Next Meeting:
When: Friday, November 19, 2021
Where: The Lansing Center, Second Floor - 200's
Speaker: Carrie Rosingana, Executive Director for CAMW
Topic: "Capital Area Michigan Works"
Invocator:  TBA
Editarian:  Julie Pingston 
Chair of the Day: Rich Howard
Chair of the Month: Rich Howard
Annual Holiday Party 
Rotarians, the Annual Holiday Appeal is upon us! The money donated will help fund the 98th Annual Holiday Party for the special needs children of Gardner Elementary. While the anticipated donation is $100/each, no donation is too large or too small. It is hoped that the club will have 100% participation! Donations may be made by check, credit card or online. Make your donation today and help make the children’s holiday a happy one!  CLICK HERE  
Veterans from the Rotary Club of Lansing
Kenneth BeachlerArmy/Navy
Darwin BrewsterAir Force
Michael CavanaughArmy
Frank CherfArmy WW II
Michael ClarkNavy
Donald ColizziMarines
Jefferey ConnellArmy
Robert CorwinArmy
James DixonNavy
Ronald FlinnArmy
Kurt GuterArmy
Donald HinesNavy
Joel HoffmanNavy
Ron HorowitzArmy
Irv NicholsNavy
George NugentArmy
David O'LearyArmy
Ronald SeelyAir Force
Ronald SchuonArmy
Dean SienkoArmy
Curt SonnenbergArmy
J. Clyde SpencerArmy
Craig SpencerNavy
Craig StilesArmy
Duane VernonArmy
If anyone has been missed, please email:
Holiday Cheer Gathering
We will have a Rotary Holiday Cheer party on Friday, December 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  We will be at the Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive, Lansing, with appetizers and a cash bar. John Dale Smith will be performing on the piano.  This is a great opportunity to bring your spouse or significant other to meet fellow Rotarians.  Those of you who have RSVP'd, thank you!
We will not have a noon meeting on Friday, December 10th. 
Editarian Report for November 5, 2021
President Sue Hansen pulled everyone in from their small group conversations and called the meeting to order. The invocation was provided by Vicki Hamilton-Allen.  The patriotic song was God Bless America.
President Sue called on Courtney Milbrook to introduce their guest, Tammy Hannah from Origami Brain Injury Center, she plans to join Rotary.
President Sue called on Dan Aylward to introduce their guest, Larry Waligoski, a local mechanic.
President Sue called on Ben Rathbun to introduce his guest, Joel Conn, Friedland Industries.
President Sue called on Pam Miklavicic to introduce their guests from the Davies Project: Ireland England, Mary-Michel F., and Michael Gardeco.
President Sue called on Carmen Hall to introduce their guest, Amanda Davis, WLNS, 10 Over the Next 10 recipient and new to Habitat for Humanities.
President Sue called on Courtney Millbrook to introduce their guest, Megan Forest, new ED of Big Brothers Big Sisters Capital Region.
President Sue called on Marcy Rzepka, a visiting Rotarian, who presented herself from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Rita LaMoreaux, District Governor announced the introduction of reciting the 4-way test at the start of every meeting. She led Rotarians in reading the 4-way test.
Diane Sanborn reported that the health of the club was good.
Announcements included:
  1.  Daylight savings time reminder.
  2.  Reminder to get donations to John Person, the November Birthday Chair (it is a short month with Thanksgiving) 
  3. There will be a social gathering for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Lansing.
  4.  Membership & Retention Committee met following the regular meeting.
Rotarians Doing Great Things:
Thank you to Rotarians that have already responded to the annual holiday letter and have given their contributions.
Special Music:   featured Kelly Stuible-Clark with songs sung from Thoroughly Modern Millie and Cabaret.
Thanks to our Chair of the Month, Rich Howard, who provided the introduction of Paula Cunningham (AARP Michigan), Teresa Kmetz (Capital Area United Way), Pam Miklavcic (The Davies Project) and Carmen Turner (Boys & Girls Club of Lansing).
The group spoke on "Non-Profit Leadership." Highlights include:
● Nonprofits are more than “thermometers and grants,” they are connectors among people, resources and collaborative opportunities.
● Nonprofits serve large constituencies but may exist as small to large agencies. There are infinite models of how they are run and operate.
● The work of nonprofits is as diverse as its constituents.
Q & A included the challenges in getting to where they are in their current position; how they define leadership; and what can Rotary do to encourage more nonprofit, women leaders to join in membership? Personal stories of impact on the community were also shared.
President Hansen shared that in lieu of a speaker’s gift, we will make a donation in the speakers’ honor to a local organization through our Lansing Rotary Foundation which has, over the history of our club, given in excess of $2,000,000 to local organizations and projects.
NEXT WEEK: We will meet at the Lansing Center and on Zoom at noon on November 12, our speaker will be Chris Jackson, Owner & President Lansing Pharaohs.
Meghan Martin's email is: 
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
November Birthday Chair
Person, John
Sanborn, Diane
Pingston, Julie
Chair of the Month
Howard, Rich
Chair of the Day
Howard, Rich
Lilje, Missy