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3.22.18 - Dr. Paul Leidig

March 22 @ 12:00 pm

University Club of Grand Rapids

3.29.18 - Tim Selgo

March 29 @ 12:00 pm

University Club of Grand Rapids


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 …

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 …

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