February 1, 2022                                                                       
Bill Roberts called the meeting to order promptly at 8 a.m.
Pastor Jeff Dick gave the invocation today he gave thanks for the new morning and for the opportunity to gather. Also wanted to pray for the family of Dee Stickland.
Welcome to our Guest this week Pam Ford!
Birthdays and Happy Bucks
Jeremy Burleson – Son is 13 years old.
Art Ayers- Mike Livovich due home Friday
Mark Oldham played the MSU fight song!
50/50 and Fines
Pam Ford picked the number 3
Jean Stein was the winner
Brand Hinz was the runner up this week
Comedy Relief from Bob Copping
Announcements –
Tom Renner sent out a Picture showing the construction progress on the water storage cistern for the maternal and child hospital in Ngoswani, Kenya. He also provided a link our clubs website where all the progress photos are shown. https://www.southhavenrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/kenya-water-project
I sent out an email noticing the club that Bob Strickland’s wife, Dee Stickland had died. Funeral arrangements are pending.
We will again be honoring Rotary Heroes at the 2022 Rotary District 6360 Conference, May 20-21, 2022.  
2022 Rotary District 6360 Conference Rotary Hero Nominations Wanted!  
  1. What is a Rotary Hero?
District 6360 is honoring one current member from each club at the District Conference. 
  1. Who would be a good Rotary Hero from your club?
A current Rotarian that truly exemplifies “Service Above Self” in everything that they think, say and do or a long-time member that has given many years of service.    
  1. How should your club select a Rotary Hero?
Your Club may choose your Club Hero however you like! Or, depending on the size of your club, you might consider:
·        Taking nominations from your club members, and voting for your Club Hero
·        Using a selection committee
·        Having your Club Board make the selection
·        Some combination of the above
4. How will your Rotary Hero be honored? We will formally recognize the Heroes at the District Conference on May 20-21, 2022. Details coming soon! 
  1.  What does your Club need to do?
·        Submit an email to District Administrator Ingrid Nova with your Hero Nomination, including:
o   Your Rotary Club Name and contact information
o   Your Hero Name and two-word descriptor (“John Doe- Go Getter”)
o   Paragraph describing why they are your Club Hero
o   High quality digital photo of your Hero (head shot preferred)
·        Encourage your Club’s Hero and guest to attend the District Conference. 
o   Registration will be open soon!
Submission Deadline Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Should you have any questions please contact
District Administrator Ingrid Nova at  
Rotary6360@gmail.com or 517-604-6360
Past club heros for our club have been Marty Graber (2010), Rhonda Wendzel (2015), Paul Hix (2016), Tom Renner (2017), Art Ayers (2018), Bob Straits (2019), Steve Miles (2020), and Tom Rummel (2021).
Exciting news!! RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) Camp is ON for this summer!
Your District Youth Leadership team, led by Margie Hass, is pleased to announce that, after a 2-year disruption, that RYLA Camp will be held this summer.
Don Deibler from Gull Lake Area Rotary club is this year's RYLA Camp Director.
Camp will be held July 8-10, 2022, at the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center.
This year, the district is offering an unlimited BOGO for camper registration! That means that for every paid camper sponsored by a club, that club will be entitled to register a free camper! There is NO COST to the family of the camper.
I have information supporting this activity and can send to any club member interested in championing this activity for the club.
Dan Thompson has sent out requests for nominations for educator of the year to Lake Michigan College and South Haven Public Schools.
Blessings in a backpack for February 3 and 10th.
Board meeting following the regular meeting next week.
Next week’s meeting will be a Zoom meeting. We’ll then see what’s happening with Covid and evaluate when we can return to meeting in person.
Get your nominations to Dan Thompson
Scott Smith introduced this weeks program: 
Pam Ford Coordinator for Safe Kids Greater SH
  • Pams 4th Year
  • Help keep kids Safe
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Held four trainings last summer
Certify Child Passenger Safety Techs
  • 3 Certification Classes this summer
  • Kalamazoo, Cassopolis and Van Buren
  • Would like to get more certifiers
Program for Teens
  • Sticker on the vehicle to notify a vehicle owner why the vehicle was stopped
  • Save a life tour at the schools they bring it back every 2 years.
  • Teach bike and pedestrian safety
  • Safe routes to school
Open Water Safety
  • 3 Life jacket stations in SH
  • Monitored weekly for useage and wear
  • Partnering with the Fire Department to educate
Child Passenger Safety
  • Grant car seats for families in need.
  • 269-639-2753
Car Seat Safety Rules
  • Based on Height
  • Weight
  • Age
Booster seat until child is 4 ft. 9” tall
No child in the front seat until they are 13 years old.  This is because of the air bags.  They would do damage to a young child in the front seat.
  • Baby sleeps alone on its back no blankets
  • No space heaters in the room.
Bill and Scott thank Pam for her presentation and she will be mailed a gift card from Tom Fleming of Fleming Oil and Convenience  Mart.
Next Week Still Zoom Meeting: Rosalie Plechaty with Diane Rigozzi of the Senior Services of Van Buren County. Meeting was adjourned with the 4 Way test.