May 26 Announcements

Show and Tell Your Story

Please bring an item with you to our club meeting to tell a short (2-4 minute) story about yourself so we can all get to know each other better through the small (and yet so important ephemera) in our lives. The last time we did this Phil Brown shared a sports trophy from when he coached a youth team and Janet Huyser showed lace that she tatted by hand after having been taught by her grandmother.
 
These stories can be remarkably moving and entertaining--please join us!
 

An Invitation from the After Hours Rotary Club

The After Hours Rotary Club has provided an electric shopping cart and wheelchair for the Community Action House. They are inviting our club to attend the launch of this gift on May 26th. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
 
    Here is the schedule at the Community Action House:
  • 7 pm Arrival at 739 Paw Paw Dr., Community Action House
  • 7:15 pm Remarks, Scott Rumpsa, Sue Franz
  • Drinks and Optional Tour

May 26 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
May 26 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary May 19, 2022

Club Updates

David Steenwyk and Charlie Soria are planning a Rotary Golf outing for June 3rd at Clearbrook Country Club. There are still 5 open slots for Rotarians. After May 28th the slots will be open to non-Rotarians.
 

Rotary Dinner and Auction

We had a wonderful evening with our Rotary family. Some experiences were auctioned off. The winners have boat rides, dinners, and other activities to look forward to.
Last Week at Rotary May 19, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

Holland Rotary Book Houses

The Rotary Clubs of Holland and the Herrick District library partner to provide 16 Blue and Yellow Book Houses in the Greater Holland area.
 
Gary Bogle
Rotary Club of Holland, MI
 
Holland Rotary Book Houses 2022-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

May 19 Announcements

No lunch meeting this week. We had our club dinner on Tuesday.
 

May 26 - Show and Tell Your Story

Please bring an item with you to our club meeting to tell a short (2-4 minute) story about yourself so we can all get to know each other better through the small (and yet so important ephemera) in our lives. The last time we did this Phil Brown shared a sports trophy from when he coached a youth team and Janet Huyser showed lace that she tatted by hand after having been taught by her grandmother.
 
These stories can be remarkably moving and entertaining--please join us!
May 19 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Last Week at Rotary May 12, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary May 5, 2022

Club Updates

We will not be meeting for lunch for the next 2 weeks. On the 12th we will be marching in the Tulip Time parade as grand Marshalls. Meet on Columbia Ave between 8th and 10th streets around noon to get lined up for the parade.
 
On the 17th we will be having a dinner that will take the place of our Thursday lunch meeting. You will be getting an invitation in the mail. Carol Swart is looking for people to volunteer experiences to be raffled off.
 
David Steenwyk and Charlie Soria are planning a Rotary Golf outing for June 3rd at Clearbrook Country Club.
 
Signup for Tulip Time Grandstand Greeters is still open. If you're not marching in the parade Thursday with the area Rotarians, you can be in the stands having fun with the visitors.
 

Steve VanderVeen, Local Business Historian

Steve has taught business at the college level for 32 years and will be retiring this year from Hope College. He has always been interested in the history of businesses and the entrepreneurs in the area.
 
Over the years Steve has written two continuing columns for the Holland Sentinel. The first was about currently operating local businesses. The one that he is still writing traces the history since Van Raalte.
 
Before Van Raalte arrived, there were two areas where indigenous people lived in the area. One group was along Macatawa Lake and the other was near the Old Wing Mission. The federal government gave Chief Waukazoo a choice of being relocated to the west or to settle down and farm land that would be given to them. The Chief choose farming.
 
Steve uses the large body of historical information that Bob Swierenga has collected about the Holland area. Steve's Great Grandfather traveled from the Netherlands to New York City intending to continue on to Michigan. However, the size and activity of the city made him get back on the same ship and sail directly back to the Netherlands. His family did make it to Holland and joined a group headed by Marten Ypma.
 
Engbertus VanderVeen (no relation to Steve) ran a hardware store on the corner of River Ave and Eighth St. He was commissioned to build the Rooster for the top of Pillar church. He tried many materials to get the rooster mounted so it could pivot in the wind. He finally found that a wine bottle worked the best. Ironically Pillar church was becoming active in the temperance movement at the time.
 
James Huntley was a master builder from England who built many houses and factories around Holland. Reindert Werkman arrived in Holland when he was 12 years old. His father died soon after they arrived. Reindert was active in many lumber related businesses. He went bankrupt multiple times, travelled widely, and ended his career as a real estate agent in the western US.
 
Chester van Tongeren founded the Wooden Shoe Factory on the corner of River and Sixth St. He later purchased the tract of land from 16th to 24th streets by Waverly and moved the factory there. The Wooden Shoe Factory no longer exists, but his descendant Dave Geer runs the Holland Bowl Mill and even has some of the original tools.
Last Week at Rotary May 5, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
May is Youth Service Month John Hoekstra 2022-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

May 5 Announcements

Note the change of location for this week's meeting. We will be meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in May and June.
 

History Writer Steve VanderVeen

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

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

We are continuing to meet in person as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
May 5 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary April 28, 2022

Club Updates

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

Annual West Ottawa Challenged Student's Luncheon

 
Every year we meet with the students and their teachers and aides. Students are brought in from every school in the West Ottawa Public School District.
About 25 Rotarians attended lunch at WOPS Lakewood School on April 28 with the Challenged Students from that district. Lakewood is the learning center for all elementary age special needs learners and the middle and high school kids were bussed in. We were greeted by Principal Ghareeb and Special Education Director Tanya Uganski and Rotarians, students, and staff had a nice gathering time of getting to know each other. We had a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Noelle and her team and the students sang a lovely song called Working Together. Also present were the Lakewood Links, 4th and 5th grade students that volunteer as learning partners with the Challenged students. Many students and staff wore red tee shirts for Autism Awareness.
 
Catherine Ristola Bass presented a check for $1,000 from the Club to the school to help defray the cost of snacks and cleaning items needed for this population of students and additional cash and other gifts were collected. Jim White, our returned snowbird, was presented with his two checks for having won 3rd and 6th place from the District Foundation raffle and he promptly offered one of those up as an additional gift to the program. It was a wonderful meeting, many thanks to Robert Ortman for shepherding this project every year.
Last Week at Rotary April 28, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
Tulip Time 2022 Parade Fundraiser John Hoekstra 2022-04-21 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Apr 21, 2022

Club Updates

Don't forget about the challenged student luncheon at West Ottawa on April 28th (Next Meeting). We would like to have at least 30 Rotarians attending.
 
♣ Only 2 weeks ago John Helm drew the Ace of Clubs from a greatly diminished deck of cards. This week our Junior Rotarian from Holland Christian Grace Lappenga drew the Ace of Clubs from an almost complete deck of cards. Treasurer Bev needs to write another check and Sergeant-At-Arms David needs to buy another deck!
 
Signup for Tulip Time Grandstand Greeters is still open. If you're not marching in the parade Thursday with the area Rotarians, you can be in the stands having fun with the visitors.
 
And speaking of marching in the parade, did you know that your family is welcome as well? Robert Ortman is looking for a few more people to portray Wizard of OZ characters on the float. We need a tin man, scarecrow, and cowardly lion.
 
April 23rd is our highway cleanup day. Let Mike Moraw know you'll be there to help.
 
The club is planning a social dinner event for members and spouses at the MBYC on May 17th. More details to follow.

Kate Boeve, Highland Games Competitor

 
Kate became a Highland Games competitor when she attended the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival in 1997 to watch. They had no women competitors and asked if she and her sister would like to compete. They did compete and both are still competing. Kate is currently ranked 2nd internationally in her age group. She shared this picture of the last 2 world championship competitors.
Last Week at Rotary Apr 21, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-04-21 04:00:00Z 0

April 28 Announcements

Note the change of location for this week's meeting. We will be at Lakewood Elementary School, 2134 W Lakewood Blvd. This meeting will not be on Zoom.
 

