Administrator’s Posts for the week of June 27

Weekly Meeting Statistics:

A total of 91 members were updated on Michigan Radio by Steve Schram. He last spoke to the club in 2011. We also had one visiting Rotarian (Lori Walters of Chelsea) and seven guests (including three in the family of Distinguished Service Awardee Maurita Holland). In conjunction with the meeting, 13 members of the Program Committee met as did six members of the meeting operations committee. Early in the day, twelve members of the Board gathered for the last meeting overseen by President John. Also reported was the attendance of eleven club members at the Glacier Hills Rotary meeting on June 15. That same day, two members met to enhance our use of QuickBooks.

Makeup Cards for Roving Rotarians:

Heather Kendrick (Muskegon on June 14). Heather was in Muskegon as part of her duties as the current Miss Michigan. She and the contestants for the next title were invited to the Rotary Club there as their program for the day. On another note, the Muskegon club has well over 200 members and manages to get along without any paid staff.

“Take me out to the ball game” with Kiwanis:

The local Kiwanis club has offered Rotarians a chance to take part in their annual bus trip to a Detroit Tigers game. The date is Saturday, August 11 for a night game against the Minnesota Twins. The price is $70 and includes a box lunch. The bus leaves the Pioneer High parking lot at 3:30. Click here for the flyer. You can also contact John White for his experience in past years. In addition to meeting some nice people in a service organization that helps kids as we do, you will have the chance to ask your fellow travelers the origin of the word “Kiwanis.” Some say the name was coined from the words for “we trade” in the language of the Native Americans in the Detroit area where the organization started. Others say those words really meant, “What day does Rotary meet?”

Home Stay Sought for a Visiting Rotarian during Art Fair:

While Beth and Joe Fitzsimmons are enjoying summer in Frankfort, they have been attending the weekly meetings of the Frankfort Rotary and are getting involved with club activities. The incoming President, Mary Ann Short, asked Beth about a place where she and her daughter might stay for Friday night during the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Mary Ann’s daughter lives in Adrian will be showing her art at the fair. Since Beth and Joe are not planning to come back to Ann Arbor until the end of October, they are asking if one of our club members could put up the two visitors for one night. Contact Beth for questions or details. Thanks.