www.mybaycity.com March 27, 2007
Rotary Article 1545

Second Vocational Day of 2007

Another 87 local students job shadow at area businesses

March 27, 2007
By: Stephen Kent


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

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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 planning is well under way for the June 4 event. Visit www.RotaryBayCity.org for full information and an e-mail link to the Golf committee chair. This is the club's SECOND LARGEST fund raiser after International Night.

  • The Pinconning Club will begin to meet weekly in April. Thursdays at noon - Third Street Deli. Regina Turner has been proposed as a member of that club.


    CLUB NEWS

    • The District GSE Team will have left for West Africa by the time you read this. Check www.RotaryBayCity.org for team itinerary and photos. Look for the link to the team's blog.

    • Proposed new members:
      Dan Streeter, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission
      Cindy Luczak, Bay County Clerk

    • District Conference: 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.

    • Report from PETS President-elect Rob Clark reported on the recent President Elect Training Seminar.
      • The district has reached 65% of the RI Foundation giving goal of $70,000. PETS heard from people who have actually worked on some of the international projects, which made an impression on all who heard them.

      • Membership was emphasized. Everyone is encouraged to invite guest and to propose new members.


    • New member orientation was held last Wednesday at the Stein House.

    • International Night planning is well under way. This is the club's largest fund raiser. Committee chairs include:
      • Larry LaPorte - tickets
      • Brad Kessel - sponsorships
      • Linda Heemstra - greeters
      • Mike Stoner - bar tenders
      • Barb Fisher - decorations, food and setup.



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

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

    • April 10 Bay City Independents vintage baseball

    • April 17 Dick Devos

    • April 24 Golf pros from the Saginaw Golf Center




      Last Weeks program - March 27, 2007
      Second of Two Annual Vocational Days

      87 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, Anne Trahan Photography, Bangor Veterinary Clinic, and the Sheriff Department. Fully 75 students visited Delta College where 13 faculty members introduced them to various program offerings.

      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 made some brief comments on his experience here in Bay City.

      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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      RotaryBayCity.org Rotary Club of Bay City Web Site

      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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