Annual West Ottawa Challenged Student's Luncheon

Every year we meet with the students and their teachers and aides. Students are brought in from every school in the West Ottawa Public School District. We support the classrooms by donating material that they request. You can donate money to Robert Ortman, who will purchase items, or bring items from this list.
  • Ant-bacterial soap and wipes
  • Juice boxes
  • Tissues
  • Crayons, glue, pencils
April 28 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

April 21 Announcements

Note the change of location for this week's meeting. We will be at the Maas Center, 264 Columbia Avenue.

Highland Games Competitor Kate Boeve Speaking

Our speaker will be Kate Boeve, who will talk about how she became a Champion in highland games sports.

Apr 21 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Maas Center and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
 
April 21 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Apr 14, 2022

Club Updates

Don't forget about the challenged student luncheon at West Ottawa on April 28th. We would like to have at least 30 Rotarians attending.
 
Signup for Tulip Time Grandstand Greeters is still open. If you're not marching in the parade Thursday with the area Rotarians, you can be in the stands having fun with the visitors.
 
And speaking of marching in the parade, did you know that your family is welcome as well?
 
Ed Swart was presented with a check for his winnings from the District Foundation Raffle. Jim White also was a winner and he will get his check when he returns to Holland.
 
The community service team is looking for drivers to take our Afghan refugee family to Dutch Village on community day. This is April 23rd. You can probably pick up the trash on the highway that morning and make it over to Dutch Village.
 
April 23rd is our highway cleanup day. Let Mike Moraw know you'll be there to help.
 
Gary Bogle reported that the little library group could use one more bookhouse monitor because we have installed another library.
 

Ottawa County Crisis Intervention Team

 
The Ottawa Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) was started in September 2021 and is unique on this side of the state. Ottawa county has two co-response teams. A co-response team consists of a law enforcement officer and a mental health clinician who respond to calls together. Holland Public Safety has a team and the Sheriff has a team. It is unique for an area to have co-response teams.
Last Week at Rotary Apr 14, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-04-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Refugee Resettlement April 2022

Holland Noon Rotary and the Rotary After Hours Club are partnered with Central Park Reformed Church for the purpose of settling an Afghan Refugee family.  The family arrived at Ford Airport in Grand Rapids on January 26; therefore, we are moving into our third month of refugee resettlement.  The family is comprised of a Dad and Mom, two sisters in their thirties, and a son in his late teens.  The son speaks fairly good English, so we have not made use of a translator.
Rotary Refugee Resettlement April 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Tulip Time Kinderparade Grand Marshalls

Rotary t-shirt sales for Tulip Time Kinderparade GRAND MARSHALLS~~please march with us!
 
$10 each, please pay at the time of ordering. Orders are due by FRIDAY, APRIL 15. Unisex sizes: S-M-L-XL, 2X is $12.50
 
Checks to Catherine Ristola Bass, cash, or
Venmo:  @Catherine-RistolaBass
 
Tulip Time Kinderparade Grand Marshalls John Hoekstra 2022-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Apr 7, 2022

Club Updates

There is a special t-shirt design for all of the Rotarians/Rotaractors/Interactors marching in the Kinderparade as Grand Marshalls. An order sheet was passed around at the meeting. Orders will need to be placed by April 15th. Contact Catherine to order a T-shirt if you won't be at next week's meeting.
 
Robert Ortman reminded us again that the challenged student luncheon at West Ottawa is coming up on April 28th. We would like to have at least 30 Rotarians attending.
 
John Gronberg announced that our Rotary District 6290 has committed $10,000 to the HANWASH organization.
 
Rudy Vedovell was at the meeting for the first time since recovering from his heart attack. He spoke at the end of the meeting and mentioned that he joined the club in 1942. He thanked the club for making him an Honorary Member.

We Have a Winner!🎉

John Helm drew the Ace of Clubs in the weekly raffle. Congratulations and Treasurer Bev will need to write that check now!

Holland Tulip Time Updates

Kim Vandermolen from Tulip Time gave us an update on what is going on with this year's festival. There are two new exhibits from the Netherlands.
  • Zeeland Girl is a photography and dress exhibit by Rem van den Bosch. It will be at the Holland Armory.
  • Tulip Immersion Garden is a horticulture display that traces the history of the tulip from Turkey all the way to Holland MI. It will be designed by Ibo GĂĽlsen at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds using 50,000 flowers.
The Artisan Market and the Quilt show will be at Beechwood Church this year. This will allow 50 more vendors at the market than could be handled at Centennial Park. There will be food trucks, Dutch Dancing, and lots more parking at the Beechwood location.
 
The Tulip Time organization has shrunk from 15 employees before the Pandemic to 4 employees currently. This has necessitated some changes in the scope of the festival and an increased need for volunteers. There are 940 volunteers needed and about 70% of those positions are filled. Tulip Time starts exactly one month from the day of the meeting!
 
Our Rotary Club has historically helped by providing Grandstand Greeters during the parades. There will only be 2 parades this year. The Volksparade will incorporate the bands and will take place on Saturday. The grandstands will only be on Eighth Street in the Market area this year. There will be 8 sections and a new, expanded seating area that will allow much more wheelchair seating than before. Grandstand Greeters are responsible for an area of the grandstands and will sell any remaining tickets, help visitors find their seats, and entertain visitors with trivia and other group fun.
 
There is a special online signup for Rotarians at http://rotary.tuliptime.volunteerhub.com. For volunteering, you will get a special t-shirt and a limited edition pin. And, of course, you might just have a lot of fun. To see what other volunteer opportunities are available, visit http://tuliptime.com/volunteers
Last Week at Rotary Apr 7, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

April 14 Announcements

Apr 14 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Our speaker will be Holland Department of  Public Safety Sgt. Weatherwax. We will learn how the HDPS Crisis Intervention Team works on improving the outcome for citizens in crisis.
April 14 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Mar 31, 2022

Club Updates

Robert Ortman is looking for people to portray Wizard of Oz characters on our Rotary Float for Tulip Time. Contact him if you are interested. We are also hoping that many Rotarians will be walking in the Children's Parade where we are the Grand Marshals. The float and Rotarians will be at the head of that Parade. And in other Tulip Time news, Tom and Heather Gough are still looking for Grandstand Greeters.

District 6290 Life Leadership Conference

John Noling from the Muskegon Rotary Club and the District chair for the conference told us about this annual event. This leadership program for high school students started in 1949. It brings students from throughout the district along with inbound and outbound exchange students. It is probably the longest-running youth leadership program in Rotary. Worldwide Rotary now has RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) which was founded in 1971. Our district conference is affiliated with RYLA.
 
The program started in Muskegon when the superintendent of schools and the city recreation director started talking about leadership for high school boys. They were both Rotarians and the Muskegon club had property on Big Blue Lake that could be used. Since 1949 there have been 6900 high schoolers who have been through the program. Girls were invited to the program for the first time in 1989 and now the program better reflects the cultural diversity of our region. There are a number of top-notch speakers, exercises, and time to meet other students. The students are divided into family groups with an adult leader that lets them debrief on what they have learned. Visitors are welcome at the conference. The new home is Ferris State University. Contact Carol Swart, our club representative, if you would like to attend.
 
The Staff and Board of the Life Leadership Conference consists of graduates of the program, Rotarians, Rotoractors, and Interactors. 
Last Week at Rotary Mar 31, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

April 7 Announcements

Apr 7 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Our speaker is Kim Vandermolen, Tulip Time Volunteer Coordinator. Tulip Time depends on volunteers (about 800 are needed this year) and Kim will tell us all about how it works.
April 7 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Mar 24, 2022

Club Updates

We need drivers for our Afghan refugee family. As per custom, they must be gender specific because it is not appropriate for men to drive women or women to drive men.

