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LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR DISTRICT!
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$2,332 dollars were raised toward the End Polio Now campaign at the District Conference. With the Gates Foundation match, that means we raised enough money to vaccinate over 11.000 children!
A Rotary Club from England will be visiting the Rotary Club of Saint Joseph-Benton Harbor to learn more about the Rotary Student Program on May 15, 2016.
Rotary Student Program participant Amber Thomas will be featured in Rotary International magazine, Rotary International website and in Rotary International social media and will be given a Certificate of Recognition by City of Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad, during the City Hall meeting on May 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Benton Harbor City Hall. To find out more about the Rotary Student Program, go to http://www.rotarystudentprogram.org.
Kalamazoo has continued to work beside Habitat for Humanity, and their next workday is Saturday, May 7th. Volunteers will meet at the Habitat Warehouse (1718 Fulford, Kalamazoo) at 8:15 a.m. for instructions and location of worksite.
Haslett-Okemos is hosting a New Member Orientation on Thursday, May 10th at 8:00 a.m. at the StayBridge Suites in Okemos.
The Rotary Leadership Institute will hold its next session in Sheshewana, IN on Saturday May 14th. To find out more information and to register, go to: www.rligreatlakes.org
This next event is something we can all look forward to as a great training tool. On Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m., Rotary District 888 – Marketing will be holding the DACdb University: How Secretaries use the My Data Tab. DACdb users and team members are welcome to join in the training to learn more about updating member records. You must be a Level 4 or above to update any member in your club. To join in, simply join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/210920261
You can also dial in using your phone, United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 210-920-261 Keep in mind the times. If it starts at 11;00 a.m., then it will be 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 12:00 PM Mountain Time, 01:00 PM Central Time and 02:00 PM Eastern Time.
The LANSING Club has been busy. They have just released their vaccination billboard campaign. The billboard is clean, colorful and informative.
They are also getting ready to have a great time at their CRAWFEST. You are invited!
DISTRICT CONFERENCE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL
The DISTRICT CONFERENCE was held this past weekend (April 23 -24, 2016 Kalamazoo) . The conference was set to celebrate Rotary and the people who make up Rotary, as well as the District Officers and Committee Chairpersons for this past year.
The Air Zoo in Portage was the site of Friday events. Following a wonderful dinner with a fairly short program, there was dancing and a chance to explore the Air Zoo….. an impressively large building housing over 100 planes worthy of a museum for each one, including a one of its kind NASA jet – the fastest jet in the world which flies over 2000 miles an hour. Sally Ernst set up a hospitality room at the hotel for an after-dinner social gathering.
The official one-day conference was on Saturday at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo. This day-long event kicked off at 9 a.m.with the Annual District Business Meeting where the new District Governor Nominee was confirmed. Mr. Jim Culpepper of Kalamazoo will become District Governor, following Teresa Brandell, in 2018-19. Jay Larsen was on hand to tell about the new revisions from Rotary International. This was followed by Amanda Runge, who spoke on the Rotary Foundation. At 11:00 a.m., lunch was begun with a crowd favorite, the presentation of flags by the Youth Exchange Students, and a welcome by District Governor Rick Briscoe.
There was a meeting of administrators and administrative secretaries; a grant management seminar given by Teresa Brandell and two different breakout sessions. At 3 pm there were three different breakout sessions. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm. At 6:00 pm there was a reception and social hour in the Kalamazoo Room and at 7:45 pm the Rotary Heroes of each club were recognized. Closing remarks by the District Governor, including recognition of the Unsung Heroes began at 8:30 pm, followed by entertainment by Crawlspace Eviction. It was the beginning of the end for one District Governor and the bringing in of the new District Governor for 2016-17, Bill Smith.
Winners of the raffle from the District Conference are listed below (Rotarian, Club, Prize Won), but first a BIG THANK YOU to all the wonderful donors for the raffle items, and a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to DG Rick Briscoe for the Paul Harris Foundation award which went to honor someone else….. congratulations to Sandy Bleisener of Kalamazoo for receiving the PHF award. One last hurrah to Sergeants at Arms Dan Schut and Bill Crown for their diligence selling the tickets. And now, the winners:
- Chuck Pantera from Grand Ledge won the $400 Visa gift card
- Sue Scherwitz (Guest) from Sunrise Breakfast won the FitBit
- Barb Groner from Dowagiac won the WMU Gift Basket
- Vicki Martin (Guest) won the iPad Mini
- Susan Sonday from Kalamazoo won the Park Club Gift Certificate
- Jim Cupper from Kalamazoo won the iPad Air
- Nick Koenigsknecht from St. Johns won the Golf outing at KZoo Country Club
- Gary Kent-Bracken from Kalamazoo won the Wine Loft Gift Certificate
Escapeology Gift Cards were also won by the following:
- Penny Briscoe of Kalamazoo
- Heather Isch of Kalamazoo
- Tom Stanek of Kalamazoo
- Donna Smith (Guest and wife of GE Bill Smith)
- Erika Burke of Berrien Springs Eau Claire
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!