The Next Meeting:
When: Friday, January 12, 2018
Where: Lansing Center, Second Floor
Speaker: MSU President, Lou Anna Simon
Topic: "An MSU Update on New Projects and Programs"
Chair of the Day: Bob Hoffman
Invocator: Sue Hansen
Chair of the Month: Bob Hoffman
Greeters: Jeff Crippen & Manny Garcia
Remembrance: Sue Mills
Microphone: Maria Lenz
Editarian: Kevin Schumacher
Biography for Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing
Andy has served on the Ethics and Elections, Michigan Competitiveness, Commerce and Trade, Education and Regulatory Reform committees.  He was an Assistant Floor Leader and Chair of the Capitol Caucus - a group of mid-Michigan legislators who advocate on issues affecting the region.  Andy was also named to the House Democrats' Education Task Force and the House Education's Common Core Subcommittee.  Schor was also the lead Democrat on the legislation that created the Healthy Michigan program, which has brought health care to 600,000 Michigan residents.  He also authored several amendments, including one to save the city of Lansing almost a million dollars.  Schor has also been very active in working on policies to address our heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis.  Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Andy to his Task Force on Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and, after significant research and extensive conversations with experts, they released their recommendations on Oct. 26, 2015.
Before coming to the House, Andy served for 10 years as an Ingham Country Commissioner.  Before that, Andy worked for State Senator Gary Peters (now U.S. Senator Peters) for five years and for state Representative Paul Condino for two years.  He also served in Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration.
Andy's community involvement includes being a founding member of the Ingham County Land Bank and serving as a Board Member of the Tri-County Office on Aging and the South Lansing Community Development Association.  Through his involvement with the Smartzone Board, he has helped create opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, spurring job growth in the region.  Andy has volunteered time with the Sycamore Park Neighborhood Watch and was an active participant in the Forest View, Old Everett, and Clifford Park Neighborhood Associations during his time as an Ingham County Commissioner.  Andy is active with the Greater Lansing Food Bank's Annual Empty Plate Dinner planning committee, and serves as an honorary co-chair for Lansing's Juneteenth Celebration.  He also sits on the Advisory Board for Families Against Narcotics.
Andy and his wife, Erin Schor, have lived in Lansing for 17 years.  Their children, Ryan and Hannah, attend school in the Lansing Public Schools.  Andy graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and in history.
Special Music for Friday, January 5, 2018
David Cooper is a third generation French horn player having both his uncle and grandmother as professional horn players in the Lansing Symphony.  He began playing with Michigan State University ensembles when only 15 and was in the top MSU ensemble at age 16.
While studying at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Cooper was awarded a Tanglewood Fellowship, and since 2012 spent three consecutive summers at Marlboro Music festival in Vermont.  In 2013 Cooper won Principal Horn of the National Symphony in Washington D.C. but was soon after appointed Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony in May of 2013.  He has been with the Dallas Symphony since 2011, initially as 3rd horn.  In December 2016, Cooper won the position of solo horn with the Berlin Philharmonic and will join the orchestra for the 2017-2018 season.
Cooper started his career as acting Principal Horn with the Victoria Symphony in British Columbia and Associate Principal Horn of the Fort Worth Symphony.  He has been guest Principal Horn of the London Symphony Orchestra, musician and is Music Director of the Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas, TX.
"This was technique of astonishing agility and breath control, allied to sophisticated musicality.  Cooper could dispatch flourishes with gleaming tone, then string out lyric lines with the creamiest legato, every phrase elegantly shaped and directed.  Obviously enjoying himself, he made it all seem utterly effortless - on a notoriously cranky instrument."  DALLAS NEWS
January Birthdays
Haskins, GabrielleJan 01
Neal, RachelleJan 03
Slocum, StevenJan 03
Marvin, David E. S.Jan 06
Dankert, PaulJan 06
Coenen, KentJan 08
Hamilton-Allen, VickiJan 08
Schaberg, RichJan 13
Holman, J. ChristopherJan 17
Dansby, WilliamJan 20
Bauer, JoanJan 21
McCormick, LisaJan 21
Schwartz, BerlJan 24
Schroeder, DeniseJan 26
Kane, WilliamJan 27
Kandow, CaseyJan 29
Social Media
Do you like us on Twitter? Do you like us on Facebook? I know you do not like us on Instagram as we just set up this account, so go like us! We need your help spreading the good work of Rotary and what it is we do for the Lansing Community on all of our social media channels. Going forward we will be awarding a lucky rotarian each week a Biggby Gift card to purchase a coffee on us just for posting about rotary.
Here is how you can take advantage. Post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Tag our Rotary page and/or use our rotary Hagtag of #LansingRotary and we will draw a winner each week to receive a gift card….oh and one stipulation, you MUST be present at the meeting to win.
Jan 12, 2018
at the Lansing Center
Jan 19, 2018
at the University Club
Jan 26, 2018
Location to be Advised
Feb 02, 2018
"The Opioid Crisis"
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156