Zoom Meeting June 25, 2021
The link for the meeting is below and will also be sent out on Thursday as a reminder.
WHEN DOES THE MEETING START?  Here is the schedule:
  • At 12:00 pm the Zoom room will be available for our "breakout room/virtual tables" to have a conversation with other members.  President Julie will draw us all back into the main meeting room at 12:28 pm
  • At 12:30 pm the meeting will be called to order
  • At approximately 12:55 p.m. we will introduce our speaker
  • Speaker will start at approximately 1:00 p.m.
  • Meeting concludes at 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKER:  Chair of the Day, Kevin Schumacher
TOPIC:  "Changing of the Guard" the gavel will be given to President Elect Sue Hansen from President Julie Pingston 
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 any questions for the speakers, ask them through Chat.
Zoom Meeting Link 
Below is the meeting link and dial in phone number for our Friday Rotary Club of Lansing Meetings on Zoom.  Thank you!
Topic: "Changing of the Guard" for President Julie Pingston and President Elect Sue Hansen
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Meeting ID: 899 2218 2374
Passcode: 016004
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+16468769923,,89922182374#,,,,,,0#,,016004# US (New York) 
Time: Noon, Friday, June 25, 2021
District Conference
The 2021 District Conference will be VIRTUAL via Zoom on Thursday, June 24, from 6:00—8:00 PM. The District Conference will include the Hero Celebration featuring our honoree Patrick Hanes, the District Annual Meeting, the Memorial Service, and Inspirational Speakers.  Registration is NOW OPEN and you can Click HERE to register.  Need help registering?  Please contact District Administrator Ingrid Nova at 517-604-6360 or
Rocco's Taste of Italy - Part 2
Join fellow Rotarians on Thursday, July 15th at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom for another fun social event that raises money for the Lansing Rotary Foundation!
This is the second event of the ROCCO’s Taste of Italy series. Hosted, demonstrated, and taught by Rocco Rucinski, we will once again have the opportunity to prepare two authentic Italian dishes from the comfort of our own kitchens. In addition to our culinary experience, Rocco will share stories of his family’s time in Italy and talk about the family members who helped inspire the dishes being made: limoncello sorbet cocktail and ricotta dumpling soup. John Person will once again provide some wine pairing suggestions to further compliment our Taste of Italy experience.
To receive the Zoom link, the list of ingredients you will need to have on hand to cook along, and the wine list, please RSVP to Rebecca Bahar-Cook by sending a donation via Venmo or mailing a check (suggestion - $20) made out to the Lansing Rotary Foundation to her at 525 Westmoreland Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48915 no later than July 10th. Rocco is sponsoring this event for the benefit of our Foundation and all the details are being handled by a volunteer committee. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Martiny at or Rebecca at We look forward to having you join us.
Also, the more people involved the more fun we can have, and the more funds raised for the Lansing Rotary Foundation so feel free to share this invitation with your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, or whoever else you think would enjoy spending time with us.
Editarian Report for June 18, 2021
My break out room was talking about Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”, jet skis, working from a firehouse and learning foreign languages. Soon we’ll break out of our Zoom Room Break Out Meetings and make small talk in person! We will be in person starting on July 16 (virtual option will still be available). The Lansing Center is dealing with staff shortages and it may take a few meetings to get the sea legs back in full form and function so be patient to the staff. President Julie called us to order at12:32. There were 51 in attendance. Melanie Dart gave a thankful for our Foundation and all it does invocation. Our patriotic song was by the US Army Field Band at Fort McHenry.
This week’s meeting doubled as our Club Foundation’s annual meeting. Donna Gardner took charge and gave a gentle reminder that the Club and the Foundation are separate entities. The Club was formed in 1916 and the Foundation was formed in 1976. We filled 6 seats on the Foundation Board by an extremely quick, but unanimous polling of the members. Wiesner, Sonnenberg, Cauley (the better half one) Kern, Miklavic and Shaski were all elected. We were informed via Power Point that participation is incrementally increasing with 59% of us contributing to the year end holiday party; 60% of us contributing to the birthday campaign and 58% of us contributing to the Paul Harris. Remember, there’s a 4th opportunity to give and that’s through the endowment (or as I like to call it, “Kick the Bucket to Rotary”)!
Over the years, our Foundation has contributed to the well being of over 150 organizations in the Lansing area. Our international grants have gone to 22 countries. Another way to give is by getting something back from your online Amazon purchases (google Amazon Smile; click “get started”; search for Lansing Rotary Foundation; click “select”). So far we’ve netted $12.00 from Amazon Smile, but if we all followed the instructions, who knows! We could double or triple that if only a few of you switched it on (at no cost to you).
Between 1916 and 2020, our Foundation has made grants totaling almost $3.5 million. $2.2 million of that went to local recipients, while approximately half a million went to international projects. The rest, approximately $730,603, went to Paul Harris. Our Foundation has grown to approximately $4.5 million and expects to distribute approximately $170,000 annually to local and international projects. The first $32,000 of that goes to Rotary Park until 2027 with the balance being a roughly 60/40 split between local and international grants. Sam Tucker gave us the run down on local grants and Kurt Sonnenberg did the same in record time for international. We should be thinking about what our next big project will be!
Yeah, I know, kind of a short report. I’ve used up all my creative energy preparing for Julie’s roast! Have a great week!
Kevin Schumacher's email is: 
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Meeting at the Lansing Center - In Person
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Rehabilitation Center
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
June Birthday Chair
Heriford, Nick
Sanborn, Diane
Reynaert, Michelle
Chair of the Month
Millbrook, Courtney
Chair of the Day
Schumacher, Kevin V. B.