November 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Pete Hoffswel
 

Posted on Nov 19, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday November 19th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

No In person meeting:

We will be only meeting via Zoom for at least the next couple of weeks.
 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Pete Hoffswel from BPW discussing the BPW/City Broadband project.

 

Community Action House:

Each year, our club has “passed the hat” for a collection to Community Action House.

We try and target the collection 1 week before Thanksgiving---which would be 11/19.

This year will be particularly important, so please be generous!  

The board decided to direct our fellow members to physically send a tax deductible check payable to: Holland Rotary Charities with a memo noting it is for “Thanksgiving”.  Send to “Rotary Box 2278 Holland Mi 49422-2278”.

This will enable us to track our donations and give them one check. (In response to the need being 3x more than last year Rebecca will announce at the meeting that the board also voted to supplement those donations.)

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

November 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Pete Hoffswel  Tom Gough 2020-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

November 12, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Foundation Month
 

Posted on Nov 12, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday November 12th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

In person meeting:

Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 11-12-2020.  Please don't forget your $15 to cover the cost of lunch, which includes tip. 
Please encourage those from other Rotary groups that would like come to join us as well.
Registration is required, the sooner the better! 
 
 
Thank you,  Rebecca Lamper
 

Our speaker at Rotary will be someone discussing Foundation Month.

 

Community Action House:

Each year, our club has “passed the hat” for a collection to Community Action House.

We try and target the collection 1 week before Thanksgiving---which would be 11/19.

This year will be particularly important, so please be generous!

 

 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

November 12, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Foundation Month  Tom Gough 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0

November 05, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Garret Tinney 
 

Posted on Nov 05, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday November 05th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

In person meeting:

Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 11-051-2020.  Please don't forget your $15 to cover the cost of lunch, which includes tip. 
Please encourage those from other Rotary groups that would like come to join us as well.
Registration is required, the sooner the better! 
 
 
Thank you,  Rebecca Lamper

 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Garret Tinney,  discussing Youth Exchange.

 

 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

November 05, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Garret Tinney   Tom Gough 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

October 29, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Ken Freestone
 

Posted on Oct 29, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday October 29th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

In person meeting:

Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 10-29-2020.  Please don't forget your $15 to cover the cost of lunch, which includes tip. 
Please encourage those from other Rotary groups that would like come to join us as well.
Registration is required, the sooner the better! 
 
 
Thank you,  Rebecca Lamper

 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Ken Freestone, Residential Energy Advisor City of Holland.

The subject will be "Learn how to use less energy at home or work to have less energy waste."

 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

October 29, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Ken Freestone  Tom Gough 2020-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

October 22, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Lynsey Hargrove
 

Posted on Oct 22, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday October 22th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

In Person Meeting Also Available!!

Macatawa Bay Yacht Club lunch available in addition to Zoom for October 22th Meeting. Please respond as soon as possible if you would like lunch.  RSVP via Survey Monkey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT6BBJG                          Don’t forget $15.

 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Lynsey Hargrove, Holland Hospital.

The subject will be Everyday-Bodyworks-how to prevent pain & improve productivity by teaching correct body mechanics.

 

Corporate / Business Members:

    

 

 

October 22, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Lynsey Hargrove  Tom Gough 2020-10-22 04:00:00Z 0

October 15, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Lynsey Hargrove

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday October 15th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

In Person Meeting Also Available!!

Macatawa Bay Yacht Club lunch available in addition to Zoom for October 15th Meeting. Please respond as soon as possible if you would like lunch.  Respond to:  

Rebecca Lamper
(616) 419-5810

 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Lynsey Hargrove, Holland Hospital.

Her subject will be How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

 

Member News:

Esther Fifielski, Director of Human Relations and International Relations for the City of Holland, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Equity award from the Ottawa County of Diversity and Inclusion. The award was presented in the city council chambers by Robyn Afrik and Judy Kettering of Ottawa county with all of the City department managers and Keith Van Beek, City Manager, in attendance. Esther was nominated for this award by Catherine Ristola Bass, fellow Rotarian and City of Holland Human Relations committee member.

 

 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

, Chairman of the Board for the Civil War Muster.

Rick will immerse us in history as he talks about the re-enactors that take part in the VanRaalt Farm Civil War Muster.

Because of Covid-19 the muster did not take place this past year but Rick has some exciting things to share for the plans they have in 2021!

Stroll with Rick and explore the historic era at our meeting next week as we welcome him to our Rotary family!

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

October 15, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Lynsey Hargrove Tom Gough 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

October 8, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Nicholas Rolinsk

Posted on Oct 08, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday October 8th  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Nicholas Rolinsk.

His subject will be The Urbanism of Downtown Holland :  Past and Present.

 

From last week's meeting:  

Robyn Afrik and Ricki Levine asked us to share the link below:

The Power of Belonging: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Ottawa County.

 
Note from Club Chaplain Larry Schuyler:
 
We learned that Dr. Chuck Huttar, a former, long-time member of our Holland Rotary Club, suffered a stroke a couple of weeks ago.  He is currently in rehab at MaryFreeBed. Greetings and notes of encouragement can be sent to his home 188 W. 11th Street Holland MI 49423.  
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

, Chairman of the Board for the Civil War Muster.

Rick will immerse us in history as he talks about the re-enactors that take part in the VanRaalt Farm Civil War Muster.

Because of Covid-19 the muster did not take place this past year but Rick has some exciting things to share for the plans they have in 2021!

Stroll with Rick and explore the historic era at our meeting next week as we welcome him to our Rotary family!

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

October 8, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Nicholas Rolinsk Tom Gough 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0

October 1, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Robyn Afrik and Ricki Levine

Posted on Oct 01, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday October 1st  at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

Our speaker at Rotary will be Robyn Afrik and Ricki Levine.

Their subject will be The Power of Belonging: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Ottawa County.

 

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 

Rotary Club of Allendale is asking for your help in sharing our event, Cash for Community, an online silent auction, and reverse raffle.  This year's partner benefactor is the Engine House No 5 Museum.

Tickets for the reverse raffle with the grand prize of $2,000 are $30 each with a 1 in 250 chance of winning. Reverse raffle drawing will be held on October 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Tickets can be purchased for the reverse raffle from any Allendale Rotary member or message our Facebook page. Allendale Rotary Club

A silent auction will be held on the Facebook event page. See the link below.  Bidding begins September 23rd and ends October 3rd.  Seriously great prizes like Disney tickets, restaurant gift certificates, experience prizes, Yeti tailgate package, VIP brewery tour, wine and pasta, weekend cottage rental on Bear Lake, and much much more.  New items will be added up until bidding opens. 

Highway Clean-up Saturday, September 26,  8:00 am

Thanks to all who helped from Rotary and Grace Episcopal Church!

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

, Chairman of the Board for the Civil War Muster.

Rick will immerse us in history as he talks about the re-enactors that take part in the VanRaalt Farm Civil War Muster.

Because of Covid-19 the muster did not take place this past year but Rick has some exciting things to share for the plans they have in 2021!

Stroll with Rick and explore the historic era at our meeting next week as we welcome him to our Rotary family!

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

October 1, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Robyn Afrik and Ricki Levine Tom Gough 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

September 24, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Rick Veenhoven

Posted on Sep 24, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday September 24th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

Our speaker next week at Rotary will be Rick Veenhoven, Chairman of the Board for the Civil War Muster.

Rick will immerse us in history as he talks about the re-enactors that take part in the VanRaalte Farm Civil War Muster.

Because of Covid-19 the muster did not take place this past year but Rick has some exciting things to share for the plans they have in 2021!

Stroll with Rick and explore the historic era at our meeting next week as we welcome him to our Rotary family!

 

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 

Rotary Club of Allendale is asking for your help in sharing our event, Cash for Community, an online silent auction, and reverse raffle.  This year's partner benefactor is the Engine House No 5 Museum.

Tickets for the reverse raffle with the grand prize of $2,000 are $30 each with a 1 in 250 chance of winning. Reverse raffle drawing will be held on October 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Tickets can be purchased for the reverse raffle from any Allendale Rotary member or message our Facebook page. Allendale Rotary Club

A silent auction will be held on the Facebook event page. See the link below.  Bidding begins September 23rd and ends October 3rd.  Seriously great prizes like Disney tickets, restaurant gift certificates, experience prizes, Yeti tailgate package, VIP brewery tour, wine and pasta, weekend cottage rental on Bear Lake, and much much more.  New items will be added up until bidding opens. 

Highway Clean-up Saturday, September 26,  8:00 am

Rain out date October 3.
 
So you're asking yourself, what happens when bubble gum gets stuck on a pop can?  They both sometimes (LOTS of times!) end up becoming trash on our highways!  So here's your chance to keep Holland beautiful!  On Saturday, September 26, we're going to ask that you join your friends in Rotary and help us clean-up other roadside "goodies" on U.S. 31.  You'll not only have fun and meet other people you might not know as well, but also will provide a service to our community by cleaning up part of this highly visible road! 
 
Meet at 8 a.m. at Veldheer's Tulip Farm (right on U.S. 31)  on September 26.  We need as many Rotarians as possible to meet at Veldheer's Tulip Farm (right on U.S. 31) at 8 a.m.!

Mike Moraw will bring the bags for the "treasure hunt", coffee (most important!) and our SPIFFY new (Spring-like even!) yellow Rotary or Michigan DOT green (Summer-like?) work vests.  All you have to bring is your energy and work gloves.  Oh, did we forget to mention...you get a make-up meeting credit for coming out to help?
 
If you haven’t noticed, Rotary has a sign on US 31 letting our neighbors know that this 2 mile stretch is ours”.

Please let Mike know if you and your smile can be a part of this clean up for our own little piece of Holland...let's make it beautiful for Tulip Time and summer...and THANKS!
Mike.moraw@huntington.com or cell 616-836-5524. 
 

 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

, Chairman of the Board for the Civil War Muster.

Rick will immerse us in history as he talks about the re-enactors that take part in the VanRaalt Farm Civil War Muster.

Because of Covid-19 the muster did not take place this past year but Rick has some exciting things to share for the plans they have in 2021!

Stroll with Rick and explore the historic era at our meeting next week as we welcome him to our Rotary family!

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

September 24, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Rick Veenhoven Tom Gough 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

September 17, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Tory Richardson

Posted on Sep 17, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday September 17th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

Join via Zoom for our speaker Tory Richardson, CEO and President of Gerald Ford International Airport.  Tory will discuss how the airport weathered the pandemic, the new campaign it launched and safety and cleaning protocols that they put in place. 

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

September 17, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Tory Richardson Tom Gough 2020-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

September 10, 2020 Meeting -  Jon Catlin

Posted on Sep 10, 2020
Join our District Governor Meeting!
 
On Sept 10th,  District Gov. Jon Catlin will be joining us.  We have confirmed lunch at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.  People will need to let Rebecca know if they are coming and eating lunch.  This will need to be done by Sept. 7th in order to let Macatawa Bay Yacht Club know. 

If the Rotarian meal choice is regular or vegan (they will have to let us know if they want a vegan meal when they sign up).  We will have to have at least 25 people in attendance for the District Gov. in order to get the facility.  The sooner we know the better!

You can email Rebecca at rlamper@michiganfirst.com      Do not send responses to Heather and Tom!

We will also try holding a Zoom Rotary meeting as well, in order to accommodate those who cannot make it.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

September 10, 2020 Meeting - Jon Catlin Tom Gough 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0

September 3, 2020 Meeting -  Brian Davis 

Posted on Sep 03, 2020
Join our Special Outdoor Meeting!
 
We will be holding a  special meeting at Smallenburg Park this Thursday, September 3rd weather permitting!! at 12 Noon.

In case you are not familiar, Smallenburg is a family oriented park and playground adjoined by the Bouws outdoor community pool and the Holland Municipal Stadium which is used for interscholastic football and soccer for area schools and Hope College. * Boundless Playground - ADA Accessible donated by the Rotary Club * Grills * Picnic Tables * Large group shelter.  It is located at 16th & Fairbanks Avenue, 313 Fairbanks Avenue, Holland.  There is road construction on 16th street, so Fairbanks may be the better route.

We will also try holding a Zoom Rotary meeting as well, in order to accommodate those who cannot make it.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

Special Invitation!

On Sept 10th,  District Gov. Jon Catlin will be joining us.  We have confirmed lunch at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.  People will need to let Rebecca know if they are coming and eating lunch.  This will need to be done by Sept. 7th in order to let Macatawa Bay Yacht Club know. 

If the Rotarian meal choice is regular or vegan (they will have to let us know if they want a vegan meal when they sign up).  We will have to have at least 25 people in attendance for the District Gov. in order to get the facility.  The sooner we know the better!

You can email Rebecca at rlamper@michiganfirst.com      Do not send responses to Heather and Tom!

 

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 

Our Speaker this week will be Brian Davis, Superintendent of Holland Public Schools.  His topic -- How will the school year look at Holland Public Schools.

 

 

 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

September 3, 2020 Meeting - Brian Davis Tom Gough 2020-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

August 27, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Tim Schoonveld

Posted on Aug 27, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday August 27th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

 

A Meeting Suggestion:

From out Board of Directors:   For our members who want to participate in our meetings when we go live but are not comfortable with an in-person meeting get together, we would suggest they join with other members (social distancing of course) at their home for joint ZOOM togetherness!   We would invite members to do so and ask for ZOOM homes that may be willing to have other Rotarians join them for comradery sake. 

 

Our Speaker this week will be Tim Schoonveld, Hope College Athetic Director.  His topic -- what will college sports look like this year.

 

Here is Jane’s address if you wish to send cards: 
 
Jane Bos
384 Harvester Road
Malibu, CA 90265

 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

August 27, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Tim Schoonveld Tom Gough 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

August 20, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Paul Wasielewsk

Posted on Aug 20, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday August 20th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our Speaker this week will be Paul Wasielewsk, MD Metro Hospital.  His topic -- Stroke Prevention.

 

Here is Jane’s address if you wish to send cards: 
 
Jane Bos
384 Harvester Road
Malibu, CA 90265

 

 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

August 20, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Paul Wasielewsk Tom Gough 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0

August 13, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Esther Fifelski

Posted on Aug 13, 2020
Join our Special Outdoor Meeting!
 
