Zoom Meeting July 17, 2020
You will receive an invitation containing the link and password to log-on to Zoom in an email from President Julie on Wednesday.
WHEN DOES THE MEETING START?  Here is the schedule:
  • At 12:00 pm the Zoom room will be available for our "breakout room/virtual tables" to have a conversation with other members.  President Julie will draw us all back into the main meeting room at 12:28 pm
  • At 12:30 pm the meeting will be called to order
  • At approximately 12:55 pm we will introduce our speakers
  • Speakers will start at approximately 1:00 pm
  • Meeting concludes at 1:30 pm
SPEAKER:  District Governor Nathan Triplett
FOLLOW UP:  Please keep your microphone muted when you are listening.  Be aware of the lighting in your room, a well lit room with natural light if possible.  Please feel free to use Chat throughout the meeting.  If you have any questions for the speakers, ask them through Chat.
Biography for Dr. Sarah J. Swierenga
Dr. Sarah J. Swierenga is Director of Michigan State University Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) and Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Media and Information. A researcher and a practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the scientific study of users in commercial, government, healthcare, military, and academic environments, Sarah possesses extensive skills in user-centered design, and usability and accessibility methodologies. She has presented widely on health communication information technology, usability evaluation with people with disabilities, mobile usability evaluation, accessible electronic voting systems, and outdoor recreation knowledge management, which comprise her research programs. Sarah served as a policy advisor to the US Senate Commission on Aging regarding background check legislation, was an alternate member of the U.S. Access Board 508/255 refresh committee (accessibility standards), and was an Invited Expert on the W3C WCAG2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force and the W3C WCAG2.0 Working Group. Swierenga currently is a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Voting Systems Human Factors Working Group, and the Usability in Civic Life, a project of the User Experience Professionals Association and the Center for Civic Design. She is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
Biography for Michael Hudson
Michael Hudson serves as Director of the Michigan State University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). Recruited to MSU in 1992 by Judy Gentile (RCPD founding Director), he served for nearly 8 years as Blindness and Visual Impairment Specialist while simultaneously advancing MSU leadership in assistive technology and accessible textbooks. By the mid-1990s Michael expanded his focus to include students with chronic health and mobility disabilities, serving as a specialist for these areas. He was named Director of the RCPD in 2000 following a national search and a prior one-year term as Acting Director.
 Today, Michael remains passionate about MSU's status as a global leader in higher education and maximizing opportunity for persons with disabilities. His intensive focus on ability, skill development, and organizational efficiency aids his quest for excellence despite his own blindness. Hudson exclaims,
"Disabilities need not limit achievement they merely mandate a greater level of creativity, commitment and a repertoire of compensatory techniques."
He leads an energized team of 20 professionals, countless volunteers and numerous project staff on a mission of maximizing ability and opportunity for over 2,700 students and employees with disabilities. Collaboration with campus and community partners solidifies his belief that, given the proper team, nearly any challenge can be overcome once identified and understood. In 2010 he was named MSU Outstanding Supervisor of the Year via staff nomination.
Beyond work, Michael lives a full and rewarding life. His Masters in university administration and Bachelor's in Psychology helped prepare him for a life of impact. He remains active in a range of community and family activities including community service through Kiwanis, The MSU Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, and from 2012-2019, to the State of Michigan as Commissioner for the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons as appointed by then Governor Rick Snyder.
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Dixon, JamesJul 11
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Pingston, Julie
Carnegie, Clyde D.
July Birthday Chair
McKee, Robert
Sanborn, Diane
Miklavcic, Pam
Chair of the Month
Shaski, John