Four Way Test”.
 
Next Week’s Program:
 
Our program is to be announced.
 
Next Week’s Greeters:
Mark Odland and Paul Hix.
 
Editarian Pinch-Hitter: Tom Renner
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