December 6, 2022 
Meeting started promptly at 7 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Art Ayers gave our Invocation, asking for continued prayers for Barry Winkel.
6 Zoomers joined us today
Amy Nichols                Tom Rummel
Dave Campbell            Brandon Hinz
Mark Odland                Bob Brickman
We Welcomed 1 Guest!!
 Sharalyn Davis the District Governor Elect!
Sharalyn Davis, BM, MT-BC, MBA, joined the Climax Michigan Rotary Club while elected to school board in 2003. She served as club president within a year, then assistant governor, district Bio-Sand water filter (two Dominican Republic trips), foundation and alumni committees soon after. She currently celebrates being immersed in RI District Governor training, meeting our fantastic District 6360 Clubs, and leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Club Visioning committees.
 International Conventions attended include Montreal, Chicago, and Houston in 2022. In 2018 she joined Cereal City Sunrise Rotary Club in Battle Creek Michigan and soon traveled with a Rotary International DREAM TEAM to build a dam in rural India (2018). The theme the year Sharalyn joined Rotary, 'Sow the Seeds of Love', spoke directly to the heart of this music therapist, creative arts/recreation/wellness therapist, and humanitarian. Serving hospitalized Veterans as a therapist at the Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center, using artistic expression for self-realization and recovery, made for a joy-filled career. She felt privileged to share in the transformation of so many lives through therapeutic arts, and belief in the resiliency of the human spirit.
 Leading with Love remains her passion as a Rotarian. During her governance she hopes to promote community arts, mental health, international service, and connecting to Veterans. She performs (clarinetist) with many local groups and travels with the National Medical Musical Orchestra (Washington DC) to perform ambassadorial benefit concerts. She's performed in Taiwan (2019), Poland/Lithuania/Latvia (2018), Moscow/St. Petersburg, South Africa, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, France, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Toronto. In 2019 she traveled with Agape Community Transformation to teach music in Uganda. She continues sharing joy through music outreach at nursing homes, food banks, shelters and churches.
 Leadership experiences include Michigan Political Leadership Program (MSU), Music Center of South-Central Michigan, AAUW, Climax-Scotts School Board, League of Women Voters, Climax Township, Calhoun County United Way/Combined Federal Campaigns, National Veterans Creative Arts Festivals, and MSU 4-H. Her interests include music/dance/theatre, farming, fitness, international service, and social activism. She anticipates Peace Corps and non-profit service pursuits following the District Governor adventure!
 She pursued music performance degree at Grand Valley State University, completed a Bachelor's in Music/Music Therapy from Western Michigan University, was awarded a Michigan Political Leadership fellowship (MSU), and received a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) in strategic management from Davenport University.
Larry Wittkop led us in song today:
Two Songs:  Sing and All Hail to Rotary
Jerry Gruber reminded us to wear our Rotary shirts and hats to the Christmas Open Door Dinner on December 20th at the United Methodist Church.
7:30 a.m. Board Meeting on December 20th at Peace Lutheran Church
Barry Winkel has been moved to Mary Free Bed and is starting to turn a corner!
  1. Blessings in a Backpack volunteers needed this Thurs. Dec. 8th; 10:30am North Shore School.  Thank you to the “record setting crew” who worked last Thurs. to complete the task in 14 minutes!
  2. Please sign up for an hour shift for our Salvation Army Bell Ringing Service Project scheduled for Dec. 10th, we need to fill 9 slots yet.  Please see Griffin this morning to sign-up.  Thank you, Griffin and Sandra, for taking the lead on this service project.
  3. Our Holiday Party will be Dec. 14th at the Congregation Restaurant on Broadway.  Rhonda has a sign-up sheet circulating. 
  4. Dec. 20th will be our evening to serve the Christmas Open Door Dinner at the United Methodist Church.  Thank you, Jerry Gruber for leading this effort and to Amy Nichols for assisting.  Jerry also has a sign-up sheet for shifts of volunteers.
  5. I have a membership application for Mike Matheny to join the Club.  Mike, we look forward to welcoming you as a new member soon.
  6. Reminder that this is our last Tues. morning meeting for the month of Dec.  Our next regular meeting will be Jan. 3rd.  Hope to see many of you at the service and social projects coming up each week for the remainder of the month.
Comedy Relief
A woman with 5 babies (quintuplets) at the airport ticket counter. Is her flight free under the free quint flyer program???? Wah Wah….
50/50 Raffle
Bob Copping’s number was drawn and he did not win the pot.
Ross Woodhams won the $2.00 consolation prize.
Dan Thompson’s new bride Celebrates the 29th Anniversary of her Birthday on December 10th!
Tom Ruesink- First Year of Grandson Birthday!
Tom Fleming- December 20th is his Son’s Birthday!
G.B. Richmond- His Marine son turns 22 on December 25th!
Dene Hadden- Daughter in Laws Birthday is Friday December 9th and his sons Birthday is Tuesday December 13th!
Jerry Gruber-Elsie is 6 years old on December 30th!
Dana Hullinger- December 18 will be the 10th Anniversary of his move to South Haven!
Don and Carole Hodgman will Celebrate their 56th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday December 10th!
Deb Davidson- Grandson Marcus will turn 21 on December 29th!
We Sang Ludington Style !!!
Happy Bucks
Larry Wittkop- Happy as can be!!
Tom Renner- Brice was born 8Lbs 8 oz now two weeks old and weighs 10lbs, 10 oz.
Dan Thompson- Beat ARMY!
Nick Tuit- Kansas State beat TCU for the Championship!
Ross Woodhams- Happy about the We Care  Festival of Trees – Come buy a Tree and see the trains. Woodhams is matching all of the bids for the Trees!  Some very creative trees to see and bid on!
Deb Davidson- Proud of the Purdue Boilers!
Sharalyn- Happy to visit, and likes that we are such a family oriented club!
Kayleigh Eddy- Competative Cheer Team had their first meet and placed 3rd. Also happy about Winter Sports coming up!
John Mellein – Go Lions!
Steve Larson- Go ARMY!
Bob Copping- Happy about the Fireplace Fund at Dykman Park in honor and tribute to Bob Stickland!
Mary Sue Lyon- Thanks to Melinda Gruber for pulling the Club Assembly presentation together for Today.
  The meeting was adjourned promptly at 8 a.m. with the Four Way Test. Please join us next year on January 3rd promptly at 7 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church. May you all have a Blessed Holiday!
Respectfully submitted: Sandra S. Reno