www.mybaycity.com April 9, 2013
Rotary Article 8064

Group Study Exchange Team From Korea Introduced

April 9, 2013
By: Stephen Kent

GSE Team Leader Pak, Jung-Chol
exchanges flags with President Kim
Rotary welcomed the Group Study Exchange team from South Korea to its meeting last Tuesday. The team will spend a month in the area while a Michigan team is in their country.

GSE is a program for young professionals with the goal of learning to understand another country's business, customs, and people. The team arrived in Michigan about a week ago. After today's meeting they were scheduled to visit more businesses in the area. That evening they would be honored at a Pizza Party at the Chadwicks house. On Wednesday they would enjoy a traditional pot-luck held in Pinconning by the Northern Bay and Arenac Rotary Club.

The meeting was a joint affair with members of the Morning Rotary Club. Several people from the Northern Bay and Arenac club were also in attendance as well as a number of guests.

After a few gracious words by the Team Leader Pak, translated by Lee, the team showed a video that included a narrated tour of the team's country then a short introduction by each of the team members with pictures taken in their home areas.

The clubs were then treated to a presentation of traditional Korean percussion music. The instruments were described before the presentation and the group were dressed in costumes appropriate to the music.

District 3680 Group Study Exchange Team from the Republic of Korea.
Team Leader Pak, Jung-Chol - Choi, Seong-wook - Kang, Min-kyu - Park, hyun-jin - Lee, Soo-Jin

GSE Team Presents Traditional Korean Drum and Percussion Performance


The club held it's monthly board meeting prior to the regular meeting. President elect Lee Newton confirmed Brenda Scramlin's acceptance of the President position two years out. Lee also reported on the PETS conference and other points of interest.

President elect-elect Ron Bloomfield said he would be starting the 100 year anniversary committee after the Rotary Rocks Concert is done. Kim Prime confirmed that Mac Quinn President of the Morning Club will sing at the Concert on Thursday.

Deb Kadish was proposed as a new member sponsored by Mike Dewey. Deb is Special Ed Directory and Interim Superintendent of the BAISD.

Kim reminded everyone of the off site meeting at the Country Club on June 18.

Kim opened a discussion and review of the club By-Laws. After some discussion a sub-committee was formed to carry out the review.

Chuck Cusick ask for information about funds budgeted for the Guatemala project. A motion was passed to confirm spending the budgeted money for scholarships.

Kim Kares Basket
During the regular meeting President Kim held her monthly auction. This month the item was a Kim-Kares basket loaded with everything one might want for personal care. That included Puffs tissue, q-tips, a thermometer (guaranteed to be oral, not rectal and unused, or at least clean anyway).

It was a big week for Rotary with the Pizza Party on Tuesday, the pot-luck in Pinconning on Wednesday, and the Rotary Rocks Concert on Thursday.

Remember that the district conference is April 19 and 20 in Alpena. The club will pay half of the registration fee for members who request it. Visit the district web site and sign up. www.rotary6310.org

Rob Clark Holds Plaque Honoring Leo Najar,
which was placed in the State Theater after the Rotary Rocks concert.


Off Site Meeting at Country Club June 18, 2013

Annual Golf Outing June 24, 2013.

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at RotaryBayCity.org )

April 16, 2013: Chamber of Commerce Update by Chairman Pat O'Brien

April 23, 2013: Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative by Mike Kelly

April 30, 2013: Bay-Arenac Community High School by Erin Sullivan

May 7, 2013: Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance by Terry Moore

June 18, 2013: OFF SITE MEETING at Bay City Country Club.

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