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

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

Finance, Budget & Audit

Chair: Mack Beers

Golf & Pickleball Outing

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 & Reflection

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 need not be clergy.
Chair: Homer Nye

IM Rotary Orientation

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: John Noonan

Lawn Chair Precision Drill Team

Chair: Al Zelinski

Meeting Check-In

Chair: Chris DeGood


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: Dale Chilcote


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

Program & Speakers

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

Throughout ther school year 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 community 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

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.
Chair: Susan Kraus


The Technology committee assists with Club meeting technology.
Chair: John Noonan