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Rotary Joins Optimists As They Honor Unsung Heros

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By: Stephen Kent

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2016 Unsung Heros Honored by Optimist

The Bay City Noon Rotary Club was the guests of the Bay City Noon Optimist last Tuesday as the Optimist honored local middle school and high school students as this year's Unsung Heros.

The students were nominated by teachers at each of eighteen schools. A short fact sheet about each student was read, outlining the reasons they were nominated and how they had made a difference. Each was presented with a certificate.

Prior to the awards, Optimist Michigan District Governor Steve Sucher addressed the combined clubs. Following his remarks State Trooper D.J. Lapan, a former Unsung Hero recipient himself, spoke briefly about his life, the reason he was given the Unsung Hero award, and about his continuing commitment to the community.

The Rotarians thank the Optimist for including our club and giving us the opportunity to meet the young Heros, listen to their stories, and honor them for their achievement.


The club held its monthly board meeting one week late to accommodate scheduling. The meeting was relatively short as it preceded the joint meeting with the Optimist.

It was noted that the sub-committee discussing the meeting venue will meet again soon with hopes of making a recommendation by the end of March.

Rotary Rocks "Birds Of A Feather" planning continues. Keep April 28 on your calendar!

Andrea Hales still needs a second family to host our exchange student for the Spring school session. She also says that the exchange for next year is being scheduled now and she needs a first host family on file so they can get busy on obtaining a passport.

A small number of dues invoices have yet to be paid. If you are one of that number, please attend to this matter soon. Payment will be greatly appreciated as the club needs to make its payment to Rotary International.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available in the LINKS section below.


April 9 District Matching Grant Seminar (COPOCO CCU)

April 28 Rotary Rocks Concert

May 20-21 District Conference Alpena

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at )

February 23, 2016 - Mike Stoner will report on the Northern Bay/Arenac Rotary Club's project that included a Community Grant from the Rotary Club of Bay City.

March 1, 2016 to be announced.

March 8, 2016 Clean Water in the Dominican Republic. Randy Ettema, District 6310 Water & Sanitation Committee Chair, will provide an update on the ongoing and planned water and sanitation projects with which our district is involved in the Dominican Republic.

March 15, 2016 Bay County Library "3D" Printer Kevin Ayala will discuss this exciting new technology that is available through the library system.

March 22, 2016 - "Anatomy of a Mystery" Author David Vizard will showcase his new novel, "A Grand Murder" which is set in Bay City. He will present a slideshow entitled "Anatomy of a Mystery" which takes a look at how his book was developed.

April 12, 2016 Midland Center for the arts Presented by Bruse Winslow.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.

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Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.

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