Next Meeting:

When:  Friday, March 18, 2022
Where:  The Lansing Center, First Floor
Speaker:  Meegan Winters, CEO/Co-Founder of Able Eyes
Title:  "Virtual Tours for Accessibility and Marketing"
Chair of the Day & Month:  Laurie Baumer
Remembrance:   Parker Sessa
Reflection:  Carmen Turner
Editarian:   Tim Adams
Biography for Meegan Winters
Meegan is the CEO/Co-Founder of Able Eyes. She graduated with a Bachelors's degree in special education from CMU, completed a Master's program from Oakland University, and an Administration program from Penn State. In the schools, Meegan served many roles including a special education teacher, teacher consultant, assistant technology coordinator, and an assistant principal.
Her time in the schools, paired with a best friend that was a wheelchair user (now an angel), inspired what is now a worldwide company helping people access their community and travel with comfort and ease.
Meegan is a life-long Lansing area resident graduating from Mason High School in 1999. She is married with two boys, 15 and 12, who are also Mason Bulldogs. In her free time, Meegan enjoys camping, traveling, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.
New Member Proposed

The following proposed member has emailed their application to the office.  If anyone has a comment on this proposed member please forward it in writing within ten days to the Rotary office, before approval by the board of directors.  Thank you,

  • Jonathon Horford,  owner Blueprint Athletes,  sponsored by Chris Swope
Funding for Local Grants
The Foundation Board of Directors approved the following grant recommendations from the Local Grant Committee:
St. Vincent Catholic Charities - $10,000 - Immigration Law Clinic - Sponsor:  Bruce Maguire
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region - $7,500 - Serve more through critical home repairs - Sponsor:  Todd Gute
Mid-Michigan Recovery Services - $7,500 - Beyond recovery - Sponsor:  Rebecca Bahar-Cook 
Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan - $5,000 - Education Coordinator - Sponsor:  Sue Hansen
The Arc of Mid Michigan - $5,000 - Advocacy/Outreach Program - Sponsor:  Anne Cauley
Patriarch Park Pickle Ball Renovations - $5,000 - Renovations of tennis courts - Sponsor:  Sue Mills
Williamston Theatre -  $5,000 - Remove columns in the theatre - Sponsor:  Patrick Hanes
Capital Area College Access Network - $5,000 - Launch PAD - Sponsor: Teresa Kmetz
Arts Council of Greater Lansing - $5,000 - Arts Night Out - Sponsor:  Julie Pingston 
Durant Park Permanent Stage - $5,000 - Stage built at Durant Park - Sponsor:  Diane Sanborn
WAI-IAM, Inc. - $5,000 - Club RISE Exterior Renovation - Sponsor:  Michelle Reynaert
Resigned Members
The following members have recently elected to resign from our Club:
  • Frank Cherf
  • Vicki Hamilton-Allen
Editarian Report for March 11, 2022
President Sue rang the bell to begin our meeting.
Sam Tucker gave the reflection highlighting the difficult times our world is facing right now. We all joined in singing America accompanied by John Dale Smith on piano.
Melissa Lilje introduced 3 student Rotarians from Everett High School. Chris Swope introduced for the 3rd time Jon Horford. Jim Phillips introduced his friend Greko Nagara from Brazil. Pat Haynes introduced Alan Woodbury. Rich Howard noted that Pam Miklavcic is back with us in person for the first time since her injury and introduced Pam’s daughter, Maria.
President Sue led us in reciting the Rotary 4 Way Test. Parker Sessa let us know that the Health of the Club is good.
President Sue presented Tammy Hannah with her red badge. She mentioned a Rotary Foundation appeal for Ukraine.
For our special music, John Dale Smith welcomed back Dan Ewart. He sang Over the Rainbow and The Impossible Dream.
Chair of the Day and Month Laurie Baumer introduced Mark Pierce, Executive Director Disability Network Capital Area.
Mark Pierce began by introducing Diane Maddox, Deputy Director of Disability Network who helped with his slideshow. Mark acknowledged the community and those who have assisted those with disabilities through the pandemic.
Disability Network Capital Area was established in 1976. They are led by people with disabilities; 78% of their staff and board have a disability. They are a $1.8 million agency who assists people with transportation, housing, employment, and other services. 45% of their funds are from state and federal funding; 50% is fee for service. During 2021, they served 2300 unduplicated individuals.
He spoke about inclusion and that there is no shame in having a disability. He told the story of how his hearing loss occurred on the firing range as an active-duty Marine. Inclusion is the right to try – whether you succeed or fail.
He spoke about some of their programs including emergency preparedness/emergency bag kits. They work with Habitat for Humanity to put ramps in peoples’ homes. They are partnering on an accessible playground at Adado Park – Play Michigan!
Truly an inspiration on how people in our local community make a difference.
 Chris Swope's email is: 
Mar 25, 2022
The Arc of Mid-Michigan
Apr 01, 2022
Muralmatics at the Country Club of Lansing
Apr 08, 2022
Great Lakes Reality Lab
Apr 22, 2022
Capital Area College Access Network
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
March Birthday Chair
Kern, Hari
Sessa, Parker
Adams, Timothy
Chair of the Month
Baumer, Laurie
Chair of the Day
Baumer, Laurie
Turner, Carmen