October 25,2022
Today’s meeting started promptly at 7 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance
Art Ayers gave the invocation speaking about how the four way test impacts our every day lives.
We welcome our guest Megan Kiker!
Also 4 zoomers today
We sang 4 Songs today with gusto and good intention, led by our very own Bob Boerma!
 God Bless America
 California Dreamin
 Stodola Pumpa
 All Hail Rotary
Mark Odland- Blaine Foundation- $100,00 Gift to Rotary, $400,00 in past 4 years
Trustees in the Blaine Foundation in Honor of Bob and Gail Brickman.
Bob and Gail Brickman Polio Plus Gift in Thanks and Dedication.
  1. The next social hour is scheduled for Nov. 9th, 5:30pm at 3 Blonds.
  1. Our next scheduled Blessings in a Backpack is Thurs. is Nov. 3rd
  1. This year’s Salvation Army Bell Ringing service project is scheduled for Dec. 10th.  Please add that to your calendar to participate for an hour…or 2.  Thank you Griffin and Sandra for taking the lead in organizing this project for us again this year. Sign up sheet passed around.
  1. On Oct. 20th we presented both a “small” check and the “big” check for $2,500 to Kerry Hagy, Exec. Dir. of the South Haven Center for the Arts.  Thank you to Dana, Paul, Tom Renner and Dave Campbell for fitting this event into your schedules.  Since July 1st the Club has donated over $30,000 to community organizations which includes our District matches and the Bob Stickland memorial funds.
  1. Yesterday was Rotary International’s World Polio Day.  Many events and fund raisers were held to continue to support the eradication of this terrible disease throughout the world.
  1. It has been brought to my attention that the Club used to convene its meeting at 7am then almost immediately revert to 10 minutes of conversation amongst the members at their tables.  Show of hands on how many would like to see this tradition return.
  1. Dana Hullinger, working on new marketing Materials and also working on a  Rotary Brochure.  November 22- Membership Public Image Committees to meet after Rotary and Discuss the brochure.
  1. Rotary is serving Christmas Dinner at United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 20th , Details to come.
Comedy Relief- Bob Copping
Linguist addressing the audience, says a double negative can be a positive, double positive can be a negative “yeah sure”
50/50 Drawing
Jean Stein won the pot today!
Scott Mark won the consolation prize
Griffin Graham- Wife’s birthday is Saturday
Dana Hullinger- Wife’s birthday was last Saturday
Jerry Portman’s son in law turns 52!
Scott Mark-Daughter in law Lisa celebrates a birthday on Wednesday Oct 26
Bob Fleming – Simby celebrates a birthday Wednesday also !
Jon Mellein- Sister turns 85 on Wednesday!
Happy Birthday was sang Luddington Style!
Happy Bucks
Larry Wittkop-Go Green
Jerry Gruber- No foolishness in the tunnel !
Melinda Gruber- Press release on the radio
Jeremy Burleson- Trunk or treat 5-7 at Lake Michigan College
Today’s Presentation
Amy Nichols is the Chair introduced today’s speaker
Megan Kiker- City of South Haven Clerk
  • Originally from Toledo Ohio
  • Worked at the Village Market
  • Then went to Bigby Coffee
  • 2020 Customer Service at the City of South Haven and ran 3 Elections
  • August 2022 First State Election by herself
  • Must vote in 2 State Elections to stay registered
  • South Haven has a high % of registered voters
Mary Sue Lyon thanked Megan for her presentation and presented her with a $25.00 Fleming Brothers Oil and Convenience Mart Gift Card. The Meeting was adjourned promptly at 8 a.m. with the Four Way Test. Please join us at Peace Lutheran Church Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 7 a.m. for our next in person meeting. Melinda Gruber sponsors; Rachel Wade- Vice President of Strategy for the United Way of South West Michigan.
Respectfully Submitted; Sandra S. Reno