Next Meeting:
When:   Friday, March 17,  2017
Where:   The Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive
Speaker:   Teri Battaglieri, Dir., Communications, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy
Topic:  "Delta Dental-Building Brighter Futures One Smile at a Time"
Chair of the Day:   Michelle Reynaert
Greeters:   Jenn Dubey & Rich Howard
Invocator:   Craig Stiles
Chair of the Month:   Michelle Reynaert
Remembrance:   Irv Nichols
Editarian:   Jim McGillicuddy
Biography for Teri Battaglieri
Ms. Battaglieri is the director of Communications, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy for Delta Dental of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio which includes the Delta Dental Foundation.  Prior to assuming her position at Delta Dental, Ms. Battaglieri was the executive director of the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, whose mission is to disseminate academic research to inform education policy and to provide resources for education reform advocacy. 
In addition, she served as a special advisor to the president of the 160,000 member Michigan Education Association, where she  coordinated initiatives related to tax policy, leadership development, political action, and training.  Ms. Battaglieri received her BA from Michigan State University where she also did post-graduate work.
Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation Grant Application
The foundation will accept applications for local projects serving the residents of Ingham, Eaton or Clinton counties.  In general, project funding is for a 12-month period, however multi-year requests will be considered.  Projects that received funding from the foundation during the prior two years are not eligible in this grant cycle.  Grants will be made only to organizations and groups that are qualified under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code, or to churches, schools, governmental units or to another Rotary Club.  The link is:
Introducing ClubRunner's Mobile App
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Rotary Hero Nominations for District Conference
At the District 6360 Conference on Friday, May 12th there will be a Hero Awards presentation at dinner.  This is held at the McCamly Plaza & Hotel in Battle Creek.
1.  What is a Rotary Hero? 
      District 6360 is honoring one current member from each club at the District Conference, last year it was Ken Beachler.
2.  Who would be a good Rotary Hero from our club?
      A current Rotarian that truly exemplifies "Service Above Self" in everything that they think, say and do or a long-time member that has
      given many years of service.
The deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017 so please provide your nomination with a brief description to explain your choice to
Editarian Report for March 10, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017 started off with a "yum" as we filled our plates with country ham, toast turkey, and the accoutrements our mastication assisted by the Kurtzweil genius of JD Smith fame.  Linda Lynch thanked God for wealth in all its forms after which we lustily, if partially tunefully, thanked him for blessed America.  Dave Trumpie carried the vocal relayer to our guests and Irv Nichols pronounced us healthy except for a terrible slip and fall by Jack Bates.
President Jack announced the Rotary Foundation grant window to be officially open taking all worthies but limited, in time, to March 31.  He then, speaking to the few who would probably not remember anyway, reminded us of the loss of one hour of sleep Sunday morning.  Heck we can make that up during our nap.
The father of special music headliner alto, Matt Wiesner, introduced his son and soprano, Samantha White, who gave us a teaser for the upcoming East Lansing High School production of "Guys and Dolls".  They sang, harmoniously I might add, "I will know" and "I've never been in love before".  Guys and Dolls composer lyricist Frank Loesser would be proud.  What a joy talented youngsters, our grandchildren's peers are.  I wouldn't miss the production unless it happens on Friday at noon.
Chair of the day and month, Michelle Reynaert, turned the podium over to the poised, gentile, mellifluous Lansing based distributor of Newby Teas Corporation, Raji Singh who introduced us to her CEO and founder Nirmal Sethia by video.  Mr. Sethia regaled us with his vision for the world and how Tea fits into it.  After which we were brought up to speed on the international world of gourmet tea.  We learned its history from the Ming Dynasty to the present with stops along the way for a nod to "high tea" courtesy of the renowned East India Company from the heyday of the British Empire.  All very entertaining and tasty since we were enjoying samples of her corporations' wares as we listened.  Not a mention of Lipton for some unknown reason.  Except for Hizzoner the dais looked like a Miss America waiting room during tryouts.
Next week we will hear Teri Battaglieri, spokeswoman for Michigan Delta Dental Insurance at the Country Club of Lansing.  We will hear about the pain that drives you to extraction.  Can't wait.
Jim McGillicuddy's email is:
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Capital Region International Airport at the Lansing Center
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International Project Presentation @ Lansing Center
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
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