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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
Haworth Hotel at Hope College
225 College Ave
Holland, MI 49423
United States of America
Venue Map
Feb 3 Announcements

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. You should have received 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.
Here is the link for meeting:  
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
Our speaker will be Ryan Kilpatrick from Housing Next. Housing Next is a program of the Greater Ottawa County United Way that partners with local governments, developers, and nonprofits in West Michigan to remove barriers to the creation of housing at all price points.
Last Week at Rotary - Jan 27, 2022

Sponsored Afghan Family Update

The Afghan refugee family being sponsored by our club, Holland After Hours Rotary Club, and Central Park Reformed Church arrived yesterday. They were met at Ford Airport by a delegation and moved into their temporary housing. The family consists of a father, mother, 2 adult daughters, and a teenage son. The father worked for the BBC in Afghanistan. The welcoming delegation fed them dinner in their new house and stocked the kitchen with food.
Opportunities to help with this project include transportation to and from appointments, recreational activities, and helping them get acquainted with Holland. We will need to find them permanent housing in a few months. So, if you have extra household items to furnish their new living quarters, set them aside. They will need housing with 3-4 bedrooms for about $1200/month.
Rotary contacts for the resettlement project are Elizabeth Scott, Kent Fry, David Beatie, and Sandy Hansen.

Outbound Exchange Students

Brisa Sanchez Valdez and Kierian Overbeek are our outbound exchange students for the next school year. They are both students at Holland High School. They (and we) learned from clues about the country where they will be spending their year. Brisa will be in Taiwan and Kierian will be in India.
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

February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month
Upcoming Events
US31 Highway Cleanup
Veldheer Tulip Farm
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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