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9.28.17 - Scott Gilman

September 28 @ 12:00 pm

University Club of Grand Rapids


8.25.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Paul Arnold

Arlen Gaddy introduced the many guests and visiting Rotarians. Bruce Pienton announced some upcoming service projects including a survey of handicap accessible sidewalks in the downtown area.

Susan Ledy introduced the speaker of the …

8.10.17 – Adele Aalto – Rotary Youth Exchange

We are please to welcome Adele Aalto, our 2017-2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Finland.

Adele will be a senior at East Grand Rapids High School and will be staying with Michael and Kristen Sytsma, along with their family, that …

8.12.17 – Heartside’s 3rd Annual Back-to-School Bash

Heartside Health Center, a community benefit ministry of Mercy Health, hosted their annual  Back-to-School Bash!
On Saturday, August 12th from 11:00am-2:00pm, they opened their doors to their clients, the neighborhood and community partners
for a day of information, food …

7.27.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Teresa Schaal

The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids had their annual meeting at Indian Trails Camp on 7.27.17, as it has every year for many years.  Boxed lunches were served, and Rotarians sat with campers and counselors.  …

7.13.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Chelsea Dubey

Our speaker on Thursday was Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize. Christian joined ArtPrize in 2013 and has been a wonderful addition to our community ever since.

2017 will be the ninth year of ArtPrize and …

7.6.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

Happy (Rotary) New Year!

With the Rotary year beginning July 1, it was time for our ceremonial Passing the Tiller and reflections from our excellent outgoing and incoming Club Presidents.

Outgoing President Michael Sytsma

6.22.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

Every week, for the last five years, our Club has presented the speaker a certificate stating a bio-sand water filter will be given to a family in Nicaragua so they have clean water for …

6.15.17 Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Paul Arnold

One new member and one returning member were officially inducted into the club. Paul Farr introduced Mary Tuuk, a recently appointed officer at Meijer. She was formally working for 5/3rd bank.

Michael Sytsma re-introduced …

6.8.17 Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Teresa Schaal

President Michael Sytsma welcomed everyone and made announcements.  Upcoming meetings include a “surprise” meeting on 6/15/17; Jon Hankins speaking on 6/22/17 about his Water Filter Trip; and there is no luncheon on 6/29 in honor of the …

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