Biography for Michele Strasz
Michele Strasz is the Executive Director of the Capital Area College Access Network providing strategic leadership to the community collaborative dedicated to improving college attainment in Ingham and Eaton counties. Ms. Strasz is a professional child advocate with 30 plus years of experience in children’s public policy. She is recognized statewide for her expertise in community collaboration, grassroots mobilization, and youth and parent advocacy.
The Capital Area College Access Network is a community collaborative network dedicated to increasing college and career readiness, participation and completion among low-income, first generation college going students, and students of color. To learn more visit
Capital City Clean Sweep
We have a great volunteer opportunity for our club.  Lansing is having a Capital City Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The morning includes local residents, businesses and other community members all working together to clean-up and beautify the city.  Volunteers will be cleaning the planted beds, sidewalks, parking areas and alleys around Washington Square, the Riverfront/Trail, Museum Drive, stadium District and more! 
Please contact Jason Brunette if you are interested:   Thank you!
Supporting Relief Efforts in Ukraine
Good morning, Rotarians. Many of you have reached out wanting to know how you or your clubs can assist with the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, and what District 6360 is doing to respond to this emergency. The Rotary Foundation has established an official channel for donors to contribute funds to support relief efforts via TRF’s Disaster Response Fund. Through April 30, all funds received into the Disaster Response Fund will be used to support relief efforts undertaken by Rotarians in Ukraine and in the bordering countries. District 6360 has allocated $5,000 of our District Designated Funds to this cause and it is our hope that many of you will join us in this critical effort.
Rotarians, Rotary clubs, and others may make contributions to the Disaster Response fund HERE.
In addition, to encourage giving in support of this pressing priority, District 6360 is expanding our recognition points matching program through April 30. While our match is typically limited to contributions made to TRF’s Annual Fund, contributions of at least $100 made to the Disaster Response Fund between March 1 and April 30 will now be matched 1:1 with recognition points. Also note that contributions to the Disaster Response Fund count toward Foundation recognition (e.g., Paul Harris Fellowship). To receive recognition points, simply send the receipt for your contribution to Cathy Andrews, she will complete the form to be emailed to Teresa Brandell.  It also enables our club to keep track of what donations are completed.
Acting together, Rotary and our Foundation have the capacity to have a tremendous impact on this human tragedy. Should you have any questions about this effort, please contact me at: or 517-719-6499.
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May 20, 2022
"Consciousness, Addiction, and the Arc of Recovery"
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
April Birthday Chair
Shaski, John
Zell, Katherine
Chair of the Month
Duimstra, Scott
Chair of the Day
Duimstra, Scott
Jacobsen, Casey