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Meeting Responsibilities
Presiding at Noon Meeting
Ristola Bass, Catherine
Visitors & Guests
Hagel, James
O'Mealey, Dan
May 05, 2022
History of Holland
May 12, 2022
May 26, 2022
Major Donors & Honorees
Jun 02, 2022
Holland Public Schools' new superintendent
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Welcome to Holland Noon Rotary Club
Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
2157 S Shore Dr
Macatawa, MI 49434
United States of America
Venue Map
May 5 Announcements
Note the change of location for this week's meeting. We will be meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in May and June.

History Writer Steve VanderVeen

Steve VanderVeen has a varied career. He spent 32 years in academia, teaching marketing, leadership, and entrepreneurship at Calvin University, Trinity Christian College, and Hope College. At Hope College he directed the Center for Faithful Leadership and developed CFL Consulting, Hope Entrepreneurship Initiative, and the Leadership Minor; he also advised the Baker Scholars.
Steve also works with the Boys and Girls Club, Upward Bound, and Escape Ministries students offering entrepreneurial leadership opportunities. Recently he began coaching a group of adults with special needs, assisting them in the development of a coffee shop and redeemable bottle and can collection business.
Steve writes a weekly column for the Holland Sentinel tracing the history of local entrepreneurs in our community. He will be talking about the history of Holland businesses.

May 5 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
Here is the link for the meeting:  
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
Last Week at Rotary April 28, 2022

Club Updates

Don't forget that in 2 weeks we have no meeting because we will be marching in the Tulip Time parade as grand marshalls.
Signup for Tulip Time Grandstand Greeters is still open. If you're not marching in the parade Thursday with the area Rotarians, you can be in the stands having fun with the visitors.
And speaking of marching in the parade, did you know that your family is welcome as well? Robert Ortman is looking for a few more people to portray Wizard of OZ characters on the float. We need a tin man, scarecrow, and cowardly lion.

Annual West Ottawa Challenged Student's Luncheon

Every year we meet with the students and their teachers and aides. Students are brought in from every school in the West Ottawa Public School District.
About 25 Rotarians attended lunch at WOPS Lakewood School on April 28 with the Challenged Students from that district. Lakewood is the learning center for all elementary age special needs learners and the middle and high school kids were bussed in. We were greeted by Principal Ghareeb and Special Education Director Tanya Uganski and Rotarians, students, and staff had a nice gathering time of getting to know each other. We had a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Noelle and her team and the students sang a lovely song called Working Together. Also present were the Lakewood Links, 4th and 5th grade students that volunteer as learning partners with the Challenged students. Many students and staff wore red tee shirts for Autism Awareness.
Catherine Ristola Bass presented a check for $1,000 from the Club to the school to help defray the cost of snacks and cleaning items needed for this population of students and additional cash and other gifts were collected. Jim White, our returned snowbird, was presented with his two checks for having won 3rd and 6th place from the District Foundation raffle and he promptly offered one of those up as an additional gift to the program. It was a wonderful meeting, many thanks to Robert Ortman for shepherding this project every year.
Tulip Time 2022 Parade Fundraiser
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