Zoom Meeting November 13, 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. Jack Lipton, Researcher at MSU
TOPIC:   "Surveillance Testing at Michigan State:  Why We Should All Give a Spit"
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 Dr. Jack Lipton 
Dr. Lipton received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in psychology and behavioral neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles, He studied fetal brain development from in utero cocaine and ecstasy exposure at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he held his first faculty position.
While at Rush, Dr. Lipton began working with colleagues on the origins of Parkinson’s disease, and in 2004, he became the Director of the Division of Neuropharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, where the National Institutes of Health awarded him and his colleagues a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research. In 2009, Dr. Lipton brought that center to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and he established the Department of Translational Neuroscience which is now housed in MSU’s Grand Rapids Research Center.
Under his continued leadership as professor and founding chair, Translational Neuroscience has garnered over $50 million in research support since its inception, and is among the top research-productive units in the college and the university.
In early March, Jack’s research team developed a COVID-19 test that is 500 times more sensitive than tests available through a physician’s office. Since then, he’s called for a Biomedical National Guard of academic research labs that would be prepared and certified to step in during a national health crisis. In the past few months, Dr. Lipton has authored an Op-Ed on COVID-19 testing in The Wall Street Journal, and has been a COVID-19 testing authority on MSNBC, NPR, and Fox News. Dr. Lipton and his team have established the MSU COVID-19 Early Detection Program which is currently running over 1000 samples per day in a lab that was staged and functioning in less than 4 weeks.
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
Paul LinnellNavy
James McGillicuddyAir Force & Army
Irv NicholsNavy
George NugentArmy
David O'LearyArmy
Ronald SeelyAir Force
Ronald SchuonArmy
Dean SienkoArmy
Curt SonnenbergArmy
J. Clyde SpencerArmy
Craig SpencerNavy
Craig StilesArmy
Frank Tegge25th infantry Div.
Duane VernonArmy
If anyone has been missed, please email:
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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November Birthdays
Adams, TimothyNov 03
Cherf, FrankNov 15
Gough, JeremyNov 30
Lezotte, BarbaraNov 25
Linnell, PaulNov 22
Martin, MeghanNov 11
Miller, KellyNov 05
Pence, JohnNov 11
Person, JohnNov 20
Phillips, JamesNov 19
Scheibel, JeffNov 17
Seely, RonNov 27
Shepard, SaraNov 12
Tratt, DaveNov 04
Warzecha, MelodyNov 28
Editarian Report for November 6, 2020
On Friday November 6th the Rotarians met again via zoom to enjoy each other’s company. We were divided into our assigned chat rooms by President Julie Pingston and after some time together in groups we were rejoined to begin the meeting at 12:31 with the ringing of the commencement bell. The meeting started with 58 participants and beautiful record breaking weather outside.
The invocation was offered by Jennifer Marsh with a focus on community and our impact on those around us. The invocation was followed up by the patriotic song “America the Beautiful” with a lovely rendition performed by Megan Magsarilli on vocals and Gabriel Moreau on the piano from the MSU School of Music.
Julie then proceeded to recognize visitors and we were also able to meet some new application members. Diane Sanborn informed us of the “pretty healthy” state of the club with the note that Sandra Draggoo had fallen and broke her wrist but is on the road to recovery.
Julie Pingston also provided the special music number with the selection of “Keep on the Sunny Side” performed by the Carter Family. It was a great song with a reminder to be positive despite what may be around us.
Janet Lillie introduced our speaker, Dr. Claire Hankenson, Director of Campus Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian at MSU. This was Dr. Claire Hankenson’s first rotary meeting and she spoke on the extremely timely and interesting topic of “Veterinary Medicine Impacts on Human Health During Covid-19”. After a somewhat less than savory discussion on pig earwax and parasites (YUCK!) we were treated to the wonderful work that Dr. Hankenson and MSU are providing as relief efforts with sanitation and decontamination of much needed N95 masks. The MSU research of comparative medicine and the HaloFogger provided a wonderful avenue to change the use of existing equipment in the effort to reuse N95 masks. By setting aside existing rooms for VHP (Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide) they are able to decontaminate up to 70,000 masks per week. All work has been under guidance of the FDA with recent approval to decontaminate each mask up to 3 times before disposal.
It was a great opportunity to hear some of the wonderful work being done in our own backyard at the University. There were a plethora of questions which began at 1:18 and proceeded until the ringing of the bell at 1:30.
Brian Taylor'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
Swope, Chris
Chair of the Month
Lillie, Janet
Gardner, Donna