Rotary Club Meeting Recap

President Mack opened the meeting with a moment of silence to remember 1990-1991 Club President Gary Columbus who passed away on March 27, 2021.!/Obituary

Sympathy cards can be sent to his wife Margie Columbus 516 N. Elmwood Ave. Traverse City, MI 49684

Homer Nye offered our Words of Gratitude

April will be our Club's Rotary Foundation month. Kurt Rivard will do a short informative presentation each week.

  • April 6th - Every Rotarian Every Year 
  • April 13th - World Community Service and Rotary Foundation funding
  • April 20th - All-new Paul Harris Fellows and members who have leveled up will be highlighted
  • April 27th - Rotary Foundation and all Club Paul Harris Fellows will be highlighted

Connor Miller, wearing his UM hat, shared where the Men’s Tournament Challenge currently stands. The winner will be announced next week! 

Bruce Finlayson introduced Kristine Erickson with Grand Traverse County Park and Recreation District and Senior Center. Christine discussed that programming will resume next year. They have been in existence for 30 years. There are 10 parks with 1,700 acres of land. The Civic Center has 45 acres, a walking trail and a remodeled pool. Rotary has donated almost $200,000 to the Civic Center. There is also an outdoor amphitheatre, a Native American marker tree with a new garden being installed near it. The YMCA runs the pool, Norte runs a cycling center, Parallel 45 Theatre, Traverse City Roller Derby and many other organizations partners. Many expansion plans are listed, too. 

Donors for funding and improvement are needed. A Capacity Development Grant has evolved into this planning group. 

TBAYS brings millions of dollars to the community and would like to build a sports complex at the Keystone Fields. Maple Bay Park and Natural Area has been developed and there are plans for a barn renovation. A new farm education program is newly developed. TART Trails will be completed with a joint venture with the Parks. 

Twin Lakes Park was supported by Rotary in 2007. The VASA trailhead is also part of the GT County Parks Department and has a million visitors, as does the Civic Center. 

The Senior Center is part of the Parks, too. Seniors are very active in GT County. They are trying to build a new building. Meals are being distributed curbside and are give five meals a week. It’s a good way to check in with the seniors. They will have a tent and outdoor programming this summer. 

Bruce thanked Kristine for her presentation and explained to her about the donation to Wheels of Hope in her honor. 

President Mack thanked Kris as well and reminded us that residential real estate will be the topic next week. He adjourned the meeting.

A Requests For Your GO•REC Stories
GO•REC needs your urgent help documenting the history activity at the Camp Greilick property. In particular, we are looking to document any non-camp-related day use (no overnight stay).  We know that there is a rich history of many family and community activities that have occurred at Camp Greilick.  While we encourage and appreciate your stories a simple list will also serve our purpose.
Please contact Matt McDonough 
Thanks in advance,
Jamie Lewis Hedges
Director GO•REC
For: Rotary Camps & Services, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)

…GO•REC is open for daily public recreation! Rent cabinsmini cabins,campsites , and tree tents can be booked now for dates starting April 15, 2021Become a Member for free overnight stays and discounts on education programs. Or consider making an end-of-the-year donationor our Amazon Wish List.
Rotary Club's Tuesday Meeting Details
The Next Rotary Club Meeting is on Tuesday, May 26, 2021
(Same Meeting ID & Password) this will be the same every week at least until we meet in person.
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Meeting ID: 817 2758 9532
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Speakers: Natalie Gingras Hazen
Program:  “Gingras Global, The Makers Environment Fund”
You're welcome to join Zoom by 11:45 am to be placed in a breakout room with 
a small number of other members to socialize. 
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Rotary District Conference
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Saturday, April 17 – Session 2                              
8:30 am      Opening Day 2
8:35 – 9am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Jon Hankins, Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
9:10 – 9:30am  Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region
9:30 – 9:50am   Nilam Bedi, Chair, Environmental Action Committee Rotary District 7070
10 – 10:10am    Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup – Jon Catlin, District Governor
10:30 –11am     Chris Wells, Market Harborough, England
11:10 –11:40am Mark Andresky, District Education Facilitator – A Lesson in Leadership
Sunday, April 18 - Session 3
9am        Opening Day 3
9:05am   Honoring Rotarians, Tom Schmidt
10-10:30am   Rotary’s involvement in Human Trafficking
                       Dave McCleary, Director, Rotarian Action Group against Slavery in America                                                           
10:45-11:15am      Empowering Youth   Amy Gibbs     Lowell Early Act (taped presentation)
                                                                                      Grand Rapids Interact
                                                                                     Muskegon Rotaract
                                                                                    Global Scholar Nathan Reynolds                                                                                                                        
11:30- 11:50 am  Getting through my Rotary year in a Pandemic, District Governor, Jon Catlin                         
11:55-noon          Elk Rapids Gary Chenoweth | Invitation to the 2022 District Conference
Noon                   Closing Remarks
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bernie Rubin
May 1
Gregg Smith
May 2
Tom Bensley
May 3
Jody Trietch
May 4
Mack Beers
May 4
Autumn Haag
May 10
Ralph Mittelberger
May 10
David Black
May 18
Emily Wilbert
May 19
Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran
May 19
Regina Jaeger
May 19
Harold Barr
May 21
Steve Haskin
May 23
Ken Hornyak
May 24
Lorraine Beers
May 24
R. Douglas Meteyer
May 24
Paul Morris
May 25
Richard Vida
May 25
Andrew Kohlmann
May 27
Join Date
Gary Hogue
May 1, 1986
35 years
Andrew Kohlmann
May 3, 2016
5 years
Jason Allen
May 3, 2016
5 years
Vern Gauthier
May 3, 2011
10 years
Joe Muha
May 4, 1965
56 years
Al Bonney
May 7, 1996
25 years
Benjamin Marentette
May 7, 2013
8 years
Jackie Duncan
May 8, 2018
3 years
Rex Holden
May 8, 2012
9 years
Al Zelinski
May 11, 2010
11 years
Janie McNabb
May 12, 2020
1 year
Jayne Mohr
May 14, 2002
19 years
Christopher A. Lambert
May 16, 2006
15 years
Herb Lemcool
May 18, 1993
28 years
Seth Johnson
May 26, 2020
1 year
Jennifer Casey
May 27, 2014
7 years
Tom Petzold
May 27, 2008
13 years
Leo J. Hughes
May 28, 2020
1 year
Mark A. Newhouse
May 28, 2002
19 years
Richard W Ford
May 28, 1979
42 years
Todd J. Muha
May 28, 2002
19 years
David Mengebier
May 29, 2018
3 years
Thomas Menzel
May 30, 2006
15 years
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Board Meeting
May 24, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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May 25, 2021 11:45 AM
Zoom - Gingras Global, The Makers Environment Fund
Jun 01, 2021 11:45 AM
Zoom - Food Security
Jun 08, 2021 11:45 AM
Zoom Meeting-Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Jun 22, 2021 11:45 AM
TC Downtown Update
Jun 29, 2021 11:45 AM
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