Vol. 107, No. 32, February 7, 2023

Next Meeting:

When:  Friday, February 10, 2023
Where:  Lansing Community College, Michigan Room 
Speaker:  David Andrews, WILX TV Anchor
Title:  "David Andrews Reflects on 40 Years in Broadcasting"
Time:  Noon
Chair of the Day:  Ron Horowitz
Reflection:  Mark Hooper
Chair of the Month:  Michelle Reynaert
Greeter:  Casey Jacobsen
Editarian:  Michelle Reynaert
Biography of David Andrews
David Andrews is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin, but has called Michigan home for more than half of his life, working in Lansing television since October 1986!
He is currently the 5, 5:30, 6:00 & 11:00p co-anchor for WILX-TV 10.
Before his life as a news anchor David went to school at Steven's Point University in Wisconsin studying parks and recreation. In the early 80's he fulfilled his dream of becoming a Park Ranger for the National Park Service, patrolling the waters of a recreation area in Washington state, before eventually attending Texas A&M University to get his master’s degree in Park Planning & Design.
It was during his post graduate work that he took a career detour into local news broadcasting in both Texas radio and TV.
In 1986 a weekend TV news anchor opening brought him to Lansing, where he firmly planted his roots, meeting his wife Monica Harris, a local radio icon. During their 30+ years of marriage they have raised 3 beautiful daughters, Austin, Carson, and Payton, their birthdays falling within a 28-day period, something David & Monica call "their poor month."
David's community involvement spans the gamut, from the Humane Society, to the Children's Miracle Network. He has worked most extensively raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan, and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. David also served, at the approval of Governor Rick Snyder, on the Michigan Community Service Commission for three years. He also served on the board of directors of Endeavor House Ministries, a faith-based recovery house in Lansing for men trying to reclaim their lives from addiction.
In the future David hopes to broaden his volunteer efforts to more causes that will benefit from his voice and notoriety in the community. David says he would like to be remembered as a humble person, who doesn't let his personality overshadow his compassion for helping others.
Calling All Cyclists!
Let Dave Trumpie or Kevin Schumacher know if you are interested in a bike ride!  Novice skills and up are welcome to join us!
Rotary International DEI Statement
A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities.
We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.
To help us achieve our goal, the RI Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement:
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.
Editarian Report for February 3, 2023
President Courtney called today’s meeting to order at LCC’s Michigan Room with a full house attending on a chilly winter day.
Rotarians recited the 4-Way Test and Paula Cunningham shared a beautiful reflection which focused on love, history and service. Thanks to Hari Kern for providing our piano music today and leading us in singing America the Beautiful.
Parker Sessa moved the microphone around to introduce our visiting Rotarians and Guests. Great news that most of our guests today have their membership applications underway and will be joining the Club soon!
President Courtney introduced Chris Holman as the January Birthday Chair and Chris, as Chair of the Birthdays for the year, has a goal of 100% participation for donations this year which started out well with 100% giving to the Foundation in January!! Chris shared the Birthday Question as “who would you want to be if you went back in time?” Nancy Eyde would have wanted to be Benjamin Franklin for all the accomplishments including the diplomacy in bringing France into the Revolutionary War. Chris Holman also chose Benjamin Franklin as they share the same birthday! Rich Schaberg would like to have been Houdini as he was an “out of the box” thinker. 😊 Happy Birthday Rotarians!
President Courtney announced there will be a New Member Orientation on Thursday, February 23 at Lansing Brewing Co. at 3:30 pm. Also, the Signature Grant Application from the Rotary Club of Lansing Foundation is now open and the link is on the website with the deadline being February 28.
Kurt Guter introduced John from the Haslett/Okemos Club to give an update on the international grants given to the Agweng Clinc in Uganda. John updated the Lansing Rotary Foundation has provided three grants to the Agweng Clinic. In 2018 the funds went to a CBC Machine; in 2020 funds were given to purchase a portable dental unit, chair, and generator providing 4 clinical days a month for dental care. And, in 2021, funds were provided for an ultrasound machine. John shared the Clinic completed 450 procedures in 2022 and have truly made a difference for the people visiting this clinic.
President Courtney introduced Chad Badgero as the founder of Peppermint Creek Theatre which has been a part of the community since 1995. Chad highlighted the show opening on February 9 and being performed at the event space within the Bestsellers Book Shop in Mason called Daddy Long Legs. The two-person cast shared two songs from the show which will be performed February 9-12 & 16-19. All the details and tickets can be found at this site https://peppermintcreek.org/
Thanks to Michelle Reynaert for serving as Chair of the Month and to Cathy Zell serving as Chair of the Day! Cathy introduced our speaker Wendy Hamilton who is the President and CEO of TechSmith, a company founded by her father. Wendy completed the building process of their new company headquarters in East Lansing and she recently served as the Board Chair for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Peckham Board and the Impression 5 Science Center Board.
Wendy started out her presentation titled “Workforce of the Future” with an electronic poll and of what we think the future workforce will look like. A lot of responses related to robots, technology, AI, and even the word “yikes”!
Wendy shared a key difference for the future of workforce is that 80% of those polled by Future Forum want flexibility in where they work and 94% want flexibility in when they work. Productivity is shown to improve by 4% for those choosing where they work but grows to 29% for those choosing when they work.
Research by Gallup shows that 4 in 10 employees want to be in the office 2-3 days per week to create camaraderie, relationship building and a more social component with their colleagues. The research for employers shows more focus on productivity, outcomes and collaboration. Wendy highlighted that employers have to determine the difference between “heads up” vs. “heads down” aspects as to the purpose of being in the office.
The workforce has also been changed by the gig economy with 23 million new participants joining the pool of this workforce sector. In fact, 75% began freelancing to achieve financial stability during the pandemic and now many have become digital nomads.
Wendy finished the talk with a demonstration of AI’s ChatGPT which creates content based on given parameters such as the highlights of Wendy’s presentation.
Thanks to Wendy for this thought provoking presentation and a donation will be made in her name to our foundation to do good works in the community!
President Courtney announced our next meeting will be next Friday with David Andrews from WILX as our featured speaker.
See you then!
Julie Pingston's email is:  jpingston@lansing.org 
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Month
Reynaert, Michelle
Chair of the Day
Horowitz, Ronald
McGaughey, Matthew
Hooper, Mark
Jacobsen, Casey
Reynaert, Michelle