Zoom Meeting October 23, 2020
The link for the meeting is included below, a reminder will be sent out again on Thursday.
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:  David Barr, Management Consultant
TOPIC:  "TRIZ:  Russian Brainstorming Methodology"
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.
Biography for Kevin Suboski
Kevin Suboski has been in business for over 25 years.  Currently he is increasing the effectiveness of other entrepreneurs through his business design course, direct work with Leadership Teams implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System and facilitating CEO Peer Groups.  Kevin has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs helping them get more out of their businesses and gives them the confidence and peace of mind that comes from doing the right work well.
Rotary Social Time
Rotary Social Time! Please join fellow Rotarians and guests on Thursday, October 15 for an outdoor, physically distanced, mask-wearing, social time at the Horrock’s Beer Garden, located at 7420 W. Saginaw Hwy.  Stop by anytime between 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM to see each other IRL (In Real Life)! We will be gathered in the “Backyard Beer Garden.” Beverages and food are available for purchase. Everyone is welcome!
Zoom Meeting Link 
Below is the meeting link and dial in phone number for our Friday Rotary Club of Lansing Meetings on Zoom. We have scheduled the virtual meetings through Thanksgiving and will keep assessing our meeting status as we go forward. You will find the SAME link each week in the Rotogram so you will not have to look for a new weekly link. Cathy will send out reminders with the link, however, you will not receive a weekly calendar appointment from Julie each week any longer. There is a link at the bottom of this email to download all the dates from the zoom calendar to your calendar if you would like. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Oct 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Oct 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Nov 6, 2020 12:00 PM
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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,

  • Kimberly Garland, Manager Delta Dental Foundation, Sponsored by Michelle Reynaert & Rebecca Bahar-Cook 
International Committee Project Proposals
 If you have an international project that you would like to have considered for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, then submit your proposal thru SlideRoom.  The Link is: 
 The application deadline will be October 31st, 2020.
Editarian Report
With no chow line to slow the flow of entering the zoom room, the number of attendees went from 27 to 56 in the last minute before President Julie Pingston called the meeting to order. Terry Terry introduced our guest invocator, Bishop David Maxwell, who shared his thoughts and prayers on our needs for assistance, our sufficiency and our insufficiency, that we are trustees and executors of this earth, to leave an imprint on this landscape, to impact in a humanitarian way in these times of divisiveness and parochialism, and for the introduction of civility in our discourse, the protection of lives that matter and a special prayer for our governor.
We had the introduction of guests and were delighted to see Suzy Carter as a special guest of Carmen Hall. Nathan Ekola, joined the East Lansing club last week, works for Aerotek and was formerly with the Battle Creek and Portage Rotary Clubs.He said, “if you want to grab lunch or coffee, give me a shout.” So I did. John Dale Smith again provided our patriotic music with My Country Tis of Thee. We’ll just have to imagine seeing his feet working the piano pedals (does anybody really know what those pedals do?). You know what you can do while watching a zoom Rotary meeting? Try to guess what people are eating for lunch. Try to read what’s written on the art on their walls, or as I did last Friday, make up names for Rotarian pets. Jim Phillips had a cat with him that kept walking back and forth across his screen like a rock star which I found hilarious, so I named Jim’s cat Katy Purry. John Shaski’s dog looked like he wanted to lick the screen, so I named him Salvador Dogi. I’m thinking we should have a bring your pet to Rotary week. I’m on the board now, so trust me, I’ll bring it up.
Health of the Club: Ron Seeley’s wife recently had surgery and he is providing the home care for her. Former Rotarian Bill Kane passed away on Wednesday.
U35ers are doing a get together at the Horrock’s Beer garden on the 15th from 4:30 to 6:30. You can probably leave work earlier than that and nobody will notice if you’re working virtually. The Rotary Cyclists plan on doing a 5 mile ride ending at Horrocks to boost attendance for the U35ers. If interested, let Dave Trumpie or me know and we’ll get you the particulars.
Curt Sonnenberg updated the club on the Foundation’s international grants and encouraged participation. The typical annual budget for international is $40,000, with grants in the $5,000 range. Kurt Guter and John Grettenberger did a virtual new member orientation Friday morning.
Our Club has gotten involved with the Lansing Reads Program. Check out the Lansing Reads program. Many Rotarians signed up and read and I scrolled through the website and think the Rotary Foundation should show up on their as a sponsor as well, although I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of Rotarians have already donated.. Here’s the link for that
Special music today was provided by the band Of all the things ever done in the backseat of a car, I’m willing to bet this was the first time Rotary special music came from there. The group shot a video from their Toyota Rav4 (the acoustics of which have always been underrated). All of their instruments were miniature, but the sound was big time and most enjoyable.
Berl Schwartz introduced us to Steve Robinson, a new Rotarian here and President of LCC.
Steve told us that LCC changed his life early in his career and now its his turn to return the favor. Steve spoke to us from one of our favorite venues, the Michigan Room at LCC. LCC was one of the first of its kind back in the 50's and has been an anchor of placemaking and art with its downtown campus. LCC serves many needs, including manufacturing excellence, state of the art aviation maintenance training and being a pathway for transfers to Universities. Shortly after taking the helm the LCC Board of Trustee passed a resolution that is a national model on diversity and inclusion. It was not just a position statement, but rather an assignment to develop a comprehensive equity action plan, with accountability requiring that LCC leadership actually makes sure that it gets implemented. Changes have already been made with the LCC police department and academy. Steve told the story of his father in law, whose attendance at LCC changed his career options and those of his extended family. LCC promotes social and economic mobility and Steve hopes to remove any remaining stigma associated with the community college brand. You can follow Steve @lccpresident on both Twitter and Instagram
Kevin Schumacher's email is: 
Oct 23, 2020
TRIZ: Russian Brainstorming Methodology
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
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Terry, Terry
October Birthday Chair
Brewster, Darwin
Sanborn, Diane
McGillicuddy, James E.
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