May 24, 2022
Started our meeting today with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Art Ayers gave the invocation today,Thankful for the ability to serve and still sends prayers to Mike Livovich.
 Guests Today!
G.B. Richmond
Adam and Ryan
Bob Copping Comedy Relief
104 Year old woman with no peer pressure! Imagine that!
Dan Thompson, proudly announces the induction of G.B. Richmond
Fun Facts about G.B.
  • B.A. from UofM (we will forgive you) 😉
  • 2cnd BA from Sienna Heights in Theological Studies
  • Has 5 Children
  • Currently with Midwest Family/Cosy FM
Bill Roberts officially inducts G.B. John Richmond into Rotary and now G.B. is the newest Rotarian in the WORLD!  Congratulations!
5 Zoomers with us today!!
Car Show Wrap Up
Car Show Wrap up. Raised $57 for the senior center and $397 for Ukraine at Cars and Coffee. On the calendar for next year???
Jerry Gruber wants to Thank all who helped and came out in full Rotary Regalia for the car show and mingle with the guests. Very significant donations were made from Fleming Brother’s Oil, McDonalds, McFadden Motors, O’Reilly Autoparts and Walt Sicard Motors.  Also much appreciation to the Food Truck owner who came over from Bangor.
We would have the car show again, but not this summer.  Almost no cost. Need more lead time for Food Trucks and more Social Media time.  Thanks Mark for helping with the social media burst. Informal survey suggests that facebook was the way people learned of the car show.  Set up was not difficult.
Would like to send Thank you Letters to the people and businesses who donated. 
Would also like to match the Senior Center donation of $57.00
Club Hero Announcement
 Our club hero Sandra and Husband Mark, Me and wife Jan met Mark and LeRae for the District Conference dinner where the District Honored all of the club hero’s. And Sandra snagged a Basket in the raffle..
 We’ll be scheduling a pancake breakfast organizing meeting later this month. Jerry Gruber has already sent in our Van-Buren county special event permit applications for both the July 3rd and the August 14th events.
May 24th 9:00 am prepare for bridge flowers.
May 25th 9:00 am Plant Begonia’s
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. We may be meeting with Kiwanis this week.
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.
Mark Odland is officially elected !! Congratulations Mark!!
Tom Renner: Fire Department  Breakfast Sunday 7:30 to 11:30 Sit down or drive through
50/50 Raffle
Stuart was our raffle guy again this week. Thanks for stepping in Stuart!
Dana Hullinger had the winning number but did not win the pot.
Larry Wittkup was the $2.00 consolation prize winner.
Jerry Gruber has a very tall grandson turning 24 !
G.B’s wife turns 29 for the 21st time.
Jon is the big 80 this Thursday!  Happy Birthday!
Rhonda’s granddaughter Gena will be 12 on Friday!
Angelica’s daughter turns 25 on Saturday!
Deb Davidson- Proud Grandma, Grandson Shawn was nominated Outstanding Band Member of his Sophomore Class
Happy Bucks
Jerry Portman is happy to report that his daughter who 4 weeks ago had a stroke and was in Mary Freebed in GR for rehab walked into his Grandsons first communion at church unassisted.  God is Good!!
Larry W is happy to put his boat in the water!
Everyone else is just Happy!
Todays Presentation
Kevin Schooley-Superintendent of  South Haven High School came and introduced Adam Verseput,  the Athletic Director for South Haven grades 6-12.  Kevin had prepared a presentation but had an obligation arise at school.
Adam Verseput South Haven Athletic Director led us through the Bond Process
  • Tennis Court are torn up, going from 5  to 6 Courts!
  • New Team Room is being built
  • Change in the Conference in 2022 and 2023
  • We are now with: Allegan, Coloma, Water Velliete, Bridgman and Fennville and Constantine with that school being the farthest.
  • Now part of the SAC conference
The Athletic Program could use some help through volunteering.
  • Ticket Takers
  • Scoreboard Operators
  • Announcers
  • Clip boards to sign up in the rear of the room. You will be called during the summer to assign duties for next year.
  • Also need bus drivers there are not enough
Ryan Williamson – South Haven High School Principal –
South Haven High School Currently
  • 24 Athletic Teams
  • 30 Different Clubs
  • 11 Performing Arts: Band/Orchestra/Jazz Band etc with 150 Members
  • 112 Members of the Boys and Girls Club which takes over a room in the school
  • Boys and Girls club has after school /tutoring/ social and emotional support
  •  Honors and AP Classes that earn college credit
  • 44 electives in High School
  • Added a Business Dept.
  • Intro to Business
  • Bus Management/Marketing
  • Students are taking over and running all aspects of the school store
Early College Pathway
  • College Level courses start in the Junior Year
  • 1 Year Transferable College Credits upon graduation
Middle College/ISD Response
  • Additional year 5th year/ Associates Degree
  • 50 Vocational Tech students -ISD
  • 40 Different Programs ex. Diesel Mechanic
Art School
  • Another option for students to earn their degree.
Please see the presentation for more information regarding the Bond Proposal.
Bill Roberts thanked Adam and Ryan for their presentations.  Both will receive a Fleming Brother’s Oil and Convenience Mart Gift Card. The meeting was adjourned with the Four Way test Promptly at 8 a.m. Next weeks meeting is a Club Assembly starting promptly at 7 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church.