May 9, 2023
Meeting started promptly at 7 a.m. with the singing of America the Beautiful
Art Ayers gave the invocation today- asked for Prayers for Bob Brickman, having his surgery on May 17th.
We Welcome Guests: Annie Brown
                                    Dan Williamson
  2 Zoomers!
  • Nick Tuit
  • Brandon Hinz
Bob Boerma led us in song today:
  • The Impossible Dream
  • Sing a Song to Rotary
  1. This week is our last Blessings in a Backpack service project for the school year.  Thursday, May 11th at 10:30am, North Shore School.
  2. Our final Social Hour event until fall will be this Wed. May 10th; 5:30pm at Three Blonds.
  3. Many thanks to everyone involved in the successful visit by the Rotary Action Group for Diabetes leaders last week.  LaRae and Mark for preparing such a delicious dinner, Dana for the incredible publicity you managed to get for the riders, Clark for organizing the cyclers for last Thurs. morning and for those members who did accompany Edwin and Tom out of town.  To Tom Renner for being there at all the events to take photos and for Griffin for talking me back from the cliff when it looked like we might need an event permit to gather at the pavilion. The Club received a Certificate of Appreciation for our service and support of this Windy City to Cereal City 200-mile ride from Edwin at the District conference.
  4. Our Club sent 9 delegates to the District 6360 Annual Conference over the weekend in Battle Creek.  I think all of us were re-energized by the wonderful speakers at this event.  The South Haven Club was recognized for being the highest per capita donor in the District to the Rotary Foundation and for being a 100% giving Club.  Our Club Hero was recognized, along with the others in the District and Art Bolt and Mike Livovich were honored during the memorial service.
  5. The Club’s Car Show at the Senior Center will be held next week, May 17th starting at 3pm.
  6. Dyckman Bridge soil placement and planting of flowers will take place on May 17th and 18th at 9am.
The board will meet next week following the weekly meeting
Tom Ruesink- Free Car Show
  • Cars and Morotcycles
  • Wed May 17, from 3 to 7 at the Senior Center
  • Paul Layendecker-Radio Spot
  • Sign up to Volunteer
  • Robotics Team will be there
  • Also a food truck
Dana Hullinger-Asking for Rotarians to show up for the event
Dyckman Bridge Flower Planting
  • Tuesday May 16, 2023,  3p.m. at the Bridge to fill with Potting Soil- Football Players to get bags of Soil
  • Thursday May 18, 9 a.m. at the Bridge to Plant the Flowers- Will be assisted by Bronson Employee Group
May 16- Board Meeting
Rhonda- Induction Dinner
  • Tuesday June 27th – Hawkshead
  • Golf Outing Beforehand
  • Menu TBD
Amy Nichols- July 4th Parade Help
  • 2 Volunteers the day before
  • 7-8 Day of the Parade
Bob Copping- Bob told us about a girl bringing home her new boyfriend, greasy hair, lots of tattoos, hitting the booze. Dad was concerned and questioned her, she told him her new boyfriend was extremely nice he is doing 500 hours of Community Service!  😊
Kevin Schooley drew the tickets this week!
  • Marty Gruber had the winning number and won ½ the Pot!
  • Mary Sue Lyon won the consolation prize!
  • Todd Heinrichs daughter Eva turns 26 on May 10th
  • Stuart Welcomes his 7th Grandchild!
  • Jerry Gruber Daughter is 54 and Great Grandchild turns 2!
  • Rhonda- Harolds Son Jason and Daughter in Law Jessica are expecting a baby!
  • Tom Renner- Suzy Celebrates a Birthday this week!
  • Kayleigh Eddy- Daughter turns 21 on Wednesday!
  • Sandra Reno- Son Steven turned 36 on Monday!
Sang Happy Birthday Luddington Style!!!
Happy Bucks
  • Annie Brown – Happy to be going to Hillman this weekend to give a speech!
  • Griffin Graham- National Public Service week- Celebrating the City of South Haven’s 90 Employees.
  • Marty Gruber- Happy for all the Bike Riders!
  • La Rae Odland- Happy for all the deserts and Hors Devourers
  • Dean Hadden- Happy to Announce that his son is now the Director of HR in Coopersville and his daughter Laurie accepted a job as the Principal of a Watervliet School!
  • Dan Williamson- Happy to see that the Hyde Bailey Museum hosted the History Club on Sunday afternoon
  • Bob Copping – Shout Cottage Walk- June 24th-5 Beautiful Homes-Need Volunteer Guides
Today’s Speaker-
Kevin Schooley-Superintendent of South Haven Public Schools
The meeting was adjourned promptly at 8 a.m. with the Four Way Test. Please join us next week, May 16th, 2023 promptly at 7 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church.
Respectfully submitted: Sandra S. Reno