We will be holding a  special meeting at Smallenburg Park this Thursday, June 25th weather permitting!! at 12 Noon.

In case you are not familiar, Smallenburg is a family oriented park and playground adjoined by the Bouws outdoor community pool and the Holland Municipal Stadium which is used for interscholastic football and soccer for area schools and Hope College. * Boundless Playground - ADA Accessible donated by the Rotary Club * Grills * Picnic Tables * Large group shelter.  It is located at 16th & Fairbanks Avenue, 313 Fairbanks Avenue, Holland.  There is road construction on 16th street, so Fairbanks may be the better route.

 
Our Speaker this week will be our very own Esther Fifelski, Human Relations Director of City of Holland.  Her topic -- Esther will be giving us an update on what she has been working on during the Covo 19 pandemic and her new job duties with her new promotion .

 

Rotarian At Work:
 
We have a few Rotarians in the medical profession who often cannot make it to our meetings at all.  One is Dr. Bader.  He operates on animals all day on Thursdays, but has been active as a Rotarian internationally, year after year.  We have been fortunate to hear him talk about his work with street dogs in Guatemala as he travels there to teach new methods to those who care for animals. He has rescued and found homes for racing dogs from Spain.  His current passion is street dogs in Madagascar and the vets who care for them.  Here are two places on line that follow Dr. Bader’s activity protecting creatures around the world.
 
Travelling animal doctors.org
Maddoginitiative.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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August 06, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Jason Gargala

Posted on Aug 06, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday August 6th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our Speaker this week will be our very own Jason Gargala.  His topic -- How is the insurance company doing during Covo.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 30, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Allison Hoving

Posted on Jul 30, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday July 30th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our Speaker this week will be Allison Hoving.  Her topic -- Empowering Youth Global Connections.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 23, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Matt Messer

Posted on Jul 23, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday July 23th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our Speaker this week will be Chief  Matt Messer.  His topic -- How has Holland Police dealt with Covo 19, peaceful protest and new proposals by the Governor.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 16, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted on Jul 16, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday July 9th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our Speaker this week will be Jack Huisingh, Executive Director of Holland Aqautic Center. 

His subject is what will the center look like once it opens.

 

From Robert Ortman:

         They love our little bench area and they said to say thank you to all Rotarians

 
Volunteers for Heights of Hope
 
Heights of Hope has a need for one-on-one tutors to work with students from Holland Heights School. They meet at the Heights of Hope Community Center on the corner of Abbey Ct and Stratford Way. Interested?  Contact Laura Minkus at lauram@heightsofhope.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 09, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted on Jul 09, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday July 9th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our Speaker this week will be Charles Warren.  His subject is Pago Pago Dist. 9920 past Club Projects .

         

Sad news to Report...from our Chaplin pro tem 

 
We extend our condolences to the Baumann family upon the death of Rotarian Chet Baumann.  Chet has been a long-time member of the Holland Club.  Son, Steve Baumann, is a current member and son, Joe Baumann, is a former member of the club.  We share their loss, and give thanks for Chet's participation in our club.  May Chet rest in peace.
 
We learn that former Holland Rotarian Jim Meier died on July 5 in Grand Rapids.  Jim helped our club create an online presence and move to electronic communication.  May Jim rest in peace.
 
 
Larry Schuyler,  Chaplain pro tem
 
 
Volunteers for Heights of Hope
 
Heights of Hope has a need for one-on-one tutors to work with students from Holland Heights School. They meet at the Heights of Hope Community Center on the corner of Abbey Ct and Stratford Way. Interested?  Contact Laura Minkus at lauram@heightsofhope.org
 
 
From Charles Elwood:  

We have completed the relocation of masks pickup/drop off distribution center from the Hoffswell house to the Beattie house.

Orders were picked up last week consisting of face shields and face masks for the education sector.

Many school districts are ordering masks to protect our children, friends and others during summer camps and preparing for the fall. 

See the numbers below for the face shields production.  Also be sure to see the Lakeside Living attached to the eBulletin!

 
 
 
 
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June 25, 2020 Special Outdoor Meeting!

Posted on Jun 25, 2020
Join our Special Outdoor Meeting!
 
We will be holding a  special meeting at Smallenburg Park this Thursday, June 25th weather permitting!! at 12 Noon.

In case you are not familiar, Smallenburg is a family oriented park and playground adjoined by the Bouws outdoor community pool and the Holland Municipal Stadium which is used for interscholastic football and soccer for area schools and Hope College. * Boundless Playground - ADA Accessible donated by the Rotary Club * Grills * Picnic Tables * Large group shelter.  It is located at 16th & Fairbanks Avenue, 313 Fairbanks Avenue, Holland.  There is road construction on 16th street, so Fairbanks may be the better route.

From Wendy: 

My hope is to have a good attendance, weather permitting.  We invite all of our members and ask you to bring a lawn chair and a lunch if you choose to do so!

Right now the forecast looks to be sunny and 76 degrees….PERFECT!!  If for some reason it does forecast rain that morning, we will gather via Zoom again!

The meeting will be casual with the agenda of my year’s wrap up and Rebecca’s agenda and goals for her year as President ahead!

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful club to lead!  I am so BLESSED to be a part of my Holland Rotary Family!!

ROTARIANS, COME ONE COME ALL AND REUNITE IN A PARK ATMOSPHERE!!!

Wendy

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We will have our International books “Building Bridges” available at the meeting for anyone who wanted one? 

A donation to our own Rotary Charities is asked to go toward the production of making the books!

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Rotary Dines Out 
 
Thank you, Holland Rotarians, for participating in our weekly Holland Rotary Dines Out. 
We are happy many of you supported last week’s choice, Hops at 84 East.  
 
Your Community Service Committee
 
 
Volunteers for Holland Public Schools food distribution
 
Dear Friends and Rotarians, 
 
Holland Public Schools has 19 sites it distributes food on Mondays 9-11am and Wednesdays, 9-11am.  We are in need of volunteers for the summer.  Please complete the Volunteer form and email it to Lilliana Figueroa. Lfiguero@hollandpublicschools.org  
 
After your background check, you will get a phone call to sign up for a day and site.  Be sure to let Linda know it is for food delivery.
Any questions, volunteers can contact me.
 
Yours for Rotary,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarah Sanderson  said this medical person administered the test and asked for a selfie!  She was still negative and can now go to work!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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June 18, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted on Jun 18, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday June 11th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     

Password  020850

Also, you can Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?pwd=MlZWUU1DZk5wamo2eGc5RjNTbllOdz09 to join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

This weeks speaker will be Kay Walvoord from Holland Symphony.

 

Rotary Dines Out 
 
Thank you, Holland Rotarians, for participating in our weekly Holland Rotary Dines Out. 
We are happy many of you supported last week’s choice, Crane’s in the City.  Did  you enjoy your free donut as much as we did?
This week’s winner is Hops at 84 East, 84 East 8th St., 49423. (616)396-8484.
https://hops.biz-os.app/weborder/wo_order_time.php?loc=Hops49423.    Hops at 84 East will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page and noted in member e-blasts and mentioned at our virtual meeting this Thursday.
 
Make sure you get your vote in at this Thursday’s meeting for next week’s winner.  You can vote at the meeting by using the Chat feature on Zoom, or you can vote before the meeting by emailing the name of a restaurant to Bonnie Gronberg <sirturtle@gmail.com>
 
Your Community Service Committee
 
 
Volunteers for Holland Public Schools food distribution
 
Dear Friends and Rotarians, 
 
Holland Public Schools has 19 sites it distributes food on Mondays 9-11am and Wednesdays, 9-11am.  We are in need of volunteers for the summer.  Please complete the Volunteer form and email it to Lilliana Figueroa. Lfiguero@hollandpublicschools.org  
 
After your background check, you will get a phone call to sign up for a day and site.  Be sure to let Linda know it is for food delivery.
Any questions, volunteers can contact me.
 
Yours for Rotary,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarah Sanderson  said this medical person administered the test and asked for a selfie!  She was still negative and can now go to work!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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June 11, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted on Jun 11, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday June 11th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?  <<-- DO NOT USE   If anyone knows the correct link, please let us                                                                                                                             know!  This link sent us to a separate meeting last week!

Password  020850

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

This weeks speaker will be our own Drew McLean.  He is going to talk about “how to make fantastic ribs”.

 

Rotary Dines Out 
 
Thank you, Holland Rotarians, for participating in our weekly Holland Rotary Dines Out. 
Many of you supported Crazy Horse Steakhouse this past week.  They have reported that people mentioning Rotary purchased at least ?? meals.  And that doesn’t include meals ordered through Door Dash, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, or other delivery services who took orders and did not identify Rotarians as the customers.  
 
This week’s winner is Crane's In The City, 11 East 8th Street, 49423. 
https://www.cranesinthecity.com   Hours:  Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm  (616) 796 2489
cranesinthecity@gmail.com
 
Cranes will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page and noted in member e-Blasts and mentioned at our virtual meeting this Thursday.
 
Make sure you get your vote in at this Thursday’s meeting for next week’s winner.  You can vote at the meeting by using the Chat feature on Zoom, or you can vote before the meeting by emailing the name of a restaurant to Bonnie Gronberg <sirturtle@gmail.com>
 
Your Community Service Committee
 
 
Volunteers for Holland Public Schools food distribution
 
Dear Friends and Rotarians, 
 
Holland Public Schools has 19 sites it distributes food on Mondays 9-11am and Wednesdays, 9-11am.  We are in need of volunteers for the summer.  Please complete the Volunteer form and email it to Linda Schaap.  lschaap@hollandpublicschools.org
 
After your background check, you will get a phone call to sign up for a day and site.  Be sure to let Linda know it is for food delivery.
 
Yours for Rotary,
 
Linda Falstad
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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June 04, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted on Jun 04, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday June 4th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7734444522?

Password  020850

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Rotary Dines Out 
 
Thank you, Holland Rotarians, for participating in our weekly Holland Rotary Dines Out. 
Many of you supported Ottawa Beach Inn this past week.  They have reported that people mentioning Rotary purchased at least 40 meals.  And that doesn’t include meals ordered through Door Dash, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, or other delivery services who took orders and did not identify Rotarians as the customers.  
 
This week’s winner is Crazy Horse Steakhouse, 2027 North Park Drive, 49424. 616-395-8393.
 
Crazy Horse Steakhouse will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page and noted in member e-blasts and mentioned at our virtual meeting this Thursday.
 
Make sure you get your vote in at this Thursday’s meeting for next week’s winner.  You can vote at the meeting by using the Chat feature on Zoom, or you can vote before the meeting by emailing the name of a restaurant to Bonnie Gronberg <sirturtle@gmail.com>
 
Your Community Service Committee
 
 
 
 

 

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May 28, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Posted on May 28, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday May 28th at 12 Noon.

Club members can download the Zoom application and use the following information to join the meeting:

 Go to Zoom.com and click on "join a meeting"

Meeting ID  773 444 4522

Password  020850

These will also be the numbers for calls for the future Zoom meetings as well!

Our speaker will be: 

Kara de Alvare, Marketing Coordinator Downtown Holland, she will give us an update on what shopping in downtown Holland will look like and an update on the Farmers Market!

Rotary Dines Out

This week's selection:   Ottawa Beach Inn (OBI)  2155 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland. 
 
Hours: 

Wednesday – Saturday: 4pm - 8pm

Sunday: 11am - 2pm, BBQ Only 

 
The Rotary Club of Holland is selecting a local restaurant each week to acknowledge, promote, and support local small businesses and their employees.  Ottawa Beach Inn will be highlighted on our website and Facebook page and noted in member e-blasts as well as at our virtual meeting this Thursday.  We encourage members and their families and friends to “dine out” by picking up dinner or having it delivered from O.B.I. this Thursday, May 28, through Sunday, May 31. 
 
When you call in your take-out order, please identify yourself as a member of Holland Noon or After Hours Rotary.  Time for a summer break from cooking and fun for all...especially when we can help our local restaurants.
 
Be sure to look each week on our blasts, Facebook page and join our virtual Rotary meetings on Thursday and discover what the "Restaurant of the Week" will be - the enjoy and support these restaurants!
 
 
Please see the web sites below to help support Holland restaurants and businesses:
 
 
 
 
 

 

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March 12, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Birthday

Posted on Mar 12, 2020

Celebrating our 100th Anniversary with a Birthday Party for our club members!

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

  We are sorry to report the SnowMelt Shuffle 5k has been cancelled. We started too late with only 4 months before the race so we could not raise the required funds or cover things that the race organizer needed covered.

The New 2020 Social Calendar is now on the home page - Thanks Drew!

 

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March 12, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Birthday Tom Gough 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0

March 05, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Rotary Youth Exchange

Our Rotary Youth Exchange  - Rebound Students, will lead discussions. We look forward to hearing from them. 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

The New 2020 Social Calendar is now on the home page - Thanks Drew!

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

March 05, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Rotary Youth Exchange Tom Gough 2020-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

February 27, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Patrick Waterman

Patrick Waterman, City Manager Hudsonville, will discuss the Holland-Grand Rapids Commuter Line.   We look forward to hearing from him. 

 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

The New 2020 Social Calendar is now on the home page - Thanks Drew!

 

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February 27, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Patrick Waterman Tom Gough 2020-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

February 20, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Paulettee Carr

Paulettee Carr will discuss her career path and life as an artist.   We look forward to hearing from her. 

 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

February 20, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Paulettee Carr Tom Gough 2020-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

February 13, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Mike Hamann

Mike Hamann-West Ottawa Bands, will discuss History of West Ottawa Jazz Band and a Performance.   We look forward to hearing from him and listening to the performance. 

 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

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February 13, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Mike Hamann Tom Gough 2020-02-13 05:00:00Z 0

February 06, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Meika Weiss
 

Meika Weiss will discuss Biking in Holland.   We look forward to hearing from her. 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

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February 06, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Meika Weiss  Tom Gough 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

January 30, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Paul Heusinkveld
 

Paul Heusinkveld, former US Navy Officer and US Dept of State.   We look forward to hearing from him. 

 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

BRING YOU BIGGEST SMILE TO ROTARY THIS WEEK - JANUARY 23...WE WANT YOUR PICTURE!
 
