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Meeting Responsibilities
Presiding at Noon Meeting
Ristola Bass, Catherine
Visitors & Guests
Bogle, Gary
Hagel, James
Chambers, Dick
Apr 21, 2022
World class Highland games athlete, and how Holland is hosting Waterfront Celtic Festival in June
Apr 28, 2022
Challenged Students luncheon
May 05, 2022
History of Holland
May 12, 2022
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Welcome to Holland Noon Rotary Club
Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Maas Center at Hope College
264 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
United States of America
Venue Map
Jan 27 Announcements
January 27 meeting is via Zoom. Here is the link for meetings:  
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.

Our program for this week features our outgoing exchange students. Our students will be learning the countries where they will be going.
The Holland Rotary club provides cultural exchanges and learning opportunities for high-school students to live and study abroad for one academic year and provides opportunities to host high-school students from abroad to live and study in the Holland area for one academic year. Moreover, we provide all our exchange students an opportunity to experience cultures and to make friends with students from all over the world.

Feb 3 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

Starting February 3rd we will be meeting in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom. If you wish to attend in person for lunch, you will need to register by 10 AM on January 31. Look for an email from Catherine with details on how to register. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
Last Week at Rotary - Jan 20, 2022
Our speakers were Andy Bass and Gary Morris. Their families both power their houses using solar panels.
Andy gave an overview of renewable power sources. Renewable resources are currently limited as to the amount of energy generation. Some sources such as water and biomass have tradeoffs. Converting a house to solar use is the equivalent of planting 150 trees based on carbon reduction. Home solar systems are sized to provide 85% of the electricity needs.
Michigan is in 36th place in solar power generation of all of the states. Significant jobs are created by solar power as well as electricity.
Gary talked about the economic side of home solar energy. The cost per kW for a house is more than a commercial building because of economies of scale. The Morris home solar installation cost was about $19,000. This cost is offset by federal tax credits for installation and by energy offsets. Gary projected his payback to be 12-13 years with the policies in effect at the time. His solar system has a projected 20 year lifetime. Payback calculations are changing based on carbon fuel price uncertainty, decreasing federal tax credits, and changes in how utilities calculate credits for electricity generated for the grid.
District 6290 2022 Foundation Raffle
It's raffle time! Please make out your checks to Rotary District 6290 and put raffle in the memo line. You may send them to Catherine and she will fill out your stubs and submit them and get your tickets back to you. Thank you for supporting the Rotary Foundation!
Catherine Ristola Bass
652 Central Ave
Holland  MI 49423

January is Vocational Service Month
Upcoming Events
US31 Highway Cleanup
Veldheer Tulip Farm
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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