Next Meeting:
When:Friday, November 5, 2021
Where:The Lansing Center, First Floor, Hall B
Speaker: Non Profit Leadership
Topic: Panel Discussion
Invocator: TBA
Editarian: Meghan Martin 
Chair of the Month: Rich Howard
Biography for Daryl Gaines
Chief Daryl R. Gaines began his law enforcement career when he joined the Baltimore Police Department in March of 2001. Upon graduation from the Police Academy he was assigned to the Patrol Division in the Northwestern District, where he spent the majority of his career. While assigned to the Northwestern District, he spent significant time working in the district’s Flex Unit and Narcotics Division, and he also spent 2 years working in the Violent Crimes Impact Division. While assigned to the Northwestern District, Chief Gaines worked closely with both faculty and students, as well as with campus security at Baltimore City Community College whose campus was located within the northwestern geography. He would often speak with both students and faculty about campus safety and conduct meetings to discuss things like crime initiatives, and crime that was occurring both on and around campus, and often engaged in joint initiatives with campus security. In June of 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Southwestern District, where he spent 6 months working as a patrol supervisor. He then returned to the Northwestern District where he spent most of his time supervising the District’s Mountain Bike Unit, and Operations Unit. During his time as a Sergeant in the Northwestern District, Chief Gaines also did stints supervising the district’s Command Investigations Unit as well as the Administrative Unit.
In 2015 upon his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, he was assigned to the Western District where he started as a shift commander, and later would become the commanding officer of the Western District’s Operations Unit/District Action Team. Again, understanding the importance of establishing good relations with other police jurisdictions located within the western district geography, Chief Gaines helped to establish regular communications with both students as well as campus police at Coppin State University, for purposes of information sharing pertaining to crime, as well as to help strengthen community/police relations within the community, understanding that many of the students at the university were local residents of Baltimore. In addition, while performing his regular day to day duties with the department, between 2016 and 2017, Chief Gaines spent almost 2 years working as one of the department’s representatives for the education and training program through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a national law enforcement organization which partnered with the Baltimore Police Department to offer training and best practices to security corporations and other law enforcement entities abroad, along with assisting in policy reform. Chief Gaines has been an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police since 2016, and he is also an active member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Chief Gaines received numerous commendations over the course of his career for outstanding and meritorious service, for his service during the civil unrest (riots) in April of 2015, and received numerous letters of commendation throughout his 20 plus years with the Baltimore Police Department.
As the climate in policing began to change, along with the demand for more police legitimacy, procedural justice and better police/community relations, Chief Gaines was appointed by the Police Commissioner to serve as both Co-Chair and Head Chair on numerous administrative oversight hearings involving incidents such as police misconduct and other violations of departmental policies, guidelines and criminal laws by members of the department. Chief Gaines was appointed to this position by the Commissioner largely due to his reputation for demonstrating a high level of integrity and objectivity, and he continued to serve in that role until retiring at the rank of Major on May 1, 2021.
On June 1, 2021 Chief Gaines was hired to be the new Police Chief for the Lansing Community College Police Department in Lansing, Michigan. He has currently been initiating much needed improvements within the department putting a strong focus on such things as ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion is present in all areas of the department, recruitment, data collection, modernizing systems, equipment, policy change, best practices and community-oriented policing, all in preparation of achieving LCC Police Department’s long-term goal of achieving accreditation. Chief Gaines also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.
Chief Gaines was born in Queens NY, and shortly thereafter, his family moved to a small town in northern New Jersey. Shortly after getting married in July 2000, he and his wife Simone moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Chief Gaines has been married to his wife Simone for 21 years. Simone, who was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Central Michigan University. They currently reside in Michigan with their two daughters, Makayla, a dean’s list student who currently attends The University of Cincinnati, and Marisa, who also attends The University of Cincinnati as a freshman.
Membership Committee Meeting 
Jacob Sabins as Chair of Member Recruiting and Engagement is inviting any members interested in helping in finding ways to retain and engage our members.  There will be a 30 minute (max) discussion immediately following our meeting on Friday, November 5th.  You will be welcomed with open arms and a deep appreciation for your willingness to participate in our Club!
International Committee Project Proposals

ImageIf you have an international project that you would like to have considered for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, then submit your proposal thru SlideRoom, the link is now active CLICK HERE

The application deadline will be November 8, 2021.

Editarian Report for October 22, 2021
On a cool October Friday in Lansing, Michigan, we gathered at the Lansing Center for our weekly Rotary meeting. President Sue Hansen rang the bell as we all rose in unison. Ken Beachler gave our invocation recalling the invocation from our Rotary past and John Dale Smith led us in God Bless America on the keyboards as he has done so many times in our weekly get togethers.
Kim Garland handled the microphone roaming duties to introduce our guests and visiting Rotarians. We had many guests, most with ties to Lansing Community College in anticipation of our speaker for today’s meeting.
Diane Sanborn shared some sad news with our club, Dr. Paul Linnell passed away at the age of 91 and was a member of our club since 1973. No other member health news was shared.
In honoring Rotarians doing great things, President Sue announced that Pat Munshaw a nurse coming out of retirement to assist with COVID vaccinations. Her story was featured Friday night on Bob Hoffman’s show “Good Neighbors” at 7 pm Fox 47 and I suspect it can be viewed anytime on the station’s website or social media accounts.
Next up was our world-famous special music featuring saxophonist Owen Robinson a Sophomore in the Michigan State University School of Music accompanied by John Dale Smith. Owen was introduced by his father and fellow Rotarian, Steve Robinson. Owen and John Dale performed a piece by Tommy Dorsey. They were thanked by the club with a rousing applause.
Chair of the month Cathy Zell handed off the chair duties to Steve Robinson as Chair of the day to introduce our speaker Angela Mathews, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Lansing Community College. Ms. Mathews topic was “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Let’s get to work”. Steve Robinson announced that at a recent community college trustees conference Ms. Mathews was named the Chairperson of the African American Trustees Caucus for the American Community College Trustees Association.
Ms. Mathews is a passionate proponent of efforts in bringing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our higher education systems and ultimately our society as a whole. Ms. Mathews began by reminding us of the traumatic events of 2020 not only with the pandemic, but the horrible acts of violence and racism we experienced in our nation. Ms. Mathews emphasized that everything must change in our approach how educational institutions such as Lansing Community College must address a DEI action plan on a collegewide basis from the administration, to on campus public safety, faculty and as well as our academic classrooms and learning environments.
Lansing Community College is embracing this complete institutional diversity, equity and inclusion solution to address not only overt forms of exclusionary practices for all, but also the unconscious biases that are inherent in many of our current educational operations and practices. By imbedding the concepts DEI in our current educational practices, with the goal to open up new opportunities for all students and members of our educational institutions. Ultimately this approach can lead to our students being exposed to this action plan enabling them to take advantage of broken down barriers that have been created over time to create limitless opportunities for their success in their lives and for our nation as a whole.
Ms. Mathews closed with the challenge that all of us as community leaders and thought leaders get to work in making this vision come to fruition.
After many great questions from our club members, many of whom were genuinely interested in furthering this discussion, President Sue closed our meeting with a gentle rap on the bell reminding us that we meet again next week at the Lansing Center.
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
October Birthday Chair
Jacobsen, Casey
Sanborn, Diane
Lynch, Linda
Chair of the Month
Zell, Katherine
Chair of the Day
Robinson, Steve
Trumpie, Dave