Vol. 108, No. 18, October 31, 2023

Next Meeting:

 When:  November 3, 2023 at Noon
 Where:  Lansing Community College, Michigan Room 
 Address:  600 N. Grand Ave., Park in Gannon Ramp
 Speaker:  Dr. Norman Beauchamp, Jr., Executive VP for Health Sciences
 Topic:   "Health Innovation and Care in Lansing"
 Chair of the Day:   Nicole Szymczak
 Reflection:   Judi Harris
 Editarian:  Michelle Reynaert
 Chair of the Month:  Nicole Szymczak
 Greeter:  Kurt Hanus
 
 
Biography for Dr. Norman J. Beauchamp, Jr.
Michigan State University has offered health care education for more than 70 years. Combined, the human health colleges have nearly 20,000 alumni, many of whom practice in the state of Michigan.
 
MSU Health Sciences includes colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing and Osteopathic Medicine, as well as clinical practice of the university, MSU Health Care. In addition, the division oversees major partnerships with health systems and clinical operations across the state, including a 30 year partnership with Henry Ford Health.
 
Dr. Beauchamp was promoted to MSU Executive Vice President for Health Sciences in 2019, after serving as Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs for Michigan State University since February 2018, and dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine since October 2016.
 
Before coming to MSU, Beauchamp held academic medicine leadership positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington (UW), where he served as president of the prestigious UW clinical practice of 1,600 physicians employed by the university.
 
A nationally renowned neurointerventional radiologist whose discoveries have advanced the treatment of stroke, Beauchamp received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, his medical degree from the MSU College of Human Medicine and his Master of Health Science degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
MSU Rotaract Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers will be able to talk about what they do in their jobs and what Rotary means to them to students interested in Rotary. The Rotaract club consists of roughly 30 members. They are seeking to have a meeting with Rotary members to provide Rotaractors a tangible connection to Rotary and allow them to network with people of similar goals and careers. MSU Rotaract members are interested in the following: biology, international relations/public policy, business, psychology, etc. All are interested in what Rotary has to offer.
 
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, November 1st at 6 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. Recommend arriving at 5:45 p.m.
 
LOCATION:  Michigan State University Broad Business College, 632 Bogue Street.  The room number is N125.
 
ROOM DIRECTIONS:  To find BCC N106 go through the main entrance doors facing Shaw, go past the Russell Palmer Center, and keep walking until you cannot anymore.  Take a left and the classroom is one of the classrooms before the large lecture hall (on the left). If anyone needs help finding this room, they can contact Riya at (734) 546-2323 and she will be happy to provide further directions.
 
PARKING:  There is not a direct parking lot outside of Broad, so people can park in Ramp 51 which is the parking ramp right outside of Shaw Dorm Hall, address:  592 N. Shaw, East Lansing.
 
Please reach out to President Nick at nicholas.heriford@pnc.com if you have questions or would be interested in joining the event.
Host Family
As you know, we have a smart, lovely, funny exchange student, Sophia, from Brazil hosted by our Rotary Club. She’s half-way through her first host family stay and we desperately need to find her a second host family for the second half of the school year starting in January. Rotary’s commitment is to help students experience different customs, family traditions and 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. Students have their own spending money and receive a monthly stipend from our club. You can be single or a couple, with or without children, and will need to undergo a background check, some training and a home visit. If you are interested, please contact Michelle Lantz from our club at michelle@glfoodbank.org. Michelle’s family hosted a Rotary exchange student who they remain close to, so she can provide insight into the experience. Please consider being a host family!
International Grants
The grant period for the International Grants will be open from October 1st to November 6th, 2023.  The link for the application is below:
 
 
Editarian Report for October 26, 2023
Version A:
 
As is the case with most outdoor weddings, it was a glorious day with joy in plentiful abundance. The guests straggled in, more or less on time for the festivities. Most dressed in their Sunday goin’ to meeting attire although there were a few (alright, me, it was just me) sporting a more tatterdemalion garb. Some came alone and others with their plus ones, giving rise to a not insignificant amount of neck craning, chatter and speculation. The perspicacious groom of course was in rare form. No doubt this will be problematic for the coquettish Rotary bride who is always trying to corral and restrain him from repeating exploits of his dubious past. Good luck with that! Of course, it wouldn’t be a Rotary wedding if there wasn’t some controversy, which happened when there was an angry mayor in the back room, but nowhere to be found at the reception. The nonpareil bar food buffet was first breached by none other than Chris Holman (I’m kidding, it was probably Jeff Crippen). Folks hung around for an hour or two demonstrating an unrelenting propensity for competitive loquaciousness. Not a single guest was defenestrated and nobody stumbled home. The consensus is building that this rotary soiree thing is working out.
 
Version B:
 
It was warm enough for the garage door to be left open at the Lansing Brewing Company for our monthly Rotary Social. Many Rotarians attended, bouncing from table to table. They ate with their fingers and forks. LBC ran out of Angry Mayor IPA. The food and beer were adequate to the task. Lots of interesting conversations. No party crashers. I think people like the social.
 
Email for Kevin Schumacher:  schumacher@glassenrhead.com 
 
Thanks go to the "groom" Kevin Schumacher for stepping in for this assignment.
Speakers
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at Lansing Brewery
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Editarian
Reynaert, Michelle
 
Chair of the Month
Szymczak, Nicole
 
Chair of the Day
Szymczak, Nicole
 
Greeter
Hanus, Kurt
 
Reflection
Harris, Judi