www.mybaycity.com March 20, 2007
Rotary Article 1538

Vocational Days 2007

First of two annual Vocational Days hosts local students

March 20, 2007
By: Stephen Kent

Visit RotaryBayCity.org, web site of the Rotary Club of Bay City, Michigan


  • Club Web Site: www.RotaryBayCity.org New features are being added regularly. Visit the site and pass along suggestions to Stephen Kent or Gena Gates.

  • Bring a friend to Rotary. For prospective new members we have a supply of the "Rotary Basics" brochures that explain the organization very well.

  • Sign up now for the District Conference in Frankenmuth. The board voted to pay the FULL CONFERENCE FEE fee for members who apply. This reinstates the previous policy.

  • The Golf Outing committee could still use some helpers. Keep it in mind if you're a golfer.

  • There are also committee openings at the district level. See Gena Gates for more information.


  • The club will have a table display at the District Conference featuring interesting information about the Bay City club's activities and projects. Contact Rob Clark for more information.

    Upcoming Programs (See the official schedule at RotaryBayCity.org)

  • Mar 27 Vocational Day

  • April 3 Bay City's new Chief of Police, Michael Cecchini

  • April 3 Bay City Independents vintage baseball

  • April 17 Dick Devos

    Last Weeks program - March 20, 2007 - First of Two Annual Vocational Days High School Students from all of the area schools were hosted at businesses as part of the club's annual Vocation Days. Students visited Chemical Bank, Bangor Veterinary Clinic, various departments at Bay Regional Medical Center, and other businesses to get a look at what careers in those fields might offer.

    Each student was introduced to the club and asked to stand for recognition. President Gena Gates then gave a short description of what Rotary is about and the work that Rotary Club's do throughout the world.

    Rob Monroe then described the Rotary youth exchange program. Primarily designed for high school juniors and seniors, the program also offers opportunities for students who have just graduated. At a recent presentation to the club, the program was characterized as a perfect experience to have between high school and the first year of collect. A recent RI president was quoted as saying "if every 17 year old in the world could experience a year of living in another country, it would be the end of wars."

    This year's Bay City exchange student to Bay City is Guido Gargiullo from Rome. Guido spoke to the assembled students and answered questions about his experience.

    Monroe suggested that all of the students should consider a year in the exchange program. He addressed the costs and the requirements. He also noted that it is very important to work with the school counselors to be sure that all graduation requirements of their high school can be met if they take a year off to study abroad.

    The second Vocation Day will be held next Tuesday.

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    eClub-One: Members with internet connections are encouragedto visit eClub-One monthly for a makeup. To get makeup credit you need to fill out the makeup form on that site. Print the acknowledgement for you receive and turn it in to receive credit. Be sure to enter our club's district number (6310) on that form.
    Click this link to open eClubOne in a new window: www.rotaryeclubone.org.

    The Bay City Rotary Club meets at Noon each Tuesday at the Lumber Barons resturant on the West Side.

    Rotary Club of Bay City Web Site

    District 6310 meeting schedule

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