The Traverse City Rotary Club Bulletin
August 11th, 2023

Our Next Meeting -

August 15th, 2023
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE

Meeting ID: 995 959 5468
Passcode: 42

We will be meeting next on August 22nd at the Hagerty Center. The program will be about Youth Works brought to us by Amanda Scott

Amanda is a current Rotarian and the YouthWork AmeriCorps Director at Child and Family Services of NW Michigan. Amanda graduated from James Madison College of Public Policy at Michigan State University. 
Amanda has worked for the nonprofit Child & Family Services for the past eight years. In 2018, she helped launch their newest program, YouthWork Industries, a statewide workforce development program that teaches job and life skills to young adults through service-based learning.
While with YouthWork, crews go out into their local community and complete hands-on conservation and skilled trades projects for nonprofits and government agencies. They earn money, skills, certifications, and scholarships as they plant trees, remove invasive species, restore historic structures, build and maintain trails, and learn how to use tools and work together as a team.  
Amanda has served on several local boards including the Leelanau County Housing Action Committee, and the Leelanau County Solid Waste Council, and spent eight years serving on planning commissions. She currently serves as the Chair of the Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and on the Wheels of Hope Committee. 
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting
DeGood, Chris
Gratitude & Reflection
Nye, Homer
Introduce Rotarians & Guests
Randles, Jon
Happy Bucks
Bonney, Al
Sitkins, Fred
Takano, Sakura
Tech Support
Noonan, John
Program Host
Summers, Rick
The above duties are scheduled for the August 15th meeting.
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Quarterly Dues
Quarterly dues are due August 12th! If you have questions about your bill please contact Mack Beers at and you can send payment to Liz at the Rotary office at: 
13170 SW Bayshore Dr. Traverse City, MI 49684
Board Members Needed
The boards of Rotary Charities and Rotary Camps & Services are now accepting nomination forms for the Board of Trustees. Terms will begin October 2023 and end September 2026. Any Rotarian who has been a member of and active in, the club for five years and is currently in good standing may apply.
For more in-depth information about the time commitment and schedule take a look here for an additional fact sheet. Applications are due by September 8th to Stacey Foster. We encourage you to apply to be a participant in an organization that is an integral part of the Rotary family. 
Stacey Foster
800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 1090
Traverse City, MI 49684 
The Flight To End Polio
Flight To End Polio has returned home safe and sound! Peter and John returned on Sunday, July 30 around 9am to the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids in their Cessna T210M single-engine airplane after this 90-day around-the-world mission to raise awareness for polio eradication. The pilots are now enjoying time with family and getting some much-deserved rest.

Video of the plane taxiing to the flight's final stop can be viewed here. This also includes a bit of video from inside the plane, just after landing. A recap of the last few days of the flight is highlighted in the newsletter. Now is a great time to consider supporting these great Rotarian’s contribution to eradicating polio. 
Flight to End Polio received this quote from the team that hosted the pilots in India. Kindness continues to flow around the world! This is a good quote to keep in mind in the fight to End Polio Now.
Exchange Student Class of 2023-24
Our new youth exchange students for the year will be arriving soon. Here's a list of the incoming students we will get to show around our beautiful town and information on their flights. 
Taimi from Finland arriving TONIGHT 6:58pm
Miki from Thailand arriving 8/13 5:23pm
Maria from Brazil arriving 8/23 arrival time TBD
Luiz from Brazil arriving 8/31 10:55am 
Also, make sure you are signed up for a MyRotary account with Rotary International to have access to the RI Youth Exchange Newsletter to hear more about exchange stories around the world.
Rotary Golf Outing
August 14th 8 teams have signed up so far for a 12:30pm shotgun start at Elmbrook Golf Course. Everyone is welcome and there is still time to sign up! It will be 18 holes with a cart for only $49 per person and dinner will be provided. Teams will be 4 people, but no worries if you're coming solo, we will pair you with some buddies and spouses are welcome. Come out and enjoy a sunny day of fun. Also, note this is our social event for the month and it would normally be held on a Tuesday but is on a Monday this month so everyone can still attend the normal meeting.
If you would like to sign up or have any questions please contact Susan Kraus at while Dale is on vacation!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Gary Faria
Daniel Jonkhoff
Kelly Dunham
Have a great week and eat some cake!

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

August 22nd @ Hagerty - Youth Works
August 29th @ Hagerty - United We Smile
September 5th @ Hagerty - District Governer
September 12th @ Hagerty - NMC
September 19th @ The Great Wolf Lodge - Career Tech Center