Biography for Dr. Dean G. Sienko
Dr. Dean G. Sienko became vice president for health programs at The Carter Center in June 2016.
Previously, Sienko was associate dean for prevention and public health at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he also was acting director of the Institute for Health Policy and senior adviser to the provost.
Sienko earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and holds master’s degrees in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan and in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is board certified in public health and general preventive medicine, and his research has been published in numerous journals. He was recognized in 2012 by Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, received the Capital Area Health Alliance’s Community Service Award in 2008, and was named Distinguished Health Practitioner of 2008 by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow from 1993 through 1996.
Sienko retired as a major general after a 33-year career with the U.S. Army and for two years was commanding general of the U.S. Army Public Health Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He has been an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, medical director/medical examiner with the Ingham County (Michigan) Health Department, and interim chief medical executive for the state of Michigan.
At The Carter Center, Sienko provides leadership for programs working to prevent or eliminate six tropical diseases in 18 nations, as well as efforts to improve mental health care in the United States and abroad.  He succeeds Dr. Donald Hopkins, who joined The Carter Center in 1987 and remains as special adviser for Guinea worm eradication.
Grant Applications - Now Open
The Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for 2020 Local Grant Funding are now being accepted. Grant applications are due by Tuesday, March 31 by midnightMore information about the grant process and a link to the on-line application can be found at the Rotary Club of Lansing’s website under the “Foundation” tab or Click Here.  All applications MUST be submitted through the on-line system.
The Happy R'S Event
You are invited!  Join us as we test out the Happy R's.  T.H.R. is intended to be an extension of Rotary.  It could serve as an alternative for our Friday meetings.  There will be a sign in sheet at each meet up.  Please be sure to sign in so we can have a head count.  We will meet every other Thursday.  You are more than welcome to invite coworkers and friends, THE MORE THE MERRIER!  Our next gathering will be Thursday, March 19th, we will meet at Arcadia Smokehouse, 2101 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, 48912 from 5:17 p.m. to 7:17 p.m.
Obituary for Jean Draper
Jean Oviatt Draper died February 22, 2020.  She was born on November 18, 1922 in Bay City.  She moved with her family to East Lansing in 1951 and spent the rest of her life there.  She graduated from ELHS and MSU where she was a member of the Tower Guard and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
Jean worked in advertising at J.W. Knapp Co., as a representative at Michigan Bell Telephone and as an academic advisor in MSU's University Division for 23 years.  Jean married her high school sweetheart, Jack R. Draper, on June 10, 1945. She was a long-time member of The Peoples Church and the East Lansing Woman's Club.
Jean is survived by Jack; her daughter, Carolyn (John) Johnson; son, John A. (Linda) Draper; three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Her family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Peoples Church Foundation, 200 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823.
A memorial service will be held on March 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at The Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing.
Editarian Report for March 6, 2020
12:25 Call to order by President Pat Hanes
12:26 Invocation by Craig Stiles reminding us of gods control of our lives
12:29 God Bless America sung with vigor and almost in tune (thanks John Dale)
12:31 Guests and future Rotarians featured by Lisa Smith fearlessly passing the mike to and from Diane Sanborn, freshly back from the Covid 19 nursery and almost feeling well. Diane told us of Jack Draper’s struggle with pneumonitis hospitalized in Sparrow. We’ll pray for him.
12:36 President Pat coronated Megan Martin the order of the Red Badge and reminded us to give up an hour of sleep Saturday night. He then moved to the fiscal notes: Local grant application opportunity window to be considered by our board for Rotary largess is open for 25 days. Come one come all. Capitalism then raised its beautiful head during an approaching endowment presentation on Wednesday, May 13 at the Country Club from 8 to 10 AM with a free breakfast as a hook. Nothing to sneeze at given the location. Kevin Schumacher even included the few of you “not at death’s door”.
12:42 New member orientation scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020 will also be supporting the Country Club at 10:30 am.
12:45 The historical Society of Michigan honored Gene and Marilyn Wanger by naming a conference room after them and Jordan Sutton was named as a member of the board of directors of Western Michigan Cooley Law School. All richly deserved.
12: 47 Eduardo Farias then joined John Dale Smith for a duet of singing instruments. Who would imagine that the musical harmony of trumpet and piano could transport us into auditory Valhalla but there it was. Antares, by H.A. Vandercook, and Fantasies’ brillante by Jean-Baptiste Arbam sight read by these two gifted artists as we sat spellbound. Thanks to our musical maestro, Ken Beachler, Senior Farias’ far reaching contributions were included in a Mutt and Jeff humorous presentation.
12:56 Our chair of the month, Cindy Kangas, of the Day Mark Hooper and our guest speaker Rotarian Kristine Kuhnert we were treated to the remarkable contributions of Ele’s Place to childhood grieving from its director. With 4 locations, 12 employees and 300 volunteers the unique grieving process of young people are addressed, gratis, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer adult guided catharsis. Her presentation was especially moving due to the loss of her husband and bereavement of her three children emphasized throughout her sharing. Youths of 3 to 18 make up the majority of the mourners although they are expanding services offered to 18 through 26 years of age and school based options in 8 week sessions for middle and high school grievers. Learning about this community resource and the continuing need for volunteers and finances was time well spent.
12:31 A Lansing Country Club venue next week, Friday March 13. Our speaker is Eric Elliot owner of Reputation Beverage. His topic a mystery to all including Google.
Jim McGillicuddy's email is:
Apr 10, 2020
Apr 17, 2020
EmpowHer Program at the Country Club
Apr 24, 2020
at the Lansing Center
May 01, 2020
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Kangas, Cindy
Hall, Carmen
Brunette, Jason
March Birthday Chair
Kern, Hari
Sanborn, Diane
Reynaert, Michelle
Chair of the Month
Kangas, Cindy