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Emilia Gutierrez
Rotarian Chris Girard and Emilia Gutierrez spoke to Rotary about the evolving role of Do-All Inc. The iconic Bay City organization exists "To create a better quality of life community-wide". Founded in 1973, Do-All has built on a dream of making a better life for people with disabilities.

The evolution of 45 years today sees Do-All moving from sheltered workshops to meaningful community employment. The goal is to help their people belong in their place of employment. "If they are absent we want the other employees to ask where they are and to miss them."

As background, one-quarter of white-collar workers have some form of disability but they are not talking about it. These disabilities may not be apparent, but they take a toll on innovation, productivity, and performance in the workplace. Do-All works with employers to identify changes that make the workplace more inviting and accepting of everyone. Gutierrez related several stories of successful clients that have become important to their employers.

During 2018 Do-All assisted people in obtaining 30 new jobs. They supported 41 people in maintaining their jobs. This resulted in increased financial and emotional stability. Most important, it decreased the use of emergency service.

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A note to all members. Past Due Dues invoices for the January to June term have been e-mailed. Please take care of this as soon as possible. If you did NOT receive our invoice, please contact the secretary.

Welcome new member Shelli Thurston who transfers to us from the Saginaw Club. Shelli has recently joined the City's Economic Development Department and works in City Hall.

In the day's "Rotary Foundation Minute" Tara Welch said that goals for her upcoming year as Club President include at least fund raising event for the Polio campaign. The club will also support the district's goal of "Every Rotarian Every Year". To meet the district's objective they would like to see $26.50 given by each member. As Tara said "Even if you can't give $100 a year, give something!"

Being the last meeting of the month, the club celebrated birthdays of members born in March.

The club will meet off-site on these dates:
    April 9
    June 4
    June 18
    July 30


At the board's direction, these Breezes, the club web site,
and the member database will be dropped as of July 1, 2019.

Replacing these systems, used for the last fifteen years, will be the Club Runner program. If there are features of the current system that you like or rely on, be sure to ask board members or incoming administration if there will be a replacement for that feature.


Mitten State Music Revival
22 ACTS!
One Night   May 11, 2019

June 24, 2019: Golf Outing - 9:00 am Maple Leaf Golf Course

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at )

April 2, 2019: Active Shooter With a career in Law Enforcement Henry Reyna returns to Rotary with his wealth of knowledge on the subject of How to survive an Active Shooter Incident

April 9, 2019: National Public Health Week Joel Strasz, Public Health Director, will tell us all about National Public Health Week and update us on what is going on in Bay County health wise.
OFF SITE MEETING - Location to be announced.

April 16, 2019: Optimist Youth Awards The club will join the Optimists at the Doubletree for this awards program.

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.

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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