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10.26.17 - Brian Lennon

October 26 @ 12:00 pm

University Club of Grand Rapids


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 …

A Polio update as of 24 May 2017

Headlines: The World Health Assembly (WHA) is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland. Ministers of Health and public health professionals from around the world are discussing global public health issues, including the global drive to eradicate polio. The …

5.18.17 Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Roger Morgenstern

Long-time Rotarians from any club will tell you at one time, attendance requirements were tightly enforced. I personally know of one West Michigan club which removed members who did not meet attendance requirements…those …

5.04.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes written by Dan Durkee

Our meeting was opened in song with ‘God Bless America’ led by Kevin Paul, followed by an invocation by Jeff Rogers.  President Michael Sytsma then shared a Rotary Relevance moment by indicating members of …

4.27.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes by Paul Arnold

The April 27th meeting featured a presentation by the District 6290 Rotary Foundation Chair, Al Bonney. Incoming president, Renwick Brutus introduced Mr. Bonney and noted that he has worked abroad for extended periods, including stints in …

4.20.17 – Luncheon Notes

SPOKES Notes by Roger Morgenstern

Tomorrow’s leaders took over the weekly meeting as President Michael, after welcoming everyone, turned the podium over to Rotary Interact President Sebastian Harrell. The Interact students worked all aspects of …

4.13.17 – Luncheon Notes and Photos

SPOKES Notes written by Chelsea Dubey

We were privileged to have Fred Keller, chairman of Cascade Engineering Inc., speak at our luncheon this week. He opened his remarks with a very powerful statement – “As business leaders, we need to own …

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