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WSJ article – Discusses the battle against Polio and Covid-19

Article in the WSJ on February 9, 2021.

The article is titled ” The World is Still Battling Polio. What That Warning Means for Covid-19″ and is written by Saeed Shah and Betsy McKay.

The fight against polio has seen amazing strides until …

7.30.20 – Club News

Club News by Tom Mathison

On a sun-filled day in downtown Grand Rapids, The Rotary Club of Downtown Grand Rapids gathered at noon at the University Club for its in-person, socially-distanced meeting, combined with a virtual meeting to allow remote …

7.23.20 – Club News

CLUB News written by Dawn Smith

Today’s featured speaker was Thomas DeJonge, Superintendent, Grand Rapids Christian Schools.

He addressed “Return to Learn”, a topic focusing on COVID-19 and the impact on education and returning to school.

All local superintendents work …

6.25.20 – Club News

Club News written by Roger Morgenstern

It was our traditional Passing of the Tiller this week, with the Club Presidency passing from Neil Marchand to Jon Hankins. Many thanks to Dawn Smith and the …

6.11.20 – Club News

Club News written by Tom Mathison

The Rotary Club of Downtown Grand Rapids gathered at noon at the University Club for its first in-person, socially-distanced meeting since the start of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order in March.  It was …

Rotary monitors the coronavirus impact

Rotary International website info on CoronaVirus

Rotary is closely monitoring the pandemic of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and continuously assessing the potential impact on Rotary operations, events, and members.

Your health …

3.12.20 – Club News

Club News written by Roger Morgenstern

It was a history-making day March 12 at Rotary as we had our first “remote meeting,” courtesy of the concerns about large gatherings related to the COVID 19 situation. We greatly appreciate our speaker, Hope College …

2.28.20 – Club News

Club News written by Roger Morgenstern

It was great to take “Rotary on the Road” this week and visit Covenant House. We had our lunch meeting in what was a school gymnasium before Covenant House purchased the former Campbell Commons …

Rotary’s 115th Anniversary on February 23rd

From the Rotary Weekly:

Each year, thousands of visitors to Rotary headquarters experience Room 711, a recreation of the office where, on 23 February 1905, Paul Harris met with three acquaintances to start a club based on “mutual cooperation and informal friendship.” Celebrate …

2.13.20 – Club News

Club New written by Tom Mathison

The Rotary Club of Downtown Grand Rapids gathered at noon at Degage’ Ministries at 144 Division Avenue, S in Grand Rapids for its regular meeting. President Neil Marchand called this meeting to order at noon …

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