 

Russ Miller reminded us of the Jump for Polio coming up on June 25th at the Grand Haven airport. This is both a fundraiser for the Polio Plus program and an attempt to break the Guiness record for the most people skydiving out of a single plane. Rebecca Lamper and Ken Vos are jumping for our club. The District Governor is hoping to have 100 jumpers and has about 50 currently. Rebecca reminded us that she and Ken are soliciting donations for the event.

 

We are anticipating the arrival of our inbound exchange students at the end of summer. We only have housing for one of the students. If we cannot find housing, we will have to send a student to another club and pay for their expenses. Please ask around if any of your contacts know of a family who could host a student.

 

Our luncheon at West Ottawa with the challenged student is set for April 28th. West Ottawa goes to great lengths to set up this annual event and Robert Ortman asked if we could all make sure to attend. Donation requests for the classrooms will be available soon.

 

Our next highway cleanup will be April 23rd with a rain date of the next week. Meet at 8am at Veldheer’s Tulip Farm---Mike Moraw to provide bags, vests, and extra gloves for those who don’t bring gloves.

 

Russ Miller collected enough cash at the meeting to buy a new computer for the club. Thanks, Russ!

Rotary HANWASH

Dr Omar Keith Helferich and John Gronberg were our speakers. Dr Helferich received an environmental engineering degree before most people knew what that meant. He spent time in the military supply chain and then taught at 5 universities. He was originally an advisor to the HANWASH organization and decided to join the organization to help with the education component.
 
Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (HANWASH) was created to provide every resident of Haiti with clean water. HANWASH is not a project, but a program designed to be a locally owned, sustainable development. In Haiti many projects have failed because they do not have a continuing program emphasis. A project delivers something and may not have support for the long term.
 
Access to water in Haiti is expected as a gift. Rotary aims to change this mindset by requiring payment. Each water project will be owned by a Haitian entrepreneur. Because local support is essential, a segment of the program is to recruit and train Haitian engineers. Local Rotary Clubs will be in charge of each project and will make sure resources are only spent on what is in the plan.
 
There are 7 communities that will be part of the current pilot project. They were chosen because they are a mix of urban and rural. It is hoped that these 7 areas will allow addressing any problem that will be encountered in the rest of the country. Partner organizations include Haitian government agencies, NGOs with experience in Haiti, and Haitian charitable organizations. Haiti has 45 communes (similar to our townships) and each will be tackled eventually.
 
Our district 6290 will be responsible for Terre Nueve. While the initial assessments were being performed, the citizens were asked how much time they spent getting water. The answer was 3 hours per day per person. There are numerous water sources, but only 15% are potable. There are about 200 homes with an average of 2.5 persons per home. The homes are widely dispersed so the current plan is to build centrally located water kiosks. Part of the reason for the low amount of potable water is that there are no sewer facilities. The waste problem will be tackled also.
 
The program approaches being developed are intended to be scalable and aplicable to anywhere in the world. This is the way that methods were developed for Polio Plus and it is hoped that providing clean water for everyone on the planet will be the next goal after Polio is eliminated.
Last Week at Rotary Mar 24, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-03-24 04:00:00Z 0

March 31 Announcements

Mar 31 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Our speaker is John Noling from the Muskegon club to talk about the Life Leadership Conference. Our district has sponsored this conference since 1949. 150 student leaders are sponsored by Rotary to participate in a fun-filled, exciting conference where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.
March 31 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Mar 17, 2022

Club Updates

Unfortunately, our planned speaker was ill and unable to come. So, we heard updates on what is going on with club projects.

Ken Austin reported he represented Rotary at the 102nd year anniversary celebration of the American Legion Band. The band has many special activities scheduled this year and we are welcome to attend all of them. http://www.hollandlegionband.org/2022-concert-schedule.html

 

Russ Miller reminded us of the Jump for Polio coming up on June 25th at the Grand Haven airport. This is both a fundraiser for the Polio Plus program and an attempt to break the Guiness record for the most people skydiving out of a single plane. Rebecca Lamper and Ken Vos are jumping for our club. The District Governor is hoping to have 100 jumpers and has about 50 currently. Rebecca reminded us that she and Ken are soliciting donations for the event.

 

Carol Swart reported that the move of our refugee family into permanent housing went well. The dwelling is fully furnished. The only request is for 2 twin bed size comforters either new or in good condition.

 

We are anticipating the arrival of our inbound exchange students at the end of summer. We only have housing for one of the students. If we cannot find housing, we will have to send a student to another club and pay for their expenses. Please ask around if any of your contacts know of a family who could host a student.

 

Our luncheon at West Ottawa with the challenged student is set for April 28th. West Ottawa goes to great lengths to set up this annual event and Robert Ortman asked if we could all make sure to attend.

Last Week at Rotary Mar 17, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

Mar 24 Announcements

Mar 24 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
We will be hearing about the Rotary HANWASH (https://www.hanwash.org) project from Dr. Omar Keith Helferich & John Gronberg.
 
HANWASH (Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy) is a collaborative national initiative to provide thoughtfully managed and sustainable clean water and sanitation to all citizens of Haiti, along with the associated health, community and economic benefits. The initiative is led by Rotary District 7020 and DINEPA (The Haitian Government’s National Water and Sanitation Agency), along with other non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, such as Haiti Outreach and Pure Water for the World.
 
Mar 24 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Response to Ukraine

Rotarians Respond to Ukrainian Crisis

More than half of the 2.5 million refugees fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Poland where Rotary members are organizing shelter, transportation, and basic necessities for the incoming refugees.

Rotary Club of Olsztyn is collecting and managing donations for refugees, primarily unaccompanied children, staying at Ostróda Camp. Within a few hours, four cars full of donated items were collected— including food, clothes, bedding, personal hygiene products, as well as some toys.

The Rotary Foundation has received thousands of donations, totaling over $1.1 million. These donations support efforts like that of the Rotary Club of Olsztyn as well as provide medical supplies in Ukraine and support refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. #RotaryResponds

Donate to Rotary's Disaster Response Fund to support refugees and victims of the Ukraine crisis here: https://lnkd.in/eQTexMPG. Or you can donate to (Rotary General Secretary) John Hewko's personal fundraiser https://raise.rotary.org/Ukraine-Refugee-Crisis/fundraiser
 
 
Rotarian Response to Ukraine John Hoekstra 2022-03-15 04:00:00Z 0

Mar 17 Announcements

Mar 17 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Bowls being madeOur speaker is Kory Gier Owner and President of Holland Bowl Mill.
 
The Holland Bowl Mill was originally started as the Wooden Shoe Factory in 1926 by Chester VanTongeren and to this day is still owned and operated by Chester’s relatives. In 1984 the Holland Bowl Mill became a separate company.
 
Mar 17 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Mar 10, 2022

Club Updates

We are anticipating the arrival of our inbound exchange students at the end of summer. If you know of anyone who is interested in hosting an exchange student, please let our Rotary Youth Exchange committee numbers know.

Our Afghan refugee family will be moving to their new house on Saturday. Call Carol Swart if you can help.

MSU Bioeconomy Institute (MSU BI)

Dr. Tom Guarr was with us to talk about MSU BI. When Pfizer shut down their Holland manufacturing plant, they donated the portion that was a pilot plant to MSU in 2007. In 2009 the university created MSU BI. Their mission is to provide manufacturing capabilities, incubator space for startups, and research. In 2016 a location in East Lansing was added to the MSU BI organization. The Holland location concentrates on specialty chemicals while the East Lansing location specializes in fermentation.
 
MSU BI has run more than 600 commercialization scale-ups for companies. The facility has a wide range of reactors, dryers, and other equipment. All environmental permits are kept and there is a fill-time safety officer.
 
MSU BI runs an internship program to allow college students to learn about working in research, to tour local industries, and to learn about business operations such as patents. They have had about 70 interns from 20 different schools. The interns go on to graduate school or into industry after completing their internships.
 
