Vol. 107, No. 41, April 11, 2023

Next Meeting:

When:  Friday, April 14, 2023
Where:  Lansing Community College, Michigan Room 
Address:  600 N. Grand Avenue, Park in Gannon Ramp
Speaker:  Audrey Dahlgren, Sports Director
Topic:  "What Is It Like to Work in Sports Broadcasting"
Chair of the Day:  Susan Angel
Microphone:   Saeed Jafaei
Reflection:  Susan Angel
Chair of the Month:   Susan Angel
Editarian: Lolo Robison 
Biography for Audrey Dahlgren, Sports Director at WLNS
If you watch WLNS at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. during the week, you'll find Audrey Dahlgren at the anchor desk. She is the sports director at Channel 6, as well as a Mid-Michigan native. Audrey grew up in Potterville, where she played basketball and ran cross country and track for the Vikings, before going on to study communications at Michigan State University. During college, Audrey cheered on Michigan State's co-ed cheerleading team, traveling to different stadiums and arenas, with a front row seat to the men's and women's sports at MSU.
She started working professionally in sports when she got her first job as the weekend sports anchor/reporter at the NBC/CBS affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota. Since then, her journey in TV has included stops at WLNS as a weekend sports anchor/reporter and KSDK (which is the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri) as a weekend sports anchor/reporter. Audrey also currently freelances for the Big Ten Network and used to have her own show and podcast on The Spotlight Radio Network in Lansing. She, along with the station, also teamed up with the Spartan Media Network and MSU Federal Credit Union to deliver a weekly MSU coaches show that is available to people throughout the state of Michigan. The show is hosted by Audrey and features exclusive access to Michigan State coaches and student-athletes.
Looking for Host Family in DeWitt School District
Love learning about other countries? Got an extra bedroom? And a big heart? Ever had an interest in hosting an exchange student for a few months? Our club has the opportunity to receive a Rotary exchange student for next school year (2023-24) and we’ve already identified one host family…BUT we need one to two additional households to split up the year. Students stay with each family for three months so they can experience different customs, family traditions and perhaps even travel.
The commitment is simply to provide a safe, loving space, meals and moral support as the student navigates school, friends and youth opportunities in America. The students have their own spending money and a monthly stipend. We’ve already identified one host family from DeWitt, so we need other households in that school district or someone willing to drive the student to school each day. You can be single or a couple, with or without children, and will need to undergo a background check and a home visit. If you are interested, please contact Michelle Lantz from our club at michelle@glfoodbank.org. My family hosted a Rotary exchange student seven years ago and remain close with him and his family, so I can provide insight into the experience.
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.
April Birthdays
Ammons, LawrenceApril 19
Bahar-Cook, RebeccaApril 01
Cauley, Jr., John H. April 01
Chamberlain, ChristopherApril 17
Durham, JulieApril 27
Goodell, GeorgeApril 22
Grant, SteveApril 28
Guerre, William April 04
Kolbasa, JonathanApril 05
Lynch, LindaApril 24
Melnyk, StevenApril 12
Nugent, GeorgeApril 06
Pingston, JulieApril 15
Robinson, SteveApril 18
Rucinski, RoccoApril 03
Salisbury, TimothyApril 26
Shaski, JohnApril 04
Trumpie, DaveApril 07
Tucker, SamuelApril 30
Wiesner, DougApril 08
Apr 21, 2023
Apr 27, 2023
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
May 05, 2023
West Michigan Pro Women's Volleyball Team
May 12, 2023
"Who Will Discover Our Future: World-Class Nuclear Science at MSU"
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Month
Angel, Susan
Robison, Lolo
Jacobsen, Casey
Jafaei, Saeed
Chair of the Day
Angel, Susan