Again this week before and after our weekly meeting, you have the opportunity to have your smiling face photographed for placement in the 100th Anniversary Rotary Directory.  Prior to our 12:10 meeting, Heather will be ready, willing and able (?) to photograph you to assure your niche in the directory.  Follow the signs in the meeting room at the Civic Center, review your fact sheet provided and assure your place in history!! 
 
Pictures will be taken from 11:30 a.m. until meeting time and also will be taken immediately AFTER the meeting from approximately 1:20.  PLEASE don't be left out of our special directory! 

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January 30, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Paul Heusinkveld  Tom Gough 2020-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

January 23, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Alexis
 

Alexis, one of our inbound students, will discuss France.   We look forward to hearing from him. 

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

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January 23, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Alexis  Tom Gough 2020-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

January 16, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Karen Sadler
 

Karen Sadler will discuss the Michael Sadler Foundation.   We look forward to hearing from her.  This week's meeting is sponsored by Kristopher Reinhardt with Edward Jones. 

Gary and Donna Bogle will be holding orientations before and after Rotary this week...January 16. At 11:15 the orientation will be in the lobby and the 1:20 orientation will be in the meeting room.  Anyone requiring an orientation can attend either. Let Donna (616 422 0741) know if you will be participating in an orientation.

Jazz Concert Update:

The Parents in the Music Boosters group got the ticket sales website up and running over the weekend!
Pretty exciting news for all the parents and kids in the program! 

https://www.westottawamusicboosters.org/fundraising/all-star-concert

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

 

Corporate / Business Members:

 

   

January 16, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Karen Sadler  Tom Gough 2020-01-16 05:00:00Z 0

January 9, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Kristine Van Noord
 

Kristine Van Noord,  from Bethany Christian Services, will discuss the Refugee Resettlement Program.   We look forward to hearing from her.

Jazz Concert Update:

The Parents in the Music Boosters group got the ticket sales website up and running over the weekend!
Pretty exciting news for all the parents and kids in the program! 

https://www.westottawamusicboosters.org/fundraising/all-star-concert

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at the Civic Center until the end of June.   

Rotarians:  If you have speakers coming for Rotary please inform them that we are now meeting till June at the Civic Center.  If they have a power point presentation they will NEED TO BRING THERE OWN LAPTOP.  Please make sure that is it HDMI Compatible!  Speakers should arrive early to get set up to make sure it will work properly.  Email them with the details.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

January 9, 2020 at Holland Rotary - Kristine Van Noord  Tom Gough 2020-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

December 19, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Sean Mulligan
 

Sean Mulligan will discuss the Holland State Park & Michigan State Park's 100th Anniversary.   We look forward to hearing from him.

We are  NOT  meeting for the next two Thursdays, December 26 and January 2.  Your fearless editors will be taking a break during this time, so no more e-Blasts until next year.  Until then, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall  until the end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

December 19, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Sean Mulligan  Tom Gough 2019-12-19 05:00:00Z 0

December 12, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Christy Buck
 

Christy Buck,  talking about Training High School Coaches in the Be Nice Model will be our speaker.   We look forward to hearing from her.

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall  until the end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

December 12, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Christy Buck  Tom Gough 2019-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

December 05 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Melanie Montenegro
 

Our own  Inbound Student Melanie Montenegro will be our speaker.   We look forward to hearing from her.

Holland Rotary Interact is collecting canned food for Community Action House.  Fox 17 will be there on December 6th to celebrate the cans we have collected.  

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall  until the end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

December 05 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Melanie Montenegro  Tom Gough 2019-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

November 28 2019 at Holland Rotary -  No Meeting!
 

There will be no meeting this week!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Holland Rotary Interact is collecting canned food for Community Action House.  Fox 17 will be here on December 6th to celebrate the cans we have collected.  

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall  until the end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

November 28 2019 at Holland Rotary -  No Meeting!  Tom Gough 2019-11-28 05:00:00Z 0

November 21 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Howard Fink
 

Our own Howard Fink,  Park Township Supervisor, will be our speaker.   He will give us a Park Township update.   We look forward to hearing from him.

Thursday will also be the annual collection for Community Action House.  We are mainly looking for financial donations during the meeting.

Holland Rotary Interact is collecting canned food for Community Action House.  Fox 17 will be here on December 6th to celebrate the cans we have collected.  

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall  until the end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

November 21 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Howard Fink  Tom Gough 2019-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

November 14 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Foundation Month
 

November Foundation Month Meeting.

Holland Rotary Interact is collecting canned food for Community Action House.  Fox 17 will be here on December 6th to celebrate the cans we have collected.  

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall  until the end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

November 14 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Foundation Month  Tom Gough 2019-11-14 05:00:00Z 0

November 07 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Joe Bauman
 

Joe Bauman will be our speaker.   He will discuss "Auto Insurance Reform-What does it all mean".   We look forward to hearing from him.

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall starting Nov 7th  till end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

November 07 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Joe Bauman  Tom Gough 2019-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

October 31 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Special Halloween Club  Meeting
 

Our President, Wendy Piper is holding a special Club Assembly - Halloween Edition!

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall starting Nov 7th  till end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

October 31 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Special Halloween Club  Meeting  Tom Gough 2019-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

October 24 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Jason Parks
 

Jason Parks will be our speaker.   He will discuss "4 for the Sober-Egress Endurance".   We look forward to hearing from him.

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall starting Nov 7th  till end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

October 24 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Jason Parks  Tom Gough 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

October 17 2019 at Holland Rotary -  James Sullivan and Craig Spoelhof
 

James Sullivan and Craig Spoelhof will be our speakers.   They will discuss expanding the After School Summer program at Boys and Girls Club of Holland.  We look forward to hearing from them.

Note:  Our meeting will be held at the  HOLLAND Civic Place/Center!

Due to the Haworth Inn undergoing a renovation, Rotary will be meeting at Maas Conference Hall starting Nov 9th  till end of December.  If you have lined up a speaker for our meetings during November and December, please make sure they are aware of the change.  Email them with the details.

Starting January-June-our weekly Rotary meetings will be meeting at the Civic Center. If you have lined up a speaker, please make sure they are aware of this change.

If you have a great idea for a speaker at our meeting, let me know and let’s get them scheduled.  Please email me with ideas;   lvarner@suburbaninns.com

Dear Rotarians,

In anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of Our Club a book is being compiled regarding the projects of the International Service Committee from 1920 until now.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! The written part of the book is developing nicely but interesting photographs are needed to make the book visually interesting.

Photographs about Rotary projects and/or contributions in Dominican Republic, Egypt, Russia, Siberia, Romania, Haiti, Japan, Jordon, India, Jamaica, Honduras, the Bahamas, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, and Mexico are needed.

Yes, your club has assisted with humanitarian activities in ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES.

Send photos to Gary Bogle, Chair of the International Service Committee.

Visitors and Guests

 Rick Arnold (Steve Nyland), Valorie Avink (John Helm), Alex Overbeek (Russ Miller), Chuck Warren (David Meier), Charles Elwood (Rebecca Lamper)

October 17 2019 at Holland Rotary -  James Sullivan and Craig Spoelhof  Tom Gough 2019-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
October 10 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Scott Rumpsa  Tom Gough 2019-10-10 04:00:00Z 0

October 03 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Tom Werkman
 

Tom Werkman will be our speaker.   His subject is Grand River Fishing.   We look forward to hearing from him.

Visitors and Guests

Tony Allan and Don Lomono (Russ Miller), Katie Bast (Heather Gough), Paul Heusinkveld (Paul Kleinheksel), Robert Mitchell (Denise Nestel), Charlie Sodia, Ella Stoel, Charles Elwood (Rebecca Lamper)

 

Clubrunner planned outage:
On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Clubrunner is going to be performing infrastructure upgrades within our platform. Starting at 7am EST, ClubRunner will remain inaccessible until approximately 4pm EST.

 
October 03 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Tom Werkman  Tom Gough 2019-10-03 04:00:00Z 0

September 26 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Rachel Barton Pine
 

Rachel Barton PineViolinist and Motivational Speaker, will be our speaker.   Rachel Barton Pine is a violinist touring worldwide as a soloist with prestigious orchestras, has an active
recording career, and has run The Rachel Barton Pine Foundation since 2001.   We look forward to hearing from her.

 
 

 

 

September 26 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Rachel Barton Pine  Tom Gough 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

September 19, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  NO MEETING!
 

No Lunch Meeting This Week!   

Board Meeting Changes:

The next board meeting will be September 26th NOT September 19th AND October’s board meeting will be October 24th and NOT October 17th.

 

Last highway clean up of the season---

When:  Saturday Sept 21st at 8am—coffee starts at 7:55am

Where: Veldheer’s Tulip Farm

Let me know if you can make it!

Contact: Mike Moraw 616-836-5524        mike.moraw@Huntington.com

Mike will bring the coffee / bags and some extra gloves.

This has been a great year for the volunteers—so THANKS to all who have been able to come out.

 

 

 

September 19, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  NO MEETING!  Tom Gough 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0

September 12, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Captain Bennet
 

Captain Bennet, Ottawa County Sheriff Office, will be our speaker.   His subject is the Unity Tour.  We look forward to hearing from him!  

Visitors and Guests:

Remi Schloff (Patrick Avery), Paul Heusinkveld (Paul Kleinheksel), Abby Reeg (Tom Bos), Meika Weiss (John Daclush), Leah Wielenga (Shannon Dystra), Anthony Allan (Russ Miller)

 

Last highway clean up of the season---

When:  Saturday Sept 21st at 8am—coffee starts at 7:55am

Where: Veldheer’s Tulip Farm

Let me know if you can make it!

Contact: Mike Moraw 616-836-5524        mike.moraw@Huntington.com

Mike will bring the coffee / bags and some extra gloves.

This has been a great year for the volunteers—so THANKS to all who have been able to come out.

 

 

 

September 12, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Captain Bennet  Tom Gough 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
September 05, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  WEHOP  Tom Gough 2019-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
August 29, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Kinita Seema Schripsema  Tom Gough 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
August 22, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Sarah Sanderson  Tom Gough 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0
August 15, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Windmill Island  Tom Gough 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0
August 08, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Don Williams  Tom Gough 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

August 08, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Adolph Wolf

 Adolph Wolf, will be our speaker discussing Refugees.     We look forward to hearing from Adolf.  

Refugees are people who live outside their country of origin because of conflict, persecution, violence, or other circumstances that seriously disrupt public order.  I was a refugee three (3) times under Hilter reign of terror and later under communism.  Adolf has written several books about his experience as a refugee.  

 

 

 

August 08, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Adolph Wolf Tom Gough 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

August 01, 2019 at Holland Rotary -  Becky Fry Debowski

 Becky Fry Debowski, will be our speaker discussing the Michigan History Standards in the News.     We look forward to hearing from Becky.   Becky is a middle school teacher at Byron Center West Middle School who was recently interviewed for a NY Times article about Michigan History standards.

 

Please Note:

                          On our HollandRotary.org website, we have two updated links:

                          1.  In the top menu, the latest club bylaws that were recently approved.

                          2.  On the left side, under "Other Links" is the latest District Governor's Report.

 

 

August 01, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Becky Fry Debowski Tom Gough 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
July 25, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Dave Thomas Tom Gough 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
July 18, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Chris Hart Tom Gough 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
July 11, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Colleen Hill Tom Gough 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
July 4, 2019 at Holland Rotary - No Meeting Tom Gough 2019-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
June 27, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Robert Hamilton Tom Gough 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

June 20, 2019 at Holland Rotary - John Dacloush

John Dacloush will be our speaker discussing the new Soccer Club coming to Holland.     We look forward to hearing from John.    

Note:  the Rotary meeting this week will be in ballrooms 1 & 2. This room is still in the Haworth but on the opposite side of the wall where we were last week!

June 20, 2019 at Holland Rotary - John Dacloush Tom Gough 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

June 13, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Leaders

Luncheon with Leaders of 21st Century.

Visitors and Guests

Barb Nyland (Steve), Erin Lamper (Rebecca)

Rotary Potluck Dinner,  Jun 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Drew's house

When: Wednesday, June 19th
Time: 5:30 until 7:00 pm
Where: 369 Blue Isle Drive (Drew's house)
Why: 'Cus it'll be fun!
 Details on what dish to bring will come in separate email from Drew.

 

June 13, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Leaders Tom Gough 2019-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
June 6, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Matt Messer Tom Gough 2019-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
May 30, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Chuck Melchiori Tom Gough 2019-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

May 23, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jody Correa

Jody Correa, Hospice of Holland, will be our speaker.     We look forward to hearing from Jody.

 

Notice from the Haworth Inn & Conference Center:
 
Next week, Sunday, May 19 to Thursday, May 23, three parking lots used by guests of the Haworth Inn will be under repair - Lot 22, 23, and 24 (please see map below).  Lot 20 and 26 will be available to our guests.  
Please keep in mind that in the summer time any designated Hope College lot (including student/faculty/staff) may be used by our guests.  
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.  Thank you for choosing the Haworth Inn!
Heather Roden
 
May 23, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jody Correa Tom Gough 2019-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

May 16, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Show + Tell

Lunch Meeting This Week at the Holland Museum Armory!

We've done it before and it was a riot!  Bring a treasured item from your or someone else's past and share the story of the item!  Have a treasured  piece of jewelry?  A family heirloom? Grandpa's war medal?  How about a favorite doll or stuffed animal?  Maybe a model ship you built or have just finished?  Something you treasure and would like to share with your fellow Rotarians...Be prepared to speak for about two to three minutes telling the story of your treasure.  The more we know about our Rotary friends, the better!  Bring your treasure to THIS WEEK'S MEETING - MAY 16th...at the HOLLAND ARMORY - located near the Holland Museum!  Let/s share and get to know each other a little bit better!

 

 

 
May 16, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Show + Tell Tom Gough 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0

May 9, 2019 at Holland Rotary - No Meeting 

No Lunch Meeting This Week - Tulip Time!

Tulip Time Opportunities:

1.  Cheer for the Rotary Float and Gary Bogle's Model A Replicar

2.  Grandstand Greeters:

To volunteer, go to the link on Hollandrotary.org that will allow you to sign up on the Tulip Time site or use https://tuliptime.volunteerhub.com/lp/rotary/ 
For more information or help, please contact Tom or Heather Gough (goughf@yahoo.com).
 