The research is concentrated on "green" technologies. In the last few years there has been a dramatic decrease in the cost of solar and wind generation. These technologies are now the least expensive ways to generate electricity. The challenge is to develop methods to store the energy until it is needed. Worldwide about a billion people have no reliable access to electric power. Energy can be stored by mechanical, thermal, chemical, or electrical methods.
 
MSU BI has concentrated on flow battery technology. In this type of battery, the chemical fuel moves through the cell to maintain the storage capability. Flow batteries can be scaled up to very large sizes for municipal use. The technology being pursued uses biological elements to replace the usual toxic and rare components. MSU BI has created a commercial venture called Jolt Energy to market the batteries.
Last Week at Rotary Mar 10, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Big Rotary Party! St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day Party

Join us for the first event where all the Holland, Zeeland, Allendale Grand Haven, Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs come together to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Hosted by the Lakeshore United Rotaract Club.

We start the event off with 30 minutes from the West Ottawa Jazz 1 Band – “One of the best kept secrets of the Holland/Zeeland area”. Members of this top Jazz band at West Ottawa are consistently accepted to U of M, Mi State, Western, Central Michigan and Interlochen band programs.

Then we finish with an hour of meeting and mingling with the coolest people doing wonderful things in our world!

Please be sure to register as a guest at the following link so that we can prepare to have enough food and drink for everybody!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Big Rotary Party! St Patrick's Day John Hoekstra 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Afghan Family Requests

Afghan Family Requests

We have secured permanent housing for our Afghan family. A list of needed items for their living areas was mailed out earlier.
 
If you have items on the list that you wish to donate, please take a picture and send it to Carol Swart. Items do not need to be brand new but should be in good condition. Someone will contact you about donating the item.
 
Carol's email is carol.lynn.swart@gmail.com.
Afghan Family Requests John Hoekstra 2022-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Mar 3, 2022

Club Updates

We are anticipating the arrival of our inbound exchange students at the end of summer. If you know of anyone who is interested in hosting an exchange student, please let our Rotary Youth Exchange committee numbers know.

20th Circuit Court

Our speaker was Holland Rotarian John Van Allsberg, 20th Circuit Court Chief Judge. John gave us a brief civics refresher course on the makeup of the US justice system. There are 3 levels of courts in both federal and state systems: Supreme court, Appeals Courts, and Trial Courts. In the state of Michigan the District Courts are the appeals courts and the Circuit Courts are the trial courts. However, District Courts handle civil cases and misdemeanors while felony cases start in the Circuit Courts but go to trial in the District courts.
 
Circuit Courts handle family and business cases with family being the largest division. Family courts handle domestic relations, child welfare, adoptions, juvenile trials, criminal and civil Personal Protection Orders (PPO), recovery of assets, and research.
 
The state of Michigan conducts periodic reviews of court operations. In the last review they determined that Ottawa County needed an additional Circuit Judge. A judge for this position will be elected in the November election.
 
From 2003-2021 there has been a downwards trend in the number of criminal and civil cases in Ottawa County. In the same period there was a large decline in juvenile cases. John attributes this to a large use of alternative resolutions other than court settlements. The courts work with non-profits in Ottawa County that offer mediation, counseling, substance abuse and other services. The remaining juvenile cases are extremely difficult situations.
 
The pandemic was an extremely challenging time for the Ottawa County Justice system. Trials continued during the pandemic; however jury trials were paused multiple times. The state of Michigan negotiated a contract with Zoom just before the pandemic started because they were exploring the use of on-line methods. When the pandemic hit every Judge in the state already had a license for the Zoom videoconferencing software.
 
There are positives and negatives to on-line hearings and trials. Having on-line capability has significantly increased attendance at court proceedings. Judges learned to look carefully at the background of the video to make sure that the person attending was not in a car driving down the road! Another challenge was to make sure that people who would ordinarily not be allowed in the courtroom were not able to hear the proceedings. A study found that on-line hearings take about 1/3 longer than in person hearings. A particular challenge is to display exhibits so they can be seen on every device that the participants might use. An advantage for attorneys is that they can attend hearings for clients in multiple courts without having to travel. A short video hearing does save time over an in-person hearing.
 
Ottawa County courts have been working hard to provide efficiency and access to justice for the citizens. Courts in Michigan are ranked on a number of factors by the state and Ottawa County has been at the top of the list. Last year there were 1700 cases in the trial courts and 56 actual trials. The courts collected about a half million dollars in restitution for crime victims. The Friend of the Court system is rated by the federal government and receives high ratings. 80% of child support due is collected in the month it is due. Ottawa County also has On-line Dispute Resolution software to help resolve disputes and connect with mediators when needed. Ottawa County has the only accredited juvenile center in the state of Michigan. The center offers many services, including schooling for those juveniles who are not welcome at any other school.
Last Week at Rotary Mar 3, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Mar 10 Announcements

Mar 10 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
 
Picture of Tom GuarrOur speaker will be Tom Guarr, director of Research and Development at the Organic Energy Storage Laboratory at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute.
 
Dr Guarr's principle area of research is focused on using organic materials for various types of electrical energy storage. Energy storage is a much-needed technology as a companion to renewable energy sources.
Mar 10 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
March is Water and Sanitation Month John Hoekstra 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Mar 3 Announcements

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

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
 
Our speaker will be (Holland Rotarian) 20th Circuit Court Chief Judge Jon Van Allsburg.
Mar 3 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Feb 24, 2022

Club Updates

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

Mediation Services

Penny Schuff, Development and Communications Director at Mediation Services talked about mediation as a technique to promote peace. Mediation Services in Holland is a 30-year-old non-profit organization and is one of 17 centers around Michigan. The Holland center serves Ottawa, Allegan, and Barry counties. The centers work with oversight from the court systems.
 
The purpose of mediation is to bring people together in a safe space to deal with their conflicts. There are 2 trained mediators that work with them, but the resolution is made by the parties themselves. This leads to more lasting resolutions and saves money as the alternative can be a resolution by the courts. About 70% of the time there is a complete agreement in a mediated case.
 
There are many different are at which the center provides services. Restorative Circles are being used in school and juvenile court settings. More behavioral health services are starting to be offered. Another service is mediating with older adults and their care givers concerning care issues.
 
The center currently has 58 trained volunteer mediators. They are always happy to have more. There is a 40-hour training to become a mediator.
Last Week at Rotary Feb 24, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange 2022

All D6290 RYE Outbounds along with DG Gary Chenoweth and RYE District committee members Megan Wigmore (chair), Catherine Ristola Bass, Lindsay Dickinson, and Kristin Salathiel.
Holland Outbounds Brisa (Taiwan) and Kierian (India) at the Rotary Youth Exchange conference this past weekend in Traverse City.
Rotary Youth Exchange 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

Feb 24 Announcements

Feb 24 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  If you did not sign up for lunch at last week's meeting, you should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Mediation Services
Our speaker will be (former Holland Rotarian) Penny Schuff, Development and Communications Director at Mediation Services. Mediation Services provides a safe, neutral environment where trained mediators lead people through discussions to assist them in resolving their differences.  Mediation Services helps people explore options and create their own solutions to disagreements.
Feb 24 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Feb 17, 2022

Club Updates

We continue to look for housing for the Afghan refugee family being sponsored by our club, Holland After Hours Rotary Club, and Central Park Reformed Church.

Holland Rotary Website

Our club website has a wealth of information available for members and the general public. The information can be divided into the following areas.

Reference Information

The top menu contains links to stories, minutes, reports, bylaws, and our constitution.
On the right column are the old eBulletins for reference.

Upcoming Events

The calendar link in the top menu will take you to the full menu of club activities. You can link this into your own calendar, if you want.
 
A list of the upcoming speakers is listed in the right column of the web page.

Upcoming Meeting Information

The center column of the webpage contains information on the most recent previous meeting and the upcoming meeting. The names of the people who signed up for greeting and announcing visitors are listed in the left column.

