Zoom Meeting June 19, 2020
You will receive an invitation containing the link and password to log-on to Zoom in an email invitation from President Pat on Wednesday.
WHEN DOES THE MEETING START? Here is the schedule:
1. At 12:00 pm the Zoom room will be available for our "breakout rooms/virtual tables" to have a conversation with other members.  President Pat will draw us all back into the main meeting room at 12:24 p.m.
2. At 12:25 pm the meeting will be called to order
3. At 12:30 pm Invocation & Patriotic Song
4. At 12:57 pm we will introduce our speakers
5. Speakers will start at 12:57 pm.
WHO IS THE SPEAKER AND WHAT IS THE TOPIC?  This meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Lansing.
FOLLOW UP:  Please keep your microphone muted when you are listening.  Be aware of the lighting in your room, a well lit room with natural light if possible.  Please feel free to use Chat throughout the meeting.  If you have questions for the speaker, ask them through Chat.
Biography for Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was selected by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as MSU’s 21st president, effective Aug. 1, 2019.
Since his arrival at MSU, Dr. Stanley has moved decisively to ensure the university is a safe, respectful and welcoming place for all. Student success and well-being, and continuing to grow MSU’s extraordinary regional and global impact, are his continuing top priorities.
Committed to first listening to and learning from members of the campus community, he has visited each of the university’s 17 degree-granting colleges and met with thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as other groups and external stakeholders.
In his first few months, Dr. Stanley oversaw several changes in the institution’s administration, organization and programs to improve accountability, operations and services. These include reorganizing oversight of the university’s three medical colleges and its clinical services. He seeks to continue to expand the university’s research portfolio, exceeding $715 million in 2018 expenditures, recognizing MSU’s role in creating new knowledge and addressing the world’s most significant challenges.
Dr. Stanley has launched a comprehensive strategic planning process for the university. He also named a diversity, equity and inclusion planning committee and has commissioned a feasibility study for a multicultural center. He appointed two expert presidential advisers who are directing the development and implementation of an action plan for the university to become a leader in preventing relationship violence and sexual misconduct.
Prior to becoming MSU’s 21st president, Dr. Stanley served as president of Stony Brook University on Long Island in New York. As its fifth president, he recorded the most successful fundraising year in the university’s history and championed legislation that helped Stony Brook hire more than 240 new faculty over five years. At Stony Brook, he also focused on improving campus diversity and student success and elevated the university’s research profile through means such as a new institute for artificial intelligence. He chaired the board of Brookhaven Science Associates, which manages Brookhaven National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Born in Seattle, Dr. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Chicago. After earning his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1980, he completed resident-physician training at Massachusetts General Hospital and then went to Washington University in St. Louis in 1983 for a School of Medicine fellowship in infectious diseases. There, he became a professor in the departments of both medicine and molecular microbiology in recognition of the collaborative nature of his research.
A distinguished biomedical researcher, Dr. Stanley was one of the nation’s top recipients of support from the National Institutes of Health for his research focusing on enhanced defense against emerging infectious diseases. He is an expert in the biological mechanisms that cells employ when responding to infectious agents, such as parasites, bacteria and viruses — a process known as the inflammatory response.
 Dr. Stanley has served as chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which advises the U.S. government on issues related to the communication, dissemination and performance of sensitive biological research. He was a member of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council at the NIH and a member of the NIH director’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. He also served as an ambassador for the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research and has received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Konkuk University in South Korea. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Universities and has served on the NCAA Board of Directors and NCAA Board of Governors.
A researcher, patent holder and former technology transfer executive, Dr. Stanley supports academic and industry collaborations to leaverage both their economic impact and the potentially enormous contributions they can make to society.  His extensive experience gives him invaluable perspective on the emerging field of translation research.  Dr. Stanley also continues to work as a strong advocate for federal funding of basic research, working through organizatiaons such as the AAU to promote the critical role of university research in innovation and discovery.
President Stanley's wife, Ellen Li, M.D., Ph.D., is a distinguished biomedical researcher and gastroenterologist.  in addition to her roles as a clinician and scientist, Dr. li has tutored students in chemistry and mentored many students, interested in biomedical research.  Dr. Stanley and Dr. Li have four children.
Rotary Response
Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Lansing stand with members of our community seeking to secure safety and equality for all.  Our country can do better.  Our community deserves better.  Lansing Rotary will continue to uphold our core beliefs of peace and advocacy and do our part to work for a better future.
Guests for Friday, June 12th
As we continue to host our Club meetings virtually, we encourage you to “bring” a guest to the meeting by forwarding the Zoom invitation to anyone you think may be interested in Lansing Rotary or in a particular topic being presented. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President of Michigan State University will be our speaker this week and will provide timely updates for our region which might be of interest to your colleagues.
Depending on the week, we may or may not have time to introduce guests individually so please email Cathy by Thursday evening if you will be inviting a guest so we can keep track of any expected guests and put them in the Breakout room with the member. Please advise your guest that if we have too many guests they may not be individually recognized. Thanks for helping to spread the great word of Rotary.
Editarian Report for June 5, 2020
The virtual meeting of the Rotary Club of Lansing started with breakout sessions and gave members the opportunity to experience the closer comradery of the members despite our distancing. The meeting was conducted by President Pat Hanes. After the breakout sessions we were brought back to the larger group meeting at 12:27 with the ring of the bell.
The invocation was given by Scott Keith with a focus on comfort for those who are anxious and to have a positive outlook Following the invocation President Hanes informed us briefly of the history of the song “America the Beautiful” after which we watched and listened to the song for the patriotic music of the day.
President Hanes then showed a backdrop of photos from the original founding members of Rotary and then introduced some distinguished visitors including District Governor Margie Haas, John White from the Ann Arbor Rotary Club, and Lydia Williams. Diane Sanborn provided the status of the health of the club with some unfortunate and heartbreaking news of some of our members including Kelly Rossman McKinney and Tim Daman. Our hearts and prayers go out to them during this time of trial and loss.
Joe Garcia provided information on the use of the $30,000 grant money provided by the Club in its benefit to Cristo Rey. The grant arrived at the perfect time to provide immediate help in masks, shields, cleaning, food, and economic stimulus for the Cristo Rey organization. We were then presented with the “This is Lansing” video created by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing with the focus on people making the place and the blessing that it is to be in the Lansing area.
For our speakers, we were able to benefit from three individuals within the area and learn from their experience and outlook during this difficult time. Julie Pingston advised on the impact of COVID-19 with tourism in the Lansing area. 31% of unemployment is related to the travel industry. Many groups in Lansing are adjusting by providing virtual vacations even though consumer confidence is improving.
Steve Japinga, as a member of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce, advised on the efforts to reopen business in Lansing. We are Region 5 and the Chamber has organized a task force to represent Region 5 in the reopening efforts. They have also been hard at work providing information in their resource guide found on the Lansing Chamber of Commerce website to provide up to date information that cuts through the clutter of social media.
The final speaker was Bob Trezise, President of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). Bod discussed their efforts to recruit companies to come into the Lansing area along with the 1 In All Program. This program provides entrepreneurs money and training for small business development.
The meeting closed at 1:31 with the ringing of the bell by President Pat Hanes.
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Lillie, Janet
Samuel, Stanley
June Birthday Chair
Gute, Todd
Sanborn, Diane
Wald, Joe
Chair of the Month
Pingston, Julie