 

 

 
May 9, 2019 at Holland Rotary - No Meeting Tom Gough 2019-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
May 2, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Leaders of 21st Century Tom Gough 2019-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

April 25, 2019 at Holland Rotary - No Lunch Meeting

No Lunch Meeting This Thursday!!

 

Instead, we have a special event - Rotary BBQ

Warehouse 6 - 136 E 6th Street, Holland,  April 27, 2019 at 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Contact Drew McLean for tickets ( $ 25)

Tulip Time Opportunities:

1.  Ride With Gary Tulip Time Parade Dates:

Kinderparade — Thursday, May 9  (Still open)
Muziekparade — Saturday, May 11  (Still open) 
 
2.  Grandstand Greeters:
To volunteer, go to the link on Hollandrotary.org that will allow you to sign up on the Tulip Time site or use https://tuliptime.volunteerhub.com/lp/rotary/ 
For more information or help, please contact Tom or Heather Gough (goughf@yahoo.com).
 
 

 

 
April 25, 2019 at Holland Rotary - No Lunch Meeting Tom Gough 2019-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

April 18, 2019 at Holland Rotary - West Ottawa Schools Special Education Luncheon

This week we have a special West Ottawa Schools Special Education Luncheon at Lakewood Elementary School, 168th  and Lakewood on Holland's north side.  We will meet at Lakewood School at our usual time and share activities and crafts with our young friends and also enjoy a WONDERFUL lunch.  

As in the years past, we help the teaching staff at Lakewood by providing answers to some of their most requested items for the students.  The teachers for these challenged children are filled with gratitude when we help provide supplies they normally buy from their own salaries.  On behalf of these teachers, they extend a HUGE thank you...and a list of what would be most welcome this year!  
 
Here are some supplies teachers have requested for their classrooms...please bring these items with you when you attend the luncheon on the 18th of April:
Kleenex
Hand Sanitizer
Ziploc baggies - all sizes
Disinfectant Wipes
Wet wipes
Play-Doh - Always need LOTS..small or big cans welcome
Laundry Soap
Dish Soap
Any small toys, activity books, stickers - age appropriate
Thick and thin point Sharpie markers
Microwave popcorn
Goldfish crackers
Chez-It crackers
Flushable wipes
Dry erase markers
Dry erase erasers
Candy - M & M's, Skittles, organic fruit roll-ups, etc.

Visitors and Guests

Dan Shaw (Rebecca Lamper), Sophie Engels

April 18, 2019 at Holland Rotary - West Ottawa Schools Special Education Luncheon Tom Gough 2019-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
April 11, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Chris Etienne Tom Gough 2019-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
April 04, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Steven Hoogerwerf Tom Gough 2019-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

March 28, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Michelle Boerger

Michelle Boerger,  Tulip Time, will be our speaker.    We look forward to hearing from Michelle.

Once again this year, area Rotary Clubs will provide "Grandstand Greeters" ("Bleacher Patrol") volunteers as a fund raiser.

We need to provide at least 18 volunteers for each of the three parades.

If you wish to sign-up, please see the unique web site:

   https://tuliptime.volunteerhub.com/lp/rotary/

If you need help remembering your userid, please contact Tom Gough

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Michelle Boerger Tom Gough 2019-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
March 21, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jen Nuernberg Tom Gough 2019-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
March 14, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jonas Haag Tom Gough 2019-03-14 04:00:00Z 0

March 07, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Holly Schut

Holly Schut  will be our speaker.  Her topic is Haiti.    We look forward to hearing from Holly.

We will be taking a look at the incredible Haitian people, working tirelessly to raise up indigenous leaders. Through videos and photos we will catch a glimpse of what it means to move from hopelessness to hope.
Haiti is a land with a story of domination, corruption and natural disasters, but in the midst of the story we see strength, resilience and the power of God at work. 
Beautiful Response is an organization committed to coming alongside indigenous leaders God has raised up in Uganda and Haiti. When we respond with love, support and encouragement beautiful things happen. 
Prepare to be humbled as you get to know the heart of our wonderful partners in Haiti. 
 

Visitors and Guests

George Miller (Rebecca Lamper) and Rick Kirvan (Kathy DeVries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 07, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Holly Schut Tom Gough 2019-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

February 28, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jack Huisingh

Jack Huisingh, Director of the Holland Aquatic Center, will be our speaker.    We look forward to hearing from Jack.

Visitors and Guests

John Yester (Linda Jacobs), Anna (Vic Van Deventer), Jack Hyde (Gary and Donna), Perry Rauk

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jack Huisingh Tom Gough 2019-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

February 21, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Tom Gough

Tom Gough, will be our speaker.    His topic is "Normandy Experience".  We look forward to hearing from Tom.

This is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.  Many of the participants of this epic World War II battle are long gone.  Heather and I had the opportunity to visit Normandy with one man preserving their legacy - historian Ron Drez.  

 

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February 21, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Tom Gough Tom Gough 2019-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

February 14, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Valentine Surprise

As a Valentines Day Surprise, we will have several speakers.    We look forward to hearing from them.

Visitors and Guests:

Jeff Helm (Jim Helm) and Orester Baez (James Briggs)

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February 14, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Valentine Surprise Tom Gough 2019-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

February 07, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jessica Crawford 

Jessica Crawford, from the Ottawa Conservation District, will be our speaker.    We look forward to hearing from Jessica.

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February 07, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Jessica Crawford Tom Gough 2019-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

January 31, 2019 at Holland Rotary - meeting canceled

No, hell has not frozen over - but Holland has!  Blame the polar vortex!  With temps this cold and the snow, we think it best to not travel. If it ends up sunny and nice, everyone can just enjoy the day. But that does not sound likely.

Results from last week's election:

President Nominee (2020-2021): Tom Shuff

Secretary: Shannon Dykstra

Board Members: David Meier, Jason Gargala, David Steenwyk, Janet Huyser, Carol Swart and Sarah DeVries

 

Notice:  Since winter has finally arrived, the unlikely event has occurred -- our noon meeting Thursday is canceled.

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January 31, 2019 at Holland Rotary - meeting canceled Tom Gough 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

January 24, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Megan Zambiasi and Bob Vande Pol

Megan Zambiasi and Bob Vande Pol will be our speakers.    Their topic is Pine Rest Mental Health Urgent Care.  We look forward to hearing from them.

Visitors and Guests

Lynn Austin (Ken Austin), Eric Fogy (Cynthia Palmer), Jacki Kleinheksel (Paul Kleinheksel)

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January 24, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Megan Zambiasi and Bob Vande Pol Tom Gough 2019-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

January 17, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin, our own Ken Austin's wife and a renowned author will be our speaker.  We look forward to hearing from Lynn.

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January 17, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Lynn Austin Tom Gough 2019-01-16 05:00:00Z 0

January 10, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Donna Lowry

One of our own, Donna Lowry,  will be our guest speaker.   Her topic is "Ready for School".  We look forward to hearing from Donna.  From Donna -- "On Thursday, I'm excited to share about Ready for School which is the story of our community that has elevated early childhood as a community priority.  I will be sharing the Ready for School WHAT, WHY and WHERE- take a few minutes and get to know the WHO, Ready for School's children and families".

Our Rotary Board of Directors Meetings have been changed to the third Thursday of each month, 10:15 - 11:45 at the West Michigan Community Bank on 8th Street.  Reminder - all Rotarians are welcome to attend.

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January 10, 2019 at Holland Rotary - Donna Lowry Tom Gough 2019-01-10 05:00:00Z 0

January 03, 2019 at Holland Rotary - NO Meeting

No Meeting This Week - Happy New Year!

 

Many thanks to all who were able to come out and ring the bell for Salvation Army.  This was our first year of covering 3 shifts.

Nice job everyone! - from Mike Moraw

January 03, 2019 at Holland Rotary - NO Meeting Tom Gough 2019-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
December 27, 2018 at Holland Rotary - NO Meeting Tom Gough 2018-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

December 20, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Jon Van Allsburg

One of our own, the Honorable Jon Van Allsburg,  will be our guest speaker.   His topic is "Trip  To Antarctica".  We look forward to hearing from Jon.

Nomination Process for 2020-2021 Rotary Year:

Please fill out the form below and bring it to Thursday's meeting:

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Jon Van Allsburg Tom Gough 2018-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

December 13, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Don Williams

Don Williams,  will be our guest speaker.   His topic is "The anniversary of the second atomic bomb".  We look forward to hearing from our own member Don.

Toys for Tots:

This Thursday, during our noon meeting, we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and/or money (preferred).  Our Interact Club will take the money collected and buy toys for distribution to needy kids.

Correction:

Heather Shultz's contact information:

Haworth Contact re room reservation & cost for reserving space. 

Heather Schultz ( schultzh@hope.edu )   616-395-7200
 

Visitors and Guests

Bill Hurula (Dick Chambers), Arra (Vic), Laura Hubh-Rhoades (Elizabeth Giddings), Holly Schut (Ken Voss)

 

 

 

December 13, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Don Williams Tom Gough 2018-12-13 05:00:00Z 0

December 13, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Steve Hoogerwerk

Steve Hoogerwerk,  will be our guest speaker.   His topic is "The Pine Ridge Reservation and the Re-Member NGO".  We look forward to hearing from Steve.

Visitors and Guests

Bill Hurula (Dick Chambers), Arra (Vic), Laura Hubh-Rhoades (Elizabeth Giddings), Holly Schut (Ken Voss)

 

 

 

December 13, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Steve Hoogerwerk Tom Gough 2018-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
December 06, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Sakhi Tom Gough 2018-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

November 29, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Sgt. Larry Matzen

Sgt. Larry Matzen will be our guest speaker.  He is from the Holland Police Department and will discuss community policing.  We look forward to hearing from Sgt. Matzen.

Community policing is a philosophy of policing, based on the concept that police officers and people working together in creative ways can help solve contemporary community problems related to crime, the fear of crime, quality of life, and neighborhood conditions. The philosophy is predicated on the belief that achieving these goals requires that police departments develop a new relationship with people by expanding their role in the community by involving themselves in efforts to improve the overall quality of life in their neighborhoods.

100th Anniversary Committee:

Please put on your calendar, Thursday, December 6, for our next 100th Anniversary Committee meeting!  We will meet at the Marriott- 8th Street at 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Welcome to anyone who wishes to join us and enjoy in the fun planning stages of a fabulous year of celebration!!

November 29, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Sgt. Larry Matzen Tom Gough 2018-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

November 22, 2018 at Holland Rotary - No Meeting

** No Meeting This Thursday **   Happy Thanksgiving!

100th Anniversary Committee:

Please put on your calendar, Thursday, December 6, for our next 100th Anniversary Committee meeting!  We will meet at the Marriott- 8th Street at 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Welcome to anyone who wishes to join us and enjoy in the fun planning stages of a fabulous year of celebration!!

 

Visitors and Guests

Jared Kimber (Kris Reinhardt), Meagan Maas (Esther Fifelski), Howard Fink (Dee Nestel)

November 22, 2018 at Holland Rotary - No Meeting Tom Gough 2018-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

November 15, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Chris Martin and Mindy Klein

Chris Martin and Mindy Klein will be our guests speakers.  They will present the Road to Recovery® Program  from the American Cancer Society.  It is a coordinated program to find qualified volunteers to donate their spare time to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.  Chris is Mari Martin's husband.  We look forward to hearing from Chris and Mindy.

Many cancer patients do not have adequate transportation to their various doctor visits and treatment facilities.  Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there.  It is important for these patients to get to their appointments and receive these treatments as they are prescribed—sometimes up to five days a week.  As a cancer survivor (now celebrating five years cancer-free) Chris is forever grateful for the many people who drove him when he couldn’t drive himself, or when Mari wasn’t available, due to work obligations. 

Reminder from Mike Moraw:

This Thursday is the "pass the hat" date for Thanksgiving collection.
The club on average has collected / donated  a range of $600-$750 in each of the past 3 years
Would love to see if our club can duplicate our generous donations.
If writing a check, please bring to the club---as I am thinking it might be better to write the check to the club...but would like to check with our treasurer....

 

Visitors and Guests

Bill Hurula (Dick Chambers), Rebecca Packett Wood (Vic), Dick Capotosto (Tim Schreur), Mindy Beetham (Elizabeth Giddings)

November 15, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Chris Martin and Mindy Klein Tom Gough 2018-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

November 8, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Tom Gough

Tom Gough, our Club Service Director will be our guest speaker.  Part of his responsibility includes club communications -- he will explore the various methods used to keep you informed of our activities, meetings, and opportunities.  We look forward to hearing from Tom.

 
 

Visitors and Guests

Lynda Farrar (David Beatie), Melissa Conner (Cynthia Palmer, Jared Kinser (Kris Reinhardt)

November 8, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Tom Gough Tom Gough 2018-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

November 1, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Brian Robertson

Brian Robertson, our District Governor will be our guest speaker.  Please plan to attend and give him a warm Holland welcome!
 

 
 

Visitors and Guests

John Shook (Rudy Vedovell), Christopher Tinney (Sarah DeVries)

November 1, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Brian Robertson Tom Gough 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

October 25, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Brenda Sipe

Brenda Sipe, Kendall College of Art and Design, will be our guest speaker.  Her topic is the "Creativity and Design."
We look forward to hearing from Brenda.

** We Are Meeting at the Maas Center **

 

News In Brief:
 
Holland High Interact Club will be "Painting Pinkie" for breast cancer awareness.
 
Bring children's books (new or gently used) to the meeting for our "Book Houses" project with the Herrick District Library.
 
 

Visitors and Guests

John Shook (Rudy Vedovell)

October 25, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Brenda Sipe Tom Gough 2018-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

October 18, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, will be our guest speaker.  His topic is the "Chikumbuso Project in Zambia."
We look forward to hearing from Mark.

** We Are Meeting at the Maas Center October 25 **

 

News In Brief:
 
Coming soon - Holland High Interact Club will be "Painting Pinkie" for breast cancer awareness.
 
Bring children's books (new or gently used) to the next meeting for our "Book Houses" project with the Herrick District Library.
 
Check-out our District 6290 web site for details on the "Back to Basics" conference on October 27.
 
