Rotary Enjoys Fellowship Prior To New Year
December 30, 2014
By: Stephen Kent
The Rotary meeting on December 30 was casual and did not include a program. The club enjoyed fellowship among members and an abbreviated general meeting.
President Ron opened the meeting with a greeting from the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The first Rotary club there was founded in 1936 with help from Rotarians from New Zealand. There were 3,943 Rotary Clubs world wide at that time. The brass "gong" that was presented at that time has remained in use to present times.
More facts about Rotary around the world are available at the
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This was "Birthday Tuesday" and Ron read the names of those born in December. The club then sang "Happy Birthday".
Sergent At Arms Cindy called for Happy and Hard Luck bucks. Among those was a car story from Tim Holsworth. Following that, Cindy asked for other amusing and interesting car stories from members. Needless to say there were some good ones!
Past President Gena Gates, who has moved her membership to the Pinconning club, was in attendance. Tim Holsworth showed a short video from the Golf Channel about the tragic car crash in the Spring of 2013. Several golfers and the coach were killed and others were grievously injured. Gena's nephew Jason was among the most severely injured. He is gradually recovering, but faces serious problems. The Golf Channel video told the story.
Reminder: a member is still needed to serve on the Youth Exchange committee. If you have an interest, please contact Andrea.
The Centennial Committee
has set the goal of EVERY MEMBER achieving Paul Harris Fellow
status during the Centennial Year. There are matching points available that allow a member to receive their first Paul Harris level at a fraction of the normal $1,000 contribution.
Rotary Club of Bay City
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DATES TO REMEMBER
- March 17 & April 14, 2015
- 7:00 pm
- April 9, 2015
- State Theatre
- Monday, June 15, 2015
(See the official schedule at
Jan 6, 2015: Historic Masonic Temple Restoration.
Dee Dee Wacksman will speak about the efforts to restore and us the Masonic Temple, which was saved from the wrecking ball by the Bay Arts Council.
Jan 13, 2015: Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association.
Manufacturing has been and will continue to be the backbone of our economy. Executive Director Kathy Conklin will talk about the organization that represents this group.
Jan 20, 2015: Agriculture in Michigan
Gertie Van Den Goor will talk about the dramatic change in American agriculture that has occurred over the last few decades.
Jan 27, 2015: Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network
Michael Kelly will provide an overview of the Network's activities and points of focus including important projects that get very little publicity yet they are very impactful.
Feb 03, 2015: Paul Harris Fellow program
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