Next Meeting:
When:Friday, September 20th, 2019
Where:The Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive
Speaker:Joel Hoffman
Topic:"Revisiting Vietnam"
Chair of the Day:Chris Holman
Invocator:Dan Aylward
Greeter:Cindy Kangas
Chair of the Month: Camron Gnass
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Editarian:Lolo Robison
Biography for Brian Calley
Brian Calley is a collaborative leader who combines the skills from an accomplished private sector career with a heart for public service and a record of getting things done. He is passionate about making the world work better for all people and uses an inclusive problem-solving approach to make a difference.
As President of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Brian is able to put his passion for Michigan’s small businesses to work. He also serves as a Director of a publicly traded community bank and sits on the Board of Directors of both Special Olympics Michigan and the Autism Alliance of Michigan and as a Trustee of Oakland University.
Calley had the honor of serving as Michigan’s 63rd Lieutenant Governor from 2011-2018 where his work focused on a wide range of issues ranging from major tax code revisions to disability and mental health policy improvements.
Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Calley served two terms in the Michigan House of Representative, two terms as an Ionia County commissioner and worked for over a decade in community banking. He holds degrees from Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Brian and his wife Julie live in Portland with their three children: Collin, Reagan and Karagan. ———
Golf Outing - Monday, September 16, 2019 
 There will be a Golf Outing Monday, September 16th at Forest Akers Golf Course located at 2231 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be served "on the turn" and a buffet of appetizers at the conclusion of golfing with a cash bar.  $1000 for Corporate Sponsorship and 4 Golfers or $250.00 for single.
If you have questions, please contact thank you!
Supporting Weekend Survival Kits
Once again Weekend Survival Kits is proud to be the charity partner for the Annual Taste of Williamston hosted by Williamston Sunrise Rotary Club. This delicious event, Taste of Williamston, showcases the community’s favorite dining establishments! On September 19th the D&G Equipment Showroom on S. Putnam will be transformed with booths presenting favorite offerings from the local restaurants, and displays of auction and raffle items. The event is a fun-packed evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
To purchase tickets and register click here.
Editarian Report September 6, 2019
Loftus Day 2019 was called to order by President Pat Hanes, with a flip of the agenda that began with a Patriotic song, a sit down, a stand up, then an invocation by Rich Schaberg. A few more times up and down and we could have all checked exercise off our list for the day. Fortunately, he saved the bulk of our energy for visiting the graves of departed Rotarians - but I’ll get back to that.
Shout out to Casey Jacobsen for running the mike around so people didn’t have to shout out. Diane Sanborn celebrated the health of the club, then President Hanes not so gently roasted a few folks in the room that we only see annually and reminisced with starry eyes about last night’s Shimmer on the River event (which was pretty awesome). The crowd came to their feet again in a standing O for Laurie Baumer; her tireless work for the past two years on what is now Rotary Park will forever leave a lasting impression on our club, our region, and one man from Wieland who might actually get to retire now. Maybe he’ll have time to join our Club!
A special meeting in a meeting ensued with a call to order, special election and adjournment by John Person on key Rotary Foundation Board business; congrats to the slate of new directors and officers that was approved by all assembled. Speaking of elections, nominations are now being accepted for the Club Board; the criteria includes good standing in attendance (the three roasted by Prez Hanes are definitely out of the running), payment of dues (really, lunch is NOT free), giving for all three annual appeals (suggested reading: roles & responsibilities of a Rotarian), club activity and leadership qualities. Benefits: great people to hang out with while doing awesome work on behalf of YOUR club, and baked goods from Cathy at every meeting (yummy).
With that, Loftus day really got rolling; voices united in the singing of Amazing Grace and Irv Nichols led the honoring of the late Richard B. Foster Jr., who passed on Sept. 25, 2018 at the age of 84. Rick had been a Rotarian for 51 years. His father, Richard Sr., was President of our Club in 1954 and his grandfather, Walter Foster, started the Foster Swift Law Firm. Rick was a graduate of Cranbrook Prep School in 1952, Dartmouth in 1956, and UofM in 1961. With long family ties to this region, Rick and his wife Gretchen (who passed in 2015) were involved in many facets of our community. They had two children; Robert lives in California and Martha lives in Dexter, MI, where Rick spent the last three years of his life. Rotarians stood a final time, in honor of his life well-lived. The meeting adjourned and Rotarians disbursed in small groups to take flowers to the graves of deceased club members who are buried in the Lansing area - a tradition in our club since Frank Loftus set the standard in 1924. Next week’s meeting (9/13) will be at the Country Club of Lansing and feature Brian Calley, President of SBAM speaking on “The 2019 Michigan Entrepreneurial Scorecard Report”. Rotarians who golf are encouraged to join the outing on Monday, Sept. 16th at Forest Akers Golf Course; just 3 team spots remain. Contact Chris Holman at to reserve your spot ($250), duo ($500) or foursome ($1,000); proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation. Happy September!
Michelle Reynaert's email is:
Sep 20, 2019
"Vietnam Revisited" at the Crowne Plaza
Sep 27, 2019
Cannabis Testing Labs @ the Lansing Center
Oct 04, 2019
"Educate and Advocate, Gun Violence 101" the Country Club of Lansing
Oct 11, 2019
at the Country Club of Lansing
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Holman, J. Christopher
Aylward, Dan
Kangas, Cindy
September Birthday Chair
Sabins, Jacob
Sanborn, Diane
Robison, Lolo
Chair of the Month
Gnass, Camron
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