April 12, 2022 
Bill Roberts is Back! He promptly started the meeting today at 7 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Pastor Jeff Dick, led today’s invocation, praying for Holy week and all of the services and events happening around this week.
2 Guests Today Thomas Peelle and Wendy Onuki
Rosalie Plechaty introduced Thomas Blaine Peelle, Thomas is a MSU Alumni, has had many positions throughout his years as a business owner, also was a  control engineer at Chrysler.  He and his wife Judy sold their home on Lake Allegan and moved here to South Haven.
Bill Roberts inducted Thomas Peelle into the South Haven Rotary.  Rosalie presented him with a shirt, hat, certificate and new member packet of information.  Welcome Tom!
Comedy Relief
Bob Copping told us about the Senate’s “joint “ committee
Announcements – April 12, 2022
Optional Discussion about Ukraine Contributions.
Paul Hix
Let's create the Michigan Million for Ukraina kids! Sponsored by Michigan Rotarians 
For the South Haven Rotarians let's contribute the first $100,000.  With the horrific tragedy that the people of Ukraina are experiencing and the massive refugee crises that Putin is causing let's make a statement.
 How will it be funded?
Members that choose to support the evet may donate to Rotary (they will be collecting donations and providing them to the Unraina people) in the following ways.
  1. Cash
  2. Appreciated equites
  3. Funds from their donor funds
  4. A portion of their RMD's (that they are required to take) but will not need for living expenses in 2022
  5. Funds from charitable remainder trusts
Is this crazy? Maybe but these children and the Ukraina people need the world to support them.
Let's make a difference!
So far the South Haven Rotary has donated over  $ 31,000.
Paul will be sending out a communication today with instructions on how to donate. He had a “crazy” idea to have a Michigan Millions donation!
Kenya project Update – Years of visioning, planning, fundraising and designing will soon be rewarded with the completion of a 160,000 gallon water storage cistern for the Maternal and Child Hospital in Ngoswani, Kenya. The cistern has been capped. The concrete needs to cure. In a matter of days the cistern will be operational, providing a safe water resource to the hospital which serves approximately 300,000 people.
Blessings in a backpack Wednesday April 13th (note the date change) and Thursday April 21st.
Arbor Day Tree Planting – The planting of the tree will be Friday, April 29 (Arbor Day). It will be mid-morning at a time and place to be determined. A group of kindergarten students from Maple Grove will be joining us.
The educational Fundraiser will be held on April 30th at The Beeches Golf Course. Update next week.
Jeffry Dick will be retiring on May 1st and moving to Grand Rapids shortly thereafter, and as such he will no longer be an active member of our club. April 26th will be his last meeting.
The Rotary transition dinner will be Thursday June 30 at Hawks Head restaurant and golf course. The golf course might be used before the dinner. See Dan Thompson to help set up the golf event.
We have been asked to participate in the July 4th parade Rotary’s part would involve manning the streets around the parade route, while Kiwanis would be helping at the staging area. Becky Burkerk will set up a meeting in April. We’ll need a lead person for that event.
We’re planning on Pancake breakfasts for Sunday July 3rd and Sunday August 14th 2022. There will be special volunteer opportunities to inventory and clean our pancake breakfast equipment before the July event.
Dan Thompson We’re looking for recommendations for Citizen of the year, and Rotarian of the year. Nomination forms are available on the front page of our website. The board decides on the citizen of the year and club hero, and acts on recommendations from the scholarship committee for Educator and Service Award of the year. The Rotarian of the year is decided by the past Rotarians of the year.
We were joined by 8 Zoomers today!
Dana Hullinger:  Thursday 6 p.m. at Lake Michigan College.  There will be a program from SCORE on Economic Development. This will be regarding starting your own business. Score Volunteers will be there to help.
50/50 Drawing
Guest Wendy Onuki drew the winning number today!
Brian Kurts had the winning ticket but did not pick the winning card.
Pete Swanson won the $2.00 consolation prize.
Both Deb and her daughter are celebrating a birthday this week!
Jerry – Daughters Birthday is today!
John – His birthday was a few days ago!
Sandra – Granddaughter Kaia Celebrating her 5th Birthday!
Angelique, brother is having his first child.
Dana Hullinger- Grandson’s 13th Birthday!
Happy Bucks
Tom Renner- His Book has arrived at the printer!
Larry W- Happy for another spring day!
Mark Odland- shout out to Paul Hix.
Dene Hadden-happy to be back! Has a scholarship meeting tomorrow.
Mary Sue Lyon introduced this weeks guest speaker Wendy Onuki
Wendy is an 8 year SH resident with her husband and two children.
She is the Executive Director of the SH Mittens Museum
Museum opened last week
Located at 246 Broadway St.
Hours are Wed-Sat 10 to 3 p.m.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Age group targeted is Toddler to Early Elementary
The Museum employs 2 part time staff and have volunteers, there are volunteer opportunities.
Please see the attached power point for more information.
Bill Roberts thanked Wendy and presented her with a $25.00 gift card from Fleming Brothers Oil and Convenience Mart. The meeting was adjourned promptly at 8 a.m. with the Four Way Test.  Our next meeting is April 19, 2022 and  is an in person meeting, starting at 7 a.m., held at Peace Lutheran Church. Next week Bob Boerma is the chair and our speaker will be Julie Sheppard and Members of the History Club.  See you there!