Next Meeting:
When:Friday, October 4th, 2019
Where:The Country Club of Lansing, Moores River Drive
Speaker:Linda Brundage, Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Topic:"Educate and Advocate, Gun Violence 101"
Chair of the Day:Courtney Millbrook
Invocator:Barb Whitney
Chair of the Month: Courtney Millbrook
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Editarian:Linda Lynch
New Member Proposed

The following proposed member has emailed their application to the office.  If anyone has a comment on this proposed member please forward it in writing within ten days to the Rotary office, before approval by the board of directors.  Thank you

  • Carmen Hall, Resource Development Director, Habitat for Humanity, sponsored by Vicki Hamilton-Allen
Resigned Members
The following members have recently elected to resign from our Club:
  • Steven Owen, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
  • Al Yambor, PNC Bank
Editarian Report for September 20, 2019
The peripatetic Lansing Rotary club invaded the Crowne Plaza for a buffet of chewy chicken, tender tasty flank steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. In the midst of mastication President Hanes called us to order on the clock. Stan Samuel shared our commitment to self-improvement with the lord and Mark Hooper’s baritone did the Star Spangled banner proud. Casey Jacobsen proffered the high tech baton to members with guests. Unfortunately she left it on when handing it to Dave Oleary.
Diane Sanborn gave us to know long time Rotarian Jack Logan passed away in his Florida home. Announcements: Curt Sonnenberg updated the slide show from last week including connection to the APP should we want to create a similarly professional production. He then pitched the “International Projects Committee” which he now heads-up asking for projects recommendations for the $40 K budget. Govindarajan Umakanthan introduced as our newest board member, replacing Al Yambor was enthusiastically received.
Lisa Smith, pinch hitting for the entire special music committee pitched the coming “Michigan Bluesfest” September 19, 20 and 21 in “old town” after which she introduced one of the headliners; guitarist Cindy McElroy who strummed and sang “Easy for you” (an original) and an Eddie Arnold favorite “You don’t know me”.  President Pat in his low key kindly manor provided an encomium to nonagenarians in our club headlined by John Irving Nichol’s 95th birthday jubilee compete with photos (or were they tintypes). A moving and fun time especially with the cake that followed.
Chair of the Month Camron Gnass and Chair of the day birthday boy Irv Nichols brought Rotarian Navy Captain Joel Hoffman to the projector to share his experiences in Vietnam, then and now. He brought to life the dangers and milieu of the river patrols in 1969 complete with his home for a year on the 9 barges lashed together midstream and the 31 foot low draft rust buckets porcupined with 50’s and mortars that they used to navigate the “perfume” river near Hue.
Since you don’t have to be a Marine to be Navy tough he survived to retrace his steps 50 years later. This time 2018 by tour to see how the victors live I guess. He didn’t elaborate but his photos told how America lost the war but won the peace. King dollar seasoned with a dash of state managed market/trade was evident. Rickshaw jitney, 7 course meals (flavored by “delicious rotting fish sauce”) provided in the home of strangers, and forgiveness expressed by all contacts including NVA vets who, judging by the photo must have been about 10 years old during the war. His presentation was enlightening and entertaining.
Next week Greg Michaud will discuss Cannabis Testing with samples, I hope. See you at the Lansing Center. Bring your hookah.
Jim McGillicuddy's email is:
Oct 11, 2019
at the Country Club of Lansing
Oct 18, 2019
"2020 Census" at LCC Downtown the Michigan Room
Oct 25, 2019
on the Michigan Princess Riverboat
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Pingston, Julie
Watkins, Scott
Howard, Rich
September Birthday Chair
Sabins, Jacob
Sanborn, Diane
Adams, Timothy
Chair of the Month
Gnass, Camron