Next Meeting:
When:Friday, November 8, 2019
Where:The Lansing Center, First Floor
Speaker:Bill Beekman, Athletic Director at MSU
Title: "MSU Athletics:  25 Varsity Sports and Over 700 Athletes, It's More Than a Game"
Chair of the Day:Janet Lillie
Invocator:Barb Whitney
Greeter:Justin Sheehan
Chair of the Month: Janet Lillie
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Editarian:Chris Swope
Biography for Dr. Wolfgang Bauer
Wolfgang Bauer serves Michigan State University as the Associate Vice President for Administration and University Distinguished Professor.
Dr. Wolfgang Bauer received a Ph.D. in nuclear physics in 1987 from the University of Giessen in Germany. He joined the MSU faculty in 1988, with a dual appointment at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, and was named University Distinguished Professor in 2007. He served as Chairperson of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2001 to 2013 and as Founding Director of the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research from 2009 to 2013. In 2013, he became Senior Consultant in the office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services.
His work focuses on energy efficiency, integration of renewable power sources, mobility, big data, and computing. He has authored more than 200 publications and given more than 400 invited presentations in 24 countries. He is the author of several physics textbooks, which have been translated into German, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese languages, and he holds four patents on cancer detection and course management systems. Among his honors are the 1992 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, the 1999 Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientist Award and the 2003 ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement Award for Education and Academia.
International Committee Grant Proposals
If you have an International Project Grant Proposal, the link is below to submit your application.  The deadline is November 8th, 2019 for this fiscal year 2019-2020If you have questions, please don't hesitate to emailattorney@sonnenberglaw.comThank you,
Resigned Members
The following member has recently elected to resign from our Club:
  • Josh Holliday, Director of Marketing at Lansing Ignite
November Birthdays
Adams, TimothyNov 03
Cherf, FrankNov 15
Davis, JackNov 29
Draper, JackNov 26
Gough, JeremyNov 30
Lezotte, BarbaraNov 25
Linnell, PaulNov 22
Miller, KellyNov 05
Pence, JohnNov 11
Person, JohnNov 20
Phillips, JamesNov 19
Scheibel, JeffNov 17
Seely, RonNov 27
Tratt, DaveNov 04
Warzecha, MelodyNov 28
Editarian Report for October 25, 2019
President Hanes called the meeting to order as Rotarians and guests enjoyed lunch on the beautiful Michigan Princess for a mid-day fall color cruise. Dick Ammons provided a reflective invocation and singing of a patriotic song ensued. Jason Brunette led the introductions of guests and visiting Rotarians; Diane Sanborn reported the health of the club is excellent.
Casey Jacobsen announced that 74% of October Birthday Rotarians have contributed a total of $1,389 to-date and shared a few of the bucket list items they are dreaming of. Remember, 100% giving is our membership expectation. Speaking of expectations, President Hanes encouraged everyone to try sitting with someone different versus the same people every week (who know all your jokes and stories by now anyway).
Reflecting on good news and happenings, President Hanes gave a shout out to John Collins for publishing a crime-related book and Athena WIN for putting on an excellent Evening of Empowerment with speakers Suzy Merchant and Lisa Corless - hosted by Bill Dubois and company at the Crowne Plaza. Berl Schwartz (flanked by family) reported that Eugene Gil Wanger has been recognized as “Abolitionist of the Century” by The Journey of Hope for his work as a young attorney in 1962 to write a death penalty prohibition in the Michigan Constitution.
President Hanes, Tracy Anderson, Bob McCarthy and Linda Lynch (on a rockin’ red bass guitar) treated us to their Tuesday group stylings of two country songs, “Someday Soon” and “Your’re Drunk”, which is most certainly the backstory of many a country song.
Courtney Milbrook waived her 60-seconds of microphone fame away, as Captain Christopher Chamberlain stepped to the microphone as our speaker for the day. Reminder: the river is only 6’ deep and the boat is 30’ tall, meaning if the boat ever started to sink, we’d be pretty A-OK. Livin’ life on the river, Captain Chris learned to navigate via his father’s instructions (there’s a rock there, etc.) but today Chris has a bit more technology in his hands that he’s used to map the river. He’s also a strong advocate for increasing the recreational use of the River. FYI: The Grand River is 252 miles long, and the section we were on goes about 15 miles up to Dimondale or down a bit to the Moores River Dam. Chris reflected on the aging infrastructure of the Dams, options for replacing/changing them up, and even talked about flood plains, water quality, river cleanup, and more. The MSU Ski Team and the Lansing Boat Club love the river; more people really ought to spend some time on it. New accessible canoe and kayak launches in several places along the river are making that possible for more people all the time.
Visit for options if you don’t have your own boat or visit to buy a guitar and join President Pat and Linda Ronstadt/Lynch for a jam session on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Captain Chamberlain certainly appreciates that a gift to support clean water will be made in his name. Join us next week at the Lansing Center to hear Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, Associate VP for Administration and University Distinguished Professor; Janet Lillie will be Chair of the Month.
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Nov 08, 2019
"MSU Athletics: 25 Varsity Sports and Over 700 Athletes, It's More Than a Game"
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Institute for Quantitative Health & Science @ Lansing Center
Nov 22, 2019
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Dec 06, 2019
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Lillie, Janet
Hoffman, Robert
November Birthday Chair
Sanborn, Diane
Schumacher, Kevin V. B.
Chair of the Month
Lillie, Janet