February 7, 2023
Meeting started promptly at 7 a.m. by singing God Bless America.
Art Ayers said the Invocation- Praying for the people of Turkey and our own Barry Winkle and Don Hodgman who had emergency surgery following a cardiac incident.
We Welcome Guests!
Shelly Ammerman
Rob Byrd- Speaker presenting House of David Everlasting
Dan Williamson
Anna Rydecki
 6 Zoomers!
  • Bob Brickman
  • Nick Tuit
  • John Mellein
  • Clark Gruber
  • Melinda Gruber
  • Dan Thompson
  • Bill Roberts
  • Marty Graber
Bob Boerma led us in Song Today!
  • My Kind of Town
  • Rotary O Rotary
  1. Blessings in a Backpack volunteers needed this Thurs, Feb. 9th at 10:30am North Shore School. 
  2. Rotary Social hour this Wed., Feb. 8th, 5:30om at Three Blonds, hope you will join us.
  3. We will be inducting Anna Rydecki into the Club this morning. 
  4. I have a membership application from Shelley Ammerman who works with Steve Larsen at The GoForth Group and is being sponsored by him.
  5. Thank you to Tom Renner for the great photographs of our ice sculpture for Ice Breaker this past weekend. 
  6. Club business cards are on the table by the door for your use as well as Club Directory updates for new members and corrections recently made by the Brinkman’s to all member listings.
  7. Please submit your suggestions for Club Hero to Dan Thompson by March 17th.  Also be thinking of a candidate for Citizen of the Year which is an award that goes to a non-Rotarian who has made significant contributions to the community.
  8. The Rotary Foundation has established two temporary funds to support immediate relief efforts in Pakistan and Ukraine. In Pakistan, a severe monsoon season has caused devastating floods and affected millions of people. In Ukraine, the ongoing war has led to a continued humanitarian crisis. We’ll begin fundraising efforts soon to finance disaster response grants from these funds. Districts affected by the flooding in Pakistan or the war in Ukraine can apply for grants from the relevant fund to provide items such as water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.  You can donate directly to either of these funds.
Comedy Relief
Kids these days have it easy, Bob had to walk through 9ft. of Shag Carpet just to change the T.V. Channel!!  😊
50/50 Drawing
Shelley Ammerman drew the tickets today, after much deliberation we discovered that Jean Stein was the winner!  She did not win the pot!
Deb Davidson won the $2.00 consolation prize
Jerry Gruber- Daughter Amy has a Birthday and Granddaughter Skylar turns 23 on Friday!
Jerry Portman-Granddaughter turned 16 Monday and granddaughter Regina turns 5 Tuesday
We sang Happy Birthday Luddington Style!!
Happy Bucks- We passed the Basket Today!
Inducted New Member Anna Rydecki-Sponsor is Emily Gruber!
  • Emily proudly announces her best and oldest friend Anna
  • South Haven Native
  • LCMohr Graduate
  • Anna always helping others-Counselor at the Van Buren Youth Camp
  • World Traveler from Thailand to Mexico
  • 20 years in the Service Industry
  • Anna is excited to serve with her fellow Rotarians
Welcome to Rotary Anna!!
Today’s Presentor-Rob Byrd-Sponsored by Rosalie Plechaty
  • Born & raised in SH, Graduated with the Class of 1989
  •  College - Baseball/Football chose a program Associate of Applied Science
  • - Audio Visual Production Degree –
  •  B.S. Television Production
  • 2000 Public Broadcasting in GR - WGVUTV (got passion for documentaries)
  • 1st Documentary - Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright,
  • Telly Winner Won an Emmy for Hope College Christmas Vespers,
  • nominated for another, Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History Live Television 2000-2007
  •  Over 40 national and state awards for video production excellence.
  • Formed Moondog Productions in 2007 when I left WGVU.
  • Video & Film production Came back to South Haven in 2013 to the Mecca of media
  • Currently: Video & Film production, Radio Show & Karaoke events & Music Recording South Haven diversification
  • Started the Rob Byrd’s Moondog Show in 2019 in its 5th season
  •  House of David Met Chris Siriano through Tina Goodrich (radio show).
  • Went to visit the House of David Museum and told Chris I was a filmmaker and it all started.
  • House of David - Life Everlasting - 2 hours Pay-per-view on or go to
Rob Played us a 10 min clip on High Island an Island Owned and operated by the House of David.
Mary Sue Lyon thanked Rob Byrd for his presentation. Rob was presented 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. Please join us next week, February 14, 2023 promptly at 7 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church.
Respectfully submitted: Sandra S. Reno