Spokes, November 28, 2023
Melinda rang the bell promptly at 7 a.m. and we sang God Bless America!
Invocation- Art Ayers is back and gave today’s Invocation praying for peace in this troubled time.
  • Ashley Deming- Welcome Ashley !
  • Zoomers:
  • Brandon Hinz
  • Clark Gruber
  • Nik Tuit     
  • Bob Brickman
  • Tom Renner
  • Steve Larson
Bob Boerma Led us in Song Today!
  • My Kind of Town
  • Rotary my Rotary
Thanks to our Greeters this week: Stuart Comisky and Jerry Gruber
Kayleigh Eddy- Bingo- Please check your Bingo Cards we have a $25.00 prize left
Blessings in a Back Pack- Mary Sue Lyon
We would like to recognize Bob Copping!  He received a City Proclamation! We gave Bob a round of applause!  Congratulations!!
Jon Mellein- Still has some suicide prevention signs available. Thank you, Jon, for being part of the District Mental Health Taskforce.
Mental Health First Aide Class is available online on 11/29 or 12/6 at 9 a.m. visit to register.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Saturday December 9, 2023 Signup sheet going around 8 -2 in front of Golden-Brown Bakery and Walmart- See Griffin or Sandra with questions.
Club Board meeting held after today’s meeting
We are accepting Board and Officer nominations to be voted on in the December meeting.
December 12 Holiday Party at Hawkshead Cash Bar, Everyone should have the invitation
We had a great Rotary Social Hour last Wednesday - Dec 13
 December 19 Community Holiday Dinner – Jerry- Sign up sheet was passed around for Servers, Dishwashers.
New Member Induction- Kelly Coipel in the coming weeks
Paul Harris Fellow to Honor: Mary Sue Lyon - is now recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow, plus 2.
Paul Harris Presentation Remarks - November 28, 2023
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary lnternational's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programs.
The programs of The Rotary Foundation include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.
As a Club, we have long recognized Rotarians who contribute to The Rotary Foundation. When a member's contributions total
$1,000 they are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows, in honor of Rotary's founder, and we present them with a certificate and a special pin. We now have over 1 million Paul Harris Fellows across the world.
Becoming a Paul Harris Fellow, however, is a milestone, not a destination. We ask those who become Paul Harris Fellows to continue supporting The Rotary Foundation and we recognize them as Multiple Paul Harris Fellows at such time as they contribute an additional $1,000 to The Rotary
Foundation. With each additional $1,000 they are presented with a pin with a stone, either a sapphire or ruby, indicating the total level of their contributions.
I am pleased to report that in our Club's history we now have 75 members who have reached the Paul Harris Fellow designation. Our Club now has 23 members who have achieved multiple Paul Harris Fellow awards. Today we are honoring Mary Sue Lyon who has achieved Paul Harris Fellow, plus 2.
Mary Sue, will you please join me in front of the Club?

PHF Presentation - Recipient Is Donor

A world of peace and goodwill comes closer to reality today as
you become a Paul Harris Fellow, plus 2.
It gives me great pleasure to present you with this pin with two sapphires in recognition and appreciation of you as a Paul Harris Fellow, plus 2. We congratulate you, and we thank you for your commitment to the programs of The Rotary Foundation.
Please rise and join me in recognizing our latest Paul Harris Fellow Recipient.
Bob Copping announced that there are 3 available tickets to the Vespers Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hope College reach out to  Mike Matheny and Bob Copping if you are interested.
Comedy Relief – Bob Copping -  2 Grandmothers talking about giving the grandkids generous checks for Christmas.  One said I give them a check and never hear from them. The second one says they always visit me the week after, so that I can sign the check!!
50/50 Raffle-   Tom Rummel Drew the tickets today
Mary Sue Lyon had the winning ticket! She did not win the pot
Bob Metzen won the $2.00 consolation prize
Birthdays/Anniversaries- Tom Ruesink
Jerry Grubers 1st born Clark is getting closer to the Medicare by having a Birthday last Wednesday.
Mary Sue Lyons-Today is her Birthday!! Happy Birthday!
Kayleigh Eddy- Moms 79? Birthday!
Melinda wished Clark a Happy Birthday also!
Happy Bucks
Tom Fleming- 2 Grandsons home for Thanksgiving!
Deb Davison- Go Oilers!
Dan Williamson- Bailey Museum hosting a lecture at 5 p.m. tonight from one of SH own students
Art Ayers- Nice to be back!
Dave Campbell- Thankful that wife Cathy is home from the hospital
Ron Seiler- Happy to not be sick!
Dene Hadden- Happy to announce that NCAA Volleyball Finals for Hope College, Grand Valley and Ferris State!  Wish them luck!
Rhonda was happy to be at the Big House for the U of M, Ohio State Game this past Saturday!!
Paul Hix- Please keep the hostages and people suffering in and around the world, keep the faith, and keep them in your thoughts and prayers
Todays Program
Angelica Gallegos-Dickerson is the sponsor of Today’s Program
Ashley M. Deming-Director of Education and Administration at the Maritime Museum
See Presentation
Melinda thanked Ashley and presented her with a $25.00 Fleming Brothers Oil and Convenience Mart gift card. Next week’s program is sponsored by Shelly Ammerman. Our Greeters are; Deb Davison and Steve Larson Please join us at our next meeting, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, beginning at 7 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church
Respectfully Submitted: Sandra S. Reno