Zoom Meeting November 20, 2020
The link for the meeting is included below, a reminder will be sent out again on Thursday.
WHEN DOES THE MEETING START?  Here is the schedule:
  • At 12:00 pm the Zoom room will be available for our "breakout room/virtual tables" to have a conversation with other members.  President Julie will draw us all back into the main meeting room at 12:28 pm
  • At 12:30 pm the meeting will be called to order
  • At approximately 12:55 p.m. we will introduce our speaker
  • Speaker will start at approximately 1:00 p.m.
  • Meeting concludes at 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKER:   Dr. Nigel Paneth, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatics
TOPIC:   "Passive Antibody Therapies for Covid-19 - Latest Findings"
FOLLOW UP:  Please keep your microphone muted when you are listening.  Be aware of the lighting in your room, a well lit room with natural light if possible.  Please feel free to use Chat throughout the meeting.  If you have any questions for the speakers, ask them through Chat.
Biography for Nigel Paneth 
Nigel Paneth is trained in Pediatrics and in Epidemiology and founded the MSU Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Human Medicine in 1998. His interests are largely in the effects of events in pregnancy and around the time of birth on the health and development of children, but since March he has been a member of the National Convalescent Plasma COVID-19 Project (CCPP-19) leadership team.
CCPP-19 is a coalition of physician-scientists from across the country who investigate the role of convalescent plasma and other passive immunization techniques on outcomes in COVID-19 disease. MSU participates in the analysis of the data recorded in the registry of 85,000 patients transfused with convalescent plasma located at the Mayo Clinic and set up by the FDA Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma in early April. Results of some of those analyses will be described as well as the findings of other studies of convalescent plasma. He will also discuss other passive immunization strategies being developed including the monoclonal antibodies currently under development that were used in the treatment of President Trump.
Zoom Meeting Link 
Below is the meeting link and dial in phone number for our Friday Rotary Club of Lansing Meetings on Zoom. We have scheduled the virtual meetings through Thanksgiving and will keep assessing our meeting status as we go forward. You will find the SAME link each week in the Rotogram so you will not have to look for a new weekly link. Cathy will send out reminders with the link, however, you will not receive a weekly calendar appointment from Julie each week any longer. There is a link at the bottom of this email to download all the dates from the zoom calendar to your calendar if you would like. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
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Every week on Fri, until Nov 20, 2020
Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM
Nov 20, 2020 12:00 PM
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New Member Proposed

The following proposed member has emailed their application to the office.  If anyone has a comment on this proposed member please forward it in writing within ten days to the Rotary office, before approval by the board of directors.  Thank you,

  • Micki O'Neil, Chief Communications Officer with Ingham Intermediate School District , Sponsored by Chris Holman
Editarian Report for November 13, 2020
President Julie Pingston cheerfully welcomed attending Rotarians and guests to World Kindness Day 2020, then called the meeting to order. She hoped all would demonstrate kindness throughout today’s meeting.
In preparing for the invocation, Donna Gardner learned something new about a prayer that she’s known since she was a child. She discussed the history of the Prayer of St. Frances – known by some as the Peace Prayer or the Simple Prayer for Peace. It was widely known as a Christian prayer, attributed to St. Frances of Assisi, a 12th Century philosopher and mystic. The prayer, which was completely absent from his writings, was first attributed to St. Frances in 1912 when it appeared in a French magazine. The prayer was heavily publicized during both World Wars. It was widely accepted due to its inclusive language and focus on service to others. Having just celebrated Veterans Day on the 11th this week, Donna thought it fitting to recite “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” to thank our Veterans. She then offered words of wisdom from yet another modern-day philosopher – America’s favorite neighbor – Mr. Rogers. “Look for the helpers,” Mr. Rogers encouraged us in difficult times or scary situations. Donna then thanked our guest speaker, Dr. Jack Lipton, for being one of our helpers today.
As a visiting Rotarian from the East Lansing Rotary Club, Nathan Ekola, Aerotek Recruiting & Staffing, introduced himself. President Julie introduced her guest, Kristina Reitler, Director of Sales and Acting Manager, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.
Diane Sanborn reported that the health of the club is wonderful.
President Julie reminded Rotarians that Frank Cherf turns 95 Sunday, Nov. 15, and asked everyone to shower him with a birthday card. Frank’s daughter was also visiting from Arizona.
To highlight Rotarians doing great things, President Julie announced that John Person, Executive Director of Hospice of Lansing, is in discussions with Michigan State University in an effort to take advantage of the N95-mask decontamination system, which was introduced to Rotarians by Attending Veterinarian Dr. Claire Hankenson, Director of Campus Animal Resources, who was our guest speaker the previous week.
Musical Director John Dale Smith delighted all in attendance by combining the special music selection and patriotic song, in honor of our veterans. All were invited to stand or salute when the song for their branch of service played.
Janet Lillie introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Jack Lipton, who established the MSU COVID-19 Early Detection Program, which is currently running more than one thousand saliva samples per day. By January, Dr. Lipton’s team will have tested 21,000 samples per week! He explained everything you could possibly want to know about COVID-19 testing. Terms like spit, bubbles, swab, false positive, “this data is hot stuff” and “saliva’s gross” was actually provocative and engrossing. Dr. Lipton, who one Rotarian described as the spitting image of actor Tom Hanks, in turn described the nasal-swab process as a Buccal swab being inserted through the nose in order to scrape the brain. Not going to lie, but I’d much rather give a spit, wouldn’t you?
Lolo Robison’s email is
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Lillie, Janet
November Birthday Chair
Martin, Meghan
Sanborn, Diane
Schumacher, Kevin V. B.
Chair of the Month
Lillie, Janet
Bahar-Cook, Rebecca