CLUB SERVICE COMMITTEES

The Traverse City Noon Rotary Club is very active, with over 20 diverse club service committees, including those that perform necessary club functions, such as attendance and public relations as well as those dedicated to making our meetings engaging and our members feel connected. 

 

Awards and Recognition Committee

This committee is responsible for the very special “Red Rose Award,” one of the most prestigious awards given by our club. A Red Rose is presented to a Rotarian who has committed years of service to a specific endeavor or a broad range of club and/or philanthropic activities. Committee members meet annually, or more often if needed, to discuss potential recipients.

Chair: Paul Laporte

Birthday Fund Committee

The Birthday Fund Committee collects money from members of the Rotary Club during the month of the member’s birthday. Members making their annual donation may choose to donate to Rotary Camps & Services, which will match donations from $25 to $250, or they may donate to the Youth Activity Fund. Members are encouraged to donate a minimum of $25, but may choose to donate any amount.

Chair: Linda Racine

Bulletin Committee 

The Rotary eBulletin is produced on a weekly basis by Rotarians. Committee members rotate turns as writers and photographers. Writers are encouraged to not only cover the events of the meeting but also to have fun with the content. Reminders of upcoming events are also an important part of the eBulletin.

Photographers take pictures of the speaker, special visitors, and other significant happenings at the meeting and e-mail photos to eBulletin editor. Upon completion, the bulletin is e-mailed to members. On a quarterly basis, the chair develops an assignment list for writers and photographers.

Chair: Art Bukowski

 

Committee Assignments

This committee organizes committee assignments and descriptions for all members, as well as coordinates the annual member sign-up. After the annual sign-ups are complete, the database is used by the club directory committee to print the directory. Committee members also meet with new members to assist them in participating in the committees of their choice.
Chair: Dale Chilcote

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for the promotion of all internal club activities, presidential and board announcements, and other media relations that include regional newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and billboards.
Chair: Allison Beers

Directory Committee

This committee organizes and produces the Rotary Club directory.
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Finance, Budget, and Audit Committee

Chair: Mack Beers

Golf and Pickleball Outing Committee

This committee plans an annual fun-filled member fellowship event held at a local golf course club. Teams of serious golfers pull together in foursomes. However, teams of duffers come out for the fellowship and fun! The winning golf team represents our club in the annual Kiwanis/Rotary “Cherrity Cup.” They compete for bragging rights and the honor of choosing the charity that receives the $1000 prize money, which is generated by each club pitching in $500.
Chair: Mike Meindertsma

Gratitude and Reflection Committee

This committee provides invocation at every Rotary meeting. One goal of the committee is to have many traditions represented. Prayers may be reflective of one tradition, but should be mindful and respectful of the traditions of others. Those who offer the invocations do not need to be clergy.
Chair: Homer Nye

IM Rotary Orientation Committee

All new members are placed in the 12-month new member orientation program. Meeting monthly, this program is designed to increase their awareness of Rotary International and the various elements and activities of our club.
Chair: Alexis Juett

Lawn Chair Drill Team

Chair: Al Zelinski

Meeting Check-In Committee

Chair: Chris DeGood

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee serves to bring new members into the club. Members of the committee assist Rotarians with information and application materials needed to sponsor potential new members. This committee is also responsible for publishing and maintaining materials relevant to educating members.
Chair: Allison Beers

Music Committee

Are you a music lover? The Music Committee plans and provides the musical elements for the weekly meetings as well as special musical events. Members participate in organizing, instructing and scheduling a roster of song leaders to make club meetings enjoyable.
Chair: Bob Stowe

Peace Police Committee

Chair: Sid Lammers

Program & Speakers Committee

Have you ever listened to a presentation at a club meeting and thought, “I know someone who would make a great speaker for the club?” Then the Program Committee is the place for you. Join in and help plan the calendar and execute the programs for the year.
Chair: Steve Wade
 

Student Guests Committee

On a weekly basis, two outstanding students are chosen from one of the 12 area high schools or Northwestern Michigan College to be recognized for their contributions. Students are selected by school administration and submitted to the committee. Students are introduced at the weekly Rotary meeting and have the opportunity to present their goals, accomplishments and ambitions. Members may take turns introducing the new students each week.
Chair: Autumn Soltysiak
 

Social Events Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop, plan and coordinate opportunities for Rotarian camaraderie. Members meet to plan annual events. Planning the event involves choosing the location, entertainment, theme, announcements, coordinating reservations and food selection.
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Technology Committee

The Technology committee assists with Club meeting technology.
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