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1.25.18 - Renwick Brutus

January 25 @ 12:00 pm

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2.1.18 - "Rotary in the PM"

February 1 @ 4:00 pm

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1.11.18- SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Paul Arnold

Four new members were inducted into the club:
Terry (TJ) Cappon – Account Executive, Lighthouse Insurance Group, James Gill – President/CEO, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Jennifer Deamud – COO/Associate State Director, Michigan Small …

11.16.17 SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

On Nov. 16, we welcomed Dr. Peter Y. Hahn, chief medical officer at Metro Health, who has been intimately involved with Metro Health’s recent alliance with University of Michigan Health. He provided several key …

11.9.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Teresa Schaal

  • President Renwick Brutus welcomed everyone and made announcements of upcoming events
  • Jason Webb led us in song
  • Kris Palosaari provided the invocation
  • Leslee Fritz introduced guests

11.02.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Paul Arnold

The late afternoon gathering took place at the University Club with about 35-40 people attended. Chelsea Dubey presented the invocation and initiated a moment of silence for Lorna Powell. Others at the gathering contributed …

10.26.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Tom Mathison

The Rotary Club of Downtown Grand Rapids gathered at noon at the University Club for its regular meeting. President Renwick Brutus called this meeting to order at noon by welcoming everyone and announcing the …

10.19.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Shannon Kolarik

Thursday was a very informative meeting about the role that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation plays in our local community and throughout the State of Michigan.

John Zwarensteyn introduced our keynote speaker, Jeff Mason, …

10.12.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

We welcomed the Honorable James Redford, a former Kent County circuit judge and now Gov. Snyder’s director of the Veteran’s Affairs Agency.

  • Jim provided an overview of the department, but …

9.21.17 – SPOKES Notes


Consumers Energy has been in business more than 130 years but it certainly is changing with the times. While this writer, as a Consumers Energy employee, may be a little biased, we received a comprehensive update with everything the company …

9.21.17 – SPOKES Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Mark Johnson

It was a great (and warm) day for Rotary with record temperatures for September in the low 90s. President Renwick Brutus started the meeting by discussing the importance of referring others to Rotary. The …

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 …

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