New Member Recruiting

At the top of the left column is an "Interested in Holland Rotary?" box that contains links to items of interest to potential members. There are other items, such as the "Holland Rotary Snapshot" on the top menu.

Local and International Rotary Connections

On the left side are two boxes, "Rotary International Links" and "Nearby Rotary Clubs" point to information on the international website, such as the foundation, and to nearby Rotary Clubs that you may wish to visit.
These two links on the left side of the webpage will take you to the search page for any Rotary Club worldwide and our district website.

Communications

On the left side of the website is a list of club officers, directors, committee chairs, and others. If you click on their name, you can send a brief message. This is an easy way to ask a question.
 
In the upper right corner, there is a "Member Login" that will take you to a login page. After you enter your name and password, the link will change to "Member Area". Clicking on this will take you to another page where you can click "Membership" and then "Members List" to get to all the details on our club members.
Last Week at Rotary Feb 17, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Feb 10, 2022

Club Updates

We are looking for volunteers to coordinate bleacher seating for the Tulip Time Parades and to help with running our Leaders for the 21st Century program. Contact Ed Swart if you are interested.
 
Russ Miller reported that we have a good number of students who have submitted their application to the Hope College Rotaract Club. We also have some Alumni who live in the area and will be active in the leadership. Way to go Russ!
 
We continue to look for housing for the Afghan refugee family being sponsored by our club, Holland After Hours Rotary Club, and Central Park Reformed Church.
 
Kathy DeVries was elected President Elect Nominee and is expected to server as our president for the 2023-24 Rotary Year. Thanks, Kathy, for your willingness to serve.

Ottawa County Department of Strategic Impact

Paul Sachs, Ottawa County Director of Strategic Impact, was our speaker. He described the county "Gateways for Growth" (G4G) program. The department works on planning programs that will ensure the quality of life and economic development in Ottawa County.
 
Ottawa County was incorporated in 1837 and has been the fastest growing county in the state for a number of years. The population increase between 2010 and 2020 was 12.3% or 32,339 new citizens. Our county population is currently just under 300,000. About 1% of that increase was due to immigration. About 5% of residents in Ottawa County are foreign born.
 
The G4G program looks for ways to foster inclusiveness in the county and receives funding from 2 non-profit groups, New American Economy and Welcoming America. The benefits of welcoming immigrants are great since 1 in 5 entrepreneurs are foreign born and in 2019 there were 700 new or preserved jobs due to immigrants. Nationally 44% of the Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants.
 
The initial focus of the county was to collect detailed statistics that could be used to identify and develop needed assistance. The data pointed to the following areas of focus: healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, construction and IT. The data has been supplemented by personal stories from county residents. This research is now available to the county for developing strategies.
Last Week at Rotary Feb 10, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-02-10 05:00:00Z 0

Feb 17 Announcements

Feb 17 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  You should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for the meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Our speaker will be our club secretary, John Hoekstra. John will walk us through our Holland Rotary website and show us the information that you can access.
Feb 17 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-02-10 05:00:00Z 0

Feb 10 Announcements

Feb 10 Hybrid Meeting - In Person at Haworth Hotel and On-line

We are continuing to meet in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom.  You should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register for in-person meals. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Our speaker will be Paul Sachs, Director of the Ottawa County Department of Strategic Impact. This county agency is responsible for evaluation, statistics, research, land use planning, and economic development.
Feb 10 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary Feb 3, 2022

Sponsored Afghan Family Update

The Afghan refugee family being sponsored by our club, Holland After Hours Rotary Club, and Central Park Reformed Church has been here a week. The family was taken around the Holland area and shown many of the significant places. There is also a possible lead on housing. If you have any household items that you want to donate, hold onto them until we know what will be needed.
 
Rotary contacts for the resettlement project are Elizabeth Scott, Kent Fry, David Beatie, and Sandy Hansen.

Housing Next

Ryan Kilpatrick updated us on the work of the Housing Next organization. They are a 4-year-old organization that is part of the United Way. Housing Next works with municipalities, developers and other organizations to facilitate the development of needed housing in Ottawa County.
 
Because of the price of construction most houses currently being built address the high end of the market. In order to lower housing prices there needs to be either an oversupply of homes or subsidized housing.
 
Housing next is currently involved in 3 developments in Holland. Hom Flats in Holland Township and Lakewood Flats in Holland are targeted for families with incomes between 40% and 80% of mean income. Currently this is $25,000 - $65,000 annual income. Hom Flats on Waverly is targeted for 40% - 100% of mean income. These developments are funded using Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Housing Next is also involved in the Habitat for Humanity/Jubilee Ministries development that we heard about 2 weeks ago.
 
They have also developed housing in Grand Haven that can be replicated. This development has family homes with a selling price of $140,000.
 
With the large increase in jobs in the Holland area housing is still behind. Rental housing has increased so that it is almost keeping up with demand. However, new housing is lagging way behind what is needed.
 
Ryan showed statistics comparing homogeneous developments with mixed housing developments. Mixed developments have more housing units per area, a higher taxable value, more students, and a lower price.
 
As part of the LG Chem expansion there will be $10 million for long-term low-interest housing loans.
Last Week at Rotary Feb 3, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Feb 3 Announcements

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

Starting February 3rd we will be meeting in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom. If you wish to attend in person for lunch, you will need to register by 10 AM on January 31. You should have received an email from Catherine with details on how to register. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
 
Here is the link for meeting:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
 
Our speaker will be Ryan Kilpatrick from Housing Next. Housing Next is a program of the Greater Ottawa County United Way that partners with local governments, developers, and nonprofits in West Michigan to remove barriers to the creation of housing at all price points.
Feb 3 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary - Jan 27, 2022

Sponsored Afghan Family Update

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

Outbound Exchange Students

Brisa Sanchez Valdez and Kierian Overbeek are our outbound exchange students for the next school year. They are both students at Holland High School. They (and we) learned from clues about the country where they will be spending their year. Brisa will be in Taiwan and Kierian will be in India.
Last Week at Rotary - Jan 27, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Jan 27 Announcements

January 27 meeting is via Zoom. Here is the link for meetings:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 

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

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

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

Starting February 3rd we will be meeting in person at Haworth Hotel as well as on Zoom. If you wish to attend in person for lunch, you will need to register by 10 AM on January 31. Look for an email from Catherine with details on how to register. You will need to bring $15 in cash or a check to pay for lunch.
Jan 27 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary - Jan 20, 2022

Our speakers were Andy Bass and Gary Morris. Their families both power their houses using solar panels.
 
Andy gave an overview of renewable power sources. Renewable resources are currently limited as to the amount of energy generation. Some sources such as water and biomass have tradeoffs. Converting a house to solar use is the equivalent of planting 150 trees based on carbon reduction. Home solar systems are sized to provide 85% of the electricity needs.
 
Michigan is in 36th place in solar power generation of all of the states. Significant jobs are created by solar power as well as electricity.
 
Gary talked about the economic side of home solar energy. The cost per kW for a house is more than a commercial building because of economies of scale. The Morris home solar installation cost was about $19,000. This cost is offset by federal tax credits for installation and by energy offsets. Gary projected his payback to be 12-13 years with the policies in effect at the time. His solar system has a projected 20 year lifetime. Payback calculations are changing based on carbon fuel price uncertainty, decreasing federal tax credits, and changes in how utilities calculate credits for electricity generated for the grid.
Last Week at Rotary - Jan 20, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-01-20 05:00:00Z 0

Jan 20 Announcements

January 20 meeting is via Zoom. Here is the link for meetings:  
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 816 2888 6872
 
Our speakers for this week are Gary Morris and Andy Bass. They will share their experience of “going solar". They will discuss both the process and economics of adding solar panels to their homes.
Jan 20 Announcements John Hoekstra 2022-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

special announcement:  Marvin Younger wins award!