 

Visitors and Guests

Stacey Workman (David Meier), Sarah Sanderson (John Helm), Sarah Martinez (Robert Ortman)

October 18, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Mark Tucker Tom Gough 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

October 11, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Heidi Kraus

Dr. Heidi Kraus, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Hope College, will be our guest speaker.  Her topic is "Contemporary French Visual Culture Post 2015:  Street Art, Memory, and Public Space."
We look forward to hearing from Heidi.

** We Are Meeting at the Maas Center **

 

 

October 11, 2018 at Holland Rotary - Heidi Kraus Tom Gough 2018-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

Sept. 27, 2018-No Meeting

TONIGHT (September 25th) is the "Swap Fund Raiser."
There still MAY be tickets available.
Contact Mari Martin or Kathy DeVries NOW to see if tickets are available.
 
We will not have a Thursday noon September 27 meeting.
Our next Thursday 12:10 meeting will be on October 4, 2018.
 
 
Dan Fisher presented an outstanding program on September 20. We discovered that some special individuals do have a left brain and a right brain. Not only is Dan a talented engineer but he is also a gifted composer. His story and demonstrations on his compositional methods were truly well delivered and interesting.
Thank you Dan.
 
 
For only the 2nd time in the past 10 years, or so, our club "made" the Rotarian Magazine. See pages 55 and 56 for the full story! Congratulations Holland Rotary!!!
Sept. 27, 2018-No Meeting Tom Gough 2018-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Sept. 20, 2018-Dan Fisher

We welcome Dan Fisher, husband of Rotarian Kay Hubbard, who will talk about his musical compositions and his orchestral recording experiences. This should be an interesting program.
 
Thanks are extended to corporate member Brent Morris for his most  interesting history of the newspaper industry. It was most interesting to hear the rapid changes that have occurred in the past 20 years.
 
Have your purchased your ticket for the "Swap Fund Raiser?" It is not too late. Please join us at this special event on September 25 at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.
Remember that we will not have a Thursday noon meeting on September 27.
 
Last week’s visitors included visiting Rotarian Adam Zuwerink of the Muskegon Club, Junior Rotarian Eric from Holland Christian HS, and exchange students Sakai from India and Jonas from Germany. 
 
Today’s Coffee Break (Sept 19) at 10 AM will be held at the AlpenRose on 8th Street. 
Sept. 20, 2018-Dan Fisher Tom Gough 2018-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

Sept. 13, 2018-Brent Morris

We welcome publisher Brent as this week's presenter. Brent is the publisher of the Holland Sentinel and a corporate member of the Rotary Club.
 
We thank Sheriff Steve Kempker for a most interesting program. For additional information concerning the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office one should contact www.miOttawa.org/Sheriff.
 
Have your purchased your ticket for the September 25
"Swap Fund Raiser at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Order your tickets immediately while still available. 
 
Items donated for the Fund Raiser should be delivered to Carol Swart's home as soon as possible but no later than September 18. Before delivery call Carol at 566-2917 to arrange a drop-off time. New donated items are still accepted.
 
Special Guests for the September 6 meeting included...
Barb Nyland, Betty Nyland, and Kort Nyland (Steve Nyland). Kort was honored by receiving a Paul Harris award from his mother and father Barb and Steve.
John Delo (Kevin O'Keefe), Jeff Mayrose (Cynthia Palmer), Howard Fink (Terry Dehan) and Shannon Dykstra.
Sept. 13, 2018-Brent Morris Tom Gough 2018-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

Sept 6, 2018-Sheriff Steve Kempker

We welcome Sheriff Kempker and look forward to his presentation.
 
Have your purchased your ticket for the "Swap Fund Raiser?" Please join us at this special event on September 25 at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. 
Donated items for this important fund raiser are still accepted.
 
Last Week's Visitor
Judy Parrott (Ken Vos)
Sept 6, 2018-Sheriff Steve Kempker Gary Bogle 2018-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary Ryan Kilpatrick-August 30, 2018

Ryan Kilpatrick will share information on "Housing Next."
We look forward to hearing from Ryan.

All are invited to the Rotary Social to be held at the Curragh Irish Pub this Friday. Friday August 31 at 5:30 light refreshments will be provided. Please join us for an opportunity to become better acquainted with your fellow Rotarians.

Guests are welcome.

 

Last Week's Guests

Tony Inman, Barb Nyland (Steve Nyland), Judy Parrott and Tom Parrott (Ken Vos), Dan Fisher (Kay Hubbard), Ann Vanheest(Sara DeVries), Reem Yasin (Robert Ortman) Shannon Dykstra.

 

 

This week at Holland Rotary Ryan Kilpatrick-August 30, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Tim Evans-August 23, 2018

Thanks to Dr. Tim Evans, Professor of Biology GVSU will be sharing his experiences with the NASA Terra program. Surely you will all agree that his enthusiastic presentation was both educational and entertaining. His pulse rate was at least 110 per minute.
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Project in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Rotary International Project in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico in the 1980s

 

In the 1980’s the Gaylord Club, in Northern Michigan, had a relationship with a Rotary Club in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.  Members of the Mexican Club the Gaylord Club exchanged home hospitality visits.  (I am quite sure the Gaylord Club planned their visit in the winter season.)

 

During one exchange, it was noticed that the elementary classrooms in Mexico had dirt floors and roofs made of sticks.  It was decided that the Gaylord Club would sponsor the building of new classrooms.  Other clubs in our district were asked for assistance.  The Traverse City Club and the Holland Club bought into the project.  Each year each club sent $1000 to Puerto Escondido to be used to purchase materials needed to build one new classroom.  The Puerto Escondido Club furnished the labor.  By the time the project was completed, we had 6 new classrooms and brand new bathrooms with flush toilets.

 

A Gaylord Rotarian was selected to see the completed project. As Chairperson of the Holland International Service Committee, I (Tom Bos) was invited to join him. At the airport we were met by Puerto Escondido Rotarians and their wives with bouquets of flowers.  As we were being directed to our cars I said, “No, I need to go through customs and immigration.” One Rotarian said “No, My son is in charge and that will not be necessary.”

 

The Mexican club was most proud of the new toilet facilities complete with a Rotary Wheel and the names of the Traverse City, Holland, and Gaylord Clubs.  I was to officially inspect each and every toilet stall.  It reminded me of a movie in which Army Private Gomer Pile was assigned to latrine duty.  When the General showed up for an inspection, Gomer said “Attention” at which all the toilet seats snapped up in unison.  That is what it felt like inspecting those toilets. It was all very serious business. 

 

While we were there, a Rotarian made arrangements for us to visit Monte Albán, a pre-Hispanic city that had been an ancient capital of the Zapotecs.

 

This is where I learned the true meaning of “Rotary opens doors”.

 

Thomas G. Bos

2018

Project in Puerto Escondido, Mexico Tom Bos 2018-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Travis Steinhoff - 6/28/18 Tom Gough 2018-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Sara DeVries - 6/21/18 Tom Gough 2018-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Leaders - 6/14/18 Tom Gough 2018-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Lindsey Drost - 6/7/18 Tom Gough 2018-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - TCM Counseling - 5/31/18 Tom Gough 2018-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Auriz - 5/24/18 Tom Gough 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Leaders of 21st Century - 5/3/18 Tom Gough 2018-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Tamala Spicer - 4/26/18 Tom Gough 2018-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Holland Energy Park - 4/19/18 Tom Gough 2018-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Lakewood Elementary - 4/12/18 Tom Gough 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Paul Wiersma - 4/5/18 Tom Gough 2018-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Yah-Hannah Jenkins-Ley - 3/29/18 Tom Gough 2018-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Ed DeNave - 3/22/18 Tom Gough 2018-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - David Alexander - 3/15/18 Tom Gough 2018-03-15 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Michelle Boerger - 3/8/18 Tom Gough 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary -  Minnie Wongsittigorn - 3/1/18

Our thanks to Minnie Wongsittigorn, Inbound exchange student from Thailand.  

Last Weeks Visitors and Guests

Danielle, Karen, and Brent Vorac (Minnie's host family), Andy Bass (Catherine Ristola Bass), Flissa Lappenga (Linda Jacobs), Sandy Grysen (Wendy Piper), Sandy Hansen (AM Rotary Club). 
This week at Holland Rotary - Minnie Wongsittigorn - 3/1/18 Tom Gough 2018-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Kris Collee - 2/22/18 Tom Gough 2018-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - West Mich Airport - 2/15/18 Tom Gough 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Mirka Wilder - 2/8/18 Tom Gough 2018-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Langlely VanWagoner - 2/1/18 Tom Gough 2018-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Heather Brazee - 1/25/18 Tom Gough 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Grace Maiullo - 1/18/18 Tom Gough 2018-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Dan Clark - 1/11/18 Tom Gough 2018-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Hannah Aquilera - 1/4/18 Tom Gough 2018-01-04 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - David Brower - 12/21/17 Tom Gough 2017-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Alexa Watkin - 12/14/17 Tom Gough 2017-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Dave Rozman - 12/07/17 Tom Gough 2017-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Rob Byrd - 11/30/17 Tom Gough 2017-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary - Rebecca Lamper - 11/16/17

Our thanks to Rebecca Lamper  for her discussion of the Rotary Foundation.   

The Community Action “pass the hat” collection netted over $ 900 to help several local families to have a nicer Thanksgiving that they might not have! (Thanks Mike Moraw)

 

 

 

 

This week at Holland Rotary - Rebecca Lamper - 11/16/17 Tom Gough 2017-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Ken Fischang - 11/9/17 Tom Gough 2017-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Ed Swart - 11/2/17 Tom Gough 2017-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Rich Ray - 10/26/17 Tom Gough 2017-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Tom Bos and Kathy DeVries - 10/19/17 Tom Gough 2017-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Benjamin Walkington - 10/12/17 Tom Gough 2017-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Surprise! - 10/5/17 Tom Gough 2017-10-05 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Joe Haveman - 9/28/17 Tom Gough 2017-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Wendy Piper - 9/21/17 Tom Gough 2017-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Dr Ken Austin - 9/14/17 Tom Gough 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Dick Dolinski - 9/07/17 Tom Gough 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Brad Garmon - 8/31/17 Tom Gough 2017-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Lyn Kotecki - 8/24/17 Tom Gough 2017-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Terry DeHaan - 8/17/17 Tom Gough 2017-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Andrew Brown - 8/10/17 Tom Gough 2017-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Ron Lewis - 8/3/17 Tom Gough 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Darcy Komejan - 7/27/17 Tom Gough 2017-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Mary Rottschafer - 7/20/17 Tom Gough 2017-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Sue Franz - 7/13/17 Tom Gough 2017-07-13 04:00:00Z 0

Hats

 

The following people have hats to pick-up:

David Clark - $ 5.00

Mike Moraw - $ 6.00

If you ordered a hat and we previously told you we did not have a hat for you, please contact Heather - we believe we have your hat after all!

 

 


 

Hats Tom Gough 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Russ Miller - 7/6/17 Tom Gough 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary - Ed Swart - 6/29/17

No noon meeting!    Ed Swart's Installation at City Vu!

Ed Swart of Holland Noon Rotary will be installed and honored as the new Rotary District 6290 Governor for 2017-2018!  The installation and banquet will occur at City Flats Hotel (College Avenue at 7th Street in Holland) on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6 p.m.  Featured speaker for the evening will be Rotary International Vice-President, Jennifer Jones.  Previous reservation required!

The following people have hats to pick-up:

David Clark - $ 5.00

Mike Moraw - $ 6.00

If you ordered a hat and we previously told you we did not have a hat for you, please contact Heather - we believe we have your hat after all!

Next Highway Clean-up is July 15th - more information to come.

 


 

This week at Holland Rotary - Ed Swart - 6/29/17 Tom Gough 2017-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary - Rick Veenhoven - 6/22/17

Our thanks to Rick Veenhoven, for his discussion on the Civil War Muster.  

The Muster is in September, Holland’s other event. Educational, living history, regional attraction, free and fun!    Web site= VanRaalteFarmCivilWarMuster.com

No lunch meeting June 29th!

 

 

 

 

This week at Holland Rotary - Rick Veenhoven - 6/22/17 Tom Gough 2017-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Leaders of the 21st Century - 6/15/17 Tom Gough 2017-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Jack Huisingh, Holland Aquatic Center - 6/8/17 Tom Gough 2017-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Al Bonney - 6/1/17 Tom Gough 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary - SWAP - 5/23/17

Our special evening meeting is at the Macatawa Yacht Club, Tuesday, May 23rd.  This is a ticketed event.

We will not meet this Thursday!  Please enjoy a safe and fun Memorial Day!

 

 

This week at Holland Rotary - SWAP - 5/23/17 Tom Gough 2017-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Nick Kassanos - 5/18/17 Tom Gough 2017-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - No Meeting - 5/11/17 Tom Gough 2017-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - West Ottawa Special Education Class Luncheon - 5/4/17 Tom Gough 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Youth Services Committee - 4/27/17 Tom Gough 2017-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Wayne DeBruyn - 4/20/17 Tom Gough 2017-04-20 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Sara Cozolino - 4/13/17 Tom Gough 2017-04-13 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Exchange Students - 4/6/17 Tom Gough 2017-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Linda Falstad - 3/30/17 Tom Gough 2017-03-30 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Larry Fisher - 3/23/17 Tom Gough 2017-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary - Lyn Raymond - 3/16/17

Our thanks to Lyn Raymond,  from Ottawa Housing Next.  The mission of Ottawa Housing Next is to create and implement a cross sector, long-term and regional strategy that influences leverage points in the system to ensure affordable, accessible and safe housing is available to all.

