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Rotarians Hold Annual Vocational Day

November 14, 2017       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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Annual Vocational Day Welcomes Students From All Area High Schools

The Noon Rotary Club collaborated with the Morning Rotary Club this year to jointly sponsor the annual Vocational Day. Juniors and Seniors from Bay County High Schools were hosted by local businesses, McLaren Health System, and Delta College to get a hands-on introduction to the world that awaits them after their educational life.

Trevor Keyes from the Noon Club and Matt Felan from the Morning Club organized the day. The Rotarians coordinated with school counselors to organize the event, recruit business hosts, and assign students.

Keyes introduced the program and spoke briefly about the purpose and benefits. He then introduced the school counselors who, in turn, called on a few students who spoke about their activities of the day.

The event was well received by everyone and the two clubs thank both students and hosts for making the event the success it always is.


The RI President has asked each club to plant 80 trees this year. Harvey Schneider is chairing that project and he reported on what he's learned, including the input from Mike Stoner of Pinconning. The current thought is to purchase and package seedlings and distribute these to students to do the actual planting.

The Dictionary and Thesaurus project is in progress. If you can deliver books to schools please see Ann Grady to sign up.

Next summer's International Convention will be in Toronto, an easy trip for many of us. Be sure you sign up with her if you can make this life-changing Rotary experience.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.
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May 4-5, 2018 - District Conference Frankenmuth
    New format and breakout sessions.
    1 and a half days rather than two full days.

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at )

November 21, 2017 YWCA Safe Sitter Program recipient of recent Community Grant.

November 28, 2017 City Market Update presented by Ruth Shemanski

December 5, 2017 Robotics Club - Grant Update coordinated by Brian Campbell

December 12, 2017, The Rotary Foundation Past District Governor Eileen Jennings will give an update on the Rotary Foundation's humanitarian projects throughout the World and how your support makes these efforts possible. This is also your chance to make your tax deductible donations before the end of this calendar year.

January 9, 2018 United Way Community Impact Rotarian Marybeth Laisure will speak on how the United Way of Bay County has moved from a traditional model of funding agencies to a Community Impact Plan. The Impact model will be launched on January 3rd, and grants may be submitted from any non-profit that fits within the new Initiatives and Strategies that were developed to address our changing community.

Rotary is an intimate affiliation of carefully selected business and professional people,
having as its objective the promotion of high ethical standards in private, commercial
and civic life, and dedicated to the ideal that the basis of all worthy endeavor is unselfish service.

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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