Next Meeting - January 10th, 2020
We will not meet this Friday, December 20th due to the holiday.
  Our next meeting will be January 10th, 2020 at Lansing Community College.  Enjoy your families!
Rotary District Matching Program
This matching program is to help our members reach their next Paul Harris or your first by matching the money needed to reach that level.  You make a contribution of half the amount needed to reach the next Paul Harris, make sure Cathy has your donation.  A form will be completed so the District will match your contribution with the available points.  The "Earn a Reward" Points Match Challenge will continue until May 31, 2020, or until the pool of donated points is exhausted.
IF you donate via credit card, please email your receipt to Cathy to insure your matching funds.
We normally do our Paul Harris appeal in April, but we didn't want to miss out on this opportunity.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask: or Paul Harris Chair, Donna Gardner,
Editarian for December 13, 2019
T’was the party before Christmas.
T’was the party before Christmas when anticipation
Helps Rotary forgo the usual dissipation.
The joy of it all and the planning with care
Cause the kids from Gardner Magnet school will all be there.
The mood was set by John Dale’s musical gift
As the songs of the season provided the lift.
The children were nestled all happy in their chair
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
When order was called by president Pat this afternoon
We sprang from our seats throughout the room.
As we stood we were prayed over by a Gardner student
His prayer was short, heartfelt and prudent.
“God bless America” was patriotically sung
With gusto since we were impressing the young.
President Pat began our musical tribute to Christmas
By letting John Dale Smith get down to business.
He was joined by 4 singers who on the stage came
He laughed and called Heidi, Lisa, Brian and Mark by name
To share their vocal talents singing popular Christmas song.
What fun we all sometimes got to sing along
Brian Taylor: “let it snow” and “Jingle bell rock”
“Santa Clause is coming to town” by the quartet and all
Heidi sang “All I want for Christmas is you”
Followed by all: “Rudolph the red nose Reindeer”
Lisa’s solo: “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“Rocking around the Christmas Tree” and “Here comes Santa Claus” by all in voice
Completed the musical extravaganza but not that eagerly awaited choice.
A teaser by Santa over the loud speaker hyped the excitement
And imagine the result of that incitement
Because……..yep your wait is over because
The children (and Rotarians) greeted Santa with squeals of delight.
With that jolly elf on stage the party just seemed right
With many a word he went straight to his work
Gathering up the toys he turned with a jerk
This clause without pause handed each gift to a jaunty helper elf.
Great, cause each elf ferried the toy to the recipient himself.
Finally all is well with each child with his toys
Knowing full well they were good girls and boys.
Now Santa will spring to his sleigh and to his team give a whistle
And till next year he’ll be gone like the down of a thistle.
As for Rotarians, we know it was a happy Christmas for all
And Santa knows where he’ll be next fall.
Dec 27, 2019
Jan 03, 2020
Jan 10, 2020
at LCC Downtown Campus, the Michigan Room
Jan 17, 2020
LCC Downtown Campus, Michigan Room
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Smith, John Dale
Salisbury, Timothy A.
December Birthday Chair
Watkins, Scott
Sanborn, Diane
McGillicuddy, James E.
Chair of the Month
Smith, Lisa