January 31, 2022
Meeting started promptly at 7 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Art Ayers gave the invocation today
We Welcome 4 Guests!
  • Bob Linderman
  • Todd Heinrich
  • Bob Metzen
  • Jenny Zordan
 3 Zoomers!
  • Amy Nichols
  • Dan Thompson
  • John Mellein
  • Brandon Hinz
Larry Wittkop led us in song today:
  • God Bless America
  • Sing a Song
  • California Here I Come
  • Sing Rotarians
  1. Blessings in a Backpack volunteers needed this Thurs, Feb. 2nd and the following week, Feb. 9th at 10:30am North Shore School. 
  2. Rotary Social hour next Wed., Feb. 8th, 5:30om at Three Blonds, hope you will join us.
  3. Our scholarship fundraiser dinner is being planned for April 29th at Beeches Golf Club.  Deb Davidson and Scott Mark for taking the lead on planning this event, more details to follow.  I hope you will plan not only to attend but to also make a $100 donation toward our scholarship fund.  This fund provides scholarships to local high school seniors and supports the South Haven Public School Endowment Fund.
  4. We will be inducting Todd Heinrich, Bob Metzen and Anna Rydecki into the Club this morning. 
  5. New member check in session has been set for Feb. 20th, 5:30pm at my home.  Details to new members and their sponsors will be coming from Kaileigh soon.
  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. It is the beginning of Awards season, please submit your suggestions for Club Hero to Dan Thompson by March 17th so the board can make a decision at its March meeting and submit our Club Hero to the District.  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.
Bob Copping- Bob shared how to tell if you need to be committed to an Asylum.  How would you empty a Bathtub?  By spoon, Cup or Bucket?  Most normal people would pull the plug.  Would you like a room with a view?
Todd Heinrich drew the tickets today!
Sandra Reno’s number was Finally called, she did not win the pot!
Todd Heinrich picked his own number for the consolation prize… hmmmm… 😊
Rhonda Wendzel has a Birthday on Saturday!
Sandra and Mark Reno Celebrate their 28th Anniversary, Saturday Feb 4!
Dave Campbell’s grandson turns 7!
Barry Winkle has a Birthday Friday! Please reach out to him with a card!
We sang Happy Birthday Luddington Style!
Happy Bucks
Larry’s grandson qualified for a State Tournament
Mary Sue had another picture in the paper
Bob Linderman -Thanked Rotary for the donation and he is raising funds to help Ukrainian people get prosthetic limbs here in the U.S.
Nick Tuit – Happy to be back!
Steve Larson- 50 days until spring!
Art Ayers is having surgery for an Aortic Anueurysm on February 20th please keep him in your prayers.
Todd Heinrich- Knights of Columbus will be collecting in front of Clementines Saturday during Ice Breaker for Heating Assistance
2 New Inductees into Rotary
Bob Metzen- Tom Renner Sponsor
Tom would like to Thank his daughter Deb for Recruiting Bob!
Bob has already volunteered with Blessings in a Backpack!
  • Bob and Wife Connie are recent Fulltime Residents of South Haven, having moved from Chicago in June.
  • Bob and Connie have 5 Children and Six Grandchildren.
  • Bop is a CPA.
  • Attended Loyola University of Chicago.
  • Worked in Finance Industry for 40 years.
  • Served on Condo, Sailing Club and Yacht Club Boards.
  • Enjoys sailing, golfing biking, gardening and yard work.
  • Not unusual for Bob to take a 20- or 30-mile bike ride.
Welcome to South Haven Rotary!
Todd Heinrich- Don Hodgeman is his sponsor
  • Married to wife Susan for 40 years.
  • 34 Year Resident to South Haven.
  • Father of 2 Eva (who is autistic) and son Robert.
  • Moved closer to town so Eva can walk and use the VB transit loop.
  • Leader of Neighborhoods Need Neighbors South Haven.
  • SH Township-12 years Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Michigan Maritime Museum-Board of Trustees Chair and Tall Ships Festival Chair.
  • Active Member of St. Basil Church.
  • Past Commodore at the South Haven Yacht Club.
  • Founded the Chris Craft Commander Club- Currently has 1,100 members- International Classic Boat Club.
  • Business- Manufactured and sold marine construction material. Retired in 2020. Maintained the SH Family Physicians Building and Property for 25 years.
  • Education-Easter Michigan University Graduate with a BA in International Economics.
Welcome to South Haven Rotary!
Today's Presentation 
Health Department Cass and Van Buren Counties-Jenny Zordan- Stuart Cominsky Sponsor
Jenny Zordan,
  • WMU Community Health Education
  • 6 Years Bangor School Board President
  • Has 2 Children
  • 21 years with the Health Department
  • Director of Emergency Preparedness 18-19 years
  • Create Emergency Plans
  • Nuclear Power Plant Response
Mary Sue Lyon thanked Jenny Zordan for her presentation. Jenny was presented with a $25.00 gas card provided by 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 7, 2022 promptly at 7 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church.
Respectfully submitted: Sandra S. Reno