Join the City and Holland Public Schools online for a Community Celebration of the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17 at 12 pm.
Join the livestream at youtu.be/RFz1pAb9_Wo
▪️ Speaker Joseph Jones
▪️ Speeches from HPS students
▪️ first ever MLK Community Service Award presented to Marvin Younger!
 
 
 
Marvin Younger
2022 MLK Service Award
For your work removing barriers towards the advancement of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the Holland area.
 
 
 
special announcement: Marvin Younger wins award! Catherine Ristola Bass 2022-01-16 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary - Jan 13, 2022

Our speaker was Don Wilkinson, the Executive Director of Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity. Lakeshore Habitat is the Holland-based chapter of the international organization. Our chapter is in the top 5-8 chapters in the state of Michigan for home production.
 
In the time that the Lakeshore chapter has been working in our community, they have built homes for 659 people (adults and children). This was made possible by 375,000 hours in volunteer time. The families living in Habitat homes have paid over $300,000 in taxes and more than 20 have completely paid off their mortgages.
 
According to research, a family living in a home that they own leads to more family stability, neighborhood connectedness, better education for the family, and more community interactions. 
 
Lakeshore Habitat is switching its model from building homes on single lots to working on multi-residence developments. The current housing development is Vista Green off of 40th Street. This is a partnership with Jubilee Ministries. Habitat has the first 5 houses completed or under construction. They will eventually build 18 houses and Jubilee will contribute 23 modular homes to the development. The homes are centered around a common area for community gatherings. The development is expected to be completed in 3 years.
 
The first family to move in was the Rodriguez Matos family who are refugees from Cuba. Members of our Rotary Club helped with this build.
Last Week at Rotary - Jan 13, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Last Week at Rotary - Jan 6, 2022

Our speaker was Kristin Armstrong from the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SC4A). She is also a member of the Saugatuck-Douglas Rotary Club. The SC4A is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Their programs are run out of a remodeled industrial building, which they further modified during the pandemic to allow more outdoor activities.
 
Their main purpose is to connect people through the arts. They achieve this through entertainment, exhibits, and education. Their building houses an art creation space, a display gallery, a small theatre, and a 410 seat indoor theatre. However, their programming covers a 5 county area reaching both adults and children. They are also the only Michigan affiliate of the Mountainfilm festival from Telluride CO. She invited all of us to stop by and enjoy their offerings!
Last Week at Rotary - Jan 6, 2022 John Hoekstra 2022-01-06 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Policy from the Board of Directors

Dear Rotarian friends,
 
Our board took a long look at the Covid numbers for our region and with heavy hearts voted unanimously to suspend in-person club meetings for all of January 2022. Our desire to be together is only outweighed by our concern for all club members and those they love. The world is weary of this difficult situation that demands flexibility and forbearance. 
 
The board is guided by the Ottawa County Health Department Covid risk assessment:  we will reconvene our in-person meetings when the risk is lowered from High (currently) to Substantial (<10% positivity rate and < 100 cases/100K population). We will revisit the risk level according to the OCHD at our January board meeting and will then decide on how we will meet for the month of February. We hope for an improved situation in all respects--less illness and a safer possibility of meeting in person.
 
As a result of this decision, all dues will be billed at $220 for Jan 1 - June 30, 2022 and lunches will be cash or check with a weekly RSVP when we can be in person. Thank you for your understanding.
 
We look forward to seeing you on zoom starting at noon on Jan 6, 2022 and we can enjoy together the good programs lined up for your edification and entertainment. 
 
On behalf of the board,
 
Catherine Ristola Bass, president
Rotary Club of Holland
Meeting Policy from the Board of Directors John Hoekstra 2022-01-04 05:00:00Z 0
January is Vocational Service Month John Hoekstra 2022-01-04 05:00:00Z 0

2021 Rotary Ornaments

Travelling Ornaments

Charlie Soria shared some pictures from people who had received our Holland Rotary ornaments as gifts. There is also an excerpt of an email from Past President Wendy Piper.
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2021 Bell Ringing

Bell Ringing with Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Exchange Students!

Mariah Stewart, Tia Peterson, Joshua Elwood, Michael Elwood, Charles Elwood
David Beattie, Auriz (former inbound from Brazil), Martha Beattie, Outbound Brisa Sanchez-Valdez, Catherine Ristola Bass
2021 Bell Ringing John Hoekstra 2021-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
Link to the Vocal Dimensions show to enjoy at your leisure Catherine Ristola Bass 2021-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Mona Shores Interact! Catherine Ristola Bass 2021-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
HANWASH donations for Haiti Earthquake relief Catherine Ristola Bass 2021-08-23 04:00:00Z 0

July 1, 2021 Changing of the President

Posted on Jun 28, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday, July 1.
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! 
Please register no later than 9 a.m. on Wednesday June 30.
It is important to register before this time to ensure we have a lunch available for you. 
Register below with the Survey Monkey.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RHWCT6R
 
This week we will hear what plans Catherine Ristola Bass has in store for the Holland Rotary Club in her year as President.
 
Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

July 1, 2021 Changing of the President Rebecca Lamper 2021-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

May 13, 2021 Meeting - Betsy Freeman 

Posted on May 11, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 05-13-2021  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! 
Please register no later than 9 a.m. on Weds. May 12, 2021.
It is important to register before this time to ensure we have a lunch available for you. 
Register below with the Survey Monkey.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLMT2J2
 
We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week our speaker is Betsy Freeman CEO of Radious Advisory Group .  Betsy will talk about how every business has or is part of a a supply chain.  She is finding that's where cyber criminals are currently focusing a lot of their efforts.

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

The Heather and Tom Show:

We have decided to relinquish our Communication duties.  We have certainly enjoyed our work as Publicity Chair, Club Service Chair, Newsletter / e-Bulletin Chair, and Web Site Committee Chair, but it is time for other, more younger people to step up. We are definitively not leaving Rotary!  Please let Rebecca, Catherine, or us know if you are interested in all our duties or any individual piece.

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

May 13, 2021 Meeting - Betsy Freeman  Tom Gough 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

May 06, 2021 Meeting - Aaron Thelenwood 

Posted on May 04, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 04-29-2021  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! 
Please register no later than 9 a.m. on Weds. May 5, 2021.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GB6S37L
 
 
We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week our speaker is Aaron Thelenwood, West Michigan Airport Authority and new Director.  Aaron will will talk about the airport and update on how it is doing and how it did during the pandemic.

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

The Heather and Tom Show:

We have decided to relinquish our Communication duties.  We have certainly enjoyed our work as Publicity Chair, Club Service Chair, Newsletter / e-Bulletin Chair, and Web Site Committee Chair, but it is time for other, more younger people to step up. We are definitively not leaving Rotary!  Please let Rebecca, Catherine, or us know if you are interested in all our duties or any individual piece.

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

May 06, 2021 Meeting - Aaron Thelenwood  Tom Gough 2021-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

April 29, 2021 Meeting - Brian Morsehouse 

Posted on Apr 29, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 04-29-2021  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! 
Please register no later than 9 a.m. on Weds. April 28, 2021.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9YXKRW7
 
 
We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week our speaker is Brian Morsehouse.  Brian will discuss Hope College Women's Basketball.

From Michelle Boerger volunteers@tuliptime.com

Hello! Just wanted to touch base with our friends from Rotary and share about opportunities to volunteer. For any members feeling ok about being out and about, we have some safe ways to join in this year. please visit www.tuliptime.volunteerhub.com for more information!

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

The Heather and Tom Show:

We have decided to relinquish our Communication duties.  We have certainly enjoyed our work as Publicity Chair, Club Service Chair, Newsletter / e-Bulletin Chair, and Web Site Committee Chair, but it is time for other, more younger people to step up. We are definitively not leaving Rotary!  Please let Rebecca, Catherine, or us know if you are interested in all our duties or any individual piece.

