Next Meeting:
When:Friday, January 24, 2020
Where:LCC Downtown Campus, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Avenue
Speaker: Lou Little, CEO of Sparrow Specialty Hospital
Topic:"Post-Acute Care Services"
Chair of the Day: Michelle Reynaert
Invocator: Scott Keith
Greeter: Sarah Garcia
Chair of the Month: Scott Keith
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Editarian:Chris Swope
January 22nd Member Reception
Plan to start January off with fun and fellowship with Lansing Rotarians!  The Club will be hosting a social reception for members and a guest on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in the Red Cedar Room.  Please RSVP to Cathy if you're able to join in the camaraderie with fellow Rotarians.
Hat & Glove Drive
The Hands on Committee will be collecting hats and gloves for the City Rescue Mission Women and Children's Shelter.
Please bring your hats and gloves (please no mittens) to the next two meetings of Rotary for collection.  Thank you so much for your willingness to serve!
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 Report for January 10th, 2020
President Hanes called the first meeting of the new year to order; Chris Swope provided the invocation and the assembled Rotarians sang a patriotic song. Lolo Robinson facilitated the introduction of guests and several visiting Rotarians, including a few membership prospects. Diane Sanborn reported on the health of the club and spoke passionately in support of the upcoming District 6360 WASH Committee trip to the Dominican Republic from Feb. 13-20. If interested in participating, contact Cathy. Kudos were given to Dave Trumpie for his great photography of the Children’s Christmas party, to John Dale Smith for his talented piano playing, and Kevin Schumacher, who will be footing the bill for anyone under 35 who is hungry for the fuel that Rotary provides. Continuing the hosting/social resolutions, Julie Pingston invited all Rotarians to a social gathering Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5-7pm, in the Red Cedar Room of the Kellogg Center; RSVP to Cathy. As the weather gets cold, you can pull out your copy of the latest GLCVB magazine, which features the beach of Rotary Park on the cover, and dream of summer days that are just 6 months away. Shout-outs ensued for Irv Nichols (dad of a movie star), Barb Whitney (essay-author extraordinaire), and the December Birthday Rotarians who were, once again, forgotten in the holiday mayhem. No worries, we’re used to it. Still, 67% of us Capricorns gave $765 to-date. Guilt-laden, those assembled sang a piano-less version of happy birthday while the happy-go-lucky b-day gang ate “special brownies”.
Bob Hoffman served as chair of the day, supporting Chair of the Month, Scott Keith, and introducing Ceci Bordayo, singer/songwriter and overall remarkable woman. Her message focused on the topic “One Person’s Story is Someone Else’s Hope”. Despite all the challenges Ceci has faced, she remains very much hopeful, and laser-focused on providing hope and opportunities for others. She began by singing a personal song called “House of Secrets” which she wrote to tell the story of the sexual abuse and secrets she and her siblings endured while growing up in Lansing. A graduate of Eastern High School, Ceci and her twin sister lived at 17 different addresses, but her church in North Lansing was her constant. It’s where she first played the drums, then the piano, and became a songwriter. Today, that church has an adjacent building that Ceci is working to turn into the “Pass It On Community Center”, complete with theater and so much more, aimed at cultivating and supporting the dreams and opportunities of our area’s youth. Her vision was really made clear over the past two years, after she spoke at a Lansing Storyteller’s event, on Growing Up. In March of 2019 she sang at “Pass the Mic” - which drew 120 ppl but still focused on each ONE that was there. Her message, that opportunities change our circumstances, was delivered with passion and a clarity that can only come from having lived through all that she has endured. She’s a survivor, a champion, an advocate, a leader, and now, a fundraiser, as she launches the Power of One campaign on February 1st. To explore how you can help, contact Ceci today.
Next week: (1/17/2020) we’ll meet again at LCC, Gannon Building, to hear from Bob Every, Executive Director, Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Michelle Reynaert's email is:
Jan 31, 2020
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"Health is Wealth" at LCC Downtown Campus
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Scams and Robocalls
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AARP Innovation Labs
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Pence, John
Parsons, Tyler
Gillespie, Orlando
January Birthday Chair
Lillie, Janet
Sanborn, Diane
Schumacher, Kevin V. B.
Chair of the Month
Keith, Scott