Next Meeting:

When:  Friday, June 14, 2022
Where:  The Lansing Center, Second Floor
What  The Annual Meeting of the Lansing Foundation 
Chair of the Day:  Diane Sanborn 
Remembrance:  Jennifer Rostar
Reflection:  TBA
Editarian:   Pam Miklavcic
Editarian Report for June 3, 2022
Past President Pat called today’s meeting to order at the Lansing Center in President Sue’s absence. The invocation was presented by Rich Howard followed by the patriotic song led by Ken Beachler.
Before reciting the 4-Way Test, Past President Pat gave us some context of how the 4-Way Test became a foundation for Rotary International. In the 1930s, Herbert Taylor took over a failing business based on the confidence in how he conducted his business and treated his customers. He took the company from bankruptcy to success based on running the business in the model on his four phrases. Mr. Taylor became the President of Rotary International and he introduced Rotary to his four tests of what to think, say or do. In 1956, he assigned the copyright of the 4-Way Test to Rotary International.
Rotarians recited the 4-Way Test with a new outlook on the meaning behind the words.
Jennifer Rostar reported that the health of the Club was excellent.
There was no special music today.
Melanie Dart gave the birthday update for Rotarians celebrating birthdays in May. The question of the month was “What is your favorite summer activity?” There was an outdoor theme by all who responded…Dennis Fliehman painted a great image of sitting on his patio, with wine and caprese salad; Laurie Baumer is usually out boating on Higgins Lake but this year will be on a trip to Italy; Don Hines also described a beautiful deck scene with a lake at sunset with his wife and a gin and tonic; Heidi McNaughton loves the beach towns on the west side of the state; Courtney is a “glamper” in locations old and new; and Sue Mills is outside playing pickle ball, walking or biking. Happy Birthday Rotarians!! Nearly $1800 was collected for our Foundation from our May celebrants!
Thanks to Courtney Millbrook for serving as Chair of the Month and Janet Lillie as Chair of the Day! Janet introduced us to Barbara Kranz and Eric Boatman with the Institutional Space Planning & Management at MSU. The team manages all space planning for the campus as well as the master planning process. Janet tabulated that the spaces that today’s speakers manage is 600 buildings with app. 24.5 million square feet of space in both old and new facilities. That is the distance of 426 football fields or traveling from the east coast to the west coast and back!
Barb and Eric highlighted some of the more recent projects that have been completed.
1. Biomedical Discovery at the corner of Service and Hagadorn took an “outpost” section of campus and created a robust biomedical neighborhood focused      on the student.
2. North campus (Laboratory Row) – the oldest section of campus from the late 1800s/early 1900s has been renovated and focused on preservation of these        buildings while enhancing the technology and accessibility.
3. Billman Music Pavilion for the College of Music was completed in 2020 to create state of the art performance and rehearsal spaces for students.
4. The Minskoff Pavilion for the Broad College of Business tore down one wing of the Eppley Building to add the Pavilion space and atrium for classroom         and study spaces for student success.
5. STEM Teaching and Learning Center was a pinnacle project for campus to centralize STEM learning opportunities and labs. This was the first Mass              Timber building on campus. $30 million was granted by the State of MI for this project. The building is on the location of the former Shaw Power Plant           and the design including the incorporation of artifacts from the Plant.
Barbara and Eric highlighted a few projects that are currently in the works including the renovation of the greenhouses at Wilson and Farm, the dairy research facility, a health and wellness facility, replacing outdoor recreation fields with turf fields and creating a multi-cultural center.
The department is also charged with the Master Plan for the campus and began the new process in January which it will be presented to the Board of Trustees in June 2023. The last plan was done 20 years ago. So far, 80 listening sessions and a survey have been conducted for the process.
Thanks to Barbara and Eric for the presentation! A donation will be made in their names to our foundation to do good works in the community!
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Past President Pat announced next week’s meeting will be at the Lansing Center (second floor) and our Chair of the Day will be Rebecca Bahar Cook introducing our speaker Suzanne Greenberg, Executive Director with the Children Trust Michigan.
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
June Birthday Chair
Rostar, Jennifer
Rostar, Jennifer
Chair of the Month
Millbrook, Courtney
Chair of the Day
Bahar-Cook, Rebecca
Miklavcic, Pam
Thomasma, Julie