What's New at Lansing Rotary
Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht joined Ingham ISD as superintendent on June 29, 2015.  He has over twenty years of experience in education.
Scott will be leaving Ingham ISD in June to become deputy superintendent of the Michigan Department of Education's P-20 System and Student Transitions.
Prior to his time at Ingham ISD, he served as the superintendent of Montcalm ISD for over 7 years.  He is experienced in providing educational leadership in general education, special education, career and technical education, technology, curriculum, school improvement, and is active with the legislature.
Dr. K., as he is most commonly known, attended Central Michigan University, where he received his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.  He has earned several academic achievements including the honor of Phi Kappa Phi, which is CMU's highest Honor Society recognizing superior scholarship.
Dr. K. was appointed by the State Board of Education to the Special Education Advisory Council from 2010-2014.  In 2011, he was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve on the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System's Board of Directors and is currently chairman.  In October, 2015, Dr. K. was asked to participate on Governor Snyder's Special Education Reform Task Force that provided recommendations in five focus areas to personalize and restructure special education programs in Michigan.
Dr. K.'s first position was at Grandville Public Schools as a middle and high school social studies teacher.  Between 1994 and today, he has gained local district experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and superintendent.  Prior to his Montcalm ISD Superintendent role, he served seven years as Superintendent for Fowler Public Schools.  He is also an Associate Graduate Faculty at CMU where he teaches leadership theory and educational administration.
Dr. K. and his wife, Jenny, have five children.
When:  Friday, June 1, 2018
Where:  The Country Club of Lansing
Speaker:  Scott Koenigsknecht, Superintendent Ingham Intermediate School District
Title:  "Developing the Talents of Tomorrow"
Chair of the Day:  Dennis Fliehman
Invocator:  Justin Sheehan
Chair of the Month:  Dan McKean
Greeter:  TBA
Remembrance:  Jeff Crippen
Microphone:  Jennifer Marsh
Editarian:  Jim McGillicuddy
12:30 Call to order President Darwin Brewster in the Country Club of Lansing
12:35 Invocation James McGillicuddy
12:37 Patriotic song John Dale Smith accompaniment
12:40 Introduction of guests and visiting Rotarians Hari Kern
12:49 Club Health Report Patricia Munshaw – No reported issues except the declining health of Judge Michael Harrison, now deceased, who was at the St. Lawrence Hospice Center. RIP Mike.
12:51 Announcements President Brewster – Upcoming member survey to be sent out via email Monday, May 21. An updated fact sheet, paper or email, resulting from thereto may be requested from Cathy.
12:55 Special Music Kenneth Beachler and John Dale Smith – Featured pretty blond alto Katherine Mulcahy currently wrapping up rehearsal for her role in “Spam-a-lot” (yep Monty Python) at the River Walk Theater opening June 7 and scheduled for a two week run. Rotary Club of Lansing is underwriting a portion to allow for a larger orchestra. And it’s a good thing since when she sang “I have nothing to do” from act 2 anything less than the Lansing Symphony Orchestra would be drowned out by her remarkable purity and volume. We were then treated to showcase the soft melodious “astonishing” from “little Women” to feature the vocal range and talent.
1:05 Introduction of speaker Michelle Reynaert, chair of the day, for Mark Hooper, chair of the month. She humorously introduced Douglas A. Edema MD, Assistant Director Medical Services of Sparrow Hospital for the last 5 years who spoke to us of “medical ethics – practical implications”. Assuring us he was not an academic ethicist he shared his insights from his experience as manager, practitioner, and his research into the subject. Tom Percival’s code of medical ethics (1803) adopted by the AMA, currently modernized 2016 to include universal access to medical care, was his foundation. Since medicine is an arcane subject that takes years of training physicians are guided to maintain current knowledge, foster trust, do no harm and provide relationship centered care when possible. His monolog was seasoned with his experience as a family physician explaining the conflict between patient expectations and the law (which trumps ethics). Most interesting in that regard was the current television v. doctor dilemma where a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. A very interesting half hour indeed. He told us what we wanted to hear. You can’t go wrong doing that.
 No meeting next week and the following we will be back at the Country Club of Lansing for another facinoma.
Jim McGillicuddy's email is:  sjmcgillicuddy@comcast.net
Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht, Superintendent Ingham Int
Jun 01, 2018
"Developing the Talents of Tomorrow" @ Country Club of Lansing
Dr. Brent Knight & Mark Cosgrove, Dean Tech. Caree
Jun 08, 2018
"Come Meet our New Robots at the New Center for Manufacturing Excellence" @ LCC
J. Thomas Munley, Coordinator @ LCC Fostering STAR
Jun 15, 2018
"Adverse Childhood Experiences" @ Lansing Center, 2nd Floor
Foundation Annual Meeting
Jun 22, 2018
at the Lansing Center
"Changing of the Guard"
Jun 29, 2018
at the Lansing Center
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