Vol. 107, No. 43, April 25, 2023

Next Meeting:

What:  Lansing Rotary Club Social Gathering 
When:  Thursday, April 27, 2023
Where:  Lansing Brewery
Address:  518 E. Shiawassee Street, Lansing 
Time:  4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Refreshments:  Slider Sandwiches, Appetizers and a Cash Bar
Editarian:  Julie Pingston 
Funding for Signature Grants
The Foundation Board of Directors approved the following grant recommendations from the Local Grant Committee:
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region - $50,000 - Serve more through critical home repairs 
Advent House Ministries and Child & Family Services - $42,000.00 - Shared Housing Intervention Program
Endowment Luncheon 
The Planned Giving Committee of the Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation will be hosting a luncheon meeting at the University Club of Lansing on Thursday, May 4th. The purpose of this luncheon is to learn about your Foundation and its Endowment Fund, and how your personal legacy and love of our Rotary Club can fit into your estate planning.
Invitations to the luncheon have been mailed to those club members thought to be most interested in such a presentation. However, if you would like to attend, and have not yet received an invitation, please contact the Club office via email at cathy@lansingrotary.com or by phone at 374-8989 so that we can arrange for your participation.
Editarian Report for April 21, 2023
Prepare to be disappointed. I missed last week’s meeting even though it was my turn to be editarian. Ooops. Not to worry, I have a bevy of excuses why: 1) I watched The Notebook (again) and was too emo to leave my room. 2) I threw out my back chasing a squirrel. 3) I couldn’t tell if it was winter or spring and had nothing clean to wear for either season. 4) I looked like a mess because my roots were showing and if I missed one more appointment I was afraid my colorist would cancel me. 5) I was suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency and per doctor’s orders, had to go to the beach. Anyhoo, my bad, but as you can imagine, with the modern tools of AI and deductive reasoning powers, I can still do a see minus job of reporting on the meeting.
Lansing Rotary once again met at LCC. Club members finally figured out that the green lights in the parking garage meant there were 3 parking spots closer to the door than the spot they chose. President Courtney called us to order and most of us still had to crane our necks to read the 4th foil of the 4 Way Test. Right after Pastor Bridget Brown gave a reflection, we sang America the Beautiful, my favorite patriotic song because it doesn’t come with any of the baggage that burden other patriotic songs. Visiting guests? Check. Health of the Club? Check. March Birthdays? Yes, yes, the check is in the mail. Pat Munshaw held the mic long enough to talk about our Foundation’s Signature Grants and Diane Sanborn spoke about the accomplishments of our International Grant funding. We got a timely reminder from Rebecca Bahar-Cook about April being Paul Harris month, encouraging to send in a check, any amount will do.
See how easy that was for me to make you think I was at the meeting? This next part is where it gets dicier. Susan Angel went down the hallway at work and said, “You, you and you, follow me, we’re going to Rotary. I need one of you to be engaging and funny. Who has the best nickname of all you?” David Young said, “My CB handle is StormTracker 6.” Susan replied, “You’re my guy. Get on up there and tell Lansing Rotary how Rotary and Star Wars are the same.” Dave replied, “I’m not into the whole Star Wars thing, I’m a meteorologist not an astronomer.” “Whatever,” Susan replied. “Just get on up there and give them some of that on air personality, they’ll love it.” Apparently meteorology isn’t just polychromatic circumhorizontal arcs and cloud based computing. Apparently people can’t get enough of this meteorology stuff because other than high school sports, nothing gets more air time than the weather. Of course there’s the daily question of whether the weather reporting passes the 4 way test. Is it the truth (if the rope is swinging it’s windy, if its frozen, it’s winter). Is weather fair to all concerned? Doubtful. Does weather build goodwill and better friendships? You huddle under a tree and debate whether that’s safer than the ditch during a thunderstorm. Finally, will it be beneficial to all concerned? I think so, I mean without weather I think we’d all be lost in space.
Dave answered some questions and Courtney rounded out the meeting with the usual pat on the back for how we give back to our community. Our bell was rung and the day was done
Kevin Schumacher's email is:  schumacher@glassenrhead.com 
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West Michigan Pro Women's Volleyball Team
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Month
Angel, Susan
Pingston, Julie
Swope, Chris