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Honoarable William B. Murphy

February 23 @ 12:00 pm

University Club of Grand Rapids

Doug Small

March 2 @ 12:00 pm

University Club of Grand Rapids


2.09.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

Last week’s speaker has returned to his native state and provided great insight to the important work being done here in Grand Rapids by Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and …

1.26.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by: Dan Durkee

We enjoyed a large group for today’s meeting which began in song with Tom Mathison who selected ‘Michigan My Michigan’ in celebration of our state’s 180th birthday. Grace Shearer then offered a …

1.19.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Shannon Kolarik

Thursday was our annual meeting for Rotary International and, needless to say, it was an information-filled day!

Jackie Taylor kicked off the meeting with an update on the charities foundation …

1.12.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern
Dr. Stefan Jovinge provided an amazing look into the work he and others are doing right here in Grand Rapids to address heart disease with his presentation “Cure for Broken Hearts.”

A native of …

12.17.16 – S.T.R.I.V.E. Day with Elves and More

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, more than 25 STRIVE students and mentors from our Club volunteered with Elves and More in their annual bike build.

Amway again hosted this year’s build, with over 200 volunteers putting together 1,400 bikes. The bikes are then delivered to …

12.08.16 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

Last week, we got to learn more about the awesomely diverse members of our Club and the organizations that they represent with our “occasionally scheduled” Rotarian Business Showcase.

Seven of our Rotarians, …

12.01.16 – Luncheon Notes

President Michael Sytsma kicked off the meeting with the Rotary bell. Grace Shearer led us in a song and Randy Murphy led the prayer. Steve Starnes introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Interact students from the GRPS Innovation Central School …

11.28.16 – Feeding America West Michigan

On Monday November 28th, Rotarians and students, volunteered to help Feeding America West Michigan distribute food to about 100 families at Union High School.

These are mainly families of students at Union High School, and many face tough choices every week.  …

11.17.16 – Luncheon Notes & Photos

SPOKES Notes by Shannon Kolarik

We had several Interact Students in attendance at Thursday’s luncheon as well as new members Christine Lindeman and Adam Vranian. Grace Shearer opened with “Count Your Blessings” and Mark led us in …

11.17.16 – DG Gernot Runschke – Board and Committee Meeting

District Governor Gernot Runschke met with members from our Club and Charities Foundation Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to discuss his plans for his Rotary year as district governor. Discussions revolved around  not only his plans, but also around …

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