January 10, 2022                                                                       
President Bill Roberts called the zoom meeting to order promptly at 7:00 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
The invocation today was by Pastor Jeffry Dick, he gave prayers regarding the healing of those with Covid, and also mentioned Mike Livovich and Bob Copping.
Welcome to our Guests this week! Heather, Darcy and Kurt!
Announcements –
We got Christmas cards from Lori’s place and the South Haven Center for the Arts.
We also received a thank you note from a student in the Hope Western Prison Education Program.
Shalom South Haven Rotary Charities. Prayerfully these quick few lines will find you all blessed and greatly favored. As for myself, I am well. As loving Supporters of the Hope-Western Prison Education Program, I want you all to know that the reason I wanted to participate in this program is a long story. However, the short version is I want to become more valuable so I can be an asset within my community, which has already begun. For instance, Dr. Bush helped me to properly express my feelings, needs and make requests through a nonviolence communication course she taught. Since then, I’ve helped many people in my community to properly express their feelings, needs and make requests.
In closing, I thank you all for supporting this program and us. Know that you all will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Have a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Sincerely Kenyan Rogers
Blessings is a backpack did not happen last week. School was closed on Thursday, so it was rescheduled to Friday, but school was also closed on Friday. So, no blessings in a backpack if school is closed. The next date for Rotary is January 13th, this Thursday. All of the remaining blessings in a backpack dates for this school year have been entered on our Webpage calendar.
Jim Davis arrangements - A Visitation will be held at Filbrandt Chapel on Tuesday January 11, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday January 12, 2022 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Stephanie Norton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the First United Methodist Church, 429 Michigan Ave. South Haven, MI 49090 or the Rotary Foundation, PO Box 24, South Haven, MI 49090. Jim will be laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in South Haven. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.
The long view until the end of June are;
We have three opportunities to attend a Grant Management Seminar. A minimum of two members of a club need to attend in order to be eligible for grants. The dates are March 19, 9:30 am, April 11, 6:00pm, May 5, 6:00pm. These are zoom training sessions so you just sign-up and tune in and identify which club you belong to and listen.
Start thinking about grants for projects that we could submit to get matching dollars for. At least the last two years we’ve received matching grants for our scholarship program. Also Bronson education wall, the telemedicine project, splash pad, etc. The submittal deadlines for submitting grant requests in the end of April for the District 6360 Foundation Grants and the end of May for the Rotary Foundation Grants.
Our educational fundraiser is April 30th.
Start thinking about submitting recommendations for the Education and Service Award of the year, Citizen of the Year, and Rotarian of the Year. Nominations forms are available on the front page of our website. These awards are presented at the transition event/dinner that is held at the end of June. The board takes recommendations for the citizen of the year, and decides the education award based on recommendations from the scholarship committee. The Rotarian of the year is decided by a vote of the past Rotarians of the year.
We also have the ability to send student(s) to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA). The camp is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Battle Creek Outdoor Center in Dowling, Michigan. We’ll need someone to head up this event and liaison with the high school to identify potential candidates if we want to participate.
Dan Thompson’s Granddaughter in LA turns 7 years old!
Richard’s daughter has a Birthday this month!
Larry- Granddaughter turns 21 this month!
Paul Hix-Birthday is January 16th! Happy Birthday Paul!
Larry Played Happy Birthday by Louis Armstrong!
Happy Bucks
Tom Rusink, celebrated a delayed Christmas with his new grandson and family.
Tom Renners wife was sent home with Telemed  equipment  after being hospitalized
Dr. Richard Swanson Introduced Darcy Knapper and Heather Oestrike to Introduce the Bronson Telemedicine Project.
Bronson South Haven Practices and Bronson Health Foundation
Impact of Philanthropy:
 New South Haven Health System Legacy Donor
 Advised Fund Vein Finder- Inpatient Cardiac Monitoring in ED
 Bronson Mental Health and Well Being Fund
 Reach out and Read
Rotary Club of South Haven Telehealth Supplies:
• Glucometer Starter Kit
 • Pre-paid smartphone & phone cards
• Pulse Ox
• Blood Pressure Monitor
• Scales
• Tablets
• Thermometers
Telehealth Update
 • Items in circulation:
 o Thermometers
o BP monitors o Scales
o Pulse ox
 o Pre-paid phones/Minutes
 o Glucometers-backorder o
 *Larger BP Cuffs •
What has been utilized most:
 o Pulse ox
o BP Monitors
 • Expansion
 o In-patient Unit
 • Why so valuable to patients/practice?
 o Covid
          o Allows for less exposure
 o Access
 o Transportation
o Cost
o Lack of internet services
Services of Bronson South Haven
Same Day Appointments available in Practices
 • 30% same day appointment availability for your acute needs.
 • RN’s available 24 hours a day to answer questions
 • MSW, ACM & Pharm D resources, newly added Counselor.
 • Community Vaccination Clinic-Covid & Influenza Vaccines. Walk-ins available.
 • Covid having significant impact on staffing
• Bronson Vascular and Bronson Advanced Cardiac now seeing patients in South Haven.
Bronson South Haven Welcomes
 New Providers added August 2021:
§ Dr. Lauren Verstraete- BSH Family Care
§ Dr. Matthew Kuivenhoven-Family Medicine Blue Star
§ Marcus Wollak, PA-C- Family Medicine Blue Star
 Coming Soon:
 § Interviews underway for 2 MD, target start date 6/2022
 § Katherine Hampton-NP- BSH Family Care (2/29/22 start date)
 Exciting Things to Know:
 New Burn and Wound Center
Opened November 2021 Home to Bronson South Haven General Surgery & Wound Center
Dr. Swanson thanked both Darcy and Heather for their presentation.
Bill also thanked the ladies and will be sending them a gift card courtesy of Fleming Brothers Oil  and Value Market Convenience Store.
Next weeks speaker is Ashley Demming – Michigan Maritime Museum
Bill  adjourned the meeting promptly at 8 a.m. with the Four Way Test
  • Next Meeting to will be a Zoom Meeting Tuesday January 18th!!