Nov 1, 2022
Today’s meeting started promptly at 7 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance
Art Ayers gave the invocation today sending prayers to Bob Copping on the loss of his brother who was 100years old.
2 Zoomers today
 La Rue Odland
Amanda Drew
Rachel Wade
Clark Gruber
Larry Wittkup led us today in song with Gusto!!
America the Beautiful
Danny Boy
Sing Rotarians
  1. At 9am today the flowers on Dyckman Bridge will be taken out for the season.  If you can help remove flowers and dirt, please bring a trowel, gloves. 
  2. Blessings in a Backpack is this Thursday, Nov. 3rd.  10:30am at North Shore School
  3. Our next Social Event is Nov. 9th starting at 5:30pm at Three Blonds
  4. Our Salvation Army Bell Ringing Service Project is scheduled for Dec. 10th, Griffin has a sign-up sheet.
  5. Our Holiday Party will be Dec. 14th at the new location for Phoenix St. Café, now the closed Congregation restaurant on Broadway.
  6. Rotary International is organized into Clubs, Districts and Zones around the world.  Our Club is in Zone 28.  I received notification that the nominee for our Zone’s Rotary International Director for ’24 – ’25 is Christine Etienne of Petoskey, MI.  I had the opportunity to meet Christine at this past spring’s President Elect training event in Kalamazoo.
Comedy Relief- Bob Copping
Fog- Carl Sandberg- Fog comes in with little cat feet..
Difference between Complete and Finished
When a man finds the right woman, he is complete
When a woman catches a man with another woman he is finished
50/50 Drawing
Dan Thompson won a drew a 2 winning ½ the pot
Mark Odland won the $2.00 Consolation prize
Mary Sue Lyon’s niece Hannah gave birth to a beautiful baby boy he is Mary Sue’s 11th nephew!
Tom Renner- Clayton turns 11 tomorrow
G.B.- Father-in-law celebrates his 78th Birthday
Kayleigh- Celebrated her Birthday last Thursday!
We sang Traditional Happy Birthday
Happy Bucks
Go Blue!
Larry Wittkup- Not Happy but Go Green!
Bob Boerma- Son wrote arrangements for both U of M and MSU Bands!
Melinda Gruber- Happy that our presenters today drove in from St. Joe, today in the fog to be here.
Kayleigh- Happily Broke
Mary Sue Lyon- Thinks she may need a fine, her picture has been showing up a lot lately
Jean Stein- Happy if she doesn’t see her own picture posted anywhere!
Today’s Presentation
Melinda Gruber- Program Chair for Today
United Way of South West Michigan
2 Presenters
Rachel Wade and Amanda Drew
Rachel Wade
  • V.P. of Strategy
  • Goal is to create the largest amount of impact
  • Masters Degree from Central Michigan
  • Bachelors Degree from Western Michigan
  • Has 2 sons in the Interact Program
Amanda Drew
  • Senior Director
  • Oversee Internal Programing
  • Masters Degree from Central Michigan
  • Bachelors Degree from Grand Valley
Mary Sue Lyon thanked for her presentation and presented her with a $25.00 Fleming Brothers Oil and Convenience Mart Gift Card. The Meeting was adjourned promptly at 8 a.m. with the Four Way Test. Please join us at Peace Lutheran Church Tuesday November 8, 2022 at 7 a.m. when Art Ayers will be reflecting on the Kenya Project.  
Respectfully Submitted; Sandra S. Reno