This week at Holland Rotary - Lyn Raymond - 3/16/17 Tom Gough 2017-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Kady (Pin-Chi) Wen - 3/9/17 Tom Gough 2017-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Don Wilkinson - 3/2/17 Tom Gough 2017-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Boogaart and Saliers - 2/23/17 Tom Gough 2017-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Siddhant Mehta - 2/16/17 Tom Gough 2017-02-16 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Elizabeth and Kurt - 2/9/17 Tom Gough 2017-02-09 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Janet DeYoung - 2/2/17 Tom Gough 2017-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Helen Zeerip - 1/26/17 Tom Gough 2017-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Betty Blase - 1/19/17 Tom Gough 2017-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Gernot Runschke - 1/12/17 Tom Gough 2017-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Holland Rotary e-Bulletin - Joe Slenk - 1/5/17 Tom Gough 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Don Williams - 12/22/2016 Tom Gough 2016-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Chris Shires - 12/15/16 Tom Gough 2016-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary Bob Chapman 12/8/16

Our thanks to Barry Rutherford and Bob Chapman for an
informative discussion about reducing energy waste to keep more of your money. Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit, will present local case studies, upgrade suggestions, and information about alternative financing. Attendees will leave with a " Get Started " action tips sheet. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1369/Speakers/8b83c943-b767-4d7e-8bea-52ec7817540c#sthash.A9xeu3p4.dpuf
informative discussion about reducing energy waste to keep more of your money. Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit, will present local case studies, upgrade suggestions, and information about alternative financing. Attendees will leave with a " Get Started " action tips sheet. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1369/Speakers/8b83c943-b767-4d7e-8bea-52ec7817540c#sthash.A9xeu3p4.dpuf
informative discussion about reducing energy waste to keep more of your money.
This week at Holland Rotary Bob Chapman 12/8/16 Tom Gough 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Dan and Caroline - 12/1/16 Tom Gough 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - John Wemlinger - 11/17/16 Tom Gough 2016-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
This Week at Holland Rotary - Russ Miller - 11/10/16 Tom Gough 2016-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Career Line Tech - 11/3/16 Tom Gough 2016-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - Tiara Yachts - 10/27/16 Tom Gough 2016-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

This Week at Holland Rotary - Bradley Slagh 10/20/2016

Our thanks to  Bradley Slagh, County Treasurer, for his presentation on "Finding Help".  The county treasurer is responsible for collection of delinquent taxes, but many types of programs and services are available and can be shared with property owners to help them catch up. Ideas from this material may provide you with ideas to give to someone you know struggling to pay a mortgage or property taxes.  
This Week at Holland Rotary - Bradley Slagh 10/20/2016 Tom Gough 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary - The Richardsons 10/13/16 Tom Gough 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0

Posted on Oct 05, 2016
Our thanks to Sandra Hansen from the AM Club for her presentation of "Our Exquisite Pollution: Plastics in Water and Environmental Art."
"Our Exquisite Pollution: Plastics in Water and Environmental Art."  As we look out onto our beautiful lakes and rivers we have a comforting feeling that all is well, while indeed it is not. Nano plastics, algae, and a host of seen and unseen pollutants are entering our waters and our bodies. In "Our Exquisite Pollution," we will first look at the enormity of one aspect of the problem and secondarily we will examine ways to remediate it in our own homes and businesses. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1369/Speakers/b9d6d10f-21d2-431b-a224-bba136b6574a#sthash.qhSCvPjC.dpuf
"Our Exquisite Pollution: Plastics in Water and Environmental Art."  As we look out onto our beautiful lakes and rivers we have a comforting feeling that all is well, while indeed it is not. Nano plastics, algae, and a host of seen and unseen pollutants are entering our waters and our bodies. In "Our Exquisite Pollution," we will first look at the enormity of one aspect of the problem and secondarily we will examine ways to remediate it in our own homes and businesses. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1369/Speakers/b9d6d10f-21d2-431b-a224-bba136b6574a#sthash.qhSCvPjC.dpuf
"Our Exquisite Pollution: Plastics in Water and Environmental Art."  As we look out onto our beautiful lakes and rivers we have a comforting feeling that all is well, while indeed it is not. Nano plastics, algae, and a host of seen and unseen pollutants are entering our waters and our bodies. In "Our Exquisite Pollution," we will first look at the enormity of one aspect of the problem and secondarily we will examine ways to remediate it in our own homes and businesses. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1369/Speakers/b9d6d10f-21d2-431b-a224-bba136b6574a#sthash.qhSCvPjC.dpuf
"Our Exquisite Pollution: Plastics in Water and Environmental Art."  As we look out onto our beautiful lakes and rivers we have a comforting feeling that all is well, while indeed it is not. Nano plastics, algae, and a host of seen and unseen pollutants are entering our waters and our bodies. In "Our Exquisite Pollution," we will first look at the enormity of one aspect of the problem and secondarily we will examine ways to remediate it in our own homes and businesses. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1369/Speakers/b9d6d10f-21d2-431b-a224-bba136b6574a#sthash.qhSCvPjC.dpuf
 
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This week at Holland Rotary - Thoreau Piano Trio - 8/4/16

Posted on Aug 03, 2016
Our thanks to the Thoreau Piano Trio for their Chamber Music Performance of Mozart and Mendelssohn.  See website of Thoreau Piano Trio at http://www.thoreaupianotrio.com for more information and future West Michigan concerts.
Our thanks also to Christ Memorial Church for hosting our meeting and concert.
 
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This week at Holland Rotary - Mari Martin - 7/14/16

Posted on Jul 13, 2016
Our thanks to Mari Martin for her presentation on "What Makes Olga Run?" as well as insights into exercise and ageing. You can see a picture of Mari with many of her running medals on our Facebook page. 
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This week at Holland Rotary - Diane Kooiker - 6/30/16

Posted on Jun 29, 2016
Our thanks to Diane Kooiker, Herrick District Library, and our own Colleen Hill for their presentation on keeping the Herrick District Library Open
 

Herrick District Library needs your "YES" vote on Tuesday, August 2!

The millage levy funding for Herrick District Library will expire in 2016. On August 2, voters in the City of Holland, Holland Township, Laketown Township and Park Township will decide whether or not to continue library funding. Local millage levy dollars represent 85% of library funding. The library will not be able to continue to operate if the millage does not pass.

The millage levy proposal requests 1.5 mills of funding over 14 years. This is the same level of funding that the community approved with the last library millage levy in 1996.

Because August 2 will be the first time the District Library placed a ballot measure for the library, it will be listed as a new and additional tax. It is not a new tax. It is a request for the same level of funding approved 20 years ago.

For more information, please see this link:  http://www.yeshdl.org/
 
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Raffle Tickets

Turn in money and Raffle tickets in ASAP to Phil Brown!
The drawing is May 26th!
    
 
 
 
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This week at Holland Rotary - Careerline Tech 2/25/16

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Join us as we will be meeting at the Careerline Tech Center for our meeting and lunch. They will be giving us a tour and providing lunch.  It is quite a facility and they offer a wide variety of programs.  
Check it out at:
http://www.oaisd.org/ctc/programs/programsbycareerpathways/ 
The address is 13663 Port Sheldon Street in Holland, just east of US 31.
Sure to be interesting!
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This week at Holland Rotary - Joel Smith 2/18/16

Posted on Feb 17, 2016
Thank you Joel Smith, Nestle Water, for a spirited presentation on water and on what Nestle does for conservation and sustainable methods for bottling water. We especially appreciate your company's donation of clean water to communities in need.us as we hear from Joel. 
 
 
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This week at Holland Rotary - Evergree Chorale 12/17/15

Posted on Dec 16, 2015
Our thanks to the Evergreen Chorale for their festive singing.  Many of us especially enjoyed the Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer song including live characters! They have definitely added to our Christmas enjoyment!
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This week at Holland Rotary - Don Williams 12/10/15

Posted on Dec 09, 2015
Our thanks to Don Williams for filling in at the last minute!  His historical perspective on Heddy Lamar the inventor was quite enlightening!  It is always inspiring when one of our own Club members can rise to the task!
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This Week at Holland Rotary 12/3/15 - Joe Koenig, Author Tom Gough 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Holland Rotary 11/19/15 - Meghann Reynolds, Holland Township Phil Brown 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

A Note from our Chaplain

I now have had the privilege of being with you as your chaplain for almost a year.  It has been a delight to get to know many of you and to have a small part in responding to pastoral concerns that have arisen in some of your lives.  I am eager to be of whatever assistance that may be helpful for you.  Please contact me by phone (616-688-7356) since we are not on line at home, by choice.  And even if we were hooked up, I would much prefer to talk directly with you than to rely on the anonymity that texting or online technology offers.
            When I began my role as chaplain, I instituted a switch from the Invocation to An Inspirational Moment for the beginning of our luncheon meeting.  An Invocation inappropriately blurs the time honored separation of church and state for us as a nonsectarian organization.  Some of you have stepped up well to the challenge, but old habits are hard to change.  I will continue to fill in for the Inspirational moment when slots have not been filled for the coming month.
                                                                                                            David A. Brower
A Note from our Chaplain David Brower 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 11/12/15 - Mike Lozon, Holland Farmers' Market

Thanks to Mike Lozon, owner of The Write Way and author of "Where City and Country Connect - How the Holland Farmers Market Grew from a Few Vendors to a Community Treasure," who shared a bit of history on what has become a staple of the downtown scene.  The book can be found at Reader's World on River, or at the farmers market on Saturdays.
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Holland Rotary 9/3/15 - Patrick Moran, United Way

Thank you to Patrick Moran, President of Greater Ottawa County United Way and a Grand Haven Rotarian, for giving us the opportunity to hear more about another fantastic community organization!  For more information, click HERE.
 
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Holland Rotary 8/27/15 - Erik Scholten, Kids' Food Basket Phil Brown 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Holland Rotary 8/20/15 - Paul Vande Bunte, Good Egg Project Phil Brown 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Holland Rotary 8/13/15 - Peter DeBoer, Land Conservancy of West Michigan Phil Brown 2015-08-12 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 8/6/15 - David Leonards

Thanks to David Leonards, a fellow Rotarian, who gave some anecdotes from his life in the International Entertainment Bureau.  It is always interesting to hear about chapters in the lives of our colleagues.
 
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This Week at Holland Rotary 7/30/15 - Sarah Sanderson, Rotary Peace Scholar Phil Brown 2015-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 7/23/15 - Susan Fenton, MSU Extension 4-H

Thank you to Susan Fenton, 4-H program coordinator for MSU Extension, who gave an excellent presentation on the fantastic outreach that 4-H provides!  Michigan 4-H, a part of Michigan State University Extension, allows over 200,000 young Michiganders to explore a diverse range of programs, creating a well-rounded educational experience.  For more information, visit 4h.msue.msu.edu.
 
Holland Rotary 7/23/15 - Susan Fenton, MSU Extension 4-H Phil Brown 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
This Week at Holland Rotary 6/25/15 - Sgt. Christiensen, Ottawa County Deputy Phil Brown 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 6/18/15 - Kathy DeVries

Thanks to one of our own, Kathy DeVries, who presented our next proposed international service project, improving agri-economic conditions in Kenya.  This is a tremendous opportunity to make a huge impact in the lives of those in need; thank you for bringing this to our club!
Holland Rotary 6/18/15 - Kathy DeVries Phil Brown 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 6/11/15 - Leaders of the 21st Century

We were pleased to be joined by the students who participated in this year's Leaders for the 21st Century program.  Leaders for the 21st Century exists to build leadership qualities into the lives of middle school students from the Holland area.  Thanks to the coordinators, leaders and counselors for all the time devoted in service to our community's future!
Holland Rotary 6/11/15 - Leaders of the 21st Century Phil Brown 2015-06-11 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 6/4/15 - Project Clarity

Thank you to Lynn Kotecki, who provided an update on Project Clarity.  Project Clarity's goal is to restore the water quality of Lake Macatawa and the Macatawa Watershed.
 
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Holland Rotary 5/28/15 - Sarah Sanderson, Peace Scholar Phil Brown 2015-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Holland Rotary 8/14/14 - Nestlings Diaper Bank with Mandy Walker

At the Holland Rotary noon program on August 14th, Mandy Walker shared the importance of supporting the Nestlings Diaper Bank. This is a great way to provide real necessities to those in need in your community.  
 
Why are diaper banks important?  " Diapers are a basic health necessity for babies but are not provided by government assistance programs. Keeping a child in a clean diapers should not depend on how much money you have." For more information, you can find Nestlings Diaper Bank on Facebook or visit; http://nestlings.org/
 
 
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Holland Rotary 6/19/14 Coffee with Sherry White 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary Program 5/1 - Leo Brava from Chile - Inbound Student Presentation

Program 5/1 - Leo Brava

Leonardo Brava is an Inbound Exchange Student from Chile. He provided in depth information about the amazing food, climate and culture of him home.  As I said to Leo after the program, "I just added Chile to my MUST VISIT list!"  Now, do I travel to the North, Small North, Central, South, Southern region...or all of the above?
 
Leo also shared with Rotarians information about the fire that has decimated parts of Valparaiso Chile and left thousands homeless.  For anyone wanting to help please donate to District 4320.  Holland Rotary is sending out a letter with details on directly donating directly to the district.  Visitors to this site may email the Holland Rotary Communications Chair for a copy of the letter with donation details.
http://youtu.be/meSAA7hcUoA
 
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Holland Rotary Program - 4/17 - Eduarda Silvino from Brazil

Posted by Terri Smith on Apr 14, 2014

What a great opportunity! 

Every year we get to hear from our amazing Inbound Exchange Students.  Don't miss a chance to hear from

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Rotary Exchange Inbound Student: Eduarda Silvino from Brazil!!

Holland Rotary meets Thursday, 4/17 for lunch at Haworth Inn and Conference Center

 

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Holland Rotary - 4/10 - Ending Poverty through "Circles" - Good Samaritan Ministries

Posted by Terri Smith on Apr 14, 2014

Circles: "Our mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6vMKWFf8uhw

"Circles" - Linda Jacobs and Stephanie Soderstrom
Circles is a national program with demonstrated success to help low income families move from financial stabilty to financial mobility.  This is acheived by bringing people of diverse incomes together and engaging the whole community to change the systemic barriers for people to rise above poverty. Good Samaritan Ministries is the first Circles site in Michigan.
Holland Rotary - 4/10 - Ending Poverty through "Circles" - Good Samaritan Ministries Terri Smith 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Serves the World! Don't miss the International Pot-Luck Dinner Saturday, 3/22

Posted by Terri Smith on Mar 18, 2014
 

Rotary serves the World

Holland Rotary Youth Exchange

Come And Get a Taste!

International Pot-Luck Dinner

 

Enjoy an International Pot-Luck!

