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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
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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
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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
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SPOKES -- February 11, 2020 Arthur Ayers 2020-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
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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
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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!!
 
Snowbird SPOKES - March 28 Tom Ruesink 2018-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 27, 2018 Arthur Ayers 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES - March 20, 2018 Meeting Arthur Ayers 2018-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- March 13, 2018 Tom Renner 2018-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Spokes - March 6, 2018 Arthur Ayers 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes- February 27, 2018 Arthur Ayers 2018-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes -- February 20, 2018 Ayers 2018-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes -- February 13, 2018 Art Ayers 2018-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes -- February 6, 2018 Art Ayers 2018-02-07 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes - January 30, 2018 2018-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes - January 23, 2018 Art Ayers 2018-01-24 05:00:00Z 0
Spokes - January 16, 2018 Art Ayers 2018-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

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 -- March 7, 2017 Dene Hadden 2017-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 28, 2017 Tom Renner 2017-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
SPOKES -- February 28, 2017 Tom Renner 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

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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SPOKES -- February 21, 2017 Tom Renner 2017-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
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