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

April 29, 2021 Meeting - Brian Morsehouse  Tom Gough 2021-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

April 22, 2021 Meeting - Joe Matthews 

Posted on Apr 22, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 04-22-2021  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! 
Please register no later than 9 a.m. on Weds. April 21, 2021.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRJPT5H
 
 
 
We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week our speaker is Joe Matthews.  Joe is VP of Purchasing and Diversity Officer at Gentex.  Learn what Gentex is  doing in DEI and how the company is doing facing Covid19.  

 

Holland Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Clean Up:

For the club, there is an additional community clean up activity for the morning of 4/24—9am—we are meeting at Kollen Park for a pre-Tulip Time clean up. 

Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves as we will be picking up trash.  Bags to be provided.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0945aaa929aa8-holland1

 

From Michelle Boerger volunteers@tuliptime.com

Hello! Just wanted to touch base with our friends from Rotary and share about opportunities to volunteer. For any members feeling ok about being out and about, we have some safe ways to join in this year. please visit www.tuliptime.volunteerhub.com for more information!

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

The Heather and Tom Show:

We have decided to relinquish our Communication duties.  We have certainly enjoyed our work as Publicity Chair, Club Service Chair, Newsletter / e-Bulletin Chair, and Web Site Committee Chair, but it is time for other, more younger people to step up. We are definitively not leaving Rotary!  Please let Rebecca, Catherine, or us know if you are interested in all our duties or any individual piece.

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

April 22, 2021 Meeting - Joe Matthews  Tom Gough 2021-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

April 15, 2021 Meeting - Club Assembly

Posted on Apr 15, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
Please join us for a wonderful lunch and Rotary Meeting at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Thursday 04-15-2021  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! 
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QGHGLD9
 
We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week is Club Assembly.

8am Veldheer’s Tulip Farm on Saturday 4/17

Our 1st highway clean up date will be Saturday April 17th…..rain out date would be April 24th .

-Ed Swart will take over the daily activities as Mike Morrow will be out of town on the 17th.

-vests and bags to be provided by Rotary.

-please reply to Mike and Elizabeth if you can attend

-Ed Swart will be running the event as Mike will be out of town.

-any sections not cleaned would be done on 4/24.

 
 

Holland Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Clean Up:

For the club, there is an additional community clean up activity for the morning of 4/24—9am—we are meeting at Kollen Park for a pre-Tulip Time clean up. 

Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves as we will be picking up trash.  Bags to be provided.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0945aaa929aa8-holland1

 

From Michelle Boerger volunteers@tuliptime.com

Hello! Just wanted to touch base with our friends from Rotary and share about opportunities to volunteer. For any members feeling ok about being out and about, we have some safe ways to join in this year. please visit www.tuliptime.volunteerhub.com for more information!

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

The Heather and Tom Show:

We have decided to relinquish our Communication duties.  We have certainly enjoyed our work as Publicity Chair, Club Service Chair, Newsletter / e-Bulletin Chair, and Web Site Committee Chair, but it is time for other, more younger people to step up. We are definitively not leaving Rotary!  Please let Rebecca, Catherine, or us know if you are interested in all our duties or any individual piece.

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

April 15, 2021 Meeting - Club Assembly Tom Gough 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

April 1, 2021 Meeting - Andrew Hoekstr & Tess Sinke

Posted on Apr 01, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
We will be holding an in person Rotary meeting this Thursday, April 1th  at 12 Noon at the Salvation Army - 104 Clover St., Holland.  Please bring your lunch!
 

We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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!

Future meeting sites:

April 8 – Zoom only

Starting April 15, At Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and Zoom

 

This week's speakers are Andrew Hoekstr & Tess Sinke.  They will be talking about a New Professional Ballet Company in Holland.  Please see the poster at the end for more information.

 

Save the Date:

Our 1st highway clean up date will be Saturday April 17th…..rain out date would be April 24th  - details to follow.

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

April 1, 2021 Meeting - Andrew Hoekstr & Tess Sinke Tom Gough 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

March 25, 2021 Meeting - Matt Vandyken

Posted on Mar 25, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
We will be holding an in person Rotary meeting this Thursday, March 25th  at 12 Noon at the Salvation Army - 104 Clover St., Holland.  Please bring your lunch!
 

We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week's speaker is Matt Vandyken, Holland  Assistant City Manager for the city of Holland.  He will be talking about what projects are taking place in the City, the growth, and how the City is doing during the pandemic.

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

March 25, 2021 Meeting - Matt Vandyken Tom Gough 2021-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

March 18, 2021 Meeting - Mandy Cooper

Posted on Mar 18, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
We will be holding an in person Rotary meeting this Thursday, March 18th  at 12 Noon at the Salvation Army - 104 Clover St., Holland.  Please bring your lunch!
 

We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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 week's speaker is Mandy Cooper, Lakeshore Advantage.

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

March 18, 2021 Meeting - Mandy Cooper Tom Gough 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0

March 11, 2021 Meeting - Don TriezenBerg - Update

Posted on Mar 11, 2021
Join our Meeting!
 
We will be holding an in person Rotary meeting this Thursday, March 11th  at 12 Noon at the Salvation Army - 104 Clover St., Holland.  Please bring your lunch!
 

We will also be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting at the same time.

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.
 

This week's speaker is Don TriezenBerg, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC).

 

YOUR ROTARY HELP IS NEEDED by the COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE 

On Saturday, March 13, our Rotary club will assist with the Habitat for Humanity build on 40th Street. We have an 8-12 morning shift and a 1-4 afternoon shift on March 13. Each shift has openings for  8-10 helpers.  From 12-1 there is a picnic lunch for all volunteers. You could sign up for either the morning shift or the afternoon shift. CAN YOU HELP? 

Additionally, we will need a volunteer to make the picnic lunch for about 25 workers. Sandwiches, drinks, cookies, chips would make a great picnic. 

We will be working on the new home of the Rodrigues-Matos Family who have been in Holland about 4 years. 

For information or to sign-up contact Donna or Gary Bogle at 616-422-0741 or donna_bogle@hotmail.com

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

March 11, 2021 Meeting - Don TriezenBerg - Update Tom Gough 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0

March 04, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Gwen Auwerda

Posted on Mar 04, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday March 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     

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.
 

This week's speaker is Gwen Auwerda, Tulip Time Executive Director. She will talk about What will Tulip  Time look like this year.

 

YOUR ROTARY HELP IS NEEDED by the COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE 

On Saturday, March 13, our Rotary club will assist with the Habitat for Humanity build on 40th Street. We have an 8-12 morning shift and a 1-4 afternoon shift on March 13. Each shift has openings for  8-10 helpers.  From 12-1 there is a picnic lunch for all volunteers. You could sign up for either the morning shift or the afternoon shift. CAN YOU HELP? 

Additionally, we will need a volunteer to make the picnic lunch for about 25 workers. Sandwiches, drinks, cookies, chips would make a great picnic. 

We will be working on the new home of the Rodrigues-Matos Family who have been in Holland about 4 years. 

For information or to sign-up contact Donna or Gary Bogle at 616-422-0741 or donna_bogle@hotmail.com

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

March 04, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Gwen Auwerda Tom Gough 2021-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

February 25, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Alex Doty 

Posted on Feb 25, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday February 25th  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.
 

This week's speaker is Alex Doty , Ottawa County Road Commission. 

 

YOUR ROTARY HELP IS NEEDED by the COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE 

On Saturday, March 13, our Rotary club will assist with the Habitat for Humanity build on 40th Street. We have an 8-12 morning shift and a 1-4 afternoon shift on March 13. Each shift has openings for  8-10 helpers.  From 12-1 there is a picnic lunch for all volunteers. You could sign up for either the morning shift or the afternoon shift. CAN YOU HELP? 

Additionally, we will need a volunteer to make the picnic lunch for about 25 workers. Sandwiches, drinks, cookies, chips would make a great picnic. 

We will be working on the new home of the Rodrigues-Matos Family who have been in Holland about 4 years. 