& Meet Holland and International Rotary Exchange Students

Proceeds support our local Rotary Area Youth Exchange Program

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Saturday, March 22

at 6 P.M.

Where:

St. Francis de Sales Church

Maple and 13th, Holland

Suggested Donation: $10/adult under 5 free!

Also Featuring...

Silent Auction

Special Guests

Entertainment

_________________________________________________________________________

 

Sponsored by:

Holland Rotary Noon Club

Holland A.M. Rotary

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Holland Rotary 3/20 - Rotary Leaders for the 21st Century - "From Taining to Action" - Lisa Lindemulder

Posted by Terri Smith on Mar 18, 2014

Rotary Leaders for the  21st Century

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Rotary Leaders for the  21st Century from training to action : Lisa Lindemulder,  LSPC Holland school coordinator, will be introducing  Leaders from four participating Holland  k-7 schools, who will be sharing  what it was like to go to training at Hope College,  and what they and other Leaders  have been doing to help students in their schools  feel accepted.  Also two former Leaders , who are about to graduate from high school, will speak briefly on carrying out Rotary’s  challenge of  “service above self”.          

 

Introduction: Ed Swart 

 

 

 

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Holland Rotary 3/13 - Bob Johnston - "Saving the Rainforest"

Posted by Terri Smith on Mar 11, 2014

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Chuck Huttar Bob Johnston Anne Saliers

What Rotarians can do now: 

1. Donate to TFF so that they can continue their mission

2. Share the message of TFF with your network, visit their site and Facebook page.

3. Help Bob and his team find other educational opportunities to speak to groups.

4. Use your dollars wisely. When buying wood products, looks for information about the source to make sure that it was sourced sustainably AND "use the whole tree", the imperfections are part of the beauty!


3/13/14 - Bob Johnston, Executive Director of Tropical Forest Foundation, shared with us what we need to know about "Saving the Rainforest"

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Excerpt from the site: http://www.tropicalforestfoundation.org

PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT

The Tropical Forest Foundation’s (TFF) primary mission is to promote sustainable forest management as the best way to preserve the renewable resources and natural habitats of tropical forests. If the economic value of the forest is not protected it will be converted, legally or illegally, to other uses such as agriculture. Through on-site demonstration and trainingresearch and outreach, the organization aims to effect behavioral change and encourage the practice of sustainable forest management among industries that utilize tropical wood products.

TFF offers a variety of services and programs that bring its mission of conserving and maintaining the world’s tropical forest resources to life.

 

 

Holland Rotary 3/13 - Bob Johnston - "Saving the Rainforest" Terri Smith 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0

This week at Holland Rotary 2/27 - Ryan Cotton - City Youth Employment Initiative

Posted by Terri Smith on Feb 25, 2014

Join us this week Thursday, 2/27, at Holland Rotary for our noon program to learn more about the 

"City Youth Employment Initiative"

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Holland is full of opportunities, and this is an effort by Community and Law Enforcement leaders to make sure that our youth have an opportunity to realize their full potential in life.  City Manager and Rotarian, Ryan Cotton will be joined by other Community Leaders in sharing more about this initiative.

  Join us at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center to learn more.

http://www.cityofholland.com/

 

This week at Holland Rotary 2/27 - Ryan Cotton - City Youth Employment Initiative Terri Smith 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary 2/20 - Rachel Hood - "Update on the state of West Michigan's Natural Resources"

Posted by Terri Smith on Feb 17, 2014

Rotarians, Would you like to learn more, on a regular basis?  Please visit www.WMEAC.org and sign up for their newsletter.

Holland Rotary noon program; Thursday, 2/20

Executive Director of West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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Excerpt from www.WMEAC.org: "Rachel Hood became the executive director of WMEAC in January of 2007. Ms. Hood is charged with the work of leading WMEAC toward its new future and ensuring its sustainability. Rachel brings experience in fund development, strategic planning and program design and management to WMEAC." To learn more:



Holland Rotary 2/20 - Rachel Hood - "Update on the state of West Michigan's Natural Resources" Terri Smith 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
WINNER of the 2013 Interact Video Contest - Interact of Kathmandu Mid-Town!!! Terri Smith 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary - 1/30/14 - World Peace Scholar Applicant

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 28, 2014

January 30th

Hope College Maas Auditorium

Hope College Graduate, Fulbright Scholar, Rotary World Peace Scholar Applicant...Sarah Sanderson. 

 Sarah is a Fulbright Scholar returning to Brazil in February to  to act as a guide and mentor to new Fulbright Scholars and other English teachers coming to Brazil.

Sarah's love of travel, teaching, service, and all things Rotary is contagious.  Wish her well on her Rotary World Peace Scholar application. Sarah will keep us informed of her next adventure, and the next one, and the next one...

For more information about World Peace Fellowship: 

https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships


Holland Rotary - 1/30/14 - World Peace Scholar Applicant Terri Smith 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

India is now declared Polio Free! - Update from John Morrison PDG 6289

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 27, 2014

India has now completed three full years without a single new case of Polio being reported and is now declared Polio Free. Considering the size of India’s population, the living conditions there and the number of polio cases they reported per year in the past, this is a REAL VICTORY!!!!!

Every Rotary club in the world should be proud of any contributions made, whether monetary, or personal commitment to the cause. We should be grateful to those Rotarians and friends who traveled to India to encourage the clubs over there to continue their seemingly never-ending efforts. Their commitment, leadership and "Service Above Self" is particularly appreciated. We can be proud of their accomplishments.

I am asking each club president to identify those Rotarians and friends of Rotary who may still be in the club or community to stand and be recognized for showing the Indian Rotarians that we will support them to the end.

This is one special moment for those special people who gave their time and money to such an important cause.

John Morrison PDG

Polio Chair 6290

India is now declared Polio Free! - Update from John Morrison PDG 6289 Terri Smith 2014-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Holland Rotary 1/23 - Rebound Student Hailey Elgersma Terri Smith 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0

Andros Island Orphanage - Letter from Rudy Vedovell

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 20, 2014

This report was an update from my last visit to the orphanage last may when we sailed to Andros Island on our sailboat with several boxes of supplies, appliances and gifts. It saved pastor randy 6 flights to carry these supplies and gifts to the 0rphanage.   We sailed from there back to Florida where the boat was stored for the summer.

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 Last November, after the hurricane season, we sailed the boat from Fort Meyers to Andros and on to Man-o-War, over 500 miles, in order to reach our destinations.   The crew consisted of my wife and a good sailing friend.  The voyage was accomplished with great success and we were blessed by God to have a perfect day to sail into Morgan’s Bluff Harbor on a perfect day with a very favorable breeze from the Southeast.  This is a very exposed harbor for any North winds and I was very concerned about this. Pastor Kevin, who is in charge of the orphanage, was there to meet us with his truck and we were pleased to deliver to the orphanage a 60 lb container of paint primer and three 30 lb grout bags for caulking the tile they were going to use to finish the dining room.   Also included in our cargo list were 14 gift packs from some friends from Livonia, who wanted to do something for the orphans.   We also included 14 backpacks for the incoming orphans.  

 They are now putting the finishing touches on the orphanage and I am very pleased to report that they expect to finish in the next few months.   After the orphanage building is completed they are planning on building a quest house for visitors to use.   This would make for a very interesting and nice vacation for anyone interested because they could fly to Nassau to see Atlantis for few days and then go on to Andros, which has a nice airport in Nicholstown.  Also, we will be building a house for Pastor Kevin and his wife.   We had a nice visit at the orphanage and had to leave that same day in a hurry because bad weather was heading our way so we sailed all night. 

The big-time storm hit just before reaching the abacus right at the cut through reefs at Little Harbor in the wee hours of the morning. We were able make a safe anchorage in the harbor at 4:00 am.  One last comment: I have been a sailor for 63 years. I bought my first sailboat in 1951 and joined the US Coast Guard Reserve (served for 10 years) in that same year. During the Korean War I was called to active duty. After my tour of duty, I was back to sailing my 18 ft sailboat. I have really been blessed to have sailed all over the Great Lakes including 26 Mackinac races, around the world crossing all three of the great oceans, through the Bermuda Triangle, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and cruising the Bahamas for past 18 years.   There is always something unexpected that happens. I have survived pirate attacks off Ecuador, vulture attacks in Florida bay, many storms at sea…but never was I struck by lightning.   Nautilus is the name of my 39 ft cutter and I have spent 18 winters living on board while surviving two 120 + knot hurricanes on mooring the past two summers.   I though the boat would safe stored in Florida this past summer, but guess what? It was struck by lightning.  It was not a direct hit down the mast, but close to the back end of boat and the bolt blasted through concrete!   It did give us some problems and delays with insurance claims but we were able to finally get going.  

 It is my hope to get over to see the orphanage when it is completed sometime after my arrival February 1st and give a report to the membership then.   Thanks to Jim Meier he will help then to complete a DVD program to show the membership.

Sent to Gary Bogle from Rudy Vedovell and edited (image added) by Terri Smith - 1/21/14

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Holland Rotary - 2/6 - Update on Gore, Ethiopia by Gary Bogle

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 14, 2014

Program: update from Gary Bogle about the Gore, Ethiopia Project. 

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January 15, 2014 letter from Gary: On December 11th I returned from a visit to the construction site of the Rotary International Humanitarian project in Gore, Ethiopia.
 

I am pleased to inform you that the project is now 30% completed and is due to be finished in February of 2014. What an exciting report! As you may recall, the toilet has 12 flushing toilet stalls, 8 showers, running water, and electric lights. 

 

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While in Ethiopia, I became acquainted with many Rotary and citizen players in the building of the toilet/bathhouse in Gore. Rotarian Gebre Bekele from the Addis Ababa-West Rotary Club was my host during the visit. Gebre and I met on an elevator in Montreal at the 2010 International Rotary Conference and now the project is becoming a reality. After spending 11 days with Gebre, I can say that we are truly Rotarian friends.
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Over the next few weeks I will be presenting an update of this project at the Rotary Clubs in the Holland, Michigan area. The report for our club will be presented on Thursday February 6.
 It took me four days to travel from Chicago to Gore. The road trip from Addis Ababa to Gore was a 20 hour drive on extremely rough roads! Although it was a difficult trip, it was MOST WORTHWHILE. I an anxious to share my experience with you.

 During the Rotarian meeting in Addis Ababa and the town council meeting in Gore, many words of appreciation were expressed for the development and payment of this project. I can never adequately thank those who supported this endeavor.

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Tentative plans are in the works for a return trip to Gore in early May of 2014 to see the completed project and "cut the ribbon."  If Rotarians interested, I will be happy to guide the group. Please contact me if your are interested in the "adventure" so that plans can be made.
 
Gary Bogle, Holland, Michigan
616-355-7144

 

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Holland Rotary - 1/16 - Project Clarity:Restoring the Lake Macatawa Watershed

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 14, 2014

If you missed this presentation, click the link on the documentary below to learn more!

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This presentation from Graham Peaslee was a summary of "Project Clarity", including a brief environmental history of the Lake Macatawa watershed and the results of our scientific investigations into the sources of pollution for Lake Macatawa. 

The ongoing restoration effort that is a partnership between private, non-profit and governmental organizations will be described together with expectations of what will be accomplished.  


Click here to view the full documentary, password is "clarity"

http://macatawaclarity.org/


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Letter from Sarah Bass - Outbound Exchange - Seocheon, South Korea

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 13, 2014

I arrived in Seocheon, South Korea on August 19, 2013. I've learned a lot since I arrived. I know Hangeul now (the Korean alphabet), so I can sound out words and write a little, and I'm learning new words and phrases every day. 

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I'm in school from 8:00 am to 5:00, and three days a week I have after school class until 7:30. On Tuesdays I have samulnori (Korean music/percussion - you can see a video of it online) class after school, on Wednesdays I help students in an English class after school, and on Thursdays I have Korean cooking class after school. On Monday and Friday mornings I have Korean writing class at the community center and on Tuesday mornings I have Korean sewing class at a local traditional dressmaker's shop (we're hand sewing traditional vests). Every other Saturday I must go to school for sports class. 

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My club gave me a han bok (Korean traditional dress), I went to a ramie cloth museum in Hansan, I went to Buyeo (they rebuilt the old capital city of Baekje - it's a historical site), and I celebrated Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) with my host family in Daejeon and Cheonan. My first host family lived in an apartement building in town and my new family lives on a chicken farm out in the country. I like Korea a lot, and I'm settling into my new life. :) I want to thank the Holland Noon Club and district 6290 for sponsoring and supporting me.


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Holland Rotary, 1/9/14 - Back from Brazil - Nathan Milanowski

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 07, 2014

Rotary Exchange Rebound student, 

Nathan Milanowski, 

Experience Brazil!

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Inbound Eduarda Silvino, Inbound Leonardo Bravo, Rebound Hailey Elgersma, Inbound Nadya Auynda, Rebound Nathan Milanowski, Mom Linda Milanowski
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Minutes from Club Assembly - 12/12/13

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 06, 2014

Rotary Club of Holland

Annual Meeting

December 12, 2013

Haworth Inn and Conference Center

 

Unapproved Minutes

1.     Club President, Janet DeYoung, called the meeting to order at 12:30.

Agendas with attachments were provided to all present.

 

2.     Mike Dolinkski read a short Inspirational article about the early history of Rotary written by Paul Harris shortly before he died.  The article is attached.

 

3.     The following slate of Officers for 2014-15 and Directors for 2014-2017 offered by the nominating committee were placed before the club.  President Janet reported that despite calls for nominations from the floor over the past four weeks there had been no additional nominations.

 

Proposed Officers for a one year term 2014-15:

President Elect: Ed Stielstra

President Nominee: Marty Boysen

President Nominee Nominee: Phil Brown

Treasurer: Steve Baumann

Club Secretary: Donna Bogle

Sergeant at Arms: Steve Nyland

 

Proposed Directors for a three-year term:

Director 2014-17: Tracy Plummer

Director 2014-17: Jody Wright

Director 2014-17: Marvin Younger

 

Mike Mitchel moved that we elect the slate by unanimous consent.  John Gronberg seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by voice vote with no member dissenting.  Janet congratulated each person elected.

