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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
Mar 3 Announcements

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

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel 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
Our speaker will be (Holland Rotarian) 20th Circuit Court Chief Judge Jon Van Allsburg.
Last Week at Rotary Feb 24, 2022

Club Updates

Our Afghan refugee family visited the club today. We can use volunteers to help with transportation as they have many appointments. More permanent housing is coming soon and we will need help furnishing this space.

Mediation Services

Penny Schuff, Development and Communications Director at Mediation Services talked about mediation as a technique to promote peace. Mediation Services in Holland is a 30-year-old non-profit organization and is one of 17 centers around Michigan. The Holland center serves Ottawa, Allegan, and Barry counties. The centers work with oversight from the court systems.
The purpose of mediation is to bring people together in a safe space to deal with their conflicts. There are 2 trained mediators that work with them, but the resolution is made by the parties themselves. This leads to more lasting resolutions and saves money as the alternative can be a resolution by the courts. About 70% of the time there is a complete agreement in a mediated case.
There are many different are at which the center provides services. Restorative Circles are being used in school and juvenile court settings. More behavioral health services are starting to be offered. Another service is mediating with older adults and their care givers concerning care issues.
The center currently has 58 trained volunteer mediators. They are always happy to have more. There is a 40-hour training to become a mediator.
Rotary Youth Exchange 2022
All D6290 RYE Outbounds along with DG Gary Chenoweth and RYE District committee members Megan Wigmore (chair), Catherine Ristola Bass, Lindsay Dickinson, and Kristin Salathiel.
Holland Outbounds Brisa (Taiwan) and Kierian (India) at the Rotary Youth Exchange conference this past weekend in Traverse City.
March is Water and Sanitation Month
Upcoming Events
US31 Highway Cleanup
Veldheer Tulip Farm
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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