For information or to sign-up contact Donna or Gary Bogle at 616-422-0741 or donna_bogle@hotmail.com

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

February 25, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Alex Doty  Tom Gough 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

February 18, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Tim Jungel

Posted on Feb 18, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday February 18th  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.
 

This week's speaker is Tim Jungel, Zeeland Police Chief.  His subject is "First department in West Michigan to get body cams".

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

February 18, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Tim Jungel Tom Gough 2021-02-18 05:00:00Z 0

February 11, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Evan Pazkowski

Posted on Feb 11, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday February 1th  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.
 

This week's speaker is Evan Pazkowski, Regional Development Specialist for Kids Food Basket .  His subject is "Kids Food Basket new Holland location and how they did during the Pandemic".

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

February 11, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Evan Pazkowski Tom Gough 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

February 04, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Bob VanderPol

Posted on Feb 04, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday February 04th  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.
 

This week's speaker is Bob VanderPol (Pine Rest).  His subject is "Mental Healthy during a Pandemic".

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic

. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

February 04, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Bob VanderPol Tom Gough 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0

January  28, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Mark Bennett 

Posted on Jan 28, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday January 28st  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.
 

Ever wonder what it is like to be on the field during a big ten game? Captain Mark Bennett with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department knows because in his  spare time he is a Big Ten Referee!  

He is our speaker this week! 

 

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

January  28, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Mark Bennett  Tom Gough 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

January  21, 2021 Zoom Meeting - John Said

Posted on Jan 21, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday January 21st  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.
 

This week our speaker is John Said, Holland Township Community Development Director  - his subject is the new Vision Plan for the township.  

 

 

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

January  21, 2021 Zoom Meeting - John Said Tom Gough 2021-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

January  14, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Don Lam

Posted on Jan 14, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday January 14th  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.
 

This week our speaker is Don Lam - his subject is Bee Keeping.  Don is an officer of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association and he has been a bee keeper for 25 years. 

 

 

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

January  14, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Don Lam Tom Gough 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0

January  7, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Linda Kaiser
 

Posted on Jan 07, 2021
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday January 7th  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.
 

This week our speaker is Linda Kaiser - her subject is: Holland's Founder: Reverend Albertus C. Van Raalte -- His life and times.

 

 

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

January  7, 2021 Zoom Meeting - Linda Kaiser  Tom Gough 2021-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

December 31, 2020 New Years Break

 
No Meeting This Week!!
 
 
 
Subject: Habitat House Build for Saturday!
 
Dear Friends,
 
The weather for Saturday's Habitat work day on Saturday, January 2 looks pretty good. Low chance for precipitation and moderate temperatures.
 
I've attached the volunteer schedule below in case you need a reminder for which shift(s) you signed up for. The morning shift begins at 8:00, and volunteers are invited to stay for lunch at noon. The afternoon shift starts at 1:00, but volunteers are invited to arrive at noon for lunch. 
 
Mary Powers will provide a snack (Mary - please bring individually wrapped snacks for 12 by 9:00 AM). LaVonne and Brian Clark will provide lunch (LaVonne and Brian - please bring individually packaged lunches for 12 by noon).
 
The address is 60 East 40th St.
 
Please wear a mask, and don't come if you have COVID symptoms or if you have not completed the required quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-sufferer. 
 
The morning shift will work mostly inside. There will be some outside work in the afternoon.
 
We had a lot of fun during our first work day a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to enjoying another wonderful day with you on Saturday!
 
Rich Ray
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2020 New Years Break 2020-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
December 24, 2020 Christmas Break 2020-12-24 05:00:00Z 0

December 17, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Eva-Merce' Fuentes
 

Posted on Dec 17, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday December 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!

 

No In person meeting:

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

This week our speaker is Eva-Merce' Fuentes - Rebound from Austria.

 

Hey Rotarian Bell Ringers!

We have the dates for bell ringing in front of Alpen Rose / Sand Castle

Friday 12/18       10 - 8pm              1 hour increments

If you can take a spot, please email mike moraw at :         mike.moraw@huntington.com

If we fill up these times, you can call the Salvation Army direct at 616-392-4461….ask for Kimberly.

Sounds like they have the kettles out Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas, but then every day during the week of Christmas through Christmas Eve.

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

December 17, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Eva-Merce' Fuentes  Tom Gough 2020-12-17 05:00:00Z 0

December 10, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Club Assembly
 

Posted on Dec 10, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday December 10th  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.
 

This week the meeting is a Club Assembly.

 

Hey Rotarian Bell Ringers!

We have the dates for bell ringing in front of Alpen Rose / Sand Castle

 

Friday 12/11       4 – 8pm                1 hour increments

Friday 12/18       10 - 8pm              1 hour increments

If you can take a spot, please email mike moraw at :         mike.moraw@huntington.com

If we fill up these times, you can call the Salvation Army direct at 616-392-4461….ask for Kimberly.

Sounds like they have the kettles out Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas, but then every day during the week of Christmas through Christmas Eve.

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

December 10, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Club Assembly  Tom Gough 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

December 03, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Club Assembly
 

Posted on Dec 03, 2020
Join our Virtual Meeting!
 

We will be holding a Zoom Rotary meeting this Thursday December 3rd  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.
 

This week the meeting is a Club Assembly.

 

Hey Rotarian Bell Ringers!

We have the dates for bell ringing in front of Alpen Rose / Sand Castle

 

Friday 12/11       4 – 8pm                1 hour increments

Friday 12/18       10 - 8pm              1 hour increments

If you can take a spot, please email mike moraw at :         mike.moraw@huntington.com

If we fill up these times, you can call the Salvation Army direct at 616-392-4461….ask for Kimberly.

Alternative times THIS WEEKEND include:

12/4                       just 10-12             open time slot

12/5                       2pm – 8pm         open time slots

Sounds like they have the kettles out Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas, but then every day during the week of Christmas through Christmas Eve.

 

Notice to Program Chairs: 

A friendly reminder that if you need to schedule any dates in 2021 for doing presentation to the club, please get me your dates so I can add them to speaker calendar.  January is full and part of February is filled up.  Look at the calendar that is posted in the newsletter and any dates not listed means that it is open. 

 Please email Lori Varner: lvarner@suburbaninns.com  with your date and topic. 

Corporate / Business Members:

            

 

 

December 03, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Club Assembly  Tom Gough 2020-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
November 26, 2020 No Meeting  Tom Gough 2020-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

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 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 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 13, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Esther Fifelski Tom Gough 2020-08-13 04:00:00Z 0

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.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

August 06, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Jason Gargala Tom Gough 2020-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

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.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

July 30, 2020 Zoom Meeting -  Allison Hoving Tom Gough 2020-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

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.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

July 23, 2020 Zoom Meeting - Matt Messer Tom Gough 2020-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

July 16, 2020 Zoom Meeting Tom Gough 2020-07-16 04:00:00Z 0

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!

 
 
 
 
Corporate / Business Members:

   

July 09, 2020 Zoom Meeting Tom Gough 2020-07-09 04:00:00Z 0

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!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

June 25, 2020 Special Outdoor Meeting! Tom Gough 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0

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!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

June 18, 2020 Zoom Meeting Tom Gough 2020-06-18 04:00:00Z 0

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
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

June 11, 2020 Zoom Meeting Tom Gough 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

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
 
 
 
 

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

June 04, 2020 Zoom Meeting Tom Gough 2020-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

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!

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

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!

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

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

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

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

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

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! 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

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

 

Corporate / Business Members:

   

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 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.
Dr. Tim Evans-August 23, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-08-23 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary-Natalie Rowland -August 16, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary-Todd Krygsheld -August 9, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-08-09 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary-Justin Roebuck -August 2, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary-Jack Gisinger-July 26, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary-Ricki Levine-July 19, 2018 Tom Gough 2018-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
This week at Holland Rotary-Tracy Amid-7/12/18 Tom Gough 2018-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

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.

 


 

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

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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.
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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.  
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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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