 

Chuck Huttar noted that the title of officers in the bylaws is different than those on the nomination list, specifically, that the bylaws refer to a Vice President rather than a President Nominee, and that there is no reference to President Nominee Nominee.  President Janet reported that these are titles used by Rotary International and that the district has encouraged an expanded success list beyond President Nominee. She observed that the club Bylaws will need to be amended to reflect the new titles.

 

4.     President Janet reported on recent actions taken by the Board of Directors. 

A.    The first a change to the Honorary Membership classification

On October 17, 2013 the board approved a recommendation to no longer grant Honorary Memberships.  However, the club will continue to follow existing guidelines for current members who are 75 years of age as of October 17, 2013 or were born prior to October 18, 1938. 

 

In addition, current Honorary Members will remain in that category, and will be given an opportunity to renew each year.

 

Past and current Distinguished Service recipients will be honored along with the Honorary Members at the Honorary Luncheon.

 

A question was asked about the meaning and applicability of the rule of 85.  It was explained that members whose age and years of membership total 85 or more are eligible to request a waiver of attendance requirement and still maintain their membership.  It is not relevant to the question of Honorary Membership as it still requires that dues be paid, whereas Honorary Membership did not.

 

 

 

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B.     Other Updates – Steve Bauman reported that club dues can now be paid  on line using a credit card.  We will provide instructions at an upcoming club meeting.

 

5.     Feedback, please:  The group was asked to provide some feedback on what is going well and where there are still opportunities.   A recorder was identified for each table to write down the comments from their group.  Themes emerged.  Things going well included:  Youth Exchange; Interact; new members; the venue, international service projects.  Opportunities exist to enhance branding and identify a signature project, a consistent model for fundraising, programs on current affairs in the community, continue to grow membership with a focus on the private sector, young professionals and cultural diversity. 

 

6.     Business from the Floor- there were no new items from the floor.

 

7.     The meeting was adjourned at 12:15.

 

 

 

 

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Holland Rotary Welcomes Dan O'Mealey - Holland's Newest Rotarian!

Posted by Terri Smith on Jan 01, 2014

Holland Rotary welcomes Dan O'Mealey to our Club with his induction on 0/1/02/14. Pictured here with Rotarian Sponsor, Steve Baumann.  

Welcome Dan, we're glad you've selected Holland Rotary, and we look forward to getting to know you!

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Dan O'Mealey and Steve Baumann

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Holland Rotary, Thursday 01/02 - Windmill Island Update

Posted by Terri Smith on Dec 31, 2013

Happy New Year! 

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Janet DeYoung and Ryan Cotton

On Thursday, January 2nd Rotarians were joined by our City Manager, Ryan Cotton, who provided an update on the Campaign for Windmill Island Garden's, Next Fifty Years.  Ryan shared a handout outlining the key components as follows:

1. Repairing and Restoring Our Dutch Artifacts including the DeZwaan Windmill and Amsterdam Street Organ and Carousel.

2. Pedestrian Link with Holland Charter Township.

3. Pedestrian Access to Windmill Island Gardens from Downtown.

  • Total campaign goal is $2,125,000. 

  • Rotary committees are evaluating elements of the campaign to see if there is opportunity for a signature Holland Rotary project or project(s). Stay Tuned for more information on that front.

  • SAVE THE DATE!! There will be a Grand Re-Opening of DeZwaan on April 19th, 2014 since that portion of the project is complete. 

 

http://www.cityofholland.com/windmillislandgardens

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Other Holland City priorities are; Waterfront development, Civic Center reimagined, street improvement, neighborhood improvement and Holland Parks and Recreation.

 

 

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Road Clean up finishes STRONG!

Posted by Terri Smith on Sep 23, 2013

The last road clean up of the year was 9/21.  Thank you to all of the Rotarians who pitched in to make this community just that much prettier!

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Outbound Exchange Students

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Aug 17, 2013

Sarah Baas (left) and Ashley Tennant (right), two of five local students participating in the 2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange program, stopped in last week to say good-bye.  Sarah is going to South Korea and Ashley to France.  Bon Voyage girls.  Godspeed and stay in touch.

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Compassionate Heart Ministries

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Aug 17, 2013

ImageLinda Jacobs (right) with Donna Bunce, Executive Director of Compassionate Heart Ministries, following her presentation on the August 15 Club Meeting.

 

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This Week: Dream Big! Past, Present and Future with Compassionate Heart Ministry

Posted by Terri Smith on Aug 13, 2013

Come to Holland noon Rotary this week to hear from Executive Director of Compassionate Heart Ministry, Donna Bunce, about how people in our community can Dream Big! Compassionate Heart Ministry of Zeeland provides safe, nurturing and exciting programs during the summer and after school for some truly special people.  Learn more about their mission: "To promote community for families and individuals with mild to moderate disabilities and build lasting relationships with others in the love of Jesus Christ."  

http://www.compheart.org/#!

"What is Compassionate Heart Ministry?
We offer a safe, Christ centered, drop in center for teens and young adults, ages 14-35 with mild to moderate disabilities.
Whether it is playing video games, watching movies, shooting pool, doing puzzles, or just talking with friends, our peer mentors will come alongside and be a friend. Individuals can find a sense of belonging in a world where they are so often shunned and misunderstood. 
At Compassionate Heart, individuals will be greeted with a warm smile and an accepting heart. They can feel confident, encouraged and loved when entering our doors. "

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This Week at Rotary

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Aug 06, 2013

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This Week at Rotary

Even if your child or grandchild attends one of our local schools, not many people are aware that every school district in the area is doing some very unique innovative work?  Education is changing.  Expectations of students and of teachers are on the rise and the schools in our district are leading the way with model programs.  Karen McPhee, Superintendent of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District and a couple of her key staff will be with us to “brag a bit” about our local schools and their leadership.  The message is important for parents and employers. Karen is a great presenter with an important message to share.  Come and bring a friend.

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International Service Project - Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 27, 2013

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The hospital in Santa Rosa De Capon, the only hospital in the region, serves 40,000 patients each year.  Approximately three years ago Rotary helped to drill a new water well to supply clean water to the hospital. l After the well was drilled it was learned that the hospital's existing plumbing infrastructure did not have the capacity to handle the pressure of the new well rending the new clean source of water useless.  The Holland Noon Club committed $2,000 to the $60,000 project which will be completed this year.  Thanks to John Gronberg and Paul Elzinga who are championing the project for our club!

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This Week at Rotary

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 27, 2013

THIS WEEK AT ROTARY

Who will be our next Louis Padnos, Bernard Donnelly, G. W. Haworth, P. J. Thompson, D. J. DePree, William J. Bradford, Howard Miller, Fred Bauer, Larry Mulder, Ed Prince?  These local businessmen began with an idea and started small businesses that they grew into multinational corporations.  These legacy organizations shape the economic and philanthropic dimensions of our community to this day.  

This week we have another fascinating program.  Our presenter, Amando Chocko, is from the Start Garden, a innovation itself in the way to promote business innovation and start-ups in West Michigan.  Though August isn't officially as designated Vocational Service month for Rotary, this is a topic of great interest.

Invite a friend has an interest in the topic of rising entrepreneurism in West MI.  See you there.

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Don Lievense's Passing

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 13, 2013

ImageWe are very saddened to inform you of Donald J. "Duke" Lievense's passing early Sunday morning.  Duke was owner of the successful Wolbrink-Lievense Insurance Group, a community steward and a friend to many.  He joined the Rotary Club of Holland in January 1978.  We extend our sincerest sympathies to his wife, LaVerne and their family.  Services are being planned for Tuesday, July 23, at Third Reformed Church.  Watch for an obituary and final details of funeral arrangements to be published in the Holland Sentinel. 

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THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - Please note Change of Venue

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 13, 2013

Due to the size of our group this week's Noon Club Meeting will be held at the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication, corner of 10th and Columbia, not the Maas Center are previously announced.  A Parking Lot is located on the East side of the building.

We extend a special welcome to our Honorary Members to this meeting.

The presenter, Thomas A. Crumm, former adviser to former GM Chair , will speak on " Getting back to 'Made-in-America'".

As a former advisor to former GM Chairmen Roger Smith and  John Smale & author of "What's Good for General Motors," Thomas Crumm will speak about the importance of America's industrial sector. He will share his understanding of when and why America's industrial sector began to lose momentum and suggests a path to industrial recovery.  He is eager to reengage American business leaders in industrial enterprises. His down to earth explanation of exchange rate manipulation implies that more voters in America's industrial sector need to weigh in on the difficult balance of Foreign Policy and domestic needs.  
Introduction  by:  Jerry Hunsburger
 

The Board of Directors will meet at 10:30 in room MM 158.

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Mike's Highway Cleanup Crew

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 12, 2013

Compelled by the promise of coffee and bright green vests...as well as a desire to keep our stretch of highway looking spotless... Mike Moraw's Highway Clean-up Crew came, they worked, they left in the course of 2 hours on Saturday morning. 

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Red Tulips (from left) to Janet DeYoung, Paul Duskin, Tim Schreur, Mike Dolinski, Chuck Fergeson, Jim Jagel, Chris Stevens and Russ Miller, along with crew chief (and photographer) Mike Moraw, for putting "service above self" on an beautiful Saturday morning.  A good time was had by all.  Thanks, Mike M.!

 

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Installation of 2013-14 Officers and Directors

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 10, 2013

Past President Ruggles Church, passes the gavel on to 2013-14 Club President Janet DeYoung.  Also installed were Directors Tim Schreur and Carol Dillenbeck-Swart.  Not pictured incoming President Elect Angie Barksdale, and Director Marty Boysen.

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Engage Rotary / Change Lives

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung on Jul 08, 2013

Click on the arrow below to watch the video below of New RI President Ron Burton introducing the Rotary Theme for the 2013-14 year.

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Holland Rotary 12/12 - Janet DeYoung - Club Assembly

Posted by Terri Smith

 Thank you for joining us for the Club Assembly!

Janet DeYoung presiding.  

A special thanks to Phil Brown for taking over the Duty Roster!

Rotary Club of Holland

Club Assembly

December 12, 2013

 

Order of Business

 

1.     Inspiration from Paul Harris: http://www.whatpaulharriswrote.org/rotarian/twoscore.htm

 

2.     Election of 2014-15 Officers and Directors

 

3.     Recent  Actions by the Board

a.     Change to Honorary Membership

b.     Other Updates

 

4.     Feedback, please:  What’s going well?  Where are the opportunities?

 

5.     Business from the Floor

 

6.     Adjourn

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The Elevator Speech by Gary Bogle

Posted by Terri Smith

You have heard of an elevator speech. But, have you

heard of an elevator Global Grant Project?

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(A success story started on an elevator during the 2010

Rotary International Conference in Montreal).

 In the summer of 2010 I met Rotarian Gebregzeabher Bekele on an elevator at the R.I. International Conference in Montreal, Canada. I had wanted to meet an Ethiopian Rotarian because my daughter was born there in 1972. We talked as we traveled the three minutes from the first floor to the third floor. He had a meeting to the left and I had one down the hall to the right. We exchanged business cards and promised to communicate.And communicate we did. After several emails, we decided to develop a joint Rotarian venture in his hometown of Gore, Ethiopia. Gebre lived in Gore until he finished his high school education. He then moved to Addis Ababa for university and a work career.

Three years later the global blueprint has been approved by Rotary International and we are prepared to “break ground”. A ten stall public latrine with running water, hand washing basins, Turkish style toilets, electric lights, and showers is the project to be completed. It was only a little over 100 years ago that the first Rotary endeavor in Chicago was the installation of a public toilet. And now we are building one in Gore. How exciting and challenging the preparation has been. In early December 2012 Rotarian Gebre and I will travel to Gore to insure that the plans and designs of the task are as Rotary has approved it.

Now another challenge begins….transferring funds, building, monitoring, sweating, completing, and paying. The city requested this project, provided the land, and the Women’s Affairs Group of Gore will oversee the education and care of the public toilets.

Although an undertaking of this nature takes a great deal of patience, tenacity, and hard work, the final outcome brings a great deal of satisfaction to all.

The creation of this public toilet has truly been a Star Trek Mission:

To go where no man has gone before.”

Rotarian Gary Bogle

The Rotary Club of Holland, Michigan

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Development of mygrcitypoints website with Jasmine Olsen

Posted by Terri Smith

How do you fuel innovation and community enrichment? Start with a really great incentive program powered by a simple and effective website!  We learned how neighbors are getting involved, recycling, volunteering AND benefiting from an engaged community.

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The website mygrcitypoints is an incentive program developed to enhance sustainable living and economic development, to promote positive community initiatives, and to enrich the quality of life in the local community.  City of Grand Rapids residents earn points based on how much they recycle.  mygrcitypoints also allows for City residents and non-City residents alike to earn points by volunteering; points earned can be used toward rewards at local businesses or donated to community campaign goals.  The mygrcitypoints program is made possible, in part, by the City’s partnerships with Heart of West Michigan United Way and Local First.

 

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Last week at Rotary - Tulipanes!

Posted by Terri Smith

Don't forget to take time out of your busy week and enjoy Tulipanes film festival in Holland.  This is the first year that they will feature a live bi-lingual theatre performance by Teatro Milagro from Portland.  For show times and information go to: http://www.tulipanes.org/

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Searching for Sugarman

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Youth Exchange and Youth Leadership - What a great way to SERVE!

Posted by Terri Smith

SEPTEMBER is Youth Service Month.  Please take a moment to ask your Rotary Youth Committee Chairs how you can serve some of the most important stake holders in Rotary - STUDENTS!! As Rotarians we have a chance to impact so many of our future leaders in big and small ways. Take some time out for a student this month.  Our inbound exchange students in particular will be looking for unique events and ways to engage in this amazing community and who better to be their guide, but a Rotarian!

2013 Inbound Rotary Exchange

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Andy Vollink

Posted by Janet E. DeYoung
Our sincere condolences to the family of Andrew Vollink who passed away on Friday, July 26 at the age of 100.  Andy was a member of the Holland Rotary Club since 1953.  He attended regularly until his health prevented his participation.  He leaves a legacy of service and close friendships.  We'll miss you, Andy.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 11:00 am at Third Reformed Church, the Reverends Kent Fry Fry and Wm. Unzicker presiding.  Visitation will be 6-8